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Materialize: Department of Architecture Student Exhibition Opens First Thursday, June 2

The Department of Architecture at Portland State University celebrates the graduation of its first ever class of Master of Architecture students with an end-of-year design show. Hosted by the American institute of Architects, Portland chapter, the show will highlight the creative achievements of students throughout the graduate and undergraduate programs, with an emphasis on the independent design theses of the Master of Architecture students.

The show opens with a First Thursday reception, Thursday, June 2, 5:30 to 8:30pm, and runs from June 1 through 30.

Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, authored an essay titled “A Story of Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered,” published in Thresholds, Vol. 43: Scandalous.

Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, authored an essay titled “A Story of Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered,” published in Thresholds, Vol. 43: Scandalous.

Margarette Leite, Architecture faculty, authored "Faster Better Cheaper: Social Process for a Modular Future," a chapter in the book Architecture in an Age of Uncertainty, published by Ashgate Publishing Company.

Margarette Leite, Architecture faculty, authored "Faster Better Cheaper: Social Process for a Modular Future," a chapter in the book Architecture in an Age of Uncertainty, published by Ashgate Publishing Company.

Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, presented a paper titled "A Story of Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered" in a session On the Use and the Disuse of History for Architecture at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture annual conference in Toro

Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, presented a paper titled "A Story of Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered" in a session On the Use and the Disuse of History for Architecture at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture annual conference in Toronto, Ontario, March 20. She also participated in meetings as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education.

Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, was invited to lecture and speak on a panel on Philanthropy and the Arts at the American Institute of Architects Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program in Washington, D.C., March 6.

Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, was invited to lecture and speak on a panel on Philanthropy and the Arts at the American Institute of Architects Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program in Washington, D.C., March 6.

SAGE Classroom Wins National Modular Building Institute Awards

The Modular Building Institute (MBI), the national organization advancing the work of the modular construction industry, bestowed an important honor on Portland State University’s groundbreaking SAGE (Smart Academic Green Environment) Classroom project on March 15 at the MBI’s 2015 Awards of Distinction in Las Vegas.

Catherine McNeur Lecture: “Out of the Trash Heaps: Shantytowns and the Informal Economy in Nineteenth-Century Manhattan.”

History Professor Catherine McNeur will deliver a talk titled “Out of the Trash Heaps: Shantytowns and the Informal Economy in Nineteenth-Century Manhattan” on Thursday April 2, 2015. 5:30-6:45pm in Smith Memorial Student Union SMSU, Browsing Lounge RM 238.