What I saw on 13th Street

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On a whim, I began this sketch while visiting my local coffee shop. We see the East Meets West Chinese restaurant and U.S. Bank on 13th Street, west of the University of Oregon campus, on a radiant Saturday morning. The 13thStreet Business District is home to a variety of businesses, including the Duck Store, Blue Heron Bicycles, Café Roma (where I drew this sketch), a plethora of restaurants and Frog (a campus character who sells homemade joke books). Apologies to the numerous businesses I am unable to list.  I like the trees and perspective inside the building, but I had trouble with the car. 


University of Oregon Street Fair

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This week’s sketch takes us to the University of Oregon Spring Street Fair. The biannual street fair hosts an eclectic mix of merchants from around Eugene. Regular merchants include a bonsai booth, poster stand and a food cart selling frozen cheese cake dipped in chocolate on a stick.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Front Entrance and Facade

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This week’s sketch documents the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University of Oregon quad. We see the front entrance and facade, designed by Ellis F. Lawrence (Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts) in 1933. The museum was originally built to house the Murry Warner Collection of Oriental Art, which was donated to the University in 1921. The Museum was remodeled and expanded in 2002 but continues to focus on Asian along with Pacific Northwest arts and artists.

Latest Article for LANDbytes: “Ducks Bridge Academic and Professional Practice”

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My latest article for the Oregon ASLA e-magazine LANDbytes is up. Be sure to read it and the other great articles for this month.

University of Oregon Quad

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This week’s sketch is of the University of Oregon Quad. The quad is a common landscape element due to its adaptability. The day I drew this scene the quad was being used for strolling, socializing, throwing Frisbees, filming a journalism assignment and petitioning.

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