Department of Architecture News

Two UO architecture alums named Portland Women of Influence

Portland Business Journal has recognized UO alumnae and architects Melody Emerick and Katherine Schultz among this year’s Women of Influence.

Design studio drafts solutions for ‘campus’ to help Portland’s unhoused

“When you’re homeless, you get so used to doing what you have to do to survive another day that you’re not thinking about getting up at a certain time or looking for work or taking care of yourself. Those are skills you have to re-learn.”

Fifield wins Fulbright to study sustainable housing, planning in Portugal

Housing design needs in Oregon and Portugal share surprising similarities. Both enjoy Mediterranean climates. Both face similar zoning and land use policy challenges. And both strive to provide affordable housing in challenging economic times.

Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States.

Student group gets city backing for new East 13th bikeway

Efforts by A&AA students going back to 2013 will come to fruition in a new two-way bike lane the City of Eugene expects to build in 2018.

Architecture students get ‘hydro-logical’ about climate change

The last time you flushed a toilet, you likely didn’t think twice about it, much less about possible ramifications. But a University of Oregon architecture studio is focused on virtually eliminating water waste within urban buildings to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

A&AA dean shares ideas on globalization, ‘ghost living,’ and gentrification during lecture tour in England and Ireland

A&AA Dean Christoph Lindner undertook a lecture tour in England and Ireland in January, exploring topics including urban renewal on Amsterdam’s waterfront, the “aesthetics of slowness” in global cities, New York’s High Line elevated park, and the urban politics of Brutalism.

Bright lights, big wins for product design students

Four Department of Product Design students recently won a competition to develop solutions for multi-use LED trail lighting for commercial use.

Architecture student team wins global prize for window blinds research, design

A team of UO architecture scholars has won a global prize for research into how daylight affects us at work and how window blind design can provide a more comfortable, productive workplace.

Albers exhibit debuts rare work and innovative panel system

A recent exhibit in the Wallace and Grace Hayden Gallery was notable not just for the artwork itself—folio pages from a rare design book by color master Josef Albers—but also for the framework that displayed the art.

UN invites Architecture professor to help shape 'rights of nature'

Erin Moore makes a regular practice of melding architectural design with science. She has taught architecture classes at UO in collaboration with a chemist and a wood scientist.

Van Den Wymelenberg research aims to meld green, healthy building technologies

Two UO professors are helping to organize an inaugural gathering to develop a healthy-building certification process similar to LEED, which advocates for green-building programs.

UO launches sustainability partnership with City of Albany

A&AA Dean Christoph Lindner moved from The Netherlands to Eugene in summer 2016 partly due to a program established at the UO. 

UO’s Randy Gragg spotlights Portland architecture in ‘State of Wonder’

The University of Oregon in Portland’s Randy Gragg is collaborating with Oregon Public Broadcasting’s show ‘State of Wonder’ for a year-long look at Portland architecture.

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