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In the CFA Gallery

November 1, 2017

Extracurricular
The Buildings, Speculations, and Research of Faculty at PSU School of Architecture

Opening Reception: November 2, 5 to 8pm

November 2, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Avenue
Free and open to the public.

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.