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September 27, 2019

RAMSA Partner Gary L. Brewer to Lecture at Univ. of Portland

RAMSA Partner Gary L. Brewer to Lecture at Univ. of Portland

On Friday, September 27, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art will a host a discussion and building tour led by Robert A.M. Stern Architects Partner Gary L. Brewer, AIA, design partner for the University of Portland's newest building, Dundon-Berchtold Hall. Mr. Brewer will present the undertaking from conception to completion, highlighting the body of knowledge and process required to design and build a contemporary Gothic Revival building. Dan Danielson, AIA, President of Soderstrom Architects will speak along with Mr. Brewer. Soderstrom Architects served as architect of record.

Dundon-Berchtold Hall, carries forward the brick and limestone palette established by the existing Collegiate Gothic buildings of the campus core and defines a new formal quad facing the University's oldest building, Waldschmidt Hall (McCaw, Martin & White, 1891). A 58-foot-tall tower, visible from the edge of campus and addressing its main gate, mark the building’s entry. Dundon-Berchtold Hall houses a variety of tiered, flat-floor, and cluster classrooms; faculty offices; the 153-seat Brian Doyle auditorium; and the Dundon-Berchtold Institute for Moral Formation and Applied Ethics. The Collegiate Gothic style carries through to the building’s interior woodwork, details, and light fixtures. The design targets LEED Silver Certification.

The Pacific Northwest chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art endeavors to promote the renewal of interest in classical and traditional architecture, urbanism, and their allied arts. The organization recognizes the enduring human values underlying classicism and the way in which it can inform design and artistic excellence across a broad and relevant spectrum of contexts, emphasizing cultural continuities rather than differences. The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of classical design.

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