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Portland Open-Space Sequence

  • Location TBD (map)
  • Portland, OR 97204
  • USA

Oregon’s new DoCoMoMo Chapter hosts its first National Tour Day this Fall.  The event will celebrate the famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s “Portland Open-Space Sequence” – a series of four urban fountain plazas that culminate in the dramatic Forecourt Fountain(now called Keller Fountain) – described by New York Times architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable as “one of the most important urban spaces since the Renaissance”.  Built between 1965 and 1970, the Portland Sequence’s importance has been recognized in its successful nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Landscape architect Steve Koch and journalist Randy Gragg will lead a morning tour detailing the history and creation of Halprin’s masterpiece.  Koch is a co-founder and Gragg is the current president of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy, which is devoted to the restoration and stewardship of the Portland Sequence.

Admission is $10.
Reservations required. Contact Becca Cavell to RSVP