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 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