School of Architecture & Environment News

Harvard professor to discuss politics of trees

Trees that punctuate a city sidewalk may appear to be passive or almost inanimate, but throughout history they have been a source of conflict.

Researcher urges adapting to ‘amphibious’ way of life on coasts

A landscape architecture professor from the City College of New York will visit UO January 11 to discuss the devastating effects of climate change on shoreline communities and why humans need to “adapt to a much more flexible and amphibious way of living at the coast.”

Sustainable Cities partners with public, private agencies on 2-year project

The UO Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has launched a two-year research initiative called "Framing Livability.” The project is partnering with the City of Portland, Portland Metro, Transportation for America, and the Natural Resources Defense Council on two grants from the National Institute

Sheine quoted in Guardian on growing use of innovative wood product

Department of Architecture Head Judith Sheine is quoted in a The Guardian story about an innovative wood product poised to change how high-rises are built.

Advanced ecological design drives studio

National engine of change. Making the most with the least. A ground-breaking nexus of innovation.

Kwok among 25 Most Admired Educators

Department of Architecture Professor Alison Kwok is among the 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016, DesignIntelligence reports.

Schlossberg, SCYP featured on Israeli college website

A lecture Professor Marc Schlossberg gave during his Fulbright year at Technion Israel Institute of Technology was highlighted on the school’s home page recently.

Preservation program moving north

The University of Oregon’s Historic Preservation Program is relocating its master’s degree program from the Eugene campus to the UO in Portland beginning fall term 2016.

Historic benches find new life at A&AA

Few people think about trees having careers, but UO Arborist John Anthony does. So when UO Campus Tree #285 started looking ill in 2008, Anthony kept his eye on it. It was starting to lean, the color of its foliage wasn’t good, and on close inspection Anthony discovered its top was dying.

Studio tackles Redmond highway redesign

“Multi-way boulevard” may sound like a free-for-all, but for students in Rob Ribe’s Land Planning and Design studio this fall, it’s an extraordinary opportunity to fix an accelerating problem.

Cascade Business News features Sustainable Cities’ Redmond project

Cascade Business News features the Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in its current issue, noting that students are already preparing their midterm presentations. “Eight classes [of students are] working on six projects during the fall term.

Nominations for 2016 McMath Preservation Award open through Nov. 16

Applications are available through Monday, November 16, to nominate an individual, organization, company, or agency for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

Unthank honored with installation, award

A prolific architect of Oregon buildings, and one of the first of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts' African-American graduates, now has his name permanently installed within Lawrence Hall. An annual $5,000 faculty award in his name is also being initiated.

Sustainable Cities kicks off 2015 year

The 2015-16 Sustainable Cities Year Program (SCYP) with the City of Redmond officially kicked off with a gala celebration at the UO’s Ford Alumni Center October 1.

UO student team wins global design prize

A University of Oregon landscape architecture student team defeated professional competitors to take first prize in a global innovation challenge to improve the food system, winning $10,000 and advancement to a prototype round.

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