For Portland architect William (Bill) Hawkins III, preservation has been a career-long pursuit reaching back to when his great uncle met John Muir on a hike at Yosemite National Park. Hawkins’ devotion to Portland—from its natural amenities to its historically significant built environment—mirrors a family tradition of civic involvement that stretches back to his great uncle.
In 1965, a young labor organizer catalyzed what soon became an international movement to unionize farm workers seeking better wages and improved working and living conditions. Over the next thirty years, he would organize thousands of workers and lead millions of consumers nationwide to boycott purchases of grapes, lettuce, and wine, eventually changing agricultural practices in America.
Are you interested in learning more about the Historic Preservation Program's Croatia Conservation Summer Field School? Well Friday, November 15, from 12-1pm in Lawrence Hall Room 279 is your chance! Now in its sixth year, the Croatia Conservation Field School offers interdisciplinary hands-on training in cultural heritage, field recordation, documentation, local sustainable practices, and local construction methods.
The University of Oregon has hired Portland writer, editor, and organizer Randy Gragg to lead the John Yeon Center. Gragg is best known as a writer on art, architecture, and urban issues for The Oregonian, from 1989 to 2007, and for his role as editor in chief of Portland Monthly, where he will continue as editor at large. The John Yeon Center is an educational and research program of the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 15, to nominate an individual for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award, given annually by the University of Oregon.