Nature / Landscape / Urbanism / Art
Between 1963 and 1970, Lawrence Halprin and Associates designed the Portland Open Space Sequence, a quartet of plazas that fused nature, the urban plaza, and sculpture into a seamless whole and a boldly original kind of American public space.
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The Halprin Landscape Conservancy
A nonprofit devoted to the preservation, improvement, maintenance and activation of the Portland Open Space Sequence. We offer tours and slide talks on the plazas’ history. And we are launching a campaign to restore and enhance the Sequence.
[The Portland Open Space Sequence is] one of the most important urban spaces since the Renaissance
From The Blog
Portland Parks & Recreation and the Halprin Landscape Conservancy celebrated a milestone in an ongoing public/private restoration project: the refurbishment and structural stabilization of the Lovejoy Fountain’s shelter feature. Read about it in The Oregonian: Lovejoy Fountain in Portland: Hidden open space that helped revive downtown is...
Halprin Landscape Conservancy board member Randy Gragg was interviewed on the radio show, Space + Place. Mr. Gragg guided listeners through the Portland Open Space Sequence. The Calgary program is a conversation about architecture, the city, and the visual culture around us. Hosted by Amery Calvelli and produced for CJSW 90.9fm, each show considers how we define the space we inhabit. Mr....