EXTRACURRICULAR: The​ ​Buildings,​ Speculations,​ ​and​ Research​ ​of​ ​Faculty​ ​at​ ​PSU School of Architecture
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, December 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
EXTRACURRICULAR: The​ ​Buildings,​ Speculations,​ ​and​ Research​ ​of​ ​Faculty​ ​at​ ​PSU School of Architecture
In​ ​this​ ​exhibition,​ ​Portland​ ​State​ ​University​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Architecture​ ​faculty​ ​will​ ​present​ ​and​ ​illustrate​ ​the​ ​research, design​ ​work,​ ​installations,​ ​built​ ​projects,​ ​and​ ​collaborations​ ​that​ ​fuel​ ​their​ ​academic​ ​agendas​ ​both​ ​outside​ ​and inside​ ​the​ ​studio​ ​classroom.​

Extracurricular reveals design research—projects, investigations, and buildings—by a selection of faculty at Portland State University School of Architecture. While the classroom becomes a shared space of exploration for both teacher and student, the interests, fascinations, and practice agendas of individual faculty make up an integral part of the identity of the school. The work that is presented here broadens the disciplinary horizons of architectural education through extracurricular means.

From Aaron Whelton’s parametric assemblages to Barbara Sestak’s focus on health and wellness; from Juan Heredia’s operative histories to Sergio Palleroni and Todd Ferry's canonical work in public interest design; from Andrew Santa Lucia’s formal, geometric, and colorful activisms to Anna Goodman’s bold theories on citizen architecture; from Clive Knights’s corporeal monotypes to Maria Simon’s surface expressions; from Nicholas Ross’s interdisciplinary objects to Travis Bell’s design-build wonderlands and Margarette Leite’s healthy modular classrooms—Portland State University School of Architecture is fully dedicated to designing the contemporary world through an array of thoughtful, phenomenal, cultural, and architectural instruments in practice.

Extracurricular posits that the work both inside and outside of the design studio and seminar class reifies the myriad architectural positions of our faculty and fundamentally feeds the primary emphases of teaching at Portland State University School of Architecture: material imagination and the poetics of making; enhancing the city and urban situation; and supporting cultural identities and community engagement. 

Sponsored by the Center for Architecture.

Opening​ ​Reception:​​ ​November​ ​2,​ ​5​ ​to​ ​8pm 
November 2, 2017 - January 25, 2018
​​AIA​ ​Portland
​403​ ​NW​ ​11th​ ​Ave.
​Portland,​ ​OR​ ​97209 
Free and open to the public.