School of Architecture & Environment News

Alison Kwok Named Distinguished Professor

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture recognized the most admired architecture professor for her innovative and inspiring teaching methods.

Mentorship in a Pandemic

With the launch of mentoring circles in SAE, students, alumni, and professionals are bridging the gap between current and future architects.

College of Design, College of Arts and Sciences, and Partners launch Just Futures Institute

The Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice was made possible by a historic $4.52 million grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Architecture Alumnus to Design Oregon Coast Longhouse

The architect Todd Lawson discovered his ties to the Clatsop tribe while studying at the University of Oregon.

Five College of Design Faculty Members Win COVID-19 Research Innovation Awards

The UO recognized the work of John Arroyo and Ben Clark of PPPM, Leslie Dietz of the Biology and the Built Environment Center, and Mark Fretz and Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg of SAE.

Remembering James Pettinari

The renowned Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Interior Architecture and urban designer passed away in November.

Two College of Design Professors Receive 2020-21 Faculty Excellence Awards

The UO recognized Professor of Art Ron Jude and Landscape Architecture Department Head and Professor Roxi Thoren.

 

Gardening through Crisis

Landscape Architecture Professor Emeritus Kenneth Helphand discusses how gardening can build resilience in difficult times.

How Landscape Architects Can Contribute to the Fight for Spatial Justice

Yekang Ko and Cory Parker pen a story for American Society of Landscape Architects about how the field can help fix the housing crisis.

Urban Farm Provides Outdoor Respite During Pandemic

Urban Farm Program Director Harper Keeler and students reflect on the value of the farm during the age of COVID-19.

Architectural Record Highlights Design for Spatial Justice Initiative for Equity Efforts

The design magazine talks to Erin Moore about how the architecture school is leading in social justice education innovation.

College of Design Celebrates New Dean Adrian Parr

The current dean at the University of Texas Arlington’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the UNESCO chair on water will join the college spring term.

Mass Timber and Healthcare Construction

New study by the Institute for Health in the Built Environment indicates that more use of wood in building medical facilities could help slow disease spread.

The City is the House

Led by Design for Spatial Justice Fellow Menna Agha, SAE students bring modular shelter to Eugene’s unhoused population.

Otto Poticha Wins 2020 AIA Oregon President’s Award

The architecture professor of practice has been teaching at the College of Design for a half-century.