Archinect - News 2017-09-23T14:23:53-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150027918/what-makes-a-work-of-architecture-american What makes a work of architecture American? Places Journal 2017-09-11T20:53:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T03:08:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ks/ks9png6ixl5k5t1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ks/ks9png6ixl5k5t1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ks/ks9png6ixl5k5t1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ks/ks9png6ixl5k5t1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Whether there is or is not a Northwest regional style of architecture is debatable,&rdquo; said John Yeon in 1986, &ldquo;but what is certain is that lot of people want to think there is.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In "A Fortuitous Shadow," Keith Eggener is inspired by the Portland Art Museum's recent exhibition on John Yeon's&nbsp;life and legacy to explore the concept of regionalism in architecture, beginning with the doubts expressed by the architect long associated with Pacific Northwest regional modernism.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023953/does-adding-luxury-housing-trickle-down-to-make-housing-more-affordable-for-all Does adding luxury housing trickle down to make housing more affordable for all? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-22T15:20:00-04:00 >2017-08-24T11:53:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m9o9dzua6h9slbik.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m9o9dzua6h9slbik.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m9o9dzua6h9slbik.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m9o9dzua6h9slbik.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>One of the new luxury apartment buildings constructed in 1910 was the Belmont Court, on the city&rsquo;s growing East Side. Plans called for a modern 24 unit-apartment building with a range of conveniences. More than a century later, the Belmont Court building still stands...According to Zillow, average apartment rents in Portland are about $1,600 per month. With studio apartments renting at just under $1,100 they&rsquo;re not exactly cheap, but they cost less per square foot than newly built units.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Drawing on research from housing blogger, <a href="http://djcoregon.com/news/2016/03/04/newsmakers-2016-iain-mackenzie/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iain MacKenzie</a> who runs <a href="http://www.nextportland.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Portland</a>, Joe Cortright at&nbsp;<em>CityObservatory</em> shares some examples of affordable housing in Portland that had been considered luxury when originally constructed. The author argues that affordable housing has always been generated through a process called "filtering," in which the value of luxury apartments depreciates over time and those units subsequently, move down the market and become affordable. When building and development halts or slows, however, aging housing is not allowed to filter down and higher income households bid up the existing housing stock.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021177/pickathon-festival-stage-designed-by-psu-students-will-be-turned-into-transitional-housing-when-the-music-stops Pickathon Festival stage, designed by PSU students, will be turned into transitional housing when the music stops Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-04T20:10:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T20:11:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uipbm3mdz6e3zeja.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uipbm3mdz6e3zeja.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uipbm3mdz6e3zeja.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uipbm3mdz6e3zeja.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Launched in 1999, the inaugural Pickathon Music Festival was not so much a festival, but rather a small fundraiser for KBOO&mdash;a non-profit community radio station. Held in the woods nearby <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3435/portland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland, Oregon</a>, the now annual summer event has grown into a sellout affair with lineups including Beach House, Angel Olsen, and Mac DeMarco. Though the festival has grown, the three-day event nicknamed "Portland's littlest big festival" has maintained its grassroots nature and continues to set itself apart from its festival competitors.</p> <p>For starters, rather than only booking acts that have a big draw, the festival runners make a point of introducing their audience to new acts like Israeli pop star group A-WA or soul icon Charles Bradley. In addition, all artists at the festival play at least twice so audiences have multiple chances to see their acts. The festival has largely foregone corporate sponsorship with exceptions for companies like Kleen Kanteen, a reusable water bottle company, that fit ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018376/inventor-of-the-one-and-only-self-cleaning-home-frances-gabe-has-passed-away-at-101 Inventor of the one and only self-cleaning home, Frances Gabe, has passed away at 101 Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-19T13:55:00-04:00 >2017-07-20T13:56:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjgygv8rae9meord.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjgygv8rae9meord.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjgygv8rae9meord.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjgygv8rae9meord.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In each room, Ms. Gabe, tucked safely under an umbrella, could press a button that activated a sprinkler in the ceiling. The first spray sent a mist of sudsy water over walls and floor. A second spray rinsed everything. Jets of warm air blew it all dry. The full cycle took less than an hour. Runoff escaped through drains in Ms. Gabe&rsquo;s almost imperceptibly sloping floors. It was channeled outside and straight through her doghouse, where the dog was washed in the bargain.