ABC is honored to announce that the Howard Residence received a 2019 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Northwest & Pacific Region.
InProcess is a quarterly lecture series presented by AIA Portland exploring the creative process of local architects, designers, makers, and creators.
These lectures are free and open to the public. Join us June 18 at the Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland.
We had a great night at AIA Portland 's 2017 Portland Architecture Awards. Laura's Place won a Merit Award in the Small Project Category! With this award Laura's Place has now received recognition at the local, regional and national levels of the The American Institute of Architects. Laura's Place is a transitional housing project we designed for Central City Concern located in Portland, Oregon.
You can see all the award winners here...http://aiaportland.org/2017-portland-architecture-awards
We are excited to announce that ARCHITECTURE BUILDING CULTURE has been selected to design the new Black Cultural Center on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon. We will be working in close collaboration with our Associate Designer, Darell W. Fields, Ph.D. of The Maxine Studio, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, KPFF Portland(structural engineer), PAE (MEP engineer), BHE (civil engineer), Brightworks (sustainability), Czopek Design Studio (interior design), and Bruce Mau Design (wayfinding & building identity).
The Black Cultural Center will be the home for Black student organizations and initiatives that directly enhance the college experience of Black students on the University of Oregon campus. The purpose of the center is to be a nucleus for Black student life by providing a place that supports education, growth, and development. The space will welcome campus and community members to partake in cultural events and learn about the history that led to the creation of the Black Cultural Center at UO.
ABC Principal & Co-Founder, Mark Ritchie to be panelist at upcoming Turncoats Vancouver debate, "God Has Left the Details" /
Vancouver's Architectural debates are rubbish.
We've all been there: a panel of similar designers with similar views taking it in turns to talk at length about their similar work - too polite, too deferential, too dull. At best they are lukewarm love-ins, critically impotent, elitist and stuffy. Turncoats is a shot in the arm. Framed by theatrically provocative opening gambits, a series of debates will rugby tackle fundamental issues facing contemporary practice with a playful and combative format designed to foment open and critical discussion, turning conventional consensus on its head.
God Has Left the Details
6pm, Friday, 5 May, 2017
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1S2
Salivating over the way pieces of a building come together is a dangerous fetish. Most clear-headed people aren’t moved to tears by a carefully placed reveal or a custom handrail. They regard those who are as elitist and out of touch. The scale and speed of today’s design problems utterly dwarf the subtlety of architectural details. Don’t get lost in the pixels. It’s the picture that matters!
Ian McDonald is a partner Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects located in Vancouver. He taught at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture from 2005 until 2013, and was at one time, an aspiring Vancouver School Board candidate.
Ali Kenyon is an architect and designer at HCMA Architecture + Design. She has worked for Droog in Amsterdam, Molo in Vancouver, and curated the exhibition Tangential Vancouversim through 221a in 2012.
Mark Ritchie is a principal and co-founder of Architecture Building Culture. He has practiced internationally, run practices on two continents and was a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture and Design from 2002 to 2004.
Andrew Latreille is an architectural photographer based in both Vancouver and Melbourne whose photos have been highly awarded. He is a trained and registered non-practising architect in Australia.
Lander Cabin is one of seven projects featured in upcoming exhibition at The Center for Architecture /
The Lander Cabin is one of seven projects featured in the upcoming exhibition, 7 HOUSES at The Center for Architecture.
Here is more info...
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.
The exhibition will feature projects by the award winning firms, Allied Works Architecture, Architecture Building Culture, Architecture W, Holst Architecture, Hennebery Eddy Architects, Waechter Architecture and Works Progress Architecture.
April 21, 6-8pm
Design Week Portland
April 23-29, 10am-5pm
May 1 - June 30
ABC awarded 2015 AIBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Merit Award in Architecture for the Vomo Island Spa /
The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture were established to recognize excellence in completed architectural projects led or designed by AIBC members.
We are excited to announce that ABC has been awarded the 2014 Emerging Firm of the Year Award from The American Institute of Architects Northwest & Pacific Region. The award recognizes firms that are, through their practice, challenging traditional perceptions and methods of architecture.
We are excited to announce that ABC Principal & Co-Founder, Mark Ritchie has been shortlisted for the 2014 Western Living Designers of the Year ARTHUR ERICKSON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR AN EMERGING ARCHITECT! The spirit of the award is to acknowledge designers who appear poised for widespread acclaim, but who are still early in their career development.
ABC is pleased to announce that Brian Cavanaugh has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Center for Architecture.
The Center for Architecture Board of Directors is responsible for maintaining clarity of focus on our mission, and for identifying and prioritizing the programs and events that utilize our resources most effectively. The Board is also engaged in developing the resources that will enable the Center for Architecture to continue to expand the range and number of opportunities we can provide for the public to experience and appreciate the impact that architecture, design and planning have on our daily lives.