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Events: Portland’s Masters of Modernism Tour

By Marisa Swenson, August 9, 2018

The Architectural Heritage center is hosting a tour in downtown Portland highlighting some of our greatest architects. on August 11th, 2018 from 10am-noon there will be a guided tour in the downtown core.

Information from the Architectural Heritage Center’s website:

The names Pietro Belluschi, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Richard Sundeleaf, and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, are synonymous with Portland’s growth in the years since the end of the Second World War. Their modernist designs dominated new construction in downtown and forever changed the Portland skyline.

This tour examines the work and legacy of these masters of Portland’s modernist architectural heritage. Along the way you’ll see what many call Portland’s first skyscraper, now quite literally towered over by the nearby US Bancorp Tower. You’ll see banks, office towers, public plazas, and hotels, along with Belluschi’s most important Portland building and a few more recent additions to the city’s skyline.

Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required.

Admission:
$20.00 General Public
$12.00 AHC Members

 

About The Architectural Heritage Center
The Architectural Heritage Center’s mission is to “inspire people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities.” We seek to preserve the historic character and livability of our built environment, and to promote sustainability through the re-use of period homes and buildings.

Owned and operated by the non-profit Bosco-Milligan Foundation, we empower people in the Portland region to preserve both landmark buildings and the regular “vernacular” vintage homes and storefronts that collectively define our neighborhoods, traditional downtowns,culture, history, and quality of life.

 

 

Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales
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Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area. Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area. In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a Realtor seamless. She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance. She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
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