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>More than half a century ago, incensed by the housecleaning that was a woman&rsquo;s chronic lot, Ms. Gabe began to dream of a house that would see to its own hygiene: tenderly washing, rinsing and drying itself at the touch of a button.</em></p> Ms. Gabe&nbsp;built the self-cleaning house with her own hands and money, receiving <a title="See it here." href="http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=04428085&amp;homeurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO1%2526Sect2%3DHITOFF%2526d%3DPALL%2526p%3D1%2526u%3D%25252Fnetahtml%25252FPTO%25252Fsrchnum.htm%2526r%3D1%2526f%3DG%2526l%3D50%2526s1%3D4,428,085.PN.%2526OS%3DPN%2F4,428,085%2526RS%3DPN%2F4,428,085&amp;PageNum=&amp;Rtype=&amp;SectionNum=&amp;idkey=NONE&amp;Input=View+first+page" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>United States patent 4,428,085</u></a> in 1984. After more than 10 years of work and decades of planning, the house of about a thousand square feet was completed in the 1980s, at a cost of $15,000.<figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/xh/xhn669g1id6ka32v.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/xh/xhn669g1id6ka32v.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Floor plan</figcaption></figure><em>The house, whose patent consisted of 68 individual inventions, also included a cupboard in which dirty dishes, set on mesh shelves, were washed and dried in situ.</em><em></em><em><br></em>A&nbsp;tightly sealed cabinet was designed to deal with laundry. Soiled clothing was placed inside on hangers, washed and dried there with jets of water and air, and then, still on hangers, pulled neatly by a chain into the clothes closet. Her sink, toilet and bathtub were also self-cleaning.<br>In order to withstand their washing t... https://archinect.com/news/article/150017739/portland-is-a-short-story-about-an-architect-and-an-odd-one "Portland" is a short story about an architect, and an odd one Gary Garvin 2017-07-15T15:43:00-04:00 >2017-07-17T12:55:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4ec9hregp6mdo6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4ec9hregp6mdo6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4ec9hregp6mdo6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4ec9hregp6mdo6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>But it&rsquo;s the tattoo that holds him. It runs from her wrist up her right arm, covering it wholly, and disappears into the shoulder of the dress, a complicated design in fresh, bright colors he cannot make out in a single glance.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2017/07/15/portland-fiction-gary-garvin/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Portland"</a> is a short story about an architect, and an odd one. While set in Portland,&nbsp;Boull&eacute;e's Cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton is visited, along with an elaborate tattoo. Another excerpt:</p> <p>He is&mdash;or was&mdash;an architect for a large firm with a reputation in San Jose that has had several scores with the tech industry. He entered work with goals and with passion, but those dissipated over the years in the long hours, the manic schedules, the endless compromises, the suspicions, the not talking among his superiors and colleagues beneath the veneer of the firm&rsquo;s professed creative community. He wasn&rsquo;t especially proud of anything he did nor felt he made any dent in the architecture there, construction that looked forward without looking at anything, buildings without identity or architectural distinction. Above, beyond, or somewhere, the invisible spirit of Silicon Valley, its ceaseless wonder.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011539/first-mass-timber-high-rise-building-to-be-permitted-in-the-us-is-coming-to-portland First mass timber high-rise building to be permitted in the US is coming to Portland Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-08T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-08T18:33:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkzughjb4z78wn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkzughjb4z78wn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkzughjb4z78wn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkzughjb4z78wn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/leverarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEVER Architecture</a>, Framework Building aims at promoting <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4450/sustainability" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sustainable</a> building practices and economic opportunity&nbsp;for a sustainable urban-rural ecology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/757ws6837eqavrtk.jpg"></p><p>To receive the permit the 12-story building has completed a series of fire, acoustic and structural tests which have proven that mass <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/282/timber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">timber</a> construction performs to fire and life safety requirements, in some cases even exceeding the current standards.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/iimffj3hgesljyzx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r7/r7fssdmxf386mw3h.jpg"></p><p>"The mixed-use project combines retail and public exhibition on the ground level, with five levels of office and 60-units of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a>. Framework&rsquo;s commercial tenants will be B corporations&mdash;businesses certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The housing component of the project accommodates residents earning less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c14j6fqssnmrbc7m.jpg"></p><p>Framework is part of a mutually beneficial cycle between natural resources, the rural timber industries that rely on these resources, and the citi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997965/multnomah-county-to-test-backyard-granny-flats-program-in-hopes-to-ease-portland-s-homelessness-crisis Multnomah County to test backyard-granny flats program in hopes to ease Portland's homelessness crisis Justine Testado 2017-03-17T15:32:00-04:00 >2017-03-19T16:34:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l16ao85qaprfhs0i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l16ao85qaprfhs0i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l16ao85qaprfhs0i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l16ao85qaprfhs0i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Under the terms of the project, [Multnomah County] would build the granny flats and homeowners would get to keep them&mdash;a substantial property upgrade. In return, a homeowner would commit to a five-year lease of the backyard structure to a homeless family, without pocketing any rent. "We're taking risks," says Mary Li, director of the Multnomah Idea Lab, a county policy center. "My hope is, we prove this concept, and we do 300 of these in the next 12 months."