Our Properties

The John Yeon Center is devoted to preserving Yeon’s legacy by inspiring future acts of visionary design and conservation.

A program of the College of Design, formerly the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, at the University of Oregon, the John Yeon Center hosts events at three properties designed by Yeon:

  • The 1937 Watzek House, the most influential work of domestic architecture in the Northwest and Portland’s only National Historic Landmark residence;
  • The Shire, a unique, 75-acre work of landscape design in the Columbia River Gorge.
  • The Cottrell House, 1950 home sited in a seven-acre forest reserve for a large, gregarious family featuring bedroom suites surrounding a large central entertaining