Brad Cloepfil, Portland’s most notable architect and one of the only one who in known and gets commissions nationally and internationally wil be speaking at the Portland Art Museum this Thursday, January 26th, at the Portland Art Museum. It is free for members or with museum admission. While Brad is a local architect he rarely speaks publicly in Portland so it is not to be missed. I once saw him speak a few years ago on a panel with Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Portland Monthly Editor Randy Gragg and it was quite interesting. The main thing I remember is that he showed slides of great pieces of contemporary architecture from such cities as Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and several other town we like to think we are better than while challenged Portland to think bigger and broader about design. His talk this week is to focus mainly on some of his recent work and his new book, Occupation, which is very beautiful, especially for someone who grew up in the Northwest like me.
Here is the description from PAM:
“The designer of many notable buildings, Cloepfil will speak about the firm’s recent work and ideas. Recent projects include the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, the National Music Centre of Canada in Calgary, and the Vancouver Community Connector in Washington. After the lecture, join Cloepfil for a book signing of Allied Works Architecture Brad Cloepfil: Occupation.”