</p></em><br /><br /><p>As the homelessness crisis worsens in Portland, city and Multnomah County officials are under pressure to find solutions. One pilot project the county will test out is &ldquo;A Place for You&rdquo;, wherein the county would offer to essentially pay homeowners to build them a roughly 200-square-foot in their backyard. Homeowners would then agree to a five-year lease to let a homeless family live in the flat. The county is also working on an effort to waive property taxes on the granny flats when they are used by homeless families, Willamette Week reports.</p><p>County officials hope to build the first four houses by June 30, and up to 300 if the program works out.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149987590/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-winter-17 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Winter '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-20T13:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T00:17:37-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m0/m07ql9xys05my5jn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m0/m07ql9xys05my5jn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m0/m07ql9xys05my5jn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m0/m07ql9xys05my5jn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>See who's speaking at the&nbsp;University of Oregon Department of Architecture in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/200284/university-of-oregon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugene</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/13951752/university-of-oregon-in-portland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a>&nbsp;for Winter '17.</p><p>EUG = Eugene campus, Lawrence Hall (LA)<br>PDX = Portland campus, White Stag Block (WSB)</p><p><strong>Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group - Shanghai, China</strong><br>Eugene: Jan 20, 11:30 am LA 206<br>Portland: Jan 23, 5:30 pm WSB 451</p><p><strong>Claire Agre</strong> / West 8, Principal + Senior Landscape Architect - New York, NY<br>Eugene: Jan 23, 5:30 pm Giustina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center</p><p><strong>Margaret Crawford</strong>, Professor of Architectu...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149972316/we-are-building-our-way-to-hell-tales-of-gentrification-around-the-world ‘We are building our way to hell’: tales of gentrification around the world Orhan Ayyüce 2016-10-05T19:23:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T21:18:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2ewh0zbtsji1rkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2ewh0zbtsji1rkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2ewh0zbtsji1rkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2ewh0zbtsji1rkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>My issue is not with areas being improved, it is how gentrification is about one demographic of our society changing an area for themselves and not for the benefit of everyone.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Portland, US: &lsquo;We are currently building our way to hell&rsquo;</strong></p><p>&ldquo;I am a 70 year old carpenter and I have seen more decay in the quality of life in the last three years in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/portland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a>, Oregon &ndash; pearl of culture in the Great Northwest &ndash; with the one-term mayor &lsquo;Chainsaw Charlie Hales&rsquo; who was previously a lobbyist for the the &lsquo;home builders&rsquo; &ndash; read developers. Towers built into the sky on alluvial soil &ndash; the stuff that turns to pudding in an earthquake. Hundred-year-old classic neighbourhoods injected with &lsquo;cereal box&rsquo; buildings invalidating residents&rsquo; privacy and daylight.</p><p>From my perspective, I would call this a travesty: &lsquo;Bankers gone wild&rsquo;. A spreadsheet vision of creating investments that spread the risk, with total disregard for community culture which, prior to this, was well protected by zoning. The people here have a campaign called&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stopdemolishingportland.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stop demolishing Portland</a>. Such beauty is being replaced by such tastelessness, as though the reason the people want to live here is to be housed like gerbi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149967426/zgf-architects-tops-2016-s-architect-50-top-firms-of-the-year ZGF Architects tops 2016's Architect 50 "top firms of the year" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-08T12:35:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:44:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lh/lhejtnrnhxdsgbwt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lh/lhejtnrnhxdsgbwt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lh/lhejtnrnhxdsgbwt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lh/lhejtnrnhxdsgbwt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Beating out <a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51099/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture</a>, the Portland-based firm ZGF Architects has taken the number one spot in <a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/architect-50/2016/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Magazine's annual ranking</a> of the fifty best architectural firms. The ranking, which evaluates firms using the criteria of Business, Sustainability, and Design, listed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8363993/william-rawn-associates-architects-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Rawn Associates</a> as achieving the highest score in business, while&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1098/marlon-blackwell-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marlon Blackwell Architects</a> nabbed the highest design ranking.