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DESIGN DATEBOOK: April 24–30, 2019

Seattle Modern Home Tour Various Seattle locations

Meet the architects, builders, and designers of some of the most striking homes in Seattle during the eighth-annual Modern Home Tour, which benefits the Seattle Architecture Foundation. Firms featured in this year’s tours include Lane William Architects, E Cobb Architects, and Finch Design and Production, among others. (April 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; prices vary)

Elias Hansen, “The Best Truth We Got” Adams and Ollman, 209 SW 9th Ave., Portland

Sculptor Elias Hansen is recognized for his idea of “Cascadian narratives,” which incorporate themes of ecology, punk, DIY subcultures, and new-age spirituality. The show will feature hand-blown glass, neon lights, tree branches, and other natural materials. (April 25–May 25; times vary)

AIGA Portland Design Book Club Second Profession Brewing, 5846 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland

AIGA Portland opens its inaugural book club meeting with Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits, a novel by Debbie Millman, the founder and host of the celebrated Design Matters podcast. (April 27, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; free)

UW Lecture Series: Architect Cristián Undurraga Architecture Hall, 3943 W Stevens Way NE, Seattle

The next installment of the University of Washington’s spring lecture series kicks off with Chilean architect and founder of Undurraga Devés Arquitectos, Cristián Undurraga, who will present a talk titled “Conversations from the South.” (April 24, 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m.; free)

Art Vancouver Vancouver Convention Centre, E 999 Canada Pl., Vancouver

This international art fair showcases works from more than 100 galleries and artists. Peruse the creativity-filled floor or attend one of the fair’s many live art performances, workshops, and panel discussions. (April 25–April 28; prices and times vary)


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