School of Architecture & Environment News

Biden-Harris Administration Designates PNW Mass Timber Tech Hub

The Pacific Northwest Mass Timber Tech Hub (PNW Mass Timber Tech Hub), led by Oregon State University, aims to be a global leader in mass timber design and manufacturing to lower the construction industry’s carbon footprint and increasing housing affordability. The College of Design is celebrating the designation by the EDA as the college and its partners look to reinforce our expertise in the field of mass timber.

New Tenure Track Faculty Position in LArch: Urban Ecological Justice

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Urban Ecological Justice. It is well-documented that disadvantaged communities have significantly less access to clean water, healthy food, moderated microclimates, sanitation, secure shelter, flood control, waste collection, air quality, parks, urban wildlife, and natural beauty.

Landscape Architecture Now Designated as a STEM Discipline by US Government

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated landscape architecture as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) degree program. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) advocated for the designation and has more news about this important development.

University of Oregon: Perfectly situated for architecture students to thrive

Why choose the School of Architecture & Environment at the University of Oregon? Situated in the Pacific Northwest region of the US, about 48% of the state of Oregon is covered in forest, with 115,000 miles of rivers, 363 miles of scenic coastline, and 24 mountain peaks over 8,200 feet. Both the Eugene and Portland campuses are immersed in their local landscapes, giving a unique opportunity for students to interact with and respond to their surrounding nature and built environment as if it were a living laboratory.

President Biden Announces UO Architecture Alumna to Key Appointment

On June 16, the Biden administration announced their intent to appoint a few individuals to boards and commissions and one of the appointments was University of Oregon Masters of Architecture (MArch '15) alumna, Olivia Asuncion, AIA.

Meet an Oregon Design Duck: Yash Akhouri

The Oregon Design Ducks (ODD) flock at the College of Design is made up of promising students, award-winning faculty, and passionate staff including the latest profile of Yash Akhouri. Akhouri is currently working towards his bachelor's degree in Architecture in the School of Architecture & Environment (SAE). Read more about Yash in the latest profile.

Meet an Oregon Design Duck: Alison Hicks

The Oregon Design Ducks (ODD) flock at the College of Design is made up of promising students, award-winning faculty, and passionate staff, and Alison Hicks is one just ODDuck. Alison is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture in the School of Architecture & Environment (SAE). Learn more!

"Architectural Terra Cotta" Explores the Resurgence of the Historic Building Product

Read more about the latest text from School of Architecture and Environment professors, Donald Corner and John Rowell.