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2d/2dmysby6z1w7vygz.jpg"></p><p>ZGF, which had the highest sustainability score, is known chiefly for its healthcare and hospitality buildings, including the&nbsp;Federal Center South Building 1202, which won the&nbsp;AIA COTE 2015 Top Ten Plus Award. Since its founding, the firm has added five additional offices in the U.S. and Canada, all of which follow a design philosophy that "is centered on the premise that design excellence should be reflected in each and every aspect of a building&mdash;its fit with the community, its function and relationship to its users, its building systems, and i...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149947503/portland-responds-to-homelessness-crisis-by-temporarily-allowing-rough-sleeping-on-sidewalks-and-in-parks Portland responds to homelessness crisis by temporarily allowing 'rough sleeping' on sidewalks and in parks Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-25T17:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T09:39:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ek/ek2akmzxw48tqi7l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ek/ek2akmzxw48tqi7l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ek/ek2akmzxw48tqi7l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ek/ek2akmzxw48tqi7l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Portland has embarked on a gentler approach &ndash; letting the homeless bunk down on city sidewalks or pitch tents on public rights of way during evening hours, with the understanding they pack up and move out by 7 a.m. The city's "safe sleep policy" is aimed at breaking up the homeless encampments where crime and drug use can fester by allowing people to sleep in public places and sidewalks without fear of being harassed by authorities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the homelessness crisis throughout the US:</p><ul><li><a title="Increasing development translates to more homeless housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945995/increasing-development-translates-to-more-homeless-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Increasing development translates to more homeless housing</a></li><li><a title="Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148962253/homes-of-the-homeless-seized-l-a-cracks-down-on-free-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing</a></li><li><a title="&quot;It&rsquo;s about recognizing someone as existing&quot;: Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"It&rsquo;s about recognizing someone as existing": Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis</a></li><li><a title="Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945541/bay-area-media-ban-together-for-homelessness-advocacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy</a></li><li><a title="LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/145267759/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-winter-16 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Winter '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-08T13:25:00-05:00 >2016-01-08T16:30:31-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gj/gjl5wpx2fnzn3v9z.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gj/gjl5wpx2fnzn3v9z.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gj/gjl5wpx2fnzn3v9z.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gj/gjl5wpx2fnzn3v9z.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/200284/university-of-oregon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon, Department of Architecture</a>.</p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.&nbsp;EUG = Eugene campus;&nbsp;PDX = Portland campus</p><p><strong>SHANGHAI XIAN DAI ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GROUP</strong> - Shanghai<br>EUG - Jan 11, 5:30 p.m. at Lawrence Hall. Room 206<br>PDX - Jan 12, 2:30 p.m. at White Stag Block. Room 150</p><p><strong>HALLGEIR HOMSTVEDT</strong> / Hallgeir Homstvedt Design - Oslo, Norway<br>PDX - Jan 19,&nbsp;5:00 p.m. at White Stag Block. Room 150<br>EUG -&nbsp;Jan 20 5:30 p.m. at Lawrence Hall. Room 278</p><p><strong>JOHN QUALE</strong> / University of New Mexico<br>EUG - Jan 25, 5:30 p...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/138436905/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-fall-15 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-10-08T09:30:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T21:28:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m3/m3gue47z3lh9c52t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m3/m3gue47z3lh9c52t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m3/m3gue47z3lh9c52t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m3/m3gue47z3lh9c52t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/200284/university-of-oregon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon, Department of Architecture</a>.</p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.<br>EUG = Eugene campus, Lawrence Hall<br>PDX = Portland campus, White Stag Block</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>Billy Leddy &amp; Marsha Maytum</strong> / Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects - San Francisco<br>EUG - Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. at LA 206<br>PDX - Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. at Room 150</p><p><strong>Luis Hoyos</strong> / California Polytechnic State University, Pomona<br>EUG - Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m. at LA 206<br>PDX - Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. at Room 150</p><p><strong>Carrie Strickland &amp; William Neburka...