I am a freelance journalist specializing in architecture, visual art and culture. The publications I have contributed to include The New York Times (five sections), The Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg, Premiere, Salon, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Dwell, Atlantic Cities, Sunset, The Ore...
Last week brought the news that one of the most significant Portland architects of our time had passed away: Robert Frasca, FAIA. Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Frasca came to Portland in 1959 after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the suggestion of Pietro Belluschi, who besides being the school's dean had also made his name in the Rose City.
Portland 101: Crooked Grids, Tiny Blocks, And The Building Of The City How did Portland get this way, with its little square blocks and weird intersections, the funny pronunciations and the bridge ramps to nowhere? Why is it even located where it is?
This post is a continuation of my recent interview with ZGF Architects principal Paddy Tillett, who has impacted Portland not only through his three and a half decades working on a variety of planning and urban design efforts for his firm but has also been an active citizen through organizations like the City Club, the American Institute of Architects, the Willamette Light Brigade and more.
@Oregontider@LincolnGraves Okay, for all I know they are not Trumpians. But they attacked an artist for painting a mural that depicted people of many colors INCLUDING white people. Are you on the artist's side or the attackers?
It's crazy to me how entitled some Portlanders get about views of Mt. Hood and how conservative/provincial they are about allowing height. You know what? A single-story house blocks my Mt. Hood view. Should we only allow underground houses?
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