School of Architecture & Environment News

Morris Marks House at the new site

Portland Preservation Pioneer to Receive Historic Preservation McMath Award

Rick Michaelson is being recognized for 40 years of contributions to the field of preservation and the Portland community he loves.

bench by Griffin Gilbert

Barberini Tapestries Inspire Benches for Exhibition

Students in last fall’s furniture-making class designed and built beautiful benches to accompany the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s special exhibition of the Barberini Tapestries.

Regina Jiang

Alumna Regina Jiang Helping to Accelerate Architecture

This 2012 graduate of the Department of Architecture, is a design team member working on the new Knight Campus.

person sawing wood

Students are nailing down another affordable, efficient home

The four homes on Hope Loop, though they look distinct from each other have something in common. They were all built by UO students in the OregonBILDS program.

farm house before and after restoration

New Institute Integrates Diverse Disciplines to Design Healthier Buildings

In the developed world, we spend 90% of our lives and 40% of the total energy we consume in buildings. Decisions we make about how buildings and cities are designed, constructed, and managed have significant implications for our own health and for the health of our planet.

Chaz Kern participates in a neighborhood restoration project

Recent Alums Share Passion for Social Sustainability and Community Design

One creates sustainable community spaces in Los Angeles; the other restores and repurposes existing structures in Detroit; both are graduates of the UO School of Architecture & Environment’s Department of Architecture and involved in public interest design and service-based practice.

Ali Lau, an architecture graduate student, holds a model of her project. (Phillip Quinn/Emerald)

Grad student Ali Lau champions equity and inclusion at the University of Oregon

Building coalitions along with architectural models, College of Design graduate student Ali Lau—who is pursuing master's degrees in Community and Regional Planning and in

illustration showing car sensors

Presidential fund awards $1 million for Urbanism Next Center

A grant from the Presidential Fund for Excellence will allow Urbanism Next to establish a new center with faculty and staff from the Portland and Eugene campuses.

James Ivory with Oscar

College of Design alumni take home Oscars

James Ivory, a 1951 UO graduate, took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for the film “Call Me by Your Name” at Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. At 89, Ivory becomes the oldest person ever to win an Academy Award in a competitive category.

The Shire and Multnomah Falls

Legacy of a View: The Secret Story of the Shire

Oregon Field Guide recently did a stunning piece on “The Shire,” a unique, 75-acre work of landscape design in the Columbia River Gorge, and the legacy of its architect John Yeon.

Urbanism Next

Urbanism Next to Host National Conference on Cities of the Future

Explore ways to help cities prepare for advances in technology, such as the advent of autonomous vehicles, the rise of e-commerce, and the proliferation of the sharing economy.

Gloria Morazán Salgado

Student's vision of sustainable development crosses borders

Growing up in urban Honduras, Gloria Morazán Salgado witnessed a country struggling to sustain natural resources while addressing extreme poverty. Now she's part of the solution.

Jess Kokkeler with members of the International Anti-Poaching Federation team in Zimbabwe

A Design for Life

Jess Kokkeler (IArch, ’18) is putting architecture skills he’s learning at the UO to work saving endangered animals in Africa.
Nancy Cheng

Taking Architecture to New Heights

With an eye to a greater merging of art and science to create functional and sustainable environments, Associate Professor Nancy Cheng has already hit the ground running in her new role as Head of the Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture & Environment.

Nicole Epple with lamps

A Glowing Success: Student Recognized for Illuminating Design

Nicole Epple, studying in the School of Architecture & Environment, won the 2017 Illuminating Engineering Society of Oregon's James C. Garber Scholarship for her luminaire design. Epple designed the lamp in her Media for Design Development class, taught by Architecture Department Head and Professor Nancy Cheng.

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