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/136806530/passive-aggressive-no-californians-stickers-cropping-up-on-portland-s-for-sale-signs Passive-aggressive "No Californians" stickers cropping up on Portland's "For Sale" signs Julia Ingalls 2015-09-16T14:25:00-04:00 >2015-09-17T01:52:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zajrit1jwhjt0xsf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zajrit1jwhjt0xsf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zajrit1jwhjt0xsf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zajrit1jwhjt0xsf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Portlanders apparently upset with the direction of the local housing market are slapping "no Californians" stickers on For Sale signs in the city, real estate agents say.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3435/portland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a>, Oregon denizens are apparently worried that a tightening real estate market is partly the fault of monied Californians, who allegedly start bidding wars and make already scarce housing inventory even <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136641724/map-shows-the-best-neighborhoods-in-the-world-s-top-cities-are-still-cheaper-than-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more expensive</a>. This fear is manifesting in the appearance of a wordless, red and black sticker on real estate signs that appears to ban the state of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/615/california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California</a>, a la a "No Smoking" sign. As realtor Lori&nbsp;Fenwick noted, Portlanders who don't like current real estate rates "can just go ahead and voice their opinions wherever they want, but it sucks that they're doing that."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsurkww3h8fkqpwe.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/131491063/downtown-portland-says-hello-to-new-student-designed-public-parklet Downtown Portland says hello to new student-designed public parklet Justine Testado 2015-07-09T15:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-09T18:09:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m3/m3a0i20fk5ccw6li.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m3/m3a0i20fk5ccw6li.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m3/m3a0i20fk5ccw6li.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m3/m3a0i20fk5ccw6li.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The first public parklet in downtown Portland, the installation is intended to help revitalize this stretch of SW Fourth Avenue in the heart of the SoMa EcoDistrict (for &ldquo;South of Market Street&rdquo;), giving students, faculty, and workers from surrounding offices a place to sit and enjoy their food-cart lunches in the sunshine, rather than racing back to their desks to eat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Downtown Portland is no stranger to green public spaces, but the recently opened Fourth Avenue Parklet has that ideal recipe for a do-good-feel-good collaborative project. Twenty-six architecture students from Portland State University spent 18 months to design and construct the parklet, which also crowdsourced $15,640 in cash and in-kind donations from the local community.</p><p>The new parklet flaunts 3,475 pounds of steel, 250 feet of repurposed escalator handrail, 768 linear feet of sustainably harvested juniper, and drought-resistant native plants. It was built as a complementary hangout spot for people to relax and enjoy their grub from the nearby diners and food-cart pod along&nbsp;SW Fourth Avenue in Portland's SoMa EcoDistrict.</p><p>Keep doing you, Portland.</p><p><em>Image <a href="https://www.pdx.edu/the-arts/soma-parklet-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via</a>.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/125895927/heart-of-the-community-program-selects-six-new-cities-to-receive-placemaking-grants Heart of the Community program selects six new cities to receive placemaking grants Alexander Walter 2015-04-22T13:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:36:20-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/24/24eaf1c2f814fa7f1e8a240f4266b125?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/24/24eaf1c2f814fa7f1e8a240f4266b125?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/24/24eaf1c2f814fa7f1e8a240f4266b125?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/24/24eaf1c2f814fa7f1e8a240f4266b125?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>This morning, Southwest Airlines announced that non-profit organizations in six U.S. cities will receive Placemaking grants to help them reimagine and reactivate important but underutilized public spaces in their city. [...] Albuquerque, New Mexico: Civic Plaza Ft. Myers, Florida: Lee County Regional Library Jacksonville, Florida: Hemming Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 4th &amp; Wisconsin Area Portland, Maine: Congress Square Park St. Louis, Missouri: Strauss Park</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/124360782/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-04-02T17:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:28:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/um/umi4v7fu5nlxv52b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/um/umi4v7fu5nlxv52b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/um/umi4v7fu5nlxv52b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/um/umi4v7fu5nlxv52b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our latest featured poster comes from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts in Eugene and Portland for their upcoming Spring '15 lecture events. The school also announced Tine Hegli of Sn&oslash;hetta as the 2015 Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professor.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.