School of Architecture & Environment News

Exploring tension with A&AA collaboration

Experimentation in teaching is not new in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  From the noncompetitive, nongraded studio courses in architecture initiated at the school’s founding to experiments with new media and motion graphics leading to national leadership in digital arts, to pioneer

Urban workshop completes Ukraine plan

Thanks to four years of transnational efforts by UO in Portland architecture students, the first two buildings of a new campus for Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) recently opened near the historic center of Lviv in western Ukraine.

Gillem elevated to FAIA for contributions

Associate professor of architecture Mark L. Gillem can now add FAIA to his credentials.

Studio redesigns Medford fire stations

Of the five existing fire stations in Medford, four are not up to modern building standards. Students in a UO winter 2014 term architecture studio are working to fix this.

Muller authors book on ecology, architecture

Ecology and the Architectural Imagination, a new book by Brook Muller, A&AA associate dean and associate professor of architecture, examines how to integrate architecture with complex ecological systems and speculates on future intersections of these domains.

Levenberg wins Hatfield Architectural Award

Laura Levenberg, a graduate student in the Department of Architecture, has received the Senator Mark O.

A Machine is a Wetland for Parking in

“A machine is a wetland for parking in.”

The name for the winter 2014 term’s ARCH 484/584 course plays on the aphorism “A house is a machine for living in,” coined by 20th century Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.

THA Architecture, founded by Thomas Hacker, named AIA winner

THA Architecture has been named the 2013 Region Firm Award winner by the American Institute of Architects Northwest & Pacific Region.

NITC to fund UO sustainable public transit projects

Several research projects under way by University of Oregon faculty members have been slated for funding by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

Winter term library exhibit celebrates A&AA’s 100th

Two exhibits currently on display through winter term at libraries on the UO campus are of special interest to the A&AA community.

‘Monuments Men’ movie has direct link to UO

The movie “Monuments Men,” which opens in theaters across the country Thursday, February 6, has a direct connection to the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Change, permanence find their place in Japan design competition

For relaxation, Sonia Dhillon Marty looks at architecture books.

Book simplifies street redesigns

Four faculty members and students from A&AA have collaborated on a book about transforming streets that were originally designed more to accommodate motor vehicles rather than pedestrians and bicyclists.

Two A&AA graduates changing Sacramento restaurant design

When Amy Aswell accepted an invitation to attend a Sacramento meet-and-greet for A&AA alumni in fall 2012, little did she know it would be a life- and career-changing event.