Renowned architect Michael Graves will be in Portland, Thursday October 9, participating in a live discussion centered on his design of the Portland Building, an icon of postmodernism completed in 1981. Notorious in the Portland area, the future of the building has been the subject of much debate due to structural problems, leaks, and a less-than-desirable environment for city employees who work inside. Graves himself will weigh in on the future of the building, discussing what should be preserved and what might be renovated to make the building viable for sustained use.
John Arnold, a 2013 graduate of the University of Oregon's Historic Preservation program, was the recipient of a 2014 Society for Industrial Archeology Student Travel Scholarship. Arnold received the scholarship to present a paper on documentation of the U.S. Customs House in Eagle, Alaska using Building Information Modeling software at the SIA Annual Conference.
HP Alum Melissa Stoller will be speaking at the 2014 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference Friday, November 14 from 12-1:15pm. The Learning Lab Session, titled "Filling in the Missing Pieces: New Strategies or Telling the Full Story," will focus on how to tell the story of a place when historic fabric has been lost, using examples in Tallahassee and Atlanta.
The academic year 2014-15 marks the 100th year since the School of Architecture and Allied Arts was established. As we explored the school’s archives preparing for our centennial celebrations, we found a treasure-trove of photos tracing the school’s physical changes as well as changes in faculty, leadership, and students. We will share some of those images with you in every e-news this year, beginning with this issue.
Brandon Grilc, Historic Preservation graduate student, has earned a Yoseloff Scholarship offered by The Society of American Baseball Research. The scholarship is an all inclusive award given to four students to attend the annual SABR 44 conference in Houston, Texas. The conference is five days long, includes multiple lectures on baseball related research, a tour of the historic Houston Astrodome, and group outings including a city tour of Houston and a Houston Astros v. Toronto Blue Jays game.