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Landscape Architecture | Regional and Community Planning Field Trip
Wednesday 3.13.2013 -- Sunday 3.17.2013
Lorn Clement email@example.com
Huston Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org
Page references below are to Bart King's (2007) Architectural Guidebook to Portland
Note that city blocks in downtown Portland are 200' X 200'
significance of the annual field trip
overview of the trip
information on financial assistance for the trip
sketching and drawing in Portland
references and resources
Wednesday, March 13
mid-day Arrive at the KC airport for check in and getting to the gate
mid -afternoon Depart MCI Int'l Airport
evening Arrive Portland PDX, proceed to downtown via MAX; hotel is in the
northern edge of the oldest part of the city,
the Yamhill District. (Get off the MAX at the Oak St/SW 1st Ave stop and walk west and north to Pine St.)
afternoon/evening Check into the Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown
319 SW Pine St.
(Originally the Multnomah Hotel, 1912 ... p. 125)
The hotel is on SW Pine St., four or so blocks from the Willamette River front, south of Burnside St. (See Burnside Bridge on the Downtown Map.)
Pioneer Courthouse Square is five or so blocks south and a few blocks west of the hotel.
Walk east to, and north along the river; pass by:
Skidmore Fountain, 1888, by the Willamette River, at 1st Ave. and Ankeny St.
(Olin Warner, sculptor ... p. 118. )
Tom McCall Riverfront Park and McCall's Waterfront Park Bldg., 1949,
a.k.a. McCall's Waterfront Restaurant, 1020 SW Naito Parkway ... p. 98.
Japanese-American Historical Plaza north of the Burnside Bridge
(design by Murase Associates)
5:00 PM Unofficial time
Dinner on your own/small groups
Thursday, March 14
8:15 AM Official time starts
Embassy Suites lobby
Split the group and each half proceeds to ...
9:00 AM Firm visit (1/2) : Fregonese Associates [ this is firm ]1525 SW Park Ave, Suite 200 (above Park Avenue Cafe on Park Ave and Market St)
"THE PEARL" DISTRICT
EcoTrust Building (LEED Gold certificate)
Courtyard at 10th and Hoyt
Jameson Square and nearby streetscape
(Peter Walker & Associates)
Tanner Springs Park, 2005,
NW 10th Ave. and Marshall St.
(designed by Atelier Dreiseitl and GreenWorks, PC ... p.175.)See RE: Tanner Springs Park and the Portland Office for Dreiseitl http://www.place.la
12:00 PM Lunch in restaurants in the Pearl District or Downtown ..
12:30 PM ALTERNATIVE for Landscape Architects and interested Planners with Lorn Clement
- tentative plan is to start this series early in the afternoon, to allow sufficient time for each of the following visits; and not rush through ... maybe even do some sketching! ]
DOWNTOWN / GOVERNMENT CENTER
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 1984,
"Portland's Living Room" b/t Broadway and SW 6th Ave., Morrison and Yamhill Sts. ... p. 11.
Simon and Helen Director Park at SW 9th and SW Park (8th) and
between Taylor and Yamhill,
(site design by Mayer | Reed and Laurie Olin, in collaboration with ZGF Architects)
Andrea Cochran's sculpture garden at the
Portland Art Museum - 1219 SW Park Ave.
(Museum open W: 10 - 5; Th: 10 - 8; F: 10 - 8: Sat: 10 - 5; ($15.00 Admission)
Museum Grounds Coffee Shop open 7:30 am to 3:30 pm ...
(note the discussion of this project and subsequent changes in Andrea Cochran: Landscapes, by Mary Myers.
(2009. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, at p. 110 ff. )
RiverEast Center, just east of the bridge ... walk through ...
(see the fact sheet from Emily Hauth, BES)
NOTE: if we are too pressed for time we will cross on the Morrison Bridge for a shorter walk up the east side of the river (and skip the RiverEast Center)
Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade
(design by Mayer/Reed w/ Hargreaves Associates for schematic plan; detail design and implementation by Mayer/Reed)
Oregon Convention Center, 1990, addition in 2002 w/ The Rain Garden, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Mayer/Reed and ZFG Architects)
... take the MAX back to Old Town for walk through of new Market Space at Ankeny Square (design by Walker Macy)
12:30 PM ALTERNATIVE for Planners and interested LAs with Huston Gibson ..
EAST SIDE - east side neighborhood; Economic Development Sites
Katherine Krajnak, Portland Development Commission (PDC), will lead a tour
starting at the Burnside Bridgehead site, corner of SE MLK Blvd and E. Burnside, we will be joined by
her colleague Geraldene Moyle who led the redevelopment framework plan for the sites to be visited.
