School of Architecture & Environment News

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.

Interior Architecture Program Shows-off at Upcoming New York City Furniture Show in May

Assistant Professor, Cory Olsen, has two furniture prototypes at a prestigious Manhatten event this May.

College of Design Helps Write the Handbook on Sustainable Cities and Landscapes

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim, a culmination of a multiyear collaboration project between numerous universities including faculty and staff from the University of Oregon's College of Design, was published on March 16, 2022. School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM) associate professor Yizhao Yang led this initiative with Anne Taufen of the University of Washington as co-editors of this handbook.

Landscape for Humanity: Project-Based Education with a Compassionate Focus from the College of Design

Landscape for Humanity offers students a chance to broaden their design education with dynamic experiential learning projects while delivering on the initiative’s promise to be a positive force on the side of social and environmental justice.

Design for Spatial Justice Fellow Investigates The Black Aesthetic

Wilson W. Smith III Visiting Faculty Fellow in Design for Spatial Justice, Robert Clarke has a new lecture coming to Eugene that utilizes novel methodologies to investigate how one can interject black culture into architectural forms and motifs, how can we unearth a recognizable aesthetic that expresses lost histories, current histories, and cultural norms that is specific to African American Culture.

M.Arch Student Sonata Caric's article featured in Perkins&Will Research Journal

Ceric's article "Sustainable Urbanism for Displaced People" is one of four articles featured in the 25th issue of the Perkins&Will Research Journal.