School of Architecture & Environment News

Emerald Village tiny house by Michael Fifield

Blueprint for a New Life

Michael Fifield’s tiny house is part of the new Emerald Village Eugene.

Yekang Ko

Conflict of Greens: Helping Cities Coexist with Natural Landscapes

As cities cut their use of fossil fuels, Yekang Ko looks for solutions to clean-energy conflicts.

Saint Gobain

School of Architecture & Environment Prof Leads Occupant Comfort Study

A three-year occupancy study by UO Architecture Professor Ihab Elzeyadi for Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North America shows that using a systems-based approach can have a stronger impact on a building’s ability to optimize employee comfort.

Nico Larco in Washington at Capitol Hill briefing

UO's Urbanism Next Research Featured in DC Capitol Hill Briefing

UO architecture professor Nico Larco discussed emerging transportation technology at a briefing for lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Gerardo Sandoval

New Diversity Fellow Announced

Dean of the College of Design, Christoph Lindner announced the College’s new Dean’s Fellow for Diversity.

students at commencement

A Time to Celebrate

The College of Design celebrates its more than 600 graduates and first commencement ceremony under its new name.

Megan Little

Senior Send-Off: Megan Little, Landscape Architecture

There’s nothing small about Megan Little’s dreams after graduation. Little, who will earn her bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) degree, has already accepted a job offer as a landscape designer at a firm thousands of miles away in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Erin Moore

New Head of School of Architecture & Environment Announced

Erin Moore, AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture and Environmental Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Architecture has been named the new Head of the School of Architecture & Environment, Dean Christoph Lindner announced on Tuesday.

Wilson W. Smith III surrounded by shoes

Nike Product Design Star Wilson Smith Receives College of Design’s Highest Honor, the Lawrence Medal

Wilson W. Smith III is being recognized with the Lawrence Medal and will be the speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony in June.

acoustic equipment

UO ESBL & TallWood Design Institute Receive Funding for New Acoustics Lab

The Oregon Innovation Council awards UO more than $700K to build new acoustics testing lab in joint effort between UO and OSU.

Alexis Griffin as viewed through her kaleidoscope

Landscape Architecture Alumna Launches Large-Scale Plans

Growing up on a 14-acre ranch outside rural Woodburn, Oregon, gave Alexis Griffin (BLA ’18) a hands-on head start toward becoming a landscape architect.

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DesignIntelligence Surveys Due June 8

For the past 18 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted their 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.

Image from "Your Story, Your Berlin" project

Place and Displacement: Architecture Students Design Prize-Winning Spaces for Refugees

Students in a new studio tackled economic and social vulnerabilities that refugees face in urban environments. Their designs earned them three prizes in the Place and Displacement competition.

Fabricating Wellness: rendering of courtyard

Tops in Sustainability: AIA recognizes School of Architecture & Environment—Again!

Students and alumni from the University of Oregon came out on top in two American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (AIA-COTE) Top Ten Awards for sustainable design excellence.

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College of Design Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

The University of Oregon has promoted six College of Design faculty members for 2017–18. The promotion and tenure process involves rigorous review, so receiving them reflects significant achievements.

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