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A summary of projects this past year:

First Year

  • Explorations of line, plane and mass using wire, balsa wood, cardboard and loofah sponge
  • Research of performance spaces including the relationship between the audience and performers, lighting, acoustics and scale
  • A gallery for Type & Fonts in the BSide6 Building

Second Year

  • A performance space for the music department in the boiler building on Marylhurst's campus
  • A sustainability center in John Yeon's iconic Visitor Center Pavilion
  • A design-build pop-up teahouse

Third Year

  • A hotel in downtown Portland
  • A naturopathic clinic in the Pearl District
  • A cultural identity center in Pioneer Square

Fourth Year Student-Initiated Thesis Projects

  • Haven: A medically-safe home-like birthing center for families
  • A First-Grade Resource: Rotating curriculum-driven pods for multi-modal learning
  • Nourish: Food, tools & information for people with dietary restrictions
  • Building self-confidence: A workshop & recovery center for homeless men
  • Ocularcentrism: A resource center for the sight impaired
  • An exploration of nakedness: A community bath
  • Reducing recidivism: A more humane prison
  • Community building: A workplace for creative entrepreneurs
  • An exploration of food anxiety: A community-supported kitchen & distribution center
  • Special needs: A school for autistic children
  • An exploration of team-building: A rock climbing gym
  • Creating trust: A center for children transitioning to foster care
  • Restoring dignity: A center for women with cancer
  • Learning from nature: A high-tech biophilic office
  • Industry & nature: A center for wine making
  • Making cultural connections: An urban artist-in-residency community
  • Connecting people & horses: A horse hotel
  • An exploration of art-making: A process gallery
  • Understanding layers of time: A historic building center

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Belluschi Pavilion Featured in Preservation Magazine

The Belluschi Pavilion, a mid-century modern house moved to the Marylhurst campus, was featured in the fall 2015 issue of Preservation Magazine.

Blake Shell Joins RACC Award Panel

Blake Shell, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director & Curator of The Art Gym & Belluschi Pavilion, was invited to be a panelist for selecting the 2015 Individual Fellowship Award for The Regional Arts & Culture Council.


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October 04, 2015 – December 05, 2015

Kartz Ucci Retrospective at The Art Gym

The Art Gym will present a retrospective exhibition of the work of Kartz Ucci, a talented and prolific artist who passed away in 2013 at 52 years o...


October 07, 2015 – December 16, 2015

The Planets: Paintings by Sarah Anne Burns

Sarah Anne Burns, BFA ’07 will present hundreds of watercolors in her series: The Planets. The paintings are a departure from Burns' other bodies...


November 26, 2015 – November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday

University closed Thursday & Friday. Saturday and Sunday, the campus and Shoen Library will be open. The Marylhurst University community wishes y...


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