Herman Brookman (1891-1973) was a Portland residential architect who, during the 1940s, helped to shape the distinctive Northwest regional style. In “HERMAN BROOKMAN, ARCHITECT: THREE EARLY PORTLAND WORKS,” Henry Kunowski will offer an overview of Brookman’s career. The presentation will feature three Romanesque- and Byzantine-style Brookman buildings: Fir Acres, an English Country-style masterpiece; the Harry Green Estate near Laurelhurst Park; and the main sanctuary of Congregation Beth Israel. Pre-registration is recommended.

Room Layout & Furniture Placement

Making the best use of a space requires planning and preparation. In this Portland Community College class you'll learn the basics, analyze befores-and-afters, and receive help on your own layout challenges.

Understanding Your Old House

This Portland Community College’s series shows why it's important to understand the major systems of a house and how to prioritize projects before restoring or remodeling an old house.

Finding, Hiring and Dealing with Contractors

Before you start that remodeling project, you might want to sign up for this Portland Community College class, in which you'll learn how to find quality contractors and what your consumer rights are when it comes to time, payment and job quality.