Brian Libby is a Portland design journalist and critic whose work has been published in seven sections of The New York Times as well as in Salon, Dwell, The Oregonian, Architectural Record, The Christian Science Monitor, Metropolis, CityLab, and many other publications. Brian also authors the Portland Architecture blog, the city’s leading source for architecture news and criticism, and is the founding board chair of Oregon ArtsWatch, Portland’s leading arts publication. He has previously helped lead numerous preservation efforts, including the successful saving of Frank Lloyd Wright’s only Oregon building, the Gordon House. A graduate of New York University, Brian is also an accomplished photographer and an award-winning filmmaker. For more information on Brian, please click here.

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Stuart Emmons is an architect and urban designer in Portland who has designed numerous buildings in the city, and designed the master plans for South Waterfront, the Portland downtown waterfront, and many neighborhoods throughout Portland. A graduate of Pratt Institute and Harvard University, Stuart is also involved in promoting the importance of design in the community, and has been involved in the arts, schools and housing issues for the last two decades. He also co-curated the Portland Design Festivals in 2003 and 2004. In 1993, Stuart co-chaired the 'Save the Salk' campaign with architect Louis Kahn's son Nathaniel Kahn to save the Salk Institute, considered by experts to be one of the most important modern buildings in the United States. For more information on Stuart, please click here.