(this is east of the Embassy Suites hotel location, across the river on the Burnside Bridge) ...
See the Economic Development Strategy, the guiding document for PDC's economic development work.
Katherine will be showing you the Burnside Bridgehead. The Burnside Bridgehead is a site within the Central Eastside Urban Renewal Area.
An important focus of the work in the Central Eastside Urban Renewal area is the entrepreneurship strategy.
See the Produce Row initiative, which is about branding and realizing this area as an entrepreneurship district.
4:00 PM Both groups return to Embassy Suites for a break / refresh before the evening presenation/discussion at ZGF
5:00 PM Panel presentation at the new ZGF building [ this is firm ]
"Private Sector Planning and Design: Best Projects from Recent Years"
ALL Meet in the second floor lobby of the new ZGF building at 1223 SW Washington St.
Hosts and panel include:
ZGF Architects Paddy Tillett, Principal, Nolan Lienhart, AssociateFregonese Associates, Inc. (Note that Alex Joyce will be at KSU April 2d)
7:00 PM Unofficial time
Dinner on your own/ small groups
Friday, March 15
8:00 AM Official time starts
... for a tour of Green Streets, Ecoroofs | Green Infrastructure... Portland State University, South Waterfront Development, Halprin Blocks, etc.
We will see Green Street designs, Stormwater planters, ecoroofs, and other creative solutions to manage stormwater.
Meeting location for the BES tour to be SW 12th and Montgomery Green St. planters ... PSU campus.
The Portland Building, 1982 designed by Michael Graves;
5th Ave., b/t Madison and Main Sts. ... facing the Plaza Blocks ... p. 90.
Stephen Epler Hall Courtyard, PSU;
The Urban Center / University Plaza, b/t SW5th and 6th Aves., Montgomery and Mill Sts.
(designed by Walker Macy, landscape architects, 2002 ... known as the "front door to Portland State University" p. 111)
Continue with Emily H., Ivy D., perhaps Matt B. BES(by Street Car, almost to southern end)
(... new residential towers include the Mirabella, Atwater Place and The Ardea with site work by Mayer/Reed)
11:30 AM The Aerial Tram, 2007 for views of town and environs... p. 213.
South Waterfront to top of hill occupied by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU); Tram station; campus layout; hillside development; healing garden.
1:30 or so
Lunch at the food carts/trucks near the PMLR office at 2020 SW 4th Ave.
Lorn's group will likely see these spaces walking from south to north as we proceed back to the hotel area ...
Lovejoy Fountain/Plaza, in Lovejoy Park, b/t 1st and 4th Aves., Harrison and Lincoln Sts. This is part of the "Halprin Open Space Sequence" in Portland
(Lawrence Halprin & Assoc. 1966)
Pettygrove Park, SW of Civic Auditorium, north of Harrison Ave.
Ira C. Keller Fountain, a.k.a. Forecourt Fountain, SW 3rd Ave, b/t Clay and Market Sts.
(design by Angela Danadjieva Tzvetin of Lawrence Halprin & Assoc.,1970 ... designed for interactive performances and "to reflect water in its natural environment without mere mimicry" ...p. 108. )
Lownsdale Square, Chapman Square, 1852, a.k.a. Plaza Blocks
b/t 4th and 3rd Ave. Madison and Salmon Sts... p. 96.
2:30 Split the group and proceed to:
3:00 PM Firm visit (1/3): GreenWorks, P.C. http://greenworkspc.wordpress.com/ [ this is firm ]
24 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 100 treet address is just north of Burnside, just east of hotel)
Dave Elkin, Senior Associate, and Mike Faha, principal 503.222.5612
in the Pearl. There is no agenda but friendly conversation. This is a restuarant, appropriate for students of all ages.
7:00 PM Dinner on your own/ small groups recomvmended....
Saturday, March 16
9:00 AM Official time starts
Alternative ONE with Huston Gibson: Unofficial bike tour starting at the bike shop at 10:00am.Pedal Bike Tours; 133 SW 2nd Avenue; Portland, OR 97204; 503.877.2453; pedalbiketours.com
Alernative TWO with Lorn Clement: Depart for leasurely trip to the Portland Japanese Garden
We will take the MAX to Kingshill/Salmon and walk up the (rather steep!!) hill to the International Rose Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden
to arrive at 10:15 am sharp; please pay Lorn in advance $6.50 (group discount rate) so we can enter quickly with a group purchase ..
