Events

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Events

There is always something happening in the School of Architecture & Environment. Join us for guest lectures, conferences, and research symposia. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive our Upcoming Events weekly announcement and stay in the know about the latest happenings.

Jul 19
Herman Brookman: Visualizing the Sacred12:00 a.m.

Twentieth-century architect Herman Brookman (1891-1973) designed several of Oregon’s most recognizable landmark structures, many of which are on the National Register of...
February 21–August 5
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Twentieth-century architect Herman Brookman (1891-1973) designed several of Oregon’s most recognizable landmark structures, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Organized by and first presented at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) in Portland in summer 2017, this exhibition of forty drawings, on loan from UO Special Collections and University Archives, focuses on one of Brookman’s masterpieces, Temple Beth Israel in Portland. These drawings for the only synagogue Brookman ever designed include initial concept sketches, alternatives for the exterior to the dramatic sanctuary, and additional architectural details. Together, they represent a rare opportunity to follow an architect’s creative process. The exhibition is curated by Kenneth Helphand, Philip H. Knight Professor of Landscape Architecture, Emeritus, and Henry Kunowski (B. Arch. UO 1978), a Portland-based architectural historian and specialist in Cultural Resources. JSMA’s presentation is made possible thanks to a JSMA Academic Support Grant.

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