BY LUKE AREHART
R.M. Schindler’s Kings Road House:
Lecture by Judith Sheine, UO Department of Architecture Professor and Department Head. R.M. Schindler lived and worked in his house and studio on Kings Road from its completion in 1922 until shortly before his death in 1953. It was central to his life and career and to the development of modern architecture in southern California and, arguably, internationally. Judith Sheine’s essay places the house in the context of Schindler’s career, in which it established the basis of the spatial development of his work and examines the influence of the house on the work of numerous architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry. 5:30pm Thursday, May 16, 2013 White Stag Block Event Room
Fuses & Viander, Girona, Spain
PSU School of Architecture is proud to host a lecture by Josep Fuses, an award-winning Spanish architect and educator whose work explores the question “What time is this place?” Working on projects as diverse as medieval cathedrals to the most modern city halls reflects a quiet humility and a dedication that the re-use of historic and older buildings is crucial to making our urban places greener, more livable, and healthier as sustainable cities. 6:00pm Thursday, May 16, 2013, Shattuck Hall Annex, corner of SW Broadway and Hall Streets. www.pdx.edu/architecture, 503-725-8405. Free.
William Tripp, "The Necessity of
Each Friday at 4pm during the term, the students, faculty and community of the Portland State University School of Architecture converge on the Shattuck Hall Annex to hear the remarks of notable architects, artists, designers, landscape architects, academics and fellow students about their work in their respective fields. This week, William Tripp will join us to present a lecture titled "The Necessity of Drawing." 4:00pm Friday, May 17, 2013 Shattuck Hall Annex SW Broadway & Hall Street, free and open to the public.
2013 Dinner with an Architect: Rick Potestio,
AIA, Potestio Studio
The Master of Risotto invites you for an evening of Italian cooking and stories in his close-in Southwest Hills condo. Conversation may include architecture, bicycle racing, bocce ball, high speed rail, or anything Italian. 6:30pm Friday, May 17, 2013 $100 Architecture Foundation of Oregon: http://www.af-oregon.org/events/dinner-with-an-architect/ Click the link for the listing of over 30 more dinners spanning though October.
Discussion: Living in a Historic District
Can I paint my house green? What if I want to add a dormer? Living in an historic district can be both rewarding and a challenge. Either way it is important to have the correct information. This panel discussion will provide answers to the most common questions, while also addressing concerns and misconceptions about what it really means to live in a designated historic district in the Portland area. 10:00am-12:00pm Saturday, May 18, 2013 Members: $8 General Public: $15 Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Architectural Heritage Center 701 SE Grand Avenue
Council Historic Home Tour
Each May, in celebration of National Historic Preservation Month & in recognition of our community's historic past & architectural heritage, Oswego Heritage Council presents the Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour. 11:00am-4:00pm Saturday, May 18, 2013 $30/person http://www.oswegoheritage.org/events/hometour.html
Irvington Home Tour
The Irvington Home Tour is the longest continuously running neighborhood home tour in Portland. In fact, the very first Irvington Home Tour, conducted in 1967, was the first such tour in the city. The tour was scheduled intermittently until 1983, when the popular program became a permanent part of the Irvington Community Association's annual calendar. 11:00am-5:00pm Sunday, May 19, 2013 $25 www.irvingtonhometour.com
An hour-long documentary by Oregon-based producer Jane Turville, presents a compelling overview of the important role building reuse plays in creating sustainable communities. Saving historic buildings helps save the environment! Narrated by David Ogden Stiers, “The Greenest Building” explores the myth that only new buildings can be “green” and demonstrates how renovation and adaptive reuse of existing structures fully achieves the sustainability movement’s “triple bottom line” – economic, social, and ecological balance. 6:00-7:00pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Architectural Heritage Center 701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland State University Thesis Presentations
The Portland State University School of Architecture is proud to announce that the 2013 Master of Architecture candidates will present their design theses. 9am-6:15pm, Shattuck Hall, SW Broadway & Hall Street. http://www.pdx.edu/architecture/events/master-architecture-thesis-presentations-schedule-announced?delta=0
Josep Fuses, Fuses & Viader, Girona,
PSU School of Architecture is proud to host a lecture by Josep Fuses, an award-winning Spanish architect and educator whose work explores the question “What time is this place?” His work on projects as diverse as medieval cathedrals to the most modern city halls reflects a quiet humility and a dedication to the re-use of historic and older buildings as crucial to making our urban places greener, more livable, and healthier. 6:00pm Thursday, May 23, 2013 Shattuck Hall Annex SW Broadway & Hall Street, free and open to the public.
Multi-Family Housing of NW Portland
Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District is often thought of for its beautiful mansions, when in fact, it has a surprising history as a "rental" district. The Couch family built some of the earliest upscale rental units. In the 1920s, Elmer Feig became well known for his Northwest Portland apartment designs, and a housing crunch during World War II led to the conversion of many classic homes into multi-family units. We hope you’ll join us as we explore this fascinating aspect of one of Portland’s most endearing neighborhoods. 1:30pm Sunday, May 26, 2013 Members: $10 General Public: $15 Tour Limited to 20 People. Architectural Heritage Center
Economic Development Summit
Achieve your vision for a successful business in Portland by tapping into the power of partnerships and smart fundamentals. Featuring keynote speakers Mayor Charlie Hales and Mr. Michael Bush, serial entrepreneur and president and founder of The 8 Factors. The day will also include breakout sessions with local experts, and in-person access to resources for small businesses and community organizations. 8:00am-2:00pm Thursday, May 30, 2013 Presented by Portland Development Commission Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.