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Portland Design Pup

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Portland Design Pup is proud to be Portland’s premier (and only!) open-source design events calendar, free and open to all!  Our calendar features community and non-profit-based architecture and design-related events, including lectures, tours, open houses, social events, workshops, exhibits, and more.  Please note that we do not accept art installations/exhibits, or any events outside the Portland, Oregon metro area.

We invite you to submit your event(s) to the calendar for consideration.  Once submitted, you will receive an email confirmation, we will review the event and, if approved, add it to our calendar within 48 hours.  Please submit your events at least one week prior to event date.  Submitted events may appear on our website, our social media channels, and/or our weekly e-newsletter.

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Design Museum Mornings: Catalyzing Creative Collaboration
Zapproved
Nov15-2019Free

Design Museum Mornings: Catalyzing Creative Collaboration

When creative people come together, amazing things happen. Each person’s exploration of creativity manifests in different ways. To catch the creative bug can be transformative and impactful, yet there is no one-size-fits-all creative outlet. It is essential to build relationships with other visionaries to expand and empower one’s journey in the field. Join Eugenie Jolivett […]
InProcess with Guggenheim Studio and the Good Mod
The Center for Architecture
Oct29-2019Free

InProcess with Guggenheim Studio and the Good Mod

InProcess is a quarterly lecture series presented by AIA Portland exploring the creative process of local architects, designers, makers, and creators. These InProcess lectures are free and open to the public. Join us October 29 at the Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland. Jenny Guggenheim Guggenheim Architecture + Design Studio Guggenheim Architecture + […]
Building Air Leakage and Effects on the Building Envelope
920 SW 6th Ave, Suite 1300
Oct23-2019Free

Building Air Leakage and Effects on the Building Envelope

TRC002: Building Air Leakage and Effects on the Building Envelope This presentation is for architects and other design professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of the application and use of air barriers in the building envelope of commercial and multi-family residential buildings. Researchers, architects and code writers have shown that attention to specific details in […]
ASID October Meeting: CEU with Native Trails
Chown Hardware
Oct22-2019Free

ASID October Meeting: CEU with Native Trails

CEU with Native Trails: Artisanal Craft in Sustainable Spaces The Oregon chapter of ASID, together with Chown, present a learning opportunity from Native Trails: Artisanal Craft in Sustainable Spaces. Learn to bridge cultures and combine artisan heritage with innovative design. This course will illustrate how the craftsmanship of furnishings made by hand with sustainable materials […]
Andries Deinum Prize Showcase: Cheryl Leontina
Lincoln Recital Hall, LH75
Oct18-2019Free

Andries Deinum Prize Showcase: Cheryl Leontina

Andries Deinum Prize Showcase: Cheryl Leontina When: Friday, October 18, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: Lincoln Hall (LH) Recital Hall, room 75, 1620 SW Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public with registration. Register here. Contact: Echo Monetti, emonetti@pdx.edu, 503-725-3103 Artist talk by Cheryl Leontina ’18 (Master of Architecture), winner […]
Zero Carbon Cascadia: for Portland and Beyond
Gensler
Oct18-2019Free

Zero Carbon Cascadia: for Portland and Beyond

Join the Portland Collaborative, ILFI + Gensler to explore what you can do, today, to ensure your next project can achieve Zero Carbon. About this Event In 2015 the Paris Agreement forged a world-wide consensus on an ambitious but achievable target: limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Since then, IPCC scientists, local governments […]
CreativeMornings/Portland with Anis Mojgani
Alberta Rose Theatre
Oct18-2019Free

CreativeMornings/Portland with Anis Mojgani

CreativeMornings/Portland is a free monthly lecture series for creative types, with coffee and breakfast. This month multidisciplinary artist Anis Mojgani will be speaking on our global theme of “flow.” Anis Mojgani is a multidisciplinary artist from New Orleans, living in Portland OR. Inherent to his artistic explorations is a love for story and the belief […]
ARCIFORM | Short Term Rental and ADU Workshop
Isam White House
Nov21-2019Free

ARCIFORM | Short Term Rental and ADU Workshop

Short term rental and ADU popularity is on the rise.  Are you ready to tap into your home’s earning potential? Our workshop, led by Anne De Wolf, owner and principal designer of ARCIFORM, is an exploration of ways to create your own income generating space. Held at Portland’s historic Isam White House, this workshop is […]
InProcess with Guggenheim Studio and the Good Mod
The Center for Architecture
Oct29-2019Free

InProcess with Guggenheim Studio and the Good Mod

InProcess is a quarterly lecture series presented by AIA Portland exploring the creative process of local architects, designers, makers, and creators. These InProcess lectures are free and open to the public. Join us October 29 at the Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland. Jenny Guggenheim Guggenheim Architecture + Design Studio Guggenheim Architecture + […]
South Park Blocks Tour
Location Revealed After Registration
Oct29-2019Free

South Park Blocks Tour

The South Park Blocks, this 11-block downtown area, was first platted and donated to the City of Portland in 1852. By the 1880s the strip of land that once served as a fire break had been transformed into one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city – complete with schools, playgrounds, stately homes, and […]
Pioneers to Postmodern Downtown Tour
Location Revealed After Registration
Oct26-2019Free

Pioneers to Postmodern Downtown Tour

Take a whirlwind tour of the entire range of Portland’s architectural history,  from early pioneers to the Postmodern Portland Building. You’ll learn about the first wooden structures near the river as well as the elaborate cast iron, stone, and terra cotta-decorated buildings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From there you will be […]
An Introduction to Portland’s Architectural Styles
Architectural Heritage Center
Oct26-2019Free

