School of Architecture & Environment News

Gillem receives design awards for military base plans

Associate Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, FAIA, AICP, recently received a national-level design award for the Installation Development Plan at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida from the American Planning Association's Federal Planning Division.

Student research aids campus facilities, rural communities

Several of the University of Oregon’s campus buildings have questionable environments with regard to thermal comfort and indoor air quality, and students of A&AA may be able to remedy this.

Architecture graduate student wins 3-minute thesis statewide contest

UO architecture graduate student Grace Aaraj was the People’s Choice winner in the Three Minute Thesis State Championships in May, where doctoral and master’s students were challenged to present their thesis topic in three minutes using one slide.

Architecture trio sweeps national awards

Three UO architecture undergraduates won four team awards in the Royal Society of Arts U.S. awards in April, with one of the three also winning a three-month summer internship with a noted global architecture firm.

Heath chosen for Excellence Award for Directors of Graduate Studies

Professor Kingston Heath, director of the Historic Preservation Program, has been awarded the 2014 Excellence Award for Directors of Graduate Studies by the UO Graduate School.

When avoiding the known ‘floodplain’ isn’t enough

A team of UO landscape architects has won second place in an international competition to raise awareness of the true flood risk to people living in landscapes where the vulnerability may not be obvious.

OregonBILDS house featured on local television stations

Two Eugene-area television stations broadcast stories recently about the first house built by UO and LCC students in an unusual partnership with two Lane County agencies.

Climate Chamber debuts May 29

When Jason Stenson drove up to a barn in Damascus, Oregon, four years ago, he knew what he hoped to find inside, but he never imagined it would become known as The Pickle Box.

UO architecture graduates sweep prestigious fellowship awards

Daniel Toole will be paid $4,000 to backpack through Finland, Sweden, and Norway this summer. Baha Sadreddin’s travels through Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark this summer will also be covered by a $4,000 check.

Johnson’s research part of $3.8 million NSF grant

The National Science Foundation’s Macrosystems Biology Program has awarded $3.8 million to a five-year project including research by Associate Professor Bart Johnson of the Department of Landscape Architecture.

Preservation students produce masonry conservation handbook

Historic Preservation Program students at UO have produced a handbook on conserving historic masonry.

UO architecture student wins high-performance design competition

UO architecture undergraduate Cameron Huber has won the $2,000 first-place award for his entry in the "perFORM 2014: A House Design Competition." 

Laurie Olin, Ken Smith to deliver landscape architecture talks

Two distinguished landscape architects will be on campus in the coming weeks to deliver lectures as part of the Department of Landscape Architecture’s two endowed lectures series.

Bart Johnson’s research honored nationally

The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) has awarded Associate Professor Bart Johnson the 2014 Excellence in Research Award, Senior level. Johnson formally accepted the award at the annual CELA conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in March.