The University of Oregon ASLA Student Chapter is pleased to host the twenty-third annual Shadow Mentor Day on Friday, January 29, 2016. For one day, students experience the working world of landscape architecture by shadowing a professional through their daily work. Students will have the opportunity to visit firms in Eugene, Portland, and Seattle.
Are you from a firm or organization interested in hosting a student or small group? Please contact the current Student President no later than Friday December 11th to participate in this annual event.
Dennis Albert is a Research Professor in the Horticulture Department of Oregon State University, where his research has focused on wetland restoration and native plant marketing. He has current research projects focused on Great-Lakes-wide coastal wetlands inventories and harvest of invasive wetland plants for biogas production and phosphorus capture and reuse. He and his graduate students conduct research on Oregon’s estuaries, and in May he will begin an inventory of the vegetation of the playas of Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge in southeastern Oregon and Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada.
Dr. Albert teaches summer field courses in Forest Ecology and Great Lakes coastal wetlands at the University of Michigan’s Biological Station in northern Michigan. Dr. Albert wrote the Ecological Overview of the Flora of Oregon, as well as books on Michigan’s original vegetation, plant communities, coastal wetlands, sand dunes, and ecoregions.
Join us for the second BEEP (Built Environment Emerging Professionals) Lightning Talks! Reserve your spot in the audience NOW… last year’s event sold out!
Lightning Talks are engaging, fast-paced presentations in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The concise format is popular for dynamic multi-speaker events worldwide.
This year’s theme is “How do you BUILD diversity?” Diversity can apply to people, culture, species, neighborhood, housing type, mode of transportation, anything! And our speakers this year reflect that marvelously—check out the poster below for a list of presentations and scroll to the end of this page for speaker bios.
This is a chance to network with individuals from across disciplines, enjoy an evening full of engaging presentations on topics related to the build environment, and have a drink or two among good company.
Special shout out to our Premium Sponsor: PSU Master of Real Estate Development!
News Release from Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Downloadable file: 2016-09-06_Media_Advisory.doc
On Thursday (9/22), Portland is hosting the second of two public forums to discuss a draft proposal to require the seismic retrofit of the city’s 1,700 public and privately-owned unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. The forum is being held at the Portland Development Commission (222 NW 5th Ave) from 6 to 8 p.m. URM buildings are typically structures built before the 1960s using brick with little to no steel reinforcement in the walls that are highly vulnerable to collapse even during a moderate earthquake.
The draft proposal was developed by the Portland URM Seismic Retrofit Project, a group sponsored by Commissioner Steve Novick that includes the Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS), Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), Portland Development Commission (PDC), and community members. Since December 2014, the group has been meeting to find ways to reduce Portland’s risk from URM buildings.
Information about the proposal, along with a searchable URM map and way to provide feedback, is available at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/
No landscape architect has touched more of Portland’s downtown park system than Douglas Macy. A key member of the legendary team that shaped the city’s “living room,” Pioneer Courthouse Square, Macy and his firm Walker Macy went on to design many of the central city’s most dynamic and cherished places, from the cherry-tree postcard shot of Waterfront Park to the busy Portland State University Urban Center.
For decades, Macy has inspired other cities with his history of how Portland’s network of urban parks came to be. Now for the first time, he will offer his historic view to Portland. And, in conversation with journalist and John Yeon Center director Randy Gragg, Macy will reflect on 40 years of practice and offer a candid view of where our downtown parks might go next.
Reception with food and drink to follow at Oregon Historical Society. RSVP here.
WeMake Celebrates design-in-action with our second annual design conference on the process of making. Two days of creative dialogue with inspiring design thinkers known locally, nationally, and internationally. This curated group of diverse speakers have been chosen from the design and maker communities because they are forging their own creative paths and making a mark in their respective industries.
Day 1/ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH
Creative Dialogue on the Process of Making
6 Keynote Speakers, Panels, Demos, and more!
Gather at THE ARMORY for a full day of creative dialogue with a diverse panel of makers, designers, and illustrators. WeMake Celebrates sets the stage with local, national, and international design thinkers to talk about process and what inspires creativity.
* We’ll celebrate into the night with an after party too!
IF YOU’RE ORDERING MORE THAN ONE TICKET, PLEASE ENTER IN INFORMATION OF ALL ATTENDEES. THANK YOU!
Day 2/ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th
Hands-on Experiences and Fun had by all!
Day two will host creative workshops and hands-on making.