11:30 AM MAX Station, way below grade and at the surface (Murase Associates)
... consider walking the trail to the Vietnam
Veterans of Oregon Memorial (Walker - Macy)
World Forestry Center, 1971, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., across from zoo entrance... p. 204.
(View of Mt. Hood)
1:30 PM or so.
Ankeny Square Farmer's Market for lunch
Afternoon Alternatives .... small groups recommended ....
3:30 PM Revisit Pioneer Courthouse Square and
Simon and Helen Director Park, (designed by Olin, with ZGF Architects) and other spaces/places
3:30 PM Land Bridge to Vancouver, WA
Alternative -- part of the group may choose to visit the new Land Bridge in Vancouver, WA, by Fort Vancouver National Park,
(designed by Jones & Jones and Maya Lin)
5:00 PM Unofficial time starts
Dinner on your own/small groups
Sunday, March 17
9:00 AM Unofficial time continues/Field Trip is officially complete, done and finished:
Optional visits in the Portland area / travel as needed for Spring Break, etc.
OLD TOWN - CHINATOWN
Lan Su Yuan, 2000, a.k.a. Classical Chinese Garden, largest Suzhou-style garden outside China
b/t NW 2d & 3rd Aves., Everett & Fanders Sts. (10 am to 5 pm, November 1 - March 31. $6.50 w/ student ID)
? AM Revisit favorite places for sketching, analytic diagramming, photography
? AM Check out of hotel - Arrive at the airport for check in, getting to the gate - Depart Portland Int'l Airport
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From Sarah Church: Regarding urban infrastructure for water ..If you don't get a tour beyond downtown with BES, I would recommend going to Cafe au Play (http://cafeauplay.org/ -- 56th and SE Division) -- it has a great urban planning story plus they have implemented rain gardens on private property that take stormwater runoff from the street (taking public water onto private property was a first for the City, I think). Either Paul Leistner (Paul.Leistner@portlandoregon.gov - neighborhood program coordinator) or Kristin Heying (email@example.com -- executive director) would be good contacts. You should also be sure to visit some of the food carts! They are awesome ... and you might think about contacting Metro about their open space/green network efforts... they seem to be doing a lot. ... a few of places always mentioned inlcude the rain sculpture at New Seasons on 10th and SE Division, the rain garden at St. Philip Neri which is right near New Seasons, Ladd's Addition which is also right there in the same area by New Seasons (lots of wonderful trees), and Oaks Bottom (http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?PropertyID=490&action=ViewPark).
... the best "edgy" coffee shop is across the street from the hotel on SW Third. It
is called Stumptown. It is quite a hipster/cult destination. Not everyone in
Portland looks and acts like the characters that hang out there, but it is a fun
people watching place for sure. The Bijou Cafe is right next door on Third and
Pine and it has a great breakfast. If the Stumptown is too edgy or crowded, they
might like Morning Star Cafe which is at SW Third and Washington. It is still
hip but with a little less attitude. Good coffee and pastry both places. VooDoo
donuts is two blocks north of Stumptown and sells ridiculously decorated donuts
and is "open late." ... I hope you left some time to browse in Powell's
Bookstore. Also tell the students there is good, cheap happy hour fare at the
City Grill which is on the 30th floor of the US Bank Tower, the big pink office
high rise at SW 5th and SW Oak. It is one block west of your hotel. The light
rail project has the pavement torn up all around it, but don't be put off from
that. You can get great views in about three directions, so it is worth the
look, even if you don't want to be part of the bar scene. You can eat at the
restaurant part, but it costs more.
Jim Figurski, Dave Elkin, Mike Faha. Thanks very much for so much help on the itinerary, repeated office visits at GreenWorks and tours of projects in the Pearl District.
Emily Hauth and Marie Walkiewicz at BES. Thank you again (!) for assistance in planning and the extensive in situ discussions concerning rainwater, greenstreets and comprehensive planning.
Carol Mayer-Reed. Thank you for involving your entire office during our repeated visits, and helping with updates and corrections to this itinerary, along with the great advice above..
Alex Joyce. Thank you for assistance with planning and making arrangements for the panels for planners again (!) this year.
Carol Kekez. Thank you for repeated rich and enjoyable visits to Place studio (formerly Atelier Dreiseitl Portland).
Mimi Doukas. Thank you for assistance with planning and past meetings with us in Hillsdale to speak with Colin Cooper and Debbie Raber.
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