Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

ARTISAN - OPEN STUDIO Part Three

MOBERG FIREPLACES

PART THREE - NOVEMBER 4TH

MOBERG FIREPLACES, INC., (MFI) is an internationally recognized designer and fabricator of custom fireplaces.  As a consultant to architects, and public and private clients for 37 years, MFI has mastered both traditional and contemporary designs.  The firm's special expertise in classical installations led to a commission to restore 60 historic fireplaces in the Palace of Versailles, France.  Founder Walter Moberg holds degrees in Architecture from Princeton University and has patented several of his unique fireplaces.  He is the author for fireplaces in Architectural Graphic Standards.

Join the "ICAA-NW AT WORK: A Tradition of Portland Craft" in a Three-Part Series of tours as local artisans open their studios to share the rich tradition of Portland craftsmanship.  Studio tours are approved for 1.5 AIA L.U. credits.

Each studio tour will be followed by an informal reception with out craftsman hosts.  Admission is free.

Location:  Moberg Fireplaces, Inc., Cellar Building, Suite 300, 1124 NW Couch St., Portland, OR, 97209

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Oct
22
2:45 PM14:45

SEATTLE RAINIER CLUB ICAA-NW Lecture Series

BUNNY WILLIAMS DESIGNER

BUNNY WILLIAMS is a world-renowned interior designer and garden expert with her own Manhattan-based design firm Bunny Williams, Inc., which she opened in 1988 after twenty-two years with the venerated decorating firm, Parish Hadley Associates.  Schooled in the classics, restraint and appropriateness are hallmarks of Bunny's style.  Objects, patterns, textures and colors, beautifully balanced, have an appealing undisciplined look - the direct result of great focus and meticulous planning.

With her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, she also owns Treillage Ltd., a home and garden shop in Manhattan.  She is author of five books published by Stewart Tabori & Chang: (i) An Affair with a House, (ii) Bunny Williams' Point of View, (iii) Bunny Williams' Scrapbook for Living, (iv) Bunny Williams on Garden Style, and together with co-author Brian McCarthy, (v) Parish Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm 

In 2017, Bunny was honored to be in Architectural Digest's AD 100 inaugural Masters Hall of Fame.  Her work regularly appears in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, the New York Times, and Town & Country.  Bunny currently serves on the non-profit Board of Directors of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York, the nation's leading resource for the classical tradition in architecture and its allied arts.

BOOK SIGNING & DOORS OPEN 1:00 - 1:30 P.M.  Monographs available for purchase at the event. 

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Oct
22
1:30 PM13:30

SEATTLE RAINIER CLUB ICAA-NW Lecture Series

G.P. SCHAFER ARCHITECT AIA

The grandson and great, great grandson of architects, GIL SCHAFER grew up with a strong sense of how a well-built, thoughtfully designed traditional home can bring pleasure to daily life.  Over the course of his childhood he was fortunate enough to be exposed to life in a variety of places around the country, each contributing to his sense of what makes places unique and how architectural traditions and lifestyles are influenced by context.

Upon matriculation from Yale School of Architecture, Gil was the recipient of the H. I. Feldman Prize, Yale's highest honor for studio design work.  Prior to establishing G. P. Schafer Architect, PLLC in 2002, Gil worked in several architecture practices, including the renowned residential firm, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, where he remained for nearly a decade.

Gil lectures around the country on the relevance and livability of traditional residential architecture today and is author of the bestselling book The Great American House.  He is a member of Architectural Digest's AD 100 and winner of Veranda's Art of Design Award.  His work and the firm's projects have been published in both magazines and newspapers, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Veranda, Town & Country, Country Life, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among many others.

Gil serves on several non-profit boards and advisory councils, including Yale School of Architecture's Dean's Council, the Dutchess Land Conservancy, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello.  From 1999 to 2006 Gil served as the President and then Chairman of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York, the nation's leading resource for the classical tradition in architecture and its allied arts.

