School of Architecture & Environment News

BArch Alumna Helps Design Hospital in Uganda

Sharon Alitema ('19) worked on a design team for the BCRA architecture firm in Tacoma to build a hospital in her home country.

BioBE Research Outlines Best Practices for Minimizing COVID-19 Transmission

Architecture Faculty Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg and Mark Fretz partner with CDC to provide industry guidance for coronavirus in the built environment.

Landscape Architecture Students Tackle Mount Pisgah

Through his studio course, Professor Bart Johnson guides students in finding solutions to protect the beloved Eugene hiking area.

DesignIntelligence Surveys

For the past 20 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted its annual survey of architecture and design schools. The survey asks hiring professionals, current students, and recent alumni to provide their perspective on the strengths of U.S. architecture and design programs.

Master of Architecture Candidate Named 2020 Hatfield Scholar

The Architecture Foundation of Oregon selected Bethany Woods to receive the Senator Mark O. Hatfield Architectural Award for design excellence and community service.

Bridging the Gap: Equity-Centered Design

Interior Architecture Associate Professor Kyu-ho Ahn inspires students to design for people of all abilities.

From Hip-Hop Architecture to the Plains of Nepal

The second term of the Design for Spatial Justice Initiative welcomes two new faculty.

National Park Service’s Susan Dolan Named 2020 Lawrence Medalist

The NPS Cultural Landscapes Program manager recieved a Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture at the College of Design.

Oregon: The Low-Key Utopia

Architecture Assistant Professor Justin Fowler reflects on the pros and cons of the state’s quietly progressive approach to design in The Architect’s Newspaper.

Design for Health: Student Projects Explore the Unseen

Architecture students in Portland partnered with architecture firms to explore design challenges related to human and planetary health.

Navigating New Mobility in Eugene, Gresham, and Beyond

The Urbanism Next Center published the new report on how city leaders and public agencies can approach complex issues.

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. 

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.

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.

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.