An Introduction to Portland’s Architectural Styles

At the AHC we regularly receive calls, including everyone from residents to realtors, asking us to help determine the style of a house or other type of building. If you’ve ever wanted to learn what style to call your house or your favorite Portland area building, here’s a great opportunity! Please join us, as Professor […]
Ladd’s Addition Tour
Location Revealed After Registration
Oct19-2019Free

Ladd’s Addition Tour

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Ladd’s Addition – a leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches, and businesses. This National Register Historic District is Oregon’s oldest planned community and in 2009 the American Planning Association honored it as one of America’s Great Places. Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required. Admission: $20.00 – General Public […]
Goal Zero Tour
Spin Laundry Lounge on Broadway
Oct19-2019Free

Goal Zero Tour

Tour of homes getting to zero energy usage. About this Event What is it like to live in a net zero home? Join Solar Oregon, Passive House Northwest, Earth Advantage, Green Hammer, and the Home Performance Council of the HBA for this finale event of Sustainable Building Week 2019. Explore over a dozen ultra-efficient homes […]
Timber + Carbon: the PAE Living Building and the Story Behind Mass Timber
Meier and Frank Building
Oct17-2019Free

Timber + Carbon: the PAE Living Building and the Story Behind Mass Timber

As part of Portland’s Sustainable Building Week, our next meetup will take a deeper dive into the carbon story behind wood and mass timber. Please join us alongside Karen Joslin and Rachel Wrublik of PAE Engineers, as well as Lee Glassford of KPFF Engineers as they discuss material selection, carbon accounting and green certifications through […]

ARCIFORM | Short Term Rental and ADU Workshop

November 21, 2019
Isam White House
Short term rental and ADU popularity is on the rise.  Are you ready to tap into your home’s earning potential? . . . . . .
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Design Museum Mornings: Catalyzing Creative Collaboration

November 15, 2019
Zapproved
When creative people come together, amazing things happen. Each person’s exploration of creativity manifests in different ways. To catch the . . . . . .
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ASID Oregon 2019 Design Excellence Awards

November 14, 2019
Rejuvenation
Celebrate the 5th Annual ASID Oregon Design Excellence Awards The Oregon Chapter of ASID wishes to acknowledge, elevate and celebrate . . . . . .
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Lisa Iwamoto

November 12, 2019
TBD
Lisa Iwamoto received her Master of Architecture degree with Distinction from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in . . . . . .
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Build Small Live Large

November 7, 2019
Smith Memorial Student Union
Be part of the movement to create sustainable and equitable communities by attending Build Small Live Large! This biennial event . . . . . .
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NURTURING A GREEN SCHOOL – Growing a Green School Discussion Series

Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the second panel of our 2019 discussion series: GROWING A GREEN SCHOOL.   Nurturing a Green School: Operating, Maintaining and Ensuring Green School Goals are Achieved Successfully achieving the green schools outcome can often be intimidating for the design team, the occupants and especially the operators. To ultimately […]

Designing for Change | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

William Leddy, FAIA, Marsha Maytum, FAIA, and Richard Stacy, FAIA, are founding Principals of San Francisco-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, recipient of the 2017 National AIA Firm Award. They believe that architecture has an important role to play as a catalyst for positive change in our society – focusing the transformative power of design on […]

Collective Inquiry | KieranTimberlake

KieranTimberlake creates beautifully crafted, thoughtfully made architecture that is holistically integrated to site, program, and people. In conjunction with its architectural projects, the firm develops new materials, processes, and products. Their activities unite the diverse fields of architecture, environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and more. In her talk, Billie Faircloth will discuss the role of […]

Hip Hop Inspired Architecture | Michael Ford

Join AFO and Portland Design Events for a lecture featuring Michael Ford! Michael Ford’s talk on Hip Hop Inspired Architecture focuses on three interconnected realms – education, practice and media to expose the subconscious roles of celebrated modernist architects and urban planners in the creation of the environments which necessitated hip hop’s birth. The multi-media […]

My Existential Crisis and Other Random Acts | Martha Schwartz

This will be a two-part presentation: The first part will be about the work of Martha Schwartz Partners that spans from the very early installation works to the most recent work being done by the practice. The work will show an evolution of scale and approach to design. The second part of the presentation will […]

Selected Work of Snow Kreilich Architects | Matthew Kreilich

Matthew Kreilich, design principal of Snow Kreilich Architects, recipient of AIA’s 2018 Architecture Firm Award, will discuss the importance of context as a design generator for their work and their studio’s obsession with detail and assembly to bring those ideas to life. Snow Kreilich’s work has been described as a “mutual intensification of both building […]

Disruptive Ecologies | Susan Jones

Susan Jones pursues disruptive design strategies to investigate existing ecologies of waste materials, energy, sites and buildings to create delight, wonder and beauty with new conceptual and formal impact in her buildings and urban interventions. Disruptive Ecologies unpacks six projects to examine their design origins and how disruption can generate new phenomenological experiences through embracing […]

SMPS Oregon New Member Welcome Event

New to SMPS Oregon? Curious to know more about your membership and fellow members? Meet the Membership Committee and some members of our Board of Directors, and ask your questions over coffee! This is a completely casual but great opportunity to match faces to names and learn more about SMPS in a small-group setting. Registration […]

Portland Architects in Schools Exhibition

You are invited to a First Thursday event celebrating the hard work of our 2018-19 Architects in Schools students in the Portland Metro area! This is the culminating event of the season, where participating students exhibit the work they have completed during their Architects in Schools residencies. This Architects in Schools season was another huge success, […]

Downtown Portland Moves West Tour

After repeated Willamette River flooding in the late 19th century, Portland’s central business district began to move west of 2nd Avenue, embarking on an era of building construction that utilized popular new materials, often coupled with classical design motifs. The results included some of the city’s first “skyscrapers” and by the 1910s, Fifth and Sixth Avenues had […]