Downtown Portland (photo by Brian Libby)
BY LUKE AREHART
An interdisciplinary student-led project to create a new health care clinic in Jacmel, Haiti called REvive Jacmel, will hold a competition awards reception. With guidance from Waterleaf Architecture, UO professor Nancy Cheng and the project’s instigator, Dr. Michael Workman, the team is creating a 2,500 square foot facility that con function completely off-grid, built by local residents in Jacmel, a city still recovering from the 2010 Haitian earthquake. 5:30-7:30PM Thursday, September 5. University of Oregon in Portland School of Architecture and Allied Arts, 70 NW Couch Street, Fourth Floor. Free.
Modernism and Beyond - Downtown North Walking Tour
This tour explores the northern portion of Downtown where you’ll look at Portland skyscrapers – from the oldest to the near-tallest and most recent. The fingerprints of iconic architect Pietro Belluschi are on five buildings on this tour, including perhaps his most famous of all. Other stops include the work of modern masters Richard Sundeleaf, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca. The tour will also look at three modern public plazas and try to figure out reasons for success or failure of those designs. 6:00PM Thursday, September 5, 2013 and 1:30pm Sunday, September 8, 2013. Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Avenue Portland. $15 ($10 for AHC members). Allow two hours for the tour, pre-registration is required at www.visitahc.org.
Time-Based Art Festival
The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents its 11th annual TBA Festival, presenting dozens of emerging talents and legacy artists from around the world. Visual installations and live performances fill out theaters, temporary galleries, and unexpected spaces on both sides of the river, activating the city of Portland with art and energy. September 12-22, various locations. For more information, visit http://pica.org/event/tba13.
Willamette Heights Walking Tour
Some of Portland’s most notable architects including Emile Schacht, designed homes in Willamette Heights, an area that borders the site of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. A strenuous walk through the hilly-but-amazing Willamette Heights neighborhood. 6:00PM Thursday, September 12, 2013. Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Avenue Portland. $15 ($10 for AHC members). Allow two hours for the tour, pre-registration is required at www.visitahc.org.
Skin: Pushing the Envelope
Join AIA Portland for our four part Fall Symposium, an exploration in design and dynamic building envelopes. The symposium focuses on case studies exploring how to design effective, efficient, and above all beautiful skins. Attendees will discuss navigating design and construction challenges, and consider the future of high performance sustainable building envelopes. 8:00AM-12:00PM Friday, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 2013. Click here to register online, or call 503-223-8775.
Watzek House tour
Offered by the University of Oregon, the John Yeon-designed residential masterpiece will open to public tours for the fourth and final time this year. 10:00AM and 1:00PM Saturday, September 14. $30 per person ($15 children 15 and under). Tickets available at http://tickets.uoregon.edu/johnyeon.