BY BRIAN LIBBY
DoCoMoMo Jingle & Mingle
The Oregon chapter of DoCoMoMo, the international nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving 20th century modern architecture, invites friends and colleagues to this year-end holiday party with music and libations. Earth Advantage Institute, 808 SW Third Avenue, Suite 800. 5PM Thursday, December 1. $5.
The Buildings Behind The Buildings: Influences On Landmark Portland Architecture
In this Architectural Heritage Center lecture, University of Oregon and Portland State University professor Thomas Hubka will provide an overview of some of our most notable Portland buildings and the architects and architectural styles that influenced their designs. The work of celebrated Portland architect AE Doyle, for example, pays homage to landmark buildings in Chicago and New York City. Noted architects like Henry Hobson Richardson also influenced Portland architecture from the earliest days. A number of downtown buildings show how Richardson’s designs had made their way to the West Coast by the early 1890s. Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Avenue. 10AM Saturday, December 3. $20 ($12 for AHC members).
ARE Lecture Series – Programming, Planning and Practice
The AIA Portland Emerging Professionals Committee partners with local professionals to produce this annual lecture series to prepare licensure candidates for NCARB's Architect Registration Exam. "Programming, Planning and Practice" is the second in the series, which began in November with a look at construction documents and continues next month with a focus on site planning. AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue. 5:30PM Tuesday, December 6. $25 ($15 for AIA members) for individual lectures, $200 ($100 for AIA members) for entire series.
Meeta Mastani: Breaking Patterns
An internationally known print/dye artist and community development advocate, Meeta Mastani works at the intersection of sustainable development, culture, craft, design, arts and retail, helping to generate livelihoods for marginalized individuals and communities. Since co-founding the sustainable, craft centered development/business Bindaas Unlimited, Mastani has focused on reinterpreting traditional craft and art for urban and international markets. Her work was recently displayed in a major exhibition of South Asian textiles as the Victoria & Albert Museum-London. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, Shipley/Collins Mediatheque,
511 NW Broadway. 6:30PM Thursday, December 8. Free.
If Arts & Crafts Walls Could Talk: Paper, Paint, Or Stencil?
Far from being silent witnesses to the life of a home’s occupants, walls played a crucial and often overlooked role in the Arts & Crafts‐era interior. Whether painted, stenciled, fabric‐covered or wallpapered, a room’s surfaces were no less an expression of personal taste or artistic ideals than the famous furniture and decorative objects to which they played backdrop. This Architectural Heritage Center lecture will be given by, Bo Sullivan, owner and founder of Arcalus Period Design, an old-house consulting resource, and Bolling & Co., purveyors of rare antique wallpapers. Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Avenue. 10AM Saturday, December 10. $20 ($12 for AHC members).
Whole Building Modeling using OpenStudio
OpenStudio is the Department of Energy’s flagship platform for whole building energy modeling. Software developers, energy modelers and utility programs worldwide are adopting it because of its broad range of capabilities. During this presentation, Andrew Parker of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (who will be presenting remotely) will cover topics of interest to modelers who are currently using or considering using OpenStudio, including baseline model automation and parametric analysis. Ecotrust, 721 NW Ninth Avenue, second floor. 12:30PM Wednesday, December 14. Free.
Architects Without Borders: Holiday Open House
After a round of festive food, drinks, and conversation, the Oregon chapter of Architects Without Borders will screen the short documentary "The Home for All at Rikuzentakata," about a community center built by a Japanese architectural collective for a town destroyed in the 2011 tsunami. AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue. 6PM Wednesday, December 14. Free.