School of Architecture & Environment News

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Landscape Architecture Professor to Lead Small-City Climate Action Design Course

Professor Yekang Ko will be teaching the new course Design for Climate Action with SCI Small City partner Silverton. 

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Four College of Design Research Teams Make it Rain with Research and Innovation Grants

The interdisciplinary research teams will investigate forest fires and resilience, sustainable transportation, and resilient housing.

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The Shark, the Filter, and the Partnership

Architecture alumna Julia May and graduate student Alex Balog look to the basking shark for solutions to public health, environmental, and economic issues.

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Shaping the Future of Architecture Education

More than 100 practitioners and academics sign the Portland Declaration, asking NAAB, the top accrediting board, to prioritize sustainability, climate action, and environmental stewardship.

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College of Design Announces Inaugural Oregon | Places Prize Winner

In partnership with Places Journal, the college chose Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr and her proposal ‘Water is Wealth’ for the award.

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Tinker Hatfield Wins 2019 National Design Award for Product Design

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum recognizes the architecture alum for his disruptive and innovative career designing footwear.

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Floating Over Eugene Pioneer Cemetery

Landscape Architecture Department Head Roxi Thoren discusses the retro concept of elevated buildings, including above the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery

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Finding Beauty in Details

Stella May Christ (BIArch, class of 2020) chose to study interior architecture because she loves beautiful solutions.

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New and Visiting Faculty at the College of Design

The College of Design is excited to welcome new and visiting faculty for the 2019–20 academic year. 

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Adapting to Wildfires in the Age of Climate Change

SAE Professor Bart Johnson leads team aiming to understand how social networks of stakeholders collaborate to manage wildfire risk.

The TallWood Design Insitute lab opening at OSU

TallWood Design Institute Opens One of Nation’s Largest Timber Research Facilities

The A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Lab is located at Oregon State University.

Books by Design

The College of Design faculty book series continues this November.

Rendering of Holocaust Memorial Center in Kiev

Remembering through Landform Architecture

PhD student and architect Iryna Volynets melds landscape and structure to create geopolitical memorials.

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The Pacific Northwest is a Mass Timber Pioneer

Judith Sheine, director of the TallWood Design Institute, discusses mass timber and Hayward Field.

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