Portland Chapter

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Past, Present + Future

Event Details:
Tuesday, October 16 │ 6:00-7:30pm

Veterans Memorial Coliseum
300 N Winning Way
Portland, OR 97227

Free for SEGD Members │$10 for Friends of SEGD

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum is one of Portland's historic gems - designed by renowned firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) and completed in 1960.  After a recent two-year refresh, the Coliseum is on its way to being fully restored to its original International Style Modernism.

Join us on a tour as representatives from the City and lead designers responsible for the refresh share the story of the Coliseum's past, present and future. During and just after the tour, we hope to engage attendees in a Q+A session and conversation.

Meet at the Coliseum's main entrance. On-site parking in the Garden Garage is available for guests. *Tour starts promptly at 6:15pm*

Please RSVP through EventBrite

Lucky Lab Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

While the memories are still fresh from this year's SEGD Conference, let's gather and share our fun stories, key takeaways, and invaluable inspiration! 

This event is free and open to SEGD Members, Student Members, and friends of the SEGD PDX community. RSVP is not required, but is definitely appreciated. Oh yeah - and food and beverages are on us!

A big thank you to this event's sponsor - PAM Wayfinding - and to everyone who has come to our events over the years to support the Portland EGD community!  Note: A short video introduction to PAM Wayfinding will be shown during the event.


Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Free for SEGD Members | $10 for Friends of SEGD

Join us on an EGD-focused tour of the beautiful Portland Japanese Garden! With the recent expansion by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma and renovation of the grounds, there is new interpretive, wayfinding and identity signage to celebrate!

As we meander through the garden, Abby-Sophia Alway of Anderson Krygier and Scott Myers of Center Pointe Signs will share their process of designing, fabricating and installing the new EGD experiences.

During and just after the tour, we hope to engage the attendees in a Q+A session and conversation. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Garden admission is included in the event fee, and attendees are welcome to continue on self-guided tours of the garden following the event.

Please RSVP through Eventbrite.

A big thank you to this event's sponsor - Center Pointe Signs!


Save the date: Portland Chapter Japanese Garden Tour

Join us on a tour of the beautiful addition to the garden in the park. World renowned Architect Kengo Kuma recently completed a new complex in this urban garden. With that addition and renovation work, there were new interpretive, wayfinding and identity signage. Guest speakers responsible for the design, fabrication and installation of the interpretive elements will walk with us through the renovated space describing the process of implementing this experience.

2018 Portland Chapter Student Event

Our first event of 2018 will focus on Student outreach where six students will participate in the interview process.

In addition to the mock-interviews and portfolio reviews, the students will be given a tour of the design studio they're visiting as well as being treated for lunch. The design studio's of Mayer/Reed, Anderson Krygier, and Ancona & Associates in Portland, Oregon will be the participating hosts.

At the lunch, we will be joined with a special guest Chris Kirkaldie from Center Pointe Signs (Our 2017 chapter sponsor). We will be announcing that each of the participating students will receive a free SEGD student membership. This will be paid for with funds CPS gave that were specifically intended for students. We're happy to fulfill that promise.

A special thank you to Kathy Fry with Mayer/Reed for putting this event together.




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