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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.

We’re On a Covid Break!

December 23, 2020
Lucky Lab Qumiby Beer Hall
COVID-19: Due to the impact of Coronavirus on in-person events, we will not be updating this site for the duration . . . . . .
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Waza to Kokoro Seminar in Japanese Garden Arts

August 24, 2020
Portland Japanese Garden
Waza to Kokoro Seminar in Japanese Garden Arts This intensive, hands-on educational seminar is an immersive learning experience in Japanese . . . . . .
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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 […]

COVID-19: Due to the impact of Coronavirus on in-person events, we will not be updating this site for the duration of the pandemic. We are continuing to send weekly newsletters, however, with links to upcoming online events.Subscribe!