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Design calendar: February 16-28
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Design calendar: February 16-28

Statue of Abe Lincoln (a.k.a. the AntiTrump), South Park Blocks (Wikimedia Commons) BY BRIAN LIBBY Vocabulary of ArchitectureIn this Architectural...

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From Grove to Hoxton Hotel: Surround Architecture's Mark VanderZanden and Ennismore's Chris Stringfellow discuss the design
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From Grove to Hoxton Hotel: Surround Architecture's Mark VanderZanden and Ennismore's Chris Stringfellow discuss the design

The nine-story addition adjacent to the original Grove (Ennismore International) BY BRIAN LIBBY It's been quite a journey for the Grove Hotel...

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Design calendar: February 1-15

Last year's Portland Winter Light Festival (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Walking Tour: Luxury Hotels in Downtown PortlandToday Portland's venerable...

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Design calendar: January 16-31

Behind the Chinatown Gateway sculpture (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Chinatown ExperienceJust in time for the Chinese New Year comes this curator’s...

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Holst 2.0 at two: a conversation with Dave Otte

Rockwood Youth Campus, Boys & Girls Club (Andrew Pogue) BY BRIAN LIBBY Two years ago, the founders of Holst Architecture, John Holmes and Jeff...

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Design calendar: January 2-15

Old Town's iconic water tower (Wikimedia Commons) BY BRIAN LIBBY Old Town/Chinatown Walking TourDiscover the history and architecture of Portland's...

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Paddling, paperbacks and dreamers: visiting two historic neighborhood grocery buildings

Longfellow's Books (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Recently, by sheer coincidence, I visited two former neighborhood grocery-store buildings in...

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The Architect's Questionnaire: Kyle Andersen

Kyle Andersen (GBD Architects) BY LUKE AREHART The latest in our continuing (if occasional) interview series with local architects about their...

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Design calendar: December 1-15

A house on SE Elliott Avenue (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY An Introduction to Portland's Architectural StylesIn this Architectural Heritage Center...

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Design calendar: November 16-30
News 3 months ago
Design calendar: November 16-30

Rendering of the future Grant High School (Portland Public Schools) BY BRIAN LIBBY Grant High School Tour Grant High School is the third high...

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Allied Works, Waechter, Fieldwork and ZGF lead Portland Architecture Awards winners
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Allied Works, Waechter, Fieldwork and ZGF lead Portland Architecture Awards winners

National Music Centre of Canada (Jeremy Bittermann) BY BRIAN LIBBY An arts center, a winery tasting room and a bank renovation: these were the...

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Design calendar: November 1-15
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Design calendar: November 1-15

A PSU/CPID project in Ecuador (Portland State University) BY BRIAN LIBBY Design Museum Portland Gala 5 This gala and fundraiser celebrates the...

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You're my density: visiting Colab's Vermont 10
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You're my density: visiting Colab's Vermont 10

You're my density: visiting Colab's Vermont 10 Vermont 10 (Kuda Photography) BY BRIAN LIBBY For a recent Portland Tribune column, I had the...

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Design calendar: October 1-15
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Design calendar: October 1-15

Design calendar: October 1-15   Houses in Ladd's Addition (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Ladd's Addition TourEnjoy a stroll through this leafy...

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News 5 months ago
A gem hiding in plain sight: visiting ZGF's Expensify headquarters

A gem hiding in plain sight: visiting ZGF's Expensify headquarters BY BRIAN LIBBY Dear readers, I feel like I owe you an apology. Here I am,...

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Design calendar: September 16-30
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Design calendar: September 16-30

Design calendar: September 16-30 Keller Fountain, 1978 (The Oregon History Project) BY BRIAN LIBBY South Auditorium District Walking Tour Presented...

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Brian Ferriso and Tim Eddy discuss the Portland Art Museum’s updated Rothko Pavilion design
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Brian Ferriso and Tim Eddy discuss the Portland Art Museum’s updated Rothko Pavilion design

Brian Ferriso and Tim Eddy discuss the Portland Art Museum’s updated Rothko Pavilion design   A refined Rothko Pavilion design for the Portland Art...

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Design calendar: September 4-15
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Design calendar: September 4-15

Design calendar: September 4-15 SW First Avenue and Yamhill Street, 1969 (City of Portland Archives) BY BRIAN LIBBY Merchants and Markets: ...

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Late mid-century modern, new century: the Portland Plaza after its 10-year, $10 million renovation
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Late mid-century modern, new century: the Portland Plaza after its 10-year, $10 million renovation

Late mid-century modern, new century: the Portland Plaza after its 10-year, $10 million renovation Portland Plaza (Wikiwand) BY BRIAN LIBBY Fritz...

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Memorial Coliseum as muse: visiting Avantika Bawa's Portland Art Museum exhibit
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Memorial Coliseum as muse: visiting Avantika Bawa's Portland Art Museum exhibit

Memorial Coliseum as muse: visiting Avantika Bawa's Portland Art Museum exhibit A Coliseum drawing from Bawa's PAM show (Avantika Bawa) BY BRIAN...

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Design calendar: August 1-15
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Design calendar: August 1-15

Design calendar: August 1-15 A house in the Garthwick neighborhood (Garthwick.com) BY BRIAN LIBBY Garthwick Neighborhood TourLocated just south of...

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Wood and glass, transmogrified: visiting Gethsemani Funeral Home
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Wood and glass, transmogrified: visiting Gethsemani Funeral Home

Wood and glass, transmogrified: visiting Gethsemani Funeral Home Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home (Pete Eckert) BY BRIAN LIBBY For a...

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Design calendar: July 16-31
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Design calendar: July 16-31

Design calendar: July 16-31 South Park Blocks (Travel Portland) BY BRIAN LIBBY South Park Blocks Walking TourThis eleven-block portion of the...

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Shingles, concrete and glass: visiting WPA's Jupiter NEXT
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Shingles, concrete and glass: visiting WPA's Jupiter NEXT

Shingles, concrete and glass: visiting WPA's Jupiter NEXT Jupiter NEXT (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY In a recent Portland Tribune column, I had the...

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Heartline: an alternative to the podium
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Heartline: an alternative to the podium

Heartline: an alternative to the podium Heartline (Amanda Lucier) BY BRIAN LIBBY A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to write a New York Times...

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Design calendar: July 1-15
News 7 months ago
Design calendar: July 1-15

Design calendar: July 1-15 12 West building (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Midtown and West End walking tourExplore downtown between the South Park...

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Riverbanks, barges and time:
News 8 months ago
Riverbanks, barges and time: "Built By Zidell" chronicles an ever-changing South Waterfront

Riverbanks, barges and time: "Built By Zidell" chronicles an ever-changing South Waterfront Zidell Marine, 2016 (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY As...

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Design calendar: June 16-30
News 8 months ago
Design calendar: June 16-30

Design calendar: June 16-30 Conceptual rendering of the new Sullivan's Crossing pedestrian bridge (PBOT) BY BRIAN LIBBY Old Town TourWith a...

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