Kenneth Birkemeier

Kenneth Birkemeier

Kenneth Birkemeier was one of the most resourceful builders in Portland. The majority of Birkemeier’s building career took place between the 1930s-1950s where he implemented a variation of building styles predominantly in the Alameda area. Kenneth Birkemeier was...
JOACHIM GRUBE

JOACHIM GRUBE

Joachim Carl Ernst Grube, also known as Joachim Grube, is a well-known architect recognized for his contributions to the built environment, not only in Oregon, but also around the world.   Grube was born in Prinzenweg, Danzig, Germany on the 12th of October 1932....
Peter Walker

Peter Walker

Peter Walker is a famous American landscape architect known for his contribution to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Hilton Munich Airport, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Museum Tower, among other structures. Walker was born on July 21, 1932, in Pasadena and was raised...
The Life and Work of Arne Jacobsen

The Life and Work of Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen was a Danish architect and designer known for his contribution to architectural Functionalism, a movement that includes the Nordic “funkis” that is featured significantly in Scandinavian urban architecture. He is also considered a success worldwide with...
Have you Heard of Tsuru Island?

Have you Heard of Tsuru Island?

The Tsuru Island located in the Gresham Japanese Garden(inside of the Main City park) is quite a sight. Sitting on 3/4 od an acre inside of the 21 acres Main City Park, Tsuru Island features an array of broadleaf evergreens, pruned pines, and vivid azaleas....
Ready To Buy? Keep These Things In Mind

Ready To Buy? Keep These Things In Mind

So, you’re getting ready to buy a home! You’ve been scanning realtor.com religiously, keeping a watch on recent market trends, fielding your loved ones for their advice, and have followed me over at @modernhomesportland on Instagram to be first to know...

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