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AIA sponsors architecture festival in Portland

on Thursday,September 24,2009 01:09

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The American Institute of Architects is hosting its first-ever Portland Architecture + Design Festival, a month long event intended to examine and celebrate some of the Oregon city''s most outstanding buildings.

Almost no part of the city will be left unexamined by the festival, which is set to include bike and walking tours, film screenings, museum exhibitions, lectures and an award ceremony. Some of these events are designed to give participants the opportunity to learn more about the most salient architecture in Portland, while others focus on more general architectural principles.

The lecture series will engage the most relevant topics to the architectural industry. The first lecture will discuss the future of architectural education, and subsequent lectures will consider topics such as environmental sustainability and designing buildings in large metropolitan areas.

Most of the festival''s events will be free and open to the public. The month-long festival will kick off on October 1 with a party at the Center for Architecture.

While the festival promises to deliver a great deal of insight into architecture both in and outside of Portland, only an education in architectural design can impart the knowledge necessary for a career in that field.

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