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Tim Mather to speak on Belluschi Project at First Wednesday event


Tim Mather, founder of MCM Construction and Belluschi Project enthusiast, will be the guest speaker at Oswego Heritage Council’s First Wednesday program to be held May 1 at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th Street in Lake Oswego.

Years ago while researching Northwest architecture, Mather was exposed to Pietro Belluschi’s work and learned that he had built one home, the Griffith Home, in Lake Oswego.

“When the property went up for sale, I had the opportunity to visit the home and fell in love with the understated attention to detail on the approximate 1,000-square-foot home. I had a vision of what the house could be and aspired to save the home from demolition. Fast forward six years, and the end of the journey is in sight,” Mather said. “I am very impassioned about the Belluschi Project and excited to share my story about the journey of preserving a piece of cherished mid-modern architecture built here in Lake Oswego.”

He will speak about learning about Pietro Belluschi and the inspiration that led to the preservation of the Griffith House, which was moved from Lake Oswego to the Marylhurst University campus, where it will serve as an educational exhibit on Belluschi’s works.

Joining Mather in the presentation will be Toni Belluschi, Pietro Belluschi’s son, who will speak about his father’s influence on Northwest architecture.

Those attending the lecture are welcome to enjoy coffee and cookies before and after the presentation. Doors open at 6:30 and the lecture begins at 7 p.m.