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Opening Night Party

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm
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Join AIA Portland for the official launch of the 2011 Architecture + Design Festival! We will provide a glimpse of the month’s myriad events and activities, and pay tribute to this year’s sponsors, collaborative organizations, and tireless volunteers. This year’s [...]

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100 Years of Oregon Architecture Exhibition

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm
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First Thursday viewing: Thursday, October 6, 5:30-8pm. Free. In celebration of 100th Anniversary of the founding of AIA in Oregon, this exhibition explores the impact architects and architecture have had on the State of Oregon, its regions, and cities through [...]

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Houses, Landscapes, Flowers and Dreams: The Poetic Art of CJ Hurley

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 am
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“Houses, Landscapes, Flowers & Dreams” is an exhibition of drawings, painting, and poetry. The poems and art unite in an interactive and symbiotic relationship; the poems enhancing the art giving visual substance to words. Many of the paintings have companion [...]

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Body Building Exhibition

Saturday, October 1, 6:00 pm
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Opening party: Saturday, October 8. 7-10pm. Drinks by House Spirits Distillery. Free entry. Exhibit open: October 1 – November 5 A fantastical look at how architecture houses the body. This theory-lite visual exhibition is based on the concept of housing [...]

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ASLA Design Soiree

Saturday, October 1, 6:00 pm
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The ASLA Oregon Design Awards Program celebrates professional and student excellence by recognizing the firms, individuals, and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture and environmental planning that promote an enhanced quality of life in Oregon and beyond.

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Film Series: Film Shorts by Brian Libby

Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 pm
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Curated by Thomas Phillipson of NW Film Center Over the past decade, Brian Libby has made a succession of acclaimed and award-winning short-form travelogue videos that, as Oregonian reviewer Marc Mohan’s writes, “manage to meld the quotidian and the sublime, [...]

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Modular Making in the Age of Digital Craft

Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 pm
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Mark and Peter Anderson of Anderson Anderson Architecture, a design and contraction firm integrating the fields of art, architecture, and construction will present their ideas and approach to design/build. The event includes tours of the new Vollum Drawing, Painting and [...]

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“Firsts” Lecture, featuring Petra Kempf, Ph.D

Thursday, October 6, 7:00 pm
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The Department of Architecture at Portland State University, proudly announces its inaugural lecture series, titled “Firsts.” The lecture series begins with two lectures in October. The concepts of origins and beginnings, long a subject of interest among architects, will be [...]

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{SHAPE} PDX – a mixer celebrating Portland’s creative industry

Friday, October 7, 7:00 pm
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A fundraiser for the Architecture Foundation of Oregon featuring ART curated by Chroma – MUSIC by Neverland – WORDS from AFO President, Jonah Cohen. Professionals from all creative industries are invited to join us for drinks & ligh hord d’oeuvres [...]

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Reedwood Neighborhood Walking Tour

Saturday, October 8, 10:00 am
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Located in southeast Portland just north of the Reed College campus, Reedwood was platted in 1955. Over the next decade and a half, the neighborhood developed into an eclectic mix of well-designed and built mid-century homes. Constructed during an era [...]

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Film Series: Building a Home in the 1970s

Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 pm
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Curated by the Cinema Project. [Check out the Portland non-profit's Kickstarter campaign here! Earn great rewards while supporting a good cause.] The 1970s saw a number of counter-cultural movements, many of which challenged notions of community and home and promoted [...]

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PUBLIC/PRIVATE: exploring identity through constructed environments

Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 pm
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Architect Jeff Kovel, AIA, unveils three recent Skylab Architecture projects; the W Hotel Seattle, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant Support Facility, and the Skyline Residence. Varied market sectors intersect in the definition of [...]

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Annual Preservation Forum: Historic District Infill Design Standard

Thursday, October 13, 5:30 pm
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Join the Historic Preservation League of Oregon for the annual State of Historic Preservation in Oregon forum. Updates from around the state will focus on preservation challenges and successes in these difficult economic times, progress being made on rehabilitating Oregon’s [...]

