Upcoming Meetings

AIA Oregon Symposium

Time: 
Jul 18 2019 - 8:30am - Jul 20 2019 - 4:00pm
Meeting Title: 

URM Seismic Resilience Symposium

Location: 

Portland State University Lincoln Hall

Presenters: 

Multiple

Description: 

Unreinforced Masonry (URM) buildings present a challenge for earthquake-prone communities. There are over 1,650 URM buildings in Portland and millions around the world. These structures are important historic, architectural, cultural, and economic landmarks, but their vulnerability to earthquakes imperils these buildings and the people in them.

The URM Seismic Resilience Symposium, July 18-20, 2019, is a three-day event for architects, engineers, owners, property managers, and anyone that might deal with URM buildings.

Topics
The symposium will include two days of lectures focusing on topics and concerns related to URM buildings, including:

  • Earthquake Background
  • URM Construction and Seismic Engineering Technology Options
  • Building Codes and Historic Preservation Requirements
  • Seismic Upgrade Project Considerations and Costs
  • Public Policy, Finance, and Resiliency

Speakers
Speakers include prominent engineers and architects from Oregon, Washington, California as well as leading experts from British Columbia, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Italy.

April 2019 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Apr 4 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Building Tour: The Portland Building

Location: 

1120 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Miro Radoynovski with DayCPM, an OTAK division / Building Enclosure Group

Description: 

The Portland Building Enclosure group will be organizing a tour of the in-progress renovation of the Portland Building. The project is located at 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Touring guests will need to check-in, sign-in, and fill out waivers prior to the tour; please congregate under Portlandia at fifteen minutes prior to the tour Thursday, April 4th.

DLR Group and Howard S Wright are working on the new renovation of this iconic building. We ask that guests bring their own PPE, including: 1. Hard hats 2. Vests 3. Pants 4. Shoes w/ankle support 5. Safety glasses.

Designed by Michael Graves and built in 1982 as administrative offices for the City of Portland, The Portland Building is an award-winning example of Post Modern architecture. The building was later placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a building of “exceptional importance,” but it currently faces problems with its structure, exterior, and operational systems that repairs alone cannot address. To protect and preserve this major public investment, the City has initiated a $195 million project to reconstruct the Portland Building by the end of 2020. The City will create an adaptable building that will last 50-100 years, providing a productive work environment for employees and a welcoming space for community members.

The Portland Building Reconstruction project brings the City an opportunity to create a building that meets current and future needs. The completed building will provide a welcoming environment for our community and ensure viable office space to serve the public well into the future.

The Project includes:


  • Repair/replacement of the building exterior 
* Repair/replacement of electric, mechanical, plumbing, and technical systems
  • Seismic upgrades

  • Improved accessibility for all occupants and visitors

  • Workspace and safety improvements

  • LEED Gold building certification 
* Historic preservation

The tour will be limited to 30 participants in two groups. The first group from Noon to 1 and the second group from 1 to 2.

Please RSVP to John Duncan for headcount purposes.  jduncan morrisonhershfield com