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The mission of the Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

We hope you'll join us February 7-8 at the annual HRC Taliesin Colloquium where we'll discuss how codes have impacted existing buildings and what to expect from upcoming code changes. 

URM Seismic Resilience Symposium

  • 1.  URM Seismic Resilience Symposium

    Posted 03-27-2019 20:39

    Unreinforced Masonry (URM) buildings present a challenge for earthquake-prone communities. There are over 1,650 URM buildings in Portland and millions around the world. These structures are important historic, architectural, cultural, and economic landmarks, but their vulnerability to earthquakes imperils these buildings and the people in them.

    The URM Seismic Resilience Symposium, July 18-20, 2019, is a three-day event for architects, engineers, owners, property managers, and anyone that might deal with URM buildings. AIA HSW and Engineering continuing education credits will be available.

    The speakers have been finalized and draw on international, national, and local experts. Please consider submitting projects for awards that will be selected by jury. Information can be found at http://aia-oregon.org/urm

    Jay Raskin, FAIA

    Jay Raskin Architect
    2418 SW Troy Street
    Portland, Oregon  97219
    503.440.0436