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The Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation Program will be hosting our annual conference, to be held May 18th to 20th in Astoria. Thanks in advance to John Goodenberger and Lucien Swerdloff for helping us put the program together, which will include such highlights as papers by scholars from throughout the region, a presentation on site of the Garden of Surging Waves by urban designer Suenn Ho, and a presentation on site on the restoration of the Astoria Column by John Goodenberger.


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Paper abstracts and grant applications due 2-12-2018

Abstracts for proposed papers and grant applications for research and attendance at our upcoming annual conference in Astoria, Oregon are due on February 12, 2018. This year’s Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross chapter conference is from May 18-20, 2018 and the theme 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. For more information, see the attached or visit our website at: http://sahmdr.org/conference.html.

Applications for two grant programs, the Elisabeth Walton Potter (EWP) Research Awards and the Wendell Lovett Student Research Awards, are due at the same time. As a further incentive, student membership in SAHMDR is free.

Planning for the conference is underway – stay tuned for the preliminary program!

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Society of Architectural Historians to Meet in Saint Paul


The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 18–22, 2018. Architectural and art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture of the Twin Cities.

The conference kicks off on Wednesday with a public workshop on creating oral and video histories. SAH members will deliver papers in 48 sessions throughout the day on Thursday and Friday, which will be accompanied by roundtable talks that address current issues in the field. On Friday evening, the Society will name the 2018 winners of the SAH Publication Awards and SAH Award for Film and Video at its annual awards ceremony at the Landmark Center. Guided tours will offer conference attendees and the local community the opportunity to experience the architecture and landscapes of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region. On Saturday, SAH will present a public seminar at the Science Museum of Minnesota that examines the changing postindustrial landscapes along the Twin Cities Mississippi River Corridor. Speakers will include local designers, planners, historians, and community activists who are reshaping the riverfront. The conference’s closing night reception will take place at the James J. Hill House on Saturday evening.

Early registration ends February 20. Tours-only and public event registration opens February 21. Day rates are available for purchase onsite. Visit sah.org/2018 for more information.

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February 7

6 PM  Arch Hall 147

Amale Andraos 

New York, Columbia University/WORKac

We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge

(book signing following lecture)

(image: Weiden+KennedyNYC, photo by Bruce Damonte)

Amale Andraos is the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Andraos has taught at numerous universities including the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School and the American University in Beirut. Her recent design studios and seminar have focused on the Arab City, which has become the subject of a series of symposia entitled “Architecture and Representation” held at Studio-X Amman in 2013 and at the university’s New York campus in the Fall of 2014. Her publications include the recent 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens; Above the Pavement, the Farm!(Princeton Architectural Press, 2010); and The Arab City: Architecture and Representation (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2016).

Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac, a 35-person architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects which re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments. Since the founding of WORKac in 2003, principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood have achieved international acclaim for projects such as the recently completed master plan for the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wieden+Kennedy’s 50,000 sq ft, three story New York offices, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, Texas, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Currently, in Africa, the firm is building its winning competition entry for a new 20,000 square meter Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the project is expected to be completed in 2016 and will host diplomatic meetings, including the next African Union summit for heads-of-state. In addition, the firm is currently designing a second Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 7 in East Harlem and exploring the future of work, art, and technology with the design of a new home for the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in downtown Brooklyn.


February 28

Yumi Kori  I Tokyo/Osaka, Studio Myu

Between Art and Architecture



March 7

Sharon Sutton I  New York, UW/Columbia/Parsons

When Ivory Towers Were Black

Lessons in Re-Imagining Universities and Communities


All lectures will be held in Architecture Hall 147 at 6:00 pm. They are free and open to the public. For more information see http://arch.be.washington.edu/

Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.

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Honoring the Legacy of Bob Frasca

Sunday February 11th, 2018 | 4PM

Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard

Portland, OR 97202

For questions, please contact Liz Thatcher, ZGF at 503.863.2246

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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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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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