<br>EUG: Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Blvd., Eugene, Oregon<br>PDX: White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, Oregon</p><p><em>Apr 8</em><br>6 pm<br><strong>Judy Yung </strong>/ Emeritus Professor of American Studies, University of California Santa Cruz<br>"Angel Island: Immigrant Gat...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/121509716/the-sudden-rise-fall-of-oregon-s-second-largest-city The sudden rise & fall of Oregon's second largest city Alexander Walter 2015-02-24T14:14:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:25:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/8247d7d93218e9da4b047622822abc5c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/8247d7d93218e9da4b047622822abc5c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/8247d7d93218e9da4b047622822abc5c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/8247d7d93218e9da4b047622822abc5c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The mere utterance of Vanport was known to send shivers down the spines of "well-bred" Portlanders.&nbsp;Not because of any ghost story, or any calamitous disaster&mdash;that would come later&mdash;but because of raw, unabashed racism. Built in 110 days in 1942, Vanport was always meant to be a temporary housing project, a superficial solution to Portland&rsquo;s wartime housing shortage.&nbsp;[...] In a few short years, Vanport went from being thought of as a wartime example of American innovation to a crime-laden slum.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/02/the-citzen-reporters-of-rios-slums-best-cityreads-of-the-week/385688/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t CityLab</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/117650683/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-winter-15 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Winter '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-05T13:26:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:53:50-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nswrzept88iinsxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nswrzept88iinsxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nswrzept88iinsxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nswrzept88iinsxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back for 2015. As a quick refresher, <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our first poster of 2015 comes from the University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts in Eugene and Portland, OR for their Winter 2015 lecture series events.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.<br>PDX = Portland campus, Lawrence Hall<br>EUG = Eugene campus, White Stag Building Event Room</p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p>NANCY YEN-WEN CHENG / Dept. of Architecture, University of Oregon<br>Jan 8 - PDX, 12:00 pm at WSB Event Room</p><p>FRANK ESCHER + RAVI GUNEWARDENA / EscherGuneWardena Architecture<br>Jan 12 - EUG, 5:30 pm at LA 206<br>Jan 13 - PDX, 5:30 pm at ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116653835/brian-libby-on-a-possible-future-for-centennial-mills-portland-s-last-large-industrial-relic Brian Libby on a possible future for Centennial Mills, Portland's last large industrial relic Alexander Walter 2014-12-23T13:42:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T17:55:16-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3ba09c929d1c1bacdf0f261d8b23f85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3ba09c929d1c1bacdf0f261d8b23f85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3ba09c929d1c1bacdf0f261d8b23f85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3ba09c929d1c1bacdf0f261d8b23f85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>With a golden patina to their aged brick, these former flour and seed mills provide a striking contrast to the shiny new condo towers of the adjacent Pearl District, and their proximity to this burgeoning area could also make for an ideal riverside destination. [...] He has approached Frank Gehry to design a glass-ensconced event center and Lin to design a pedestrian bridge over busy Naito Parkway.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this fall, we had the pleasure of <a href="https://twitter.com/brianlibby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Libby</a> joining us live to discuss the future of the controversial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111655995/the-portland-building-architect-michael-graves-fiercely-defends-his-controversial-creation-against-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves-designed&nbsp;Portland Building</a> on Archinect's podcast, episode 3:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111882633/keep-portland-architecture-weird-episode-3-of-archinect-sessions-out-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Keep Portland Architecture Weird!</em></a></p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116572799/michael-graves-reports-that-the-portland-building-will-be-saved Michael Graves reports that the Portland Building will be saved Archinect 2014-12-22T12:18:00-05:00 >2014-12-22T15:52:53-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a27d48dba88508b596f777c17f1e4f87?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a27d48dba88508b596f777c17f1e4f87?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a27d48dba88508b596f777c17f1e4f87?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a27d48dba88508b596f777c17f1e4f87?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to be saved,&rdquo; Graves said. &ldquo;They told me&hellip; They said they are saving the building and not only that but we want you to sit on a committee for the redesign.&rdquo; Graves added that a time frame for the work has not been set&nbsp;but &ldquo;I&nbsp;would imagine in the next year we&rsquo;ll do something.&rdquo;&nbsp;Dana Haynes, communications director for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, confirmed that the Portland Building is not under threat of demolition and will continue to house city employees.