The Artistic and Eclectic Will Martin: Selected Works, 1957-1985
The Architectural Heritage Center has invited Docomomo US/Oregon Chapter Members + non-members to join for a private tour of the Will Martin exhibit before it closes.
July 17th, 2019
AHC | 701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
“This original exhibition about the Portland and Oregon architect Will Martin (1930-1985), best known as the lead designer of Pioneer Courthouse Square, captures the full range of Martin’s creative and unconventional work as an architect, artist, and imaginative thinker.
The exhibition demonstrates the vibrant fusion between art and architecture as it played out in Martin’s built and unbuilt work across the eras, from his earliest structural explorations in the late 1950s and 1960s, his modernist commercial and residential work integrated with natural landscapes, and his embracing of postmodernism prior to his untimely death in 1985.”
This private tour is free with a suggested $10 donation at the door, benefiting AHC.
About the Architectural Heritage Center
The Architectural Heritage Center’s mission is to “inspire people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities.” We seek to preserve the historic character and livability of our built environment, and to promote sustainability through the re-use of period homes and buildings.
Owned and operated by the non-profit Bosco-Milligan Foundation, we empower people in the Portland region to preserve both landmark buildings and the regular “vernacular” vintage homes and storefronts that collectively define our neighborhoods, traditional downtowns, culture, history, and quality of life.
About Docomomo Oregon
Docomomo: documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.
Docomomo US/ Oregon is a non-profit dedicated to promoting the interest, education, and advocacy of the architecture, art, landscape, and urban design of the Modern Movement. We offer interactive programs including, walking-tours of our states modern movement buildings, sites, and neighborhoods, as well as educational lectures led by nationally recognized architectural historians, architects, and preservationists.
Docomomo is an international organization founded in 1988, with over 2,000 active members. We are the statewide regional chapter of Docomomo US, itself a chapter of Docomomo International.
Cover image courtesy Architectural Heritage Center.