Laurie Olin Lecture

Why Landscape is a Verb (and Not a Noun) A lecture by landscape architect and author Laurie Olin July 30, 2pm In the Whitsell...

Upcoming Lectures

The John Yeon Center is offering a lecture series to accompany the May 2017 Portland Art Museum exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes,...

Quest for Beauty, Exhibition Information

The John Yeon Center, in collaboration with the Portland Art Museum, presents Quest for Beauty – a look at the many interests and accomplishments...

The Watzek House

Visit John Yeon’s 1937 regional Modernist masterpiece and Portland’s only National Historic Landmark residence.

The Shire

Visit the 75-acre sculpted landscape preserve designed by John Yeon for the pure pleasure and solace of experiencing the Columbia River Gorge    ...

“Regional architecture does not happen simply, automatically, or unselfconsciously…

It results from deliberate aesthetic resistance to ubiquitous popular fashions.

It will be done by people and for people who love landscapes and are literate in architecture.” – John Yeon