Current Programs

7 HOUSES
April 23 - June 30 2017

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce 7 HOUSES, an exhibition that explores the state of Pacific Northwest contemporary architecture through the lens of seven houses by seven Portland architects.

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Past Programs

Building Fit: Designing for Wellness
November 2016 - February 2017

The second in a series of exhibitions demonstrating how architecture and design contribute to the quality of life in our communities, Designing for Wellness focuses on the ways that well-designed environments can have positive impacts on health.

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2015 Portland Architecture Awards
August 17 - September 23, 2016

Join us at the Center for Architecture this August 17-September 23 as we celebrate the winning projects from the 2015 Architecture Awards.  The exhibit will include work by Allied Works Architecture, Skylab Architecture, ZGF Architects, LEVER Architecture, Hacker, and more!

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Snøhetta: People, Process, Projects
April 17 - June 30, 2016

The Center for Architecture is proud to host the first full-scale exhibition of Snøhetta’s work in the US. Designed, built, and curated by the designers themselves, Snøhetta: People, Process, Projects invites visitors behind the scenes of the office’s culture and design philosophy. First created in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen in Summer 2015, the exhibition opened on April 17, 2016 to kick off Design Week Portland.

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Tsunagu: Connecting to the Architecture of Kengo Kuma
February 4 - 29, 2016

The first-ever U.S. exhibition of world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma explored the philosophy of continuity in Kuma’s work. Tsunagu: Connecting to the Architecture of Kengo Kuma focuses on Kuma’s design for the Portland Japanese Garden’s Cultural Crossing project, his first public commission in North America.

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Building Fit
October 1 - December 18, 2015

The countless decisions architects make in public and private practice have health implications.  The first in a series of exhibitions demonstrating how architecture and design contribute to the quality of life in our communities, Building Fitfocuses on the ways that well-designed environments can have positive impacts on health. 

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Cover image courtesy Jonathan Ley Photography