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Jeff Schnabel
Jeff Schnabel

Associate Professor
Shattuck Hall 235

Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Bachelor of Science/Landscape Architecture, West Virginia University, 1984

Jeff explores the potential of projected media to transform the built environment, a research focus that led him to launch the first annual Portland Winter Light Festival in 2015. In addition, he has collaborated on light installations in the Recess Gallery (Project) and the Autzen Gallery (Alteracion) and has engaged his students in projected light experiments in the city. Jeff also worked with the Clackamas County Arts Commission to use projected light to illuminate the historic pedestrian elevator in Oregon City as part of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. He is also currently serving as part of the Willamette Light Brigade, charged with illuminating Portland's bridges.

A founding member of urbanLAB:PDX, a collective based in the School of Architecture, he has collaborated with fellow faculty on exploarations of provocative ideas at the city scale.

Jeff has also worked with Sergio Palleroni and the student group COSIE (Coalition of Students Interested in Ecodistricts) to develop the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza on the Portland State University campus. This facility's first project was focused on researching a full spectrum of green wall strategies for the benefit of the development community, design professionals and the public.

In addition to his educational and architectural endeavors, Jeff creates visual art, including encaustic, painting, collage and printmaking.