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InProcess with OFFICE 52 Architecture and PLACE

August 1, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Free
InProcess with OFFICE 52 Architecture and PLACE

Join us for InProcess with OFFICE 52 Architecture and PLACE.

Tuesday, August 1st
5:30pm – Doors open for cider and conversation
6pm – Presentation and discussion

In Process is an AIA Portland quarterly lecture series providing insight into the creative process of local architects, designers, makers and creators. This event is free and open to the public.

Photo by Jeremy Bittermann.

OFFICE 52 Architecture
Michelle LaFoe and Isaac Campbell are the founders of OFFICE 52 Architecture, a studio practice dedicated to realizing transformative projects with a research-based approach and artistic expression. Their work explores spatial ideas and the creative application of materials and technology, and they embrace the physical study model as an effective means to test ideas. Their firm received national attention in 2011 when they won an invited competition to design Scott Hall, the new $81.5 million Nano-Bio-Energy Technologies Building for the re-known College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently they won the commission to design Tykeson Hall, a first-of-its-kind innovative academic center for the prestigious College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon.

As a licensed architect and accomplished artist, Michelle has forged a path in both architecture and art with project- and series-based work. Michelle earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts at Rice University, a Post-Baccalaureate Graduate degree in Drawing and Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Master of Architecture as a Distinguished University Research Fellow and former Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and completed post-graduate research in design and fabrication technology at Yale University. Michelle is a former Fulbright-Hayes Scholar and a grant recipient from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. She has taught in Rome and Perugia, Italy and has exhibited internationally.

Throughout his 25 year career, Isaac has collaborated with educational institutions, creative organizations, museums, and private clients on the planning, programming and design of highly sustainable environments and award-winning projects. Isaac commenced his career working in the office of AIA Gold Medal winner Cesar Pelli, FAIA, where he became a Design Team Leader for national and international projects, including the New York Times Building Competition in New York City. Isaac earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University after study at the School of Liberal Arts at Alfred University in New York. He has lectured extensively, been an invited speaker at national conferences, and has been a guest critic for numerous design schools across the country.

Passionate for creating lasting relationships and positive change for the environment. Stimulated by philosophy of innovation and placemaking where every idea entails a risk, every experience invites a reflection, and every project creates a community. Artistic design process that favors authentic social and ecological engagement. An imaginative culture that celebrates compassion, courage, and harmony. The visionary studio that challenges conventional wisdom, leads reflective lives, and makes a living that renders life beautiful and transforming. PLACE.


Cover image courtesy PLACE.


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