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In 1939, a promising young photographer named Minor White documented historic Portland buildings before they were demolished.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS MARION DEAN ROSS/PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ASTORIA | OREGON, MAY 18-20, 2018

Abstracts or proposals for papers or work-in-progress reports are welcomed for the 2018 gathering of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. The conference will be held in the coastal town of Astoria, Oregon, from May 18-20, 2018.

Steeped in a rich, maritime setting where the mighty Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, Astoria has long attracted people to its shores—from Native Americans to Scandinavians to East and South Asians. Newcomers brought their own architectural traditions with them, but their lifeways and building practices have been shaped and re-shaped by their water-oriented environment. The conference theme, Constructing Community: Architecture, Diversity, and Identity in the Pacific Northwest, suggests that a diverse array of peoples aspired to build community in the Pacific Northwest, yet a close inspection of the built environment reveals a broad, often intricate, tapestry of culture that collided as often as it coalesced. Proposals that address the theme are encouraged, although those covering any aspect of the built environment of the Pacific Northwest (coastal, inland, or otherwise) or elsewhere in the global community will be considered.

Submission Guidelines: The abstract should be no more than 300 words and must fit onto a single-sided page, and should indicate whether you intend to deliver a twenty-minute paper or a ten-minute work-in-progress report. Please include, as a separate page, a one-page curriculum vitae or a brief, 100-200-word paragraph biography with your contact information. Submissions most likely to be selected for inclusion will be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive, and will aim to make an original contribution. Membership in SAHMDR is not required for abstract submission, although we kindly request chapter dues for the coming year from those individuals chosen for presentation. Proposals from graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and young professionals in fields related to the built environment are especially welcome. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the SAHMDR Papers Committee.

Abstracts are due on or before February 12, 2018, and authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by March 12, 2018. Completed manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted in full to conference organizers by April 27, 2018. Authors shall retain copyright but will agree that the paper can be deposited for scholarly use in the chapter archive in the Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Please email submissions as a Word or PDF attachment with the subject heading SAHMDR 2018 on or before February 12, 2018,

to Amanda Clark at
amanda.c.r.clark [at] gmail.com or via regular
mail to:

Amanda C. R. Clark, MLIS, Ph.D.
Director of the Library & Associate Dean of Special Programs
Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Road

Spokane, WA 99251

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SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS MARION DEAN ROSS CHAPTER
2018 ELISABETH WALTON POTTER RESEARCH AWARDS

The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians invites applications for the 2018 Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Awards. The goal of this award program is to further awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The chapter will provide limited funds for focused projects that increase understanding of the region’s built environment and produce tangible results that can be made available for interested scholars and students.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Awards are available to members of the chapter in good standing.
  • Award amounts shall be no less than $500.00 and no greater than $2,000.00.
  • The Grants Committee shall review applications and make recommendation on the recipients(s) of the award(s).
  • The Executive Committee of the chapter shall review the recommendations of the Grants Committee and make the final decision on the recipient(s) of the award(s).
  • Criteria for acceptance include a realistic scope and timeline, education and professional knowledge of applicant, and research and publication experience of applicant.
  • Successful recipient(s) of the award shall present a summary of work to the membership at the annual meeting of the chapter following completion of the project.
  • Deadline for submission of application – February 12, 2018.
  • Date for notification of grant award – March 12, 2018.
  • Date for awarding of grant – May 19, 2018.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    Please use the following format when applying for the award:

  1. NAME of applicant with full contact information.
  2. PROJECT NAME: A short descriptive title for the project.
  3. DESCRIPTION: Briefly describe the project, including the genesis, purpose, and need. Explain its contribution to the understanding of architecture in the Pacific Northwest. If site specific, describe location.
  1. PRODUCT: Describe specific anticipated results of the project including, if applicable, users, accessibility, educational benefits or other pertinent information. Describe how Marion Dean Ross Chapter support will be acknowledged.
  2. TIME FRAME: State the estimated length of time to complete the project with anticipated beginning and end dates.
  3. AMOUNT: Specify the amount of money being requested. State the total amount to complete the project. If the amount requested from the Marion Dean Ross Chapter is less than the total, indicate how the remainder will be raised, so that the completion of the project is assured.
  4. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Successful applicants are expected to report on their use of the award at a meeting of the Marion Dean Ross Chapter or in one of its publications. Any research project funded fully or in part by the chapter should acknowledge this support in print or verbally, as appropriate. A publication resulting from chapter support should be deposited in the SAH Marion Dean Ross Chapter Publications, University of Oregon Libraries.

Please submit the application to the Grants Committee chair via email (as an attached file) or surface mail. Include contact information – address, phone number(s), email address – with a cover letter or email message.

2017/2018 Grants Committee chair:

James Buckley

jbuckley [at] uoregon.edu

University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program 70 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209

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SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS MARION DEAN ROSS CHAPTER
2018 WENDELL LOVETT STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS

The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians invites applications for the 2018 Wendell Lovett Student Research Awards. Previously called the Wendell Lovett Fund, the goal of this award is to provide for the participation of young scholars who might not otherwise be able to attend the annual conference and to also encourage the participation of young scholars in furthering awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Application for financial assistance is made to the Papers Committee chair through a letter of interest in conjunction with submission of an abstract following the procedures outlined in the Call for Papers. On acceptance of the abstract, the Papers Committee chair will forward the request to the Grants Committee chair, whose committee selects the recipient(s) and determines the amount of the award in concert with the Chapter Treasurer. Consistent with the goal of the Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award, the emphasis is on focused projects that increase understanding of the region’s built environment and produce tangible results that can be made available for interested scholars and students.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Awards are available to graduate and upper level undergraduate students enrolled in a program of study related to the Chapter’s mission.
  • Upon acceptance of a paper abstract, students automatically become chapter members, as membership in SAH MDR is free for students.
  • The Grants Committee shall review applications and make recommendations on the recipient(s) of the award(s), conditional on having their abstracts accepted by the Papers Committee.
  • Students may submit a paper appropriate for a 20-minute paper or a ten-minute work- in-progress report. Submissions must follow the procedures outlined in the “Call for Papers.”
  • Award amounts shall be no less than $300.00 and no greater than $1,000.00.
  • The Executive Committee of the chapter shall review the recommendations of theGrants Committee and make the final decision on the recipient(s) of the awards.
  • Successful recipient(s) of the award shall present a summary of work to the membership at the 2018 annual meeting of the chapter.
  • Deadline for submission of application – February 12, 2018.
  • Date for notification of grant award – March 12, 2018.

• Date for awarding of grant – May 19, 2018 (note that grant funds may released earlier on request).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please use the following format when applying for the award. Note that the abstract submission should follow the procedures outlined in the Call for Papers.

  1. NAME of applicant with full contact information.
  2. PROJECT NAME: A short descriptive title for the project.
  3. DESCRIPTION: Briefly describe the project, including the genesis, purpose, and need. Explain its contribution to the understanding of architecture in the Pacific Northwest. If site specific, describe location.
  4. PRODUCT: Describe specific anticipated results of the project including, if applicable, users, accessibility, educational benefits or other pertinent information. Describe how Marion Dean Ross Chapter support will be acknowledged.
  1. AMOUNT: Specify the amount of money being requested and generally what the money will be used for (for example, the funds are often used for travel to the conference).
  2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Successful applicants will present their papers at the upcoming Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross meeting, either in a 10- or 20-minute session. Any research project funded fully or in part by the chapter should acknowledge this support in print or verbally, as appropriate. A publication resulting from chapter support should be deposited in the Marion Dean Ross Chapter Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.

Please submit the application to the Grants Committee chair via email (as an attached file) or surface mail. Include contact information – address, phone number(s), email address – with a cover letter or email message.

2017/2018 Grants Committee chair:

James Buckley

jbuckley [at] uoregon.edu

University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program 70 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209

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CALL FOR PAPERS AND GRANT APPLICATIONS

CALL FOR PAPERS AND GRANT APPLICATIONS

Society of Architectural Historians, Marion Dean Ross chapter

November 28, 2017

The Society of Architectural Historians, Marion Dean Ross (Pacific Northwest) chapter is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for our upcoming annual conference in Astoria, Oregon from May 18-20, 2018. The theme of the conference is, “Constructing Community: Architecture, Diversity, and Identity in the Pacific Northwest.” Submissions for 20-minute papers or 10-minute work-in-progress presentations are welcome. As usual, proposals that address the theme are encouraged, but those covering any aspect of the built environment of the Pacific Northwest or elsewhere will be considered. Submissions most likely to be selected for inclusion will be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive and will aim to make an original contribution to scholarship.

We are also soliciting applications for two grant programs, the Elisabeth Walton Potter (EWP) Research Awards and the Wendell Lovett Student Research Awards. The EWP grant will be awarded to scholars for research that furthers awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest and that will provide tangible results that can be made available for scholars and students. This grant will be awarded at the annual meeting; it is anticipated that the recipient will make a presentation on their research at the forthcoming, 2019 annual meeting. The purpose of the Wendell Lovett Student Research award is to financially assist student scholars wishing to attend the 2018 conference and present a paper. Note that the paper must first be accepted for presentation by the Papers Committee. For more information, please see the SAHMDR website at: http://www.sahmdr.org/ or SAH MDR blog at https://sahmdr.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

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http://portlanddesign.org/event/reactor-b-hanford-nuclear/

November 15, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

$5 – $15

Reactor B at the Hanford Nuclear Complex HABS/HAER Presentation

Join DOCOMOMO_OREGON for a social hour and presentation by Harley Cowan. As part of a research fellowship for of a HABS/HAER documentation project, Harley has photographed the historic Reactor B at the Hanford Nuclear Complex in Washington with large-format photography.

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Members receive discounted tickets!

Harley will talk about the Hanford site, as well as large format photography, and the process of HABS/HAER photography standards.

Lite refreshments will be served.

HARLEY COWAN
Over the past twenty years, Harley Cowan has traveled the world developing expertise in a variety of areas including laboratory planning, master planning, construction administration, and historic preservation. Additionally, he is a film photographer focusing on heritage documentation and preservation. A graduate of Washington State University, Harley is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for WSU’s School of Design & Construction.

 

About DoCoMoMo Oregon
DoCoMoMo: documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.

Docomomo 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 DoCoMoMo_Oregon.

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Space.City and SIFF present:

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Showing: Thursday, November 09, 7:00 PM
Theater: SIFF Film Center, Seattle Center
Running Time: 70 Minutes

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future examines the life of an architectural giant who envisioned the future. His sudden untimely death at age 51 cut short what continues to be one of the most influential legacies in American architecture and continues to inspire architects today.

Eero Saarinen’s visionary buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. Travel with his son, Eric Saarinen, as he visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey that showcases the architect’s body of timeless work for the first time. Today, Saarinen’s work stands apart and continues to inspire.

Directed by: Peter Rosen, 2016

Advance tickets $14. Enter code EERO17 for a $2.00 Space.City discount.  https://myaccount.siff.net/tickets/buy.aspx?fid=261&id=42030

Contact: Grant Gustafson, Vice President, Space.City  ggustafson@nbbj.com

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