School of Architecture & Environment News

College of Design studio presents concepts for The Arc of Benton County's new clubhouse

An Interior Architecture class spent the last term working with The Arc of Benton County to inspire ideas for their new clubhouse – designed specifically for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Eye for Architecture

Michael Wilkes, BArch ’71, started fresh out of college as an architect at the San Diego firm that would later become Delawie/Bretton/Wilkes Associates. That’s also where he started to learn photography and how he became enamored with the discipline.

Fresh Study by IHBE Explores Far-Field Transmissions

The Institute for Health in the Built Environment (IHBE) has published a new study with two incredible findings.

IASTE Conference Explores How Ruptures Are Restructuring Our Understanding of Traditions

Mark Gillem, PhD, FAIA, FAICP, Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon's College of Design, is serving as the Conference Director for the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE).

Tinker Hatfield: A Commitment to Giving Back

Tinker Hatfield, BArch ’77, has a long history of using his platform to give back. Check out how he is using is influence to positively impact Black student-athletes at the UO.

College of Design Part of University of North Texas Team that Secured $1.6 Million Grant

An interdisciplinary team of researchers, that includes Yekang Ko and Junhak Lee, helped secure $1.5 million grant for five-year study on urban forests.

Jeanne Hall Jenkins Interior Excellence Awards

In Spring 2022, UO Interior Architecture students participated in the Jeanne Hall Jenkins Interior Excellence Awards. These students were able to win awards for the incredible work they created throughout the year.

UO programs bolstered by $16M in Build Back Better funds

Researchers at the University of Oregon will receive more than $16 million in federal funds as part of a major government grant to the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition from the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

DesignIntelligence Surveys Due August 8

For the past 22 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted its annual survey of architecture and design schools. The survey asks hiring professionals, current students, and recent alumni to provide their perspective on the strengths of U.S. architecture and design programs.

To Beat the Summer Heat, Passive Cooling Really Works

UO research shows how much opening windows and using blinds can cool homes

Fuller Land Lab: A Lab for All the World to See

Landscape architecture professor Michael Geffel is using a riverside meadow as a testing ground with multiple goals in mind

Journey to Un-Earth the Black Aesthetic

Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture, Robert Clarke, is on a mission to unearth the buried history of the architectural style and history of the African American community while bringing novel ideas to the classroom.

COVID-19 Research from the College of Design

Researchers from the University of Oregon jumped on the opportunity to study COVID-19 and the implications it could have on the present and the future. Here are a couple of research highlights from the College of Design.

Architects & Settlement Experts Provide Global Perspectives on Refugee Housing

The Adaptive Refugee Housing brought perspectives from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States to the University of Oregon for a panel discussion, a faculty and grad student seminar, and hands-on Adaptive Shelter Workshops.