March 15, 2011
Please join us for the IIDA Oregon March Forum this Thursday, March 17th, from 11:45am-1:00pm.
This is your opportunity to get educated about living walls and network with your peers within the Oregon design community.
Lunch will be provided.
Tickets are limited and will sell out so please register today!
March 11, 2011
The Department of Architecture at Portland State University is proud
to announce its second annual symposium, Illuminated City: A Light
with Content Symposium, on Saturday, April 9, at the PSU Shattuck Hall
Annex. Made possible through generous private donations and strategic
partnerships, this year's event will explore new lighting technologies
and strategies that enrich the built environment, and will feature
presenters and artists from around the globe.
"This symposium, the second in a new series of annual events, brings
international perspectives into the local and regional debate about
architectural issues that affect us all," said Clive Knights, Chair of
the Department of Architecture. "As a school fascinated by the
capabilities of material to embody meaning, it seems imperative to
talk about what is perhaps the most pervasive medium of all - light."
This all-day event will showcase the work of national and
international experts, including Leni Schwendinger of Light Projects,
LTD, Ali Momeni of Minneapolis Art on Wheels, Thomas Schielke of
Germany's arclighting, and the founders of Urbanscreen, a light
projection company from Germany. All will present their research in
lighting design and technology, and discuss how practitioners here in
the Pacific Northwest can make use of this emerging element to
architecture. Presenters will also demonstrate some of their more
recent works on-site at Shattuck Hall.
"Attendees will get first-hand information on radically new ideas
about urban lighting and the technologies that make them possible,"
said Jeff Schnabel, Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Chair
of the Symposium Committee. "They will see demonstrations of light
media in the venue and will be able to talk with the designers who
In conjunction with the symposium, the Department of Architecture will
host a special PechaKucha ("chit-chat" in Japanese) night, open to
attendees and other members of the public. Devised in Tokyo in 2003 as
an event for young designers to meet, network and show their works in
public, PechaKucha hinges upon a 20-image x 20-second presentation
format, which keeps the event concise and rapidly paced.
The second in a series of annual symposia, Illuminated City is
sponsored in-part by InFocus Projections, SpitBall Media, the Regional
Arts & Culture Council and the Portland Development Commission. The
event is open to the public with payment of a $45 registration fee,
and is an AIA-approved continuing education event.
The PSU Department of Architecture's faculty hopes that this event
will bring the strategic use of light and projection to the forefront
of the Portland architecture community's conversation about emerging
media, as well as strengthen Portland's reputation as a leader in
progressive, sustainable architecture.
"Several European countries and Australia are currently the centers of
renewed interest in urban lighting," Schnabel said. "It is moving
slowly into the States, but we have the unique opportunity to make
Portland a leader while simultaneously enriching the place we live. As
designers and planners, we often don't think as much about the
nighttime condition as we should. This symposium is an opportunity to
For more information on the event, visit www.illuminated-city.com.
Please contact the Department of Architecture at 503.725.8405 or
email@example.com with questions.
March 11, 2011
Join us for a screening!
Aboriginal Architecture: Living Architecture
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Doors Open at 5:30pm / Free Admission
Center for Architecture / 403 Northwest 11th Avenue, PDX
The Oregon ASLA and AIA Portland Emerging Professionals Committees are pleased to invite you to join us in the viewing of Aboriginal Architecture, a 93 minute documentary showcasing a unique view into contemporary North American Native Architecture. This film depicts a variety of responses to the more than 300 year absence of Native American Architecture following the imposition of government housing. By touring seven Aboriginal communities - Pueblo, Mohawk, Inuit, Crow, Navajo, Coast Salish, and Haida - a renaissance of traditional forms, materials, and approaches are presented which meld with the requirements of contemporary life.â€¨â€¨ A testament to the importance and inter-related nature of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, please join us for this stunning movie, delicious snacks, and special discussion! See you there!
March 11, 2011
Symposium will offer 6.0 hours of HSW PDH credits and 1.5 hours of general PDH credits. Charrette will offer 1 hour of PDH credit.
Click Here to Register Now!
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Join ASLA Oregon as we explore a FUSION of ideas, concepts, and design that will inspire you to see the Northwest landscape in a whole new light. Two days of activities and education sessions led by national and local experts will generate its own unique energy, providing power and passion for attendees, as well as valuable professional development hours (PDHs), networking, and fun!
2011 ASLA OREGON SYMPOSIUM - LANDSCAPE FUSION
See you there!
March 10, 2011
Via ASLA Advocacy Network:
Landscape Architects Own Water.
Now Is the Time to Prove It!
Landscape architects are on the design front lines using green infrastructure technologies to address stormwater management issues in communities everywhere. Now itâ€™s time to share your story. It was said recently that, â€œlandscape architects own waterâ€, now itâ€™s time to step up and prove it. Submit your case studies today to ensure that landscape architects will continue to â€œown waterâ€ tomorrow.
EPA is seeking at least 300 of your green infrastructure/low impact development case studies to demonstrate the capacity and expertise on the ground to implement a new national stormwater management rule. To date we are well short of this goal.
The March 31st deadline is fast-approaching. Please take the time to help provide this critical data. There are powerful groups mobilizing to ensure this rule is either defeated or watered down. EPA is looking to landscape architects to prove that green infrastructure technologies are efficient and cost effective. Help provide the data and rationale for moving the countryâ€™s stormwater management infrastructure into the 21st Century.
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR CASE STUDY.
Thank you for your efforts to help your communities and build the profession!
Jonathan Mueller, FASLA
President, American Society of Landscape Architects
For more on ASLA Advocacy