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111882633/keep-portland-architecture-weird-episode-3-of-archinect-sessions-out-now" target="_blank">Keep Portland Architecture Weird!: Episode 3 of Archinect Sessions</a></p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/111655995/the-portland-building-architect-michael-graves-fiercely-defends-his-controversial-creation-against-demolition The Portland Building: Architect Michael Graves fiercely defends his controversial creation against demolition Archinect 2014-10-19T17:22:00-04:00 >2014-12-22T11:56:36-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5f3f52a19d5d26f19a1552d3e88c3d4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5f3f52a19d5d26f19a1552d3e88c3d4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5f3f52a19d5d26f19a1552d3e88c3d4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5f3f52a19d5d26f19a1552d3e88c3d4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Graves came out swinging. "I saw some people outside selling tomatoes," he said. "I have no idea what that meant." He complained about his treatment in the local news media: "350 buildings, and I don't have this treatment anywhere else. . . Usually when I revisit buildings, it's to get the keys to the city. Here, there are tomatoes for sale."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/110099528/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-29T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mkgspqlfc20qbkk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mkgspqlfc20qbkk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mkgspqlfc20qbkk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mkgspqlfc20qbkk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the University of Oregon, School of Architecture in Eugene and Portland, OR.</p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.<br>PDX = Portland campus, Lawrence Hall<br>EUG = Eugene campus, White Stag Block</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>GORDON GILL / Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture - Chicago, Beijing<br>Oct. 7 - PDX, 5:00 p.m. at Natural Capital Center, Ecotrust Building</p><p>PHILLIPE BLOCK / Block Research Group, ETH - Zurich<br>Oct. 13 - EUG, 5:30 p.m. at LA 206<br>Oct. 14 - PDX, 5:30 p.m. at WS 150</p><p>NEIL DENARI / Neil M. Denari Architects - Los Angeles<br>Oct. 20...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/107021448/why-portland-is-building-a-multi-modal-bridge-that-bans-cars Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-20T14:44:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T19:51:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4a71e57b5385003c7fa91759c8a9458?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4a71e57b5385003c7fa91759c8a9458?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4a71e57b5385003c7fa91759c8a9458?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4a71e57b5385003c7fa91759c8a9458?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Tilikum Crossing is the nation's first multi-modal bridge that will be off-limits to private automobiles. It will carry MAX light rail trains (the impetus for construction) as well as Portland's streetcar line and city buses, and of course pedestrian and bike lanes on both sides&mdash;but no cars. [...] "Transit has a huge impact on urban planning. I mean, if you look at our city, it was designed around streetcars. On some level, it has to be part of their DNA."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/105940560/mysterious-google-barge-destined-for-the-scrap-yard Mysterious Google barge destined for the scrap yard Alexander Walter 2014-08-06T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:41:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2d/2d1fbf33ae648dbfaeca53cd48317052?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2d/2d1fbf33ae648dbfaeca53cd48317052?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2d/2d1fbf33ae648dbfaeca53cd48317052?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2d/2d1fbf33ae648dbfaeca53cd48317052?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>There&rsquo;s no smooth sailing for at least one of Google&rsquo;s mysterious barges. Parts of the $4 million boat, located in Portland, Maine, are being sold for scrap, a Google spokesperson has confirmed to Fortune. Google&rsquo;s three barges sparked a media storm of inquiries when they first appeared in 2013, raising questions about their purpose. Were they floating data centers? A secret lab to design and launch Google&rsquo;s next stunning project?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85995300/google-s-barge-explanation-bilge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's barge explanation: Bilge?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85295792/san-francisco-s-bay-barge-mystery-floating-data-center-or-google-glass-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco's bay barge mystery: Floating data center or Google Glass store?</a></p></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/96638255/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-27T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-03-27T13:56:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dm/dmy1h797w55cohyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dm/dmy1h797w55cohyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dm/dmy1h797w55cohyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dm/dmy1h797w55cohyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The University of Oregon School of Architecture is back again for today with their upcoming Spring '14 lecture series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Note each lecture's time, date, and location.<br>EUG = Lawrence Hall: 1190 Franklin Blvd Eugene, OR 97403<br>PDX = White Stag Block: 70 NW Couch St Portland, OR<br>PDX = Smith CFI Showroom: 620 NE 19th Ave Portland, OR</p><p><strong>APRIL</strong></p><p><strong>Hopes 20 Conference: Inevitability</strong><br>April 1-6<br><a href="http://hopes.uoregon.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More info</a></p><p><strong>Prof. Dr. J.</strong> <strong>Alexander Schmidt</strong><br>Germany<br>April 7 | 5:30 PM | Lawrence Hall 177 - EUG<br>April 9 | 5:30 PM |...