Brian Libby

Brian Libby is a Portland-based freelance writer, photographer and award-winning filmmaker. His reportage and criticism of design, film, art and culture has been published in The New York Times, Metropolis, The Christian Science Monitor, Dwell, The Oregonian, Premiere and Architectural Record, among others. He is also the author of Tales From the Oregon Ducks Sideline, a history of University of Oregon football published in 2007. He writes and edits the blog Portland Architecture, covering local design. A native Oregonian born in Eugene and raised in McMinnville, Libby is a 1995 graduate of New York University.

Author's Entries

  • Brad Cloepfil (1956-)

    Brad Cloepfil, the founding principal of Allied Works Architecture in Portland, gained international renown for his building designs, beginning in the late 1990s. Born in Tigard in 1956, Cloepfil earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon in 1980. His professors included Thomas Hacker, who had studied …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Robert L. Thompson and TVA Architects

    Robert Thompson, FAIA (Fellow of the American Institute of Architects), is founding partner of the Portland firm TVA Architects. He was responsible for the design of some of the most prominent buildings in Oregon during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. His projects have ranged from corporate campuses to …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 12,000-seat arena on the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland. Originally known simply as Memorial Coliseum, it was renamed Veterans Memorial Coliseum in 2011 to re-emphasize the building's role as a tribute to veterans of World War II and the Korean War. …

    Oregon Encyclopedia