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Danielle LaGrua

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July 2019

A Welcoming Space for All Abilities

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Seven Corners Community Collaborative, 1949 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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$25

AFO is pleased to introduce a new series of events that highlight the positive social impact of architecture in the community. This summer, explore three stellar nonprofit headquarters recently designed by Oregon architecture firms. You’ll have a chance to hear from each organization’s leader, learn about their missions and discover how the spaces were designed to enhance each unique vision. Tours, mingling and nibbles will follow.   The first event of the three part series: What are the latest innovations…

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August 2019

Terrace 2 Terrace

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$125

Revel in this collaboration between the creative geniuses of ZGF Architects, Lease Crutcher Lewis and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble.  You’ll explore three spaces – The Sapphire Room atop ZGF, the building lobby and Lease Crutcher Lewis’ HQ two blocks away– accompanied by The Quadraphonnes, a saxophone quartet, that will play pieces inspired by the spaces. Drinks and noshables will complete the experience.   Hosted by ZGF Architects, Lease Crutcher Lewis, and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble.   We will send the…

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An Electric Dinner

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$100

Enjoy an intimate dinner with Clark/Kjos Architects in the firm’s new studio on the seventh floor of the historic Electric Building in the heart of downtown. With generous windows and exposed structural elements, the office provides new opportunities for firm collaboration.   Hosted by Clark/Kjos Architects.   We will send the address after you register. Please call 503-664-3951 if you need further information.

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PLACE + Otani = Perfection

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$150

The details for this event are still coming in, so stay tuned!  PLACE will showcase the work of Otani Pottery Studio, which was started by Tetsuya and Momoko Otani in Shigaraki, one of the six oldest pottery sites in Japan. The event will feature this duo and their work will, no doubt, be exquisite.   Hosted by PLACE.   We will send the address after you register. Please call 503-664-3951 if you need further information.

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Rooftop Crawfish Boil

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$100

Enjoy mid-summer perfection while indulging in crawfish Louisiana-style. Join building designers GBD Architects atop The Carson, the tallest building in Northwest Portland’s Slabtown. Good food, relaxing vibes, and uninterrupted views from the West Hills to the downtown skyline make for a unique afternoon of fun and pleasure.   Hosted by Agustin Enriquez, GBD Architects.   We will send the address after you register. Please call 503-664-3951 if you need further information.

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Park Avenue Perspective

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$75

With a tower designed to dissolve upwards into the sky through a series of graduations that culminate in a distinguished, illuminated top, Park Avenue West is one of Portland’s newest and most anticipated additions to the downtown skyline.  Tour the building with its designers, then head up to savor views from the magnificent deck while enjoying cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres.   Hosted by Robert Thompson, FAIA, and Elisa Rocha, TVA Architects.   We will send the address after you…

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Designing for Loss, with Space for Joy

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Dougy Center, 3909 SE 52nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206 United States
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$25

AFO is pleased to introduce a new series of events that highlight the positive social impact of architecture in the community. This summer, explore three stellar nonprofit headquarters recently designed by Oregon architecture firms. You’ll have a chance to hear from each organization’s leader, learn about their missions and discover how the spaces were designed to enhance each unique vision. Tours, mingling and nibbles will follow.   The second event of the three part series: How do you design for…

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September 2019

Celebrating Storrs & Belluschi

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$125

Join in conversation with the Storrs and Belluschi families about Pacific Northwest Architecture while admiring the architecture of Portland icon Pietro Belluschi, FAIA. Savor a culinary specialty prepared by chef Leather Storrs using the original indoor rotisserie and dine in the courtyard of Marti and Anthony Belluschi, FAIA. The midcentury home was designed by Pietro Belluschi for a client in 1948 and thoughtfully restored throughout with handsome additions by his son, Anthony.   Hosted by Andrew Gibson, Marti & Tony…

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Reflecting an Environmentally Conscious Mission

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Nature Conservancy, 821 SE 14th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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$25

AFO is pleased to introduce a new series of events that highlight the positive social impact of architecture in the community. This summer, explore three stellar nonprofit headquarters recently designed by Oregon architecture firms. You’ll have a chance to hear from each organization’s leader, learn about their missions and discover how the spaces were designed to enhance each unique vision. Tours, mingling and nibbles will follow.   The last event of the three part series: What are the keys to…

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Homer Williams in the House!

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$125

Don’t miss this evening of conversation with iconic Portland developer, Homer Williams, as he talks with Brian Libby about Portland, the future, and his crusade against homelessness. Located in the reimagined 1960 Pacific Northwest home of Sid and Teresa Scott, dinner and drinks will be created by Portland’s own Gabe Pascuzzi—Eater 2017 Chef of the Year.   Hosted by Teresa and Sid Scott, Scott | Edwards Architecture.   We will send the address after you register. Please call 503-664-3951 if…

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Sip & Dine at Shine

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$50

This event has been rescheduled to September 24   From grain to glass, Shine Distillery & Grill is a new working distillery and restaurant in North Portland that delivers elevated pub food with craft cocktails. The space has been thoughtfully designed with a custom distillery showcased within the restaurant. Come for a first look at this new space, hear from the designers involved and sample the appetizers and cocktails!   Hosted by Corey Omey, EMA Architecture & Shine Distillery.  …

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October 2019

Cocktails at the Courtyard House

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$75

Set on an urban in-fill site in the picturesque town of Aurora, this contemporary home connects the natural and urban environments through floor to ceiling glass windows on the outside and a faceted glass courtyard inside. Join the homeowners and their architect son, Andrew Heid, for a lively soirée to explore this striking modern space while enjoying cocktails, local wine generously provided by Domaine Drouhin, and light hors d’oeuvres.   Hosted by Andrea and Ted Heid.   This event is…

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