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/91300063/portland-s-bikescraper-breaks-bike-parking-record Portland's "Bikescraper" breaks bike-parking record Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-15T15:25:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:16:25-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/av0ckc1z1ceobz0k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/av0ckc1z1ceobz0k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/av0ckc1z1ceobz0k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/av0ckc1z1ceobz0k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The 21-story, three-building apartment project now rising in Portland's Lloyd District will create more long-term bike parking than any other project in the nation, with four huge new storage facilities in four buildings and an on-site bike valet parking service to serve the biggest one. [...] Bike experts in Canada, Mexico and across the United States said they didn't know of any single project on the continent with more bike parking; Mexico's largest facility, at a train station, holds 800.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Portland, Oregon's new apartment complex by GBD Architects instates a new standard in bicycle infrastructure and planning, offering one bike parking spot each for its 657 housing units,&nbsp;<em>plus</em> underground parking space for as many as 547 bikes. That's 1,204 bike spots total, a number that assumes the average household will need to park 1.8 bikes. There will be 328 residential car parking spaces, squeaking by at roughly half a spot per household.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lkpqtcz0bgd4rs7i.jpg"></p><p>Known as <a href="http://www.gbdarchitects.com/portfolio-item/lloyd-blocks-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hassalo on Eighth</a> (the four-block complex sits northeast of the corner of 7th and Holladay), the apartments fall in Portland's Inner East neighborhood, on the border of the city's center. Previously dominated by stretches of parking lots, the area could become a more active, walkable and dense neighborhood under GBD's plan. The building itself is not radically asserting the needs of "cyclists" -- a slippery and short-sighted demographic label that casts bicycle infrastructure as a radical objective of niche groups, and not just... a g...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/91229920/to-save-or-not-to-save-is-the-portland-building-better-in-person-or-the-pictures To Save or Not to Save: Is the Portland Building Better in Person or the Pictures? Archinect 2014-01-14T16:56:00-05:00 >2014-09-27T17:42:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/ae348038e21316bee1c8b4bab93622ce?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/ae348038e21316bee1c8b4bab93622ce?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/ae348038e21316bee1c8b4bab93622ce?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/ae348038e21316bee1c8b4bab93622ce?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Sixteen years after the city spent $9 million to fix the 1982 postmodernist icon&rsquo;s sagging 14th and 15th floor, it&rsquo;s now facing a $95-million top-to-bottom overhaul because virtually every joint in the building is leaking. But as haters of the building call for its demolition and preservationists wail to save it, I&rsquo;d like to pose a simple question that ought to be asked before spending millions of dollars to save any historic building: is the real thing better than the pictures?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/91141840/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-winter-14 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Winter '14 Justine Testado 2014-01-13T13:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T14:01:32-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s45kq5eszbdipzgk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s45kq5eszbdipzgk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s45kq5eszbdipzgk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s45kq5eszbdipzgk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</strong></a><br><br> Archinect's Get Lectured is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series--and their snazzy posters--for the current season. Be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Our next poster comes from the University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Note each lecture's dates, locations, and times.&nbsp;<br> Lectures will take place at:<br><strong>U.Oregon - Lawrence Hall (EUG)</strong>:&nbsp; 1190 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403<br><strong>U.Oregon Portland - White Stag Block (PDX):</strong> 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR</p> <p> <strong>JANUARY</strong></p> <p> <strong>Tine Hegli</strong> / Sn&oslash;hetta - Oslo, Norway<br><em><strong>Jan 13</strong></em> at EUG Lawrence 115, 5:30 p.m.<br><em><strong>Jan 14</strong></em> at PDX White Stag Block Event Room, 5:30 p.m.<br> Sponsored by Walker Warner Architects</p> <p> <strong>Walke...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/84986490/how-to-solve-a-sky-high-commuting-conundrum How To Solve A Sky-High Commuting Conundrum Alexander Walter 2013-10-25T14:10:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T21:17:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5g/5g2iusuioj2e30gg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5g/5g2iusuioj2e30gg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5g/5g2iusuioj2e30gg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5g/5g2iusuioj2e30gg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Imagine a hospital on top of a mountain. How would doctors and patients get in and out? In Portland, Ore., commuters don't have to drive up a twisty, two-lane road to get there. Instead, they glide up 500 feet in the air in a gleaming silver gondola. Portland's aerial tram connects the south waterfront down near the river to the Oregon Health and Science University on top of Marquam Hill.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>