Built: A weekly, curated look at design & arch news (5/20/17)

Every Saturday, I curate news in the built environment, architecture, design, placemaking, and the urban design space. Let’s roll. –City animals I remember picking up a wonderful zine, Urban Pantheist, when we lived in Boston that focused on wild animals living amongst us in the city. Here in Portland, there are all kinds of animals … More Built: A weekly, curated look at design & arch news (5/20/17)

Built: A weekly, curated look at design & arch news (5/13/17)

Every Saturday, I curate news in the built environment, architecture, design, placemaking, and the urban design space. Let’s roll. –May is Historic Preservation Month. Here are 57 ways to celebrate from the Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space blog. –Beer and hops. Hops and beer. In Pittsburgh an organization is planting and growing hops around … More Built: A weekly, curated look at design & arch news (5/13/17)

Episode 10: Bourbon and buildings: An interview with John Patrick Winberry, UP studio

LISTEN HERE and SUBSCRIBE HERE. What do design, branding, good bourbon, and a Norwegian architect firm have in common? It’s the thread to this episode’s interview with John Patrick Winberry, founding partner, chief wrangler, and architect at the UP studio. UP is a small, nimble boutique Architecture, Interior, and Brand Design firm that believes all … More Episode 10: Bourbon and buildings: An interview with John Patrick Winberry, UP studio

EPISODE NINE: Agriculture meets architecture: It’s called Agritecture

LISTEN HERE and SUBSCRIBE HERE. You’ve heard of agriculture – and urban ag, or growing food in cities. And then there’s architecture. And then, there’s agritecture. Wait, agritecture? Yep. The brains behind the concept is Henry Gordon-Smithlaunched agritcture.com a few years back as a blog to help promote the fact, that yes, you can grow … More EPISODE NINE: Agriculture meets architecture: It’s called Agritecture

EPISODE Eight: In defense (kind of) of the suburbs: An interview with writer Amanda Kolson Hurley

LISTEN HERE and SUBSCRIBE HERE. For many, the suburbs are an easy target. For good reason. Many of the homes are ugly and out of scale. They promote sprawl and auto dependence thereby increasing obesity. They use tons of energy and are a huge drain on a city’s infrastructure. They wipe out farmland. And to … More EPISODE Eight: In defense (kind of) of the suburbs: An interview with writer Amanda Kolson Hurley

Between episodes: Illuminating ‘ghost signs’ with glorious light

Last February we attended the premiere Portland Winter Light Festival at OMSI. The outdoor celebration promised to illuminate “Portland’s waterfront through contemporary light-based art installations, engaging performance, and fun activities for all ages.”  We thought it’d be a mellow affair. Ya know, stroll around and look at some light installations. Not quite. It was packed. … More Between episodes: Illuminating ‘ghost signs’ with glorious light

Between episodes: Help design the Post-Fossil City

  Cool alert. The Urban Futures Studio is presenting the Post-Fossil City Contest. They’re calling on artists, designers, architects, urbanists, authors, photographers, filmmakers and all-around creative thinkers to imagine a city that is no longer reliant on fossil fuels. Proposals in any shape or form are welcome: from illustrations, 3D models and essays to videos, products … More Between episodes: Help design the Post-Fossil City

Episode Seven: The Fair-Haired Dumbbell (an interview with Kevin Cavenaugh)

LISTEN HERE or HERE and SUBSCRIBE HERE. I first learned about developer Kevin Cavenaugh’s work years ago when I was managing editor of a building trade magazine that focused on development, building techniques, and exciting topics like cemeticious siding and decking materials. (Kidding aside, I loved every minute of it.) His Box + One project was – … More Episode Seven: The Fair-Haired Dumbbell (an interview with Kevin Cavenaugh)