Department of Landscape Architecture News

Tiny houses under construction in August in Emerald Village.

Raising tiny homes takes a village—of designers

Several architects associated with the UO College of Design contribute their creative skills, labor and materials to build a collective of tiny houses for homeless Eugene residents.

College of Design Launch Party

College of Design launches with celebratory party October 6

Help celebrate the new College of Design and kick off the academic year at a launch party in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard and the Hayden and Krause galleries on October 6, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and free College of Design T-shirts will be available to the first 100 students.

SCYP Redmond awarded 2017 Sustainability Award for town-gown partnership

The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program’s (SCYP) Redmond partnership has been recognized with a UO 2017 Sustainability Award in the Town and Gown category.

UO to host Pacific Rim sustainability hub, inaugural conference

Department of Landscape Architecture Professor Bart Johnson is leading the steering committee for the new Association of Pacific Rim Universities Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub (APRU SCL), which UO has been selected to host.

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.

UO helps in probe of how warming will affect carbon in soils

Efforts by UO researchers to study how climate change may change Pacific Northwest grasslands have blossomed into global collaborations with two recently published reports and a third on the way.

ASLA Oregon honors Landscape Architecture department

Several A&AA scholars, alumni, and friends were recognized recently with Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ inaugural Honor Awards.

Landscape architecture student team adds fifth prize to project tally

A team of UO landscape architecture students won the People’s Choice award in the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, along with a separate $10,000 cash prize, for their project “Living Filtration System.” The People’s Choice award included $3,000 plus software valued at another $3,000.

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. 

Winning design combines art, sustainable power generation

Competing against professional design firms, a UO student team placed second in the international Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition to design a civic artwork that also generates carbon-free electricity and water.

A&AA lands top talent across disciplines

A&AA welcomes these new tenure-track faculty members for the 2016–17 academic year.

Landscape architecture researchers’ work seeks green mechanisms

Findings by UO researchers including Gwynne Mhuireach, a doctoral student in landscape architecture at the UO, and landscape architecture Professor Bart Johnson are featured in the August 2 edition of Phys.org and will appear in print in the journal Science of the Total Environment

Landscape architecture student team wins additional startup funding for filter prototype

A team of UO landscape architecture students has won additional startup funding for a water filtration prototype, this time $2,500 in the statewide Portland State University Cleantech Challenge and a chance at winning another $10,000 in September.

Bart Johnson selected for 2016-17 Fund for Faculty Excellence award

Bart Johnson, head and professor of landscape architecture, is one of fifteen UO faculty chosen for a 2016-17 Fund for Faculty Excellence award.

Christoph Lindner, A&AA’s new dean, shares his views on research, international study, and teaching

Christoph Lindner, professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam, will join UO as the new A&AA dean beginning August 15.

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