May 30, 2018

Portland State University Viking Pavilion Feature by Architecture Critic Brian Libby

Portland, Oregon's architecture critic Brian Libby complements the latest addition to campus—the Portland State University Viking Pavilion. Click the link below for the full Business Tribune story:

Business Tribune "Ship in a Bottle" Article

After passing through the glass entry façade into the lobby, a captivating ship-in-a-bottle configuration reveals itself: The interior wall of this 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena and event space is clad in unpainted glulam Douglas fir beams, like the hull of some massive vessel navigating the North Sea. But if a Viking ship of ancient lore was designed to be impenetrable, the opposite is true here.



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