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Crudites with an Architect

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm
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Carrie Strickland & Bill Neburka, Works Partnership; John Holmes & Jeff Stuhr, HOLST Architecture; Sallee Humphrey & David Hyman, Deca, invite you to celebrate AIA/Portland’s October Design Festival at three of Central Eastside’s most exciting design studios. This simultaneous three-venue [...]

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2011 Heritage Auction – A Streetcar Named Preservation

Saturday, October 15, 6:00 pm
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The “Streetcar Named Preservation” Heritage Auction is the Bosco-Milligan Foundation’s most important fundraiser of the year. Funds raised at the auction support the historic preservation educational programs and operations of the Architectural Heritage Center.

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Film Series: Deep Urban Space

Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 pm
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Curated by Michael Neault, a writer, researcher, and media arts programmer. He works for Second Story Interactive Studios as a content producer. Films: Lost Buildings (Chris Ware & Ira Glass, US 2004, 22 mins) A sensitive non-fiction portrait about the [...]

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Architecture and the Artist

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 pm
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OCAC artist-in-residence, Daniel Mellis, will speak on the phenomenon of architects making artist’s book as well as artist book-makers work on architecture and the built environment. He will share several examples, including his own work and his current work in [...]

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International Interior Design Association Idea Awards

Thursday, October 20, 6:00 pm
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The Design Awards program celebrates interior design projects from Northwest interior designers and architects. This evening affair is the Chapter’s largest and most popular event of the year.

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The Arts and Crafts Houses of Emil Schacht

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 pm
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Portland is nationally recognized for its wonderful collection of Arts & Crafts Style homes: bungalows, 4-squares, even sprawling mansions that epitomized the search for an “authentic” American architecture in the early 20th Century. This treasure trove of historic homes is [...]

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“Firsts” Lecture, featuring John Ochsendorf

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 pm
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Description: The Department of Architecture at Portland State University, proudly announces its inaugural lecture series, titled “Firsts.” The second lecture features John Ochsendorf: an engineer and educator specializing in the history and technology of historic structures. He has studied a [...]

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Young Designers Award Celebration

Friday, October 21, 7:00 pm
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The Architecture and Design Festival programs remark on the state of design and innovation taking place amongst our city’s wealth of creative architectural firms. It is also imperative to acknowledge the young designers that find their place in the profession [...]

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Architectural Details: A Photography Workshop

Saturday, October 22, 1:00 pm
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Explore Portland’s striking building facades and architectural details through your camera lens with local photographer Josh Partee. This two-hour walking tour will commence at the Center for Architecture with coffee and introductions, and will then lead you to the most [...]

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The Wave and the Mountain: The Legacy of Alvar Aalto in America

Saturday, October 22, 2:00 pm
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David Fixler is a Principal at EYP specializing in the study and rehabilitation of 20th century buildings. His projects include the restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Baker House, Building 7 and other work on the Main Group at MIT, the Widener, [...]

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Honored Citizens Dinner

Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 pm
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Celebrate the Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s 2011 Honored Citizen, The Oregon Community Foundation. The 6th largest community foundation in America, OCF is the leader in Oregon philanthropy, bringing fresh approaches to solving tough issues in Oregon Communities. OCF manages over [...]

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An Evening With the Jury

Wednesday, October 26, 5:30 pm
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Every year AIA Portland assembles a nationally renowned group of architects to jury its Design Awards program. An Evening With the Jury provides both members and the public with the opportunity to meet our distinguished jurors and learn more about [...]

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The Party of the Century Gala

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 pm
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Join us at the Portland Art Museum for the Party of the Century, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of AIA in Oregon! Taking inspiration from our founding on October 27, 1911, have a cocktail in the AIA 100th Anniversary Lounge, and [...]

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