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October 14, 2015: OPB’s Think Out Loud
What Holds Us Back From Being Prepared For A Disaster? read and hear more

Fall, 2015: AIA Oregon Newsletter Volume 14 Number 3
The Big One, Architects, and Resilience

March, 2013: AIA Issues & Advocacy
4 Questions with Jay Raskin, Public Member of the OSSPAC, Ecola Architects
“Why is it important that architects be more involved in long-term policy projects like the Oregon Resiliency Plan?” read more

January 5, 2012: Daily Journal of Commerce
Tsunami threat has Oregon Coast school district unsettled
“If location, location, location is the golden rule of real estate, Cannon Beach Elementary School is in trouble.” read more

January 3, 2012: The Daily Astorian
Moving students makes sense
“The Cannon Beach City Council is considering a resolution that requests the Seaside School District move the students and staff out of the existing Cannon Beach Grade School to Seaside Heights Elementary School.” read more

October 6, 2011: Coast River Business Journal
Portland developer revitalizes Astoria apartments
“A prominent developer of apartments and condominiums in Portland’s fashionable Pearl District is investing $3 million to renovate Astoria’s Bayshore Apartments.” read more

October 6, 2011: Daily Journal of Commerce
Cannon Beach takes alternative approach to tsunami preparedness
“The city of Cannon Beach and Ecola Architects have worked to develop the concept for an innovative, tsunami-resistant tower that would replace the existing city hall and provide an evacuation area for the Oregon coastal community.” read more

October 4, 2011: Daily Journal of Commerce
Ecola Architects designs Astoria train depot renovation
“Since 1989, the railroad depot that sits on a lot near the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria has lacked use. And in 2001 it sustained a crack as a result of an earthquake.” read more

June 8, 2011: The Daily Astorian
Maritime Museum puts steam into train depot remodeling
“Astoria’s old train depot will be open to the public for the first time in nearly 20 years Saturday.” read more

January 9, 2011: The Oregonian
Oregon should make itself resilient for a big quake
“One year ago this Wednesday, a powerful earthquake devastated Haiti, collapsing homes, schools and businesses and killing at least 230,000 people.” read more

March 2010: Oregon Business
Oregon’s first craft guild launches
“Craftsmen and economic developers in Clatsop County are putting to work the pride they have for living in the oldest settled area west of the Mississippi.” read more

December 22, 2009: The Daily Astorian
Business blooms from the ashes
“The interior of Commercial Street Antiques and Collectibles is bursting at the seams with old images, glassware and other treasures.” read more

September 24, 2009: The Oregonian
Cannon Beach building may be site of tsunami evacuation building
“When the big one hits in the Cascadia subduction zone, scientists say people on the coast will have as little as 20 minutes to get to high ground before the first wave of the tsunami hits.” read more

August 12, 2009: The Daily Astorian
Sanborn Building owners seek originality during rebuilding process
“New and old combine as the Sanborn Building in downtown Astoria rises from the ashes after it was gutted by fire last Thanksgiving night.” read more

July 24, 2009: After Deadline
Building for the future, preserving the past
“Daily Astorian reporter Nancy McCarthy talks with architect and former Cannon Beach Mayor Jay Raskin about tsunami-resistant city halls and restoring historic buildings.” read more

Summer 2009: Beautiful Homes
La Belle Maison
“Architect Jay Raskin created a house with classical lines and a comfortable feel.” read more

May 28, 2009: The Oregonian
Saving Astoria’s Commodore Hotel — and so much more
“Paint peeled. Plaster crumbled. Decades of dust cloaked windowsills, armoires and unmade beds, as if the Commodore Hotel’s last guest had hung a “Do not disturb” sign, and for more than 40 years not a soul did.” read more

 

 



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