“Architects create places, not spaces.” In the second annual lecture series presented by the Department of Architecture at Portland State University, six internationally renowned leaders from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, art, planning and anthropology will tackle this once-controversial idea. The series spans the 2012-2013 academic year, with presentations by Dan Wood, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, Kevin Daly, Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, Tim Ingold and Julie Bargmann. Each of these speakers will discuss the ways in which the active processes of siting, locating, positioning and placing things and people in the world are conceived and embodied in their work.
Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey will speak as part of the "Placing" lecture series on Thursday, November 8. O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects is a seven-time winner of the AAI Downes Medal for Excellence in Architectural Design, and recipient of the RIAI Gold Medal, the highest award in Irish architecture. Their uniquely contextual, materially rich and exquisitely crafted work has been shortlisted for major European awards including the Stirling Prize, the Mies van der Rohe Award, the Lubetkin Prize and the Palladio Prize.
Shattuck Hall Annex
SW Broadway & Hall Street