School of Architecture & Environment News

UO graduate aids Polish synagogue project

In the late 1600s, a wooden synagogue was erected in the small Polish town of Gwozdziec. By 1731, a wooden dome, or cupola, was inserted into the roof of the synagogue.

Exhibition features interactive maps of Rome

An exhibition by Architecture Professor James Tice is on display in the Hayden Gallery in Lawrence Hall through February 20. The gallery is free and open to the public during regular building hours including weekends.

Fifield named ACSA distinguished professor

Professor of architecture Michael Fifield, FAIA, AICP, has been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) as a Distinguished Professor. This award recognizes sustained creative achievement and the advancement of a

2015 Helphand lecturer: John Dixon Hunt

Landscape historian John Dixon Hunt will deliver the Kenneth I. Helphand Endowed Lecture in Landscape Architecture on Thursday, February 19, at 6 p.m. in Lawrence Hall Room 177, 1190 Franklin Boulevard in Eugene. A reception at 5:30 p.m.

Post-industrial site offers abundant potential

Like the ruins found on a Mediterranean coast, the landscape adjacent to Oregon City’s Willamette Falls rises in layers: the newly bankrupt Blue Heron Paper Mill’s cavernous industrial buildings loom atop the foundations of the Willamette Woolen

Gift supports what Prohaska loves about UO

There was no doubt in Don Prohaska’s mind that he wanted to study architecture when he arrived on the UO campus in 1974. He was going to do whatever it took to enroll at the University of Oregon’s architecture department.

1960s: Visionary Fuller brought dome projects to UO

When architect-inventor-visionary R. Buckminster Fuller visited the UO in 1962, he was better known for developing the neo-futuristic geodesic dome than for his Dymaxion Chronofile, a project to document his life every 15 minutes.

Thoren’s new book among top 10 in 2014

Climate change, population shifts, and many other factors have changed the demands we place on landscape designs.

Visiting designer offers unique focus on materials

Gabriel Tan is the 2015 Julie Neupert Stott Visiting Professor for the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Architectural Record recognizes Tim Keil, ’99, of Studio Ma

Architecture and design firm Studio Ma, whose principals include Tim Keil, ’99, was recently selected by Architectural Record for its annual Design Vanguard issue "showcasing emerging firms from around the world that are expanding the role of th

Nute interview to be broadcast in January

Professor of Architecture Kevin Nute will appearing on the Channel 29 TV program UO Today early in the new year in a half-hour interview about his research and most recent book,

Gast featured on Ukraine TV, YouTube

The Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) recently produced a documentary interview with UO architecture Associate Professor Gerry Gast that reviews the progress of the new UCU campus and its design concepts, which Gast and his students helped bri

Tice presents ‘Mapping Rome’ research at National Gallery

Professor James Tice presented a paper related to his current research, the GIS Forma Urbis Romae Project, at a conference dedicated to the digital humanities in Washington, D.C., at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts rec

A&AA alumni team places third in design competition

Three 2014 architecture graduates from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts placed third recently in an international contest, the ArchTriumph Mexico City Design Competition.

New eBook shows how to bring animation of weather indoors

Professor of Architecture Kevin Nute's new video-animated ebook, Vital: Using the Weather to Bring Buildings and Sustainability to Life, culminates nearly a decade’s work.