This lecture series will introduce Gil's newest book and latest design work, as well as a rare opportunity for book signing. 

BOOK SIGNING & DOORS OPEN 1:00 - 1:30 P.M.  Monographs available for purchase at the event. 

NOTE: Register links under each speaker are for the same event.  Click either one.

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Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

ARTISAN - OPEN STUDIO Part Two

MUDSHARK STUDIOS

PART TWO - SEPTEMBER 30TH

Located in NE Portland, MUDSHARK STUDIOS uses traditional processes alongside new technologies to develop and produce ideas in clay.  One of the only ceramic manufacturers in the country, Mudshark works with a wide variety of creatives, from entrepreneurs to accomplished artists and designers.  The company employs local artists and offers educational opportunities to students worldwide to promote and support the creative process in the local community and beyond.

Join the "ICAA-NW AT WORK: A Tradition of Portland Craft" in a Three-Part Series of tours as local artisans open their studios to share the rich tradition of Portland craftsmanship.  Studio tours are approved for 1.5 AIA L.U. credits.

Each studio tour will be followed by an informal reception with our craftsman hosts.  Admission is free.

Location:  Mudshark Studios, LLC, 1930 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR, 97232

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Sep
23
9:30 AM09:30

THEORY OF PROPORTION

STEVE BASS ARCHITECT

TWO SESSION COURSE - THEORY OF PROPORTION

This course provides an overview of the concepts of harmonic, arithmetic and geometric proportion systems as design objectives in traditional architecture.  It is presented in the form of lectures and demonstrations.  The course has no pre-requisites and is open to the public.  Anyone interested may attend.  It is designed for those with limited exposure to the classical language, as well as for those seeking to increase their understanding of design and history.  There is no required reading.

Materials to bring:  participants to bring pencils or pens, a compass, a straightedge, and paper - either loose, or in notebook 9"x12" or larger.  Tables & chairs will be provided.

Lunch break:  1 1/2 hour break @ mid-day.  Each participant is responsible for providing their own lunch.

The course content includes an explanation of symbolic, qualitative number; an introduction to Pythagorean and Platonic numerical philosophy;  the relation of number to beauty;  the derivation of the ancient musical octave;  a discussion of the Golden Section, its mathematics, geometry, relation to philosophy, and particularly its role as a geometrical "logos"; and, the connection of these ideas to the numerical-geometrical canons of classical architecture and applied archetypes.

SESSION ONE:  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.   (Saturday 09/23)

SESSION TWO:  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.   (Saturday 09/23)

FINAL DISCUSSION:  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  (Informal Q/A... refreshments provided)

LOCATION:  Seattle Pacific University, 3307 3rd Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119.  McKenna Hall, Room #15.

PARKING:  Parking directly across 3rd Ave. in lot #51 or #48.  No parking pass required on campus during Saturday.

 

 

STEVE BASS is a practicing architect in New York and a regular instructor on the harmonic, arithmetic and geometric theory of proportion for The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art as part of its continued core curriculum coursework.

from the sketchbook of Duncan McRoberts, c. 1990.

from the sketchbook of Duncan McRoberts, c. 1990.

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Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

ARTISAN - OPEN STUDIO Part One

THE JOINERY

PART ONE - JUNE 3RD

SINCE 1982, THE JOINERY has hand-crafted furniture in its Southeast Portland manufacturing facility.  Using sustainably harvested hardwoods, each piece of residential furniture is proudly built - and signed - by an individual craftsman.  The Joinery's woodshop balances modern technology with traditional hand craftsmanship to create furniture that is as functional and enduring as it is beautiful.

Join the "ICAA-NW AT WORK: A Tradition of Portland Craft" in a Three-Part Series of tours as local artisans open their studios to share the rich tradition of Portland craftsmanship.  

Each studio tour will be followed by an informal reception with our craftsman hosts.  Admission is free.

 

Location:  The Joinery, 4804 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR, 97206

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