School of Architecture & Environment News

National magazine features Urban Farm

The UO’s Urban Farm Program was featured recently in Ruralite, a national magazine targeting Western readers in seven states.

UO architecture students helping Portland schools with building redesign program

UO architecture students, in a recent design symposium with Portland Public Schools, captured new ideas in school design from speakers internationally renowned for their expertise in innovative school design.

WeWork’s CEO to speak at A&AA

Although many architecture graduates might agonize over whether they’ll be able to land a secure job at a firm, Miguel McKelvey found an alternative way to convert his architecture degree into entrepreneurial success.

Ecology, design scholars on campus April 7-9 for HOPES conference

The annual Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference takes place in Lawrence Hall this Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, and is open to students, scholars, and the general public at no cost.

A&AA professor wins seven design awards for federal projects worldwide

The Federal Planning Division of the American Planning Association has recognized Professor Mark Gillem's firm, The Urban Collaborative, with seven national design awards of the seventeen presented nationwide.

Daily Journal of Commerce names Nate McCoy, BArch ’04, among its ‘Newsmakers 2016’

Nate McCoy’s tenure as executive director of the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Minority C

McMath Award recognizes Sally Donovan for exemplary cultural resources work, HABS/HAER photography

Sally Donovan literally lives and breathes historic preservation, living in a 1913 house and using its “updated” 1931 refrigerator and electric stove every day for the past twenty years.

G.Z. Brown Fund to honor UO professor

Maybe you’ve heard of wind scoops in the desert. For Hussain Mirza, who grew up in Pakistan and is now an architect at SRG Partnership in Portland, wind scoops were a given.

Schill praises ESBL, UO architecture program at roundtable with Wyden

University of Oregon President Michael Schill on Tuesday told a gathering including US Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, how research by the UO’s Department of Architecture helps highlight the role that education and research can have in creating jobs and boosting the economy.

Housing design curriculum wins national ACSA / AIA education award

The University of Oregon Department of Architecture was recognized in January as among the finest in the country for its housing design education.

Stott Professor Hallgeir Homstvedt leads furniture studio on small-scale living

Hallgeir Homstvedt once competed as a professional snowboarder in Norway—a career that seamlessly transitioned into his prolific career as a product designer. He’s now teaching a furniture design studio in the UO Interior Architecture Program.

‘Inclusive Urbanism’ studies city design

The standard model for urban design and city growth, some A&AA professors argue, neglects a sizeable number of its residents.

Internship offers multicultural experience

When Haley Davis boarded a plane headed to Singapore last summer, “I left knowing very little about what I was getting myself into and ended up having one of the most exciting, memorable, and educational summers I could have asked for. “

Four Eugene small-scale farmers put new spin on collective approach

The four farmers who make up Eugene’s Ant Farm Collective grow staple crops and produce, selling them to local markets and restaurants as part of a burgeoning “new farmers movement” that is using small-scale, sustainable farming to revitalize local food systems.

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