The UO John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape invites you
to Last Sundays at Portland's only National Historic Landmark residence, the Aubrey Watzek House.
begins promptly at 11:00 a.m., followed by the
opportunity to draw, photograph or just enjoy the ambience of John
Yeon's regional modernist masterpiece.
Completed in 1937, the Watzek House's bold yet timeless synthesis of
many traditions of residential architecture into a refined new language
became an important inspiration for the Northwest Style of Modernism.
Published widely and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art next to such
icons as Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye and Frank Lloyd Wright's
Fallingwater, the house has influenced generations of architects.
Sunday, May 21
Admission: $20-$30 sliding scale. (Yeon Center members and students free.) Capacity is limited.
The UO John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape
No architect has influenced Oregon so broadly as John Yeon. A
planner, conservationist, historic preservationist, art collector, and
urban activist, as well as one of the state's most gifted architectural
designers, Yeon was one of the progenitors of the Northwest Regional
Style of architecture and stands among the region's most influential
conservationists.The John Yeon Center is devoted to preserving Yeon's
legacy by inspiring future acts of visionary architecture, urbanism, and
conservation. A program of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts
at the University of Oregon, the Center hosts events at two properties
designed by Yeon: the 1937 Watzek House, Portland's only National
Historic Landmark residence; and The Shire, a unique, 75-acre work of
landscape design in the Columbia River Gorge.
For more information contact:
John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape
University of Oregon in Portland
School of Architecture & Allied Arts
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97214