Many of you might already be aware that tonight is the Rose Quarter Development Project unveiling of the 95 or so suggestions for re-use of the Memorial Coliseum. It’s not too late to attend. More info is here.

In March, the Northwest Film Center will be screening two interesting films on Modernism. March 17th they will be showing Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman and on March 21st and 24th they will be screening Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect. Both films should be interesting and useful in raising awareness about the significance of what we term the architecture of the “recent past”.

Standard Plaza (1963) Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Further afield, the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center will be hosting a program on Modernism June 19th, in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The details of the program are still being worked out, but the goal is again to point out how modern can definitely be historic and to engage. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.