Randy Gragg joins perFORM 2015 jury

Longtime Portland architecture critic and advocate Randy Gragg has joined the perFORM 2015 Building Design Competition jury. Now director of University of Oregon’s John Yeon Center (see this post about our tour of Yeon’s Watzek House), Randy is joined on the jury by Portland architects Carrie Strickland (Works Partnership Architecture) and Cory Hawbecker (Holst Architecture), University of Oregon professor Peter Keyes (perFORM 2015 Advisor), Seattle architects Jim Graham (Graham Baba Architects) and Gladys Ly-Au Young (Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects), and Hammer & Hand’s Sam Hagerman. For bios and pictures of jurors, visit the perFORM 2015 jury page.

The jury will deliberate later this month at a session to be held in the Glasswood Building, site of Hammer & Hand’s commercial Passive House retrofit. The group will evaluate fifty submissions by architecture students and interns from across North America, representing two dozen universities and many private firms.


This year’s competition challenged participants to design a net zero energy midrise building in Portland’s urban core. The submission swill be judged based on the criteria of resourcefulness, replicability, and beauty. The jury will award $6000 among winning entries.

perFORM 2015 winners will be announced at a ceremony at AIA Portland on First Thursday, August 6, as part of the launch of Hammer & Hand’s high performance building exhibit there, entitled “Evolution of Enclosure.”

Stay tuned!

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