Hyde Lecture with Carrie Strickland

Hyde Lecture with Carrie Strickland

By Kerry McCulloug...

November 4, 2019

Carrie Strickland

The College of Architecture is excited to announce Carrie Strickland, principal of the largest female-owned firm on the west coast, will be giving the next Hyde lecture titled "Architectural Analog” at 4 p.m., November 8th, at Richards Hall, room 15.

For this lecture, through a series of project concepts and case studies, Strickland will articulate her firms approach to the analog of architecture.

“We have become interested in the idea of an analog by way of contrast to the digital world that in some ways advances our profession and in some ways runs contrary to it,” said Strickland.

Strickland’s lecture will explore the various ways the profession is changing because of the accelerating technology at their disposal and the evolving nature of current social structures. She will examine how designers can progress alongside this shift in the process of making buildings.

As a principal with Works Progress Architecture, in Portland, Oregon, Stickland is at the forefront of innovative urban building practices. She has deeply influenced development of the city’s urban core for the past 16 years. Strickland’s work includes adaptive reuse, new construction, corporate headquarter construction, commercial tenant improvements and residential towers.

Working predominantly in private development, Strickland’s work confronts the challenge of making the high standard of design possible while working within the constraints of tight budgets, fast-paced development and jurisdictional restrictions of zoning codes associated with urban infill projects. Strickland established her uncompromising design practice within these aggressive constraints while building long-lasting relationships with her clients and collaborators.

With the extensive understanding of Portland’s city fabric, Strickland has designed buildings that merge into their context yet are provocative, modern and challenge the contemporary norm.

This presentation is part of the College of Architecture’s 2019-2020 Hyde Lecture Series featuring speakers from across disciplines that are united under the common theme of “OUR WORK / YOUR WORK - Designing and Planning For Political Engagement”.

The college’s Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing, endowed, public program. Each year the college hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas that are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.