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Poetic Icelandic Architecture lecture
Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:30pm

Steve Christer, of the Icelandic architecture firm Studio Granda, will present recent work and talk about design in the context of the natural landscape and culture of Iceland. Working in a harsh, primeval landscape of rock, sea and sky, his work is a gutsy and sensuous synthesis of spatial interplay and tactile materiality.

Studio Granda, established in 1987, is directed by partners Steve Christer and Margret Hardardottir. Their firm has established a growing and notable international reputation because of its unprecedented success in designing landmark public buildings awarded in national competitions. Prominent works include the Reykjavik City Hall (1992), the Supreme Court of Iceland (1996) and the Reykjavik Art Museum (2001). Christer was educated at Newcastle University and London's prestigious Architecture Association.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday February 23, 2006

Where: Portland State University, Room 212 Shattuck Hall (1914 SW Park Ave.)

Cost: The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Departments of Architecture of Portland State University and the University of Oregon.

For more information, please call the PSU Department of Architecture at 725-8405 and visit