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Belluschi Pavilion

A small but historically significant home designed by noted Portland architect Pietro Belluschi will come to the Marylhurst University campus in 2012. Belluschi designed the 911-square-foot home in 1951 for Arthur and Lucy Griffith of Lake Oswego. Prior to its dismantling, it was believed to be one of only a few Belluschi-designed residences still standing unaltered, and the only one of its kind in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The house – now in 2,000 pieces, all numbered and measured – sits in a 48-foot storage container awaiting reconstruction on the Marylhurst campus. The Belluschi Pavilion will provide educational opportunities for Marylhurst students and the architectural community, and will be a resource for the community at large.

About Pietro Belluschi
The Italian-born Belluschi was involved in the design of an estimated 1,000 buildings over his 50-year career, including the Portland Art Museum; the Juilliard School of Music and Pan Am Building, both in New York City; and St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. He is widely known as the creator of the Northwest style of architecture. His homes were constructed to take advantage of their natural surroundings and available light.

» Read more: A House with a New Home

Help us make it happen!

Sponsor a square foot of the 900-square-foot Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University. Help us complete fundraising to reconstruct and restore this architectural gem!

Each square foot is $100 and is your opportunity to be part of this elegant example of sustainability and repurposing. Make your gift today.

*To designate your gift, select 'Other' from 'Giving Options' and type 'Belluschi' into the box on our online donation form.

For more information, contact Blake Shell, the Eichholz Director and Curator, at 503.534.7065 or


We celebrated the groundbreaking of the Belluschi Pavilion in September 2012. You can see the initial phase underway in this time lapse video.


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