Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Belluschi House Groundbreaking

Excerpt from an article in The Portland Tribune, October 1, 2012.

A rare gem is being preserved at Marylhurst University.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of the historic Belluschi House was held on the Marylhurst campus Sept. 11.

The small house was originally constructed for the Griffith family on Iron Mountain Road in 1951 and was one of only three buildings designed by the great architect Pietro Belluschi in the Lake Oswego area. That number has been reduced to two because the Our Lady of the Lake School was torn down to make way for a new school that opened just a couple of weeks ago.

"It's a really neat project," said Judi Johansen, president of Marylhurst University. "It will be a great venue for receptions and classes. It will fit in so well with our curriculums for interior design, art and cultural studies. By preserving this great little building, it helps Marylhurst University really be part of this community."

The completion of the project is tentatively scheduled for next summer. At that time there will be another party to celebrate the Belluschi House.

Born in Italy, Pietro Belluschi was involved in the design of an estimated 1,000 buildings, including the Portland Art Museum, the Julliard School of Music in New York City and St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. He also is credited as being a contributor to an architectural style known as Pacific Northwest Regionalism.

Read the full article on PortlandTribune.com

Related News

See All News

Laura Beer Receives WRAMTA Award

Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.

Ger Killeen Featured in The Oregonian

Ger Killeen, culture & media faculty, was interviewed by The Oregonian in February 2015 talking about his passions: poetry, Ireland and the natural world.

Calendar

See All Events

April 10, 2015

Christina Rusnak, composer

Composer Christina Rusnak will present her work, in a 90-minute program. At 3:30, Christina will talk with music students from Marylhurst Universi...

READ MORE

April 11, 2015

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Dance Movement as Meditation

With MAIS alum Susan Cazier. This workshop will consist of a brief history of dance and how dance movement can lead to holistic wellness. Also, hea...

READ MORE

April 14, 2015

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University