School of Architecture & Environment News

Historic hotel inspires adaptive designs for SCYP project

When UO architecture undergraduate Shirley Huang had a chance to work on a real-life design project for the City of Albany, she was initially seeking practical experience. City officials thought the former St. Francis Hotel might be adapted to support housing or return to use as a hotel.

Architecture alumni duo honored with Lawrence Medal

Design for people and the environment has reached new levels thanks to achievements by UO alumni William Leddy and Marsha Maytum, and their San Francisco firm, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Two UO architecture alums named Portland Women of Influence

Portland Business Journal has recognized UO alumnae and architects Melody Emerick and Katherine Schultz among this year’s Women of Influence.

UO to host Pacific Rim sustainability hub, inaugural conference

Department of Landscape Architecture Professor Bart Johnson is leading the steering committee for the new Association of Pacific Rim Universities Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub (APRU SCL), which UO has been selected to host.

Design studio drafts solutions for ‘campus’ to help Portland’s unhoused

“When you’re homeless, you get so used to doing what you have to do to survive another day that you’re not thinking about getting up at a certain time or looking for work or taking care of yourself. Those are skills you have to re-learn.”

Historic preservation award honors Oregon Black Pioneers

When Willie Richardson moved from South Carolina to Oregon in 1978, she came with her three sisters and their families.

Fifield wins Fulbright to study sustainable housing, planning in Portugal

Housing design needs in Oregon and Portugal share surprising similarities. Both enjoy Mediterranean climates. Both face similar zoning and land use policy challenges. And both strive to provide affordable housing in challenging economic times.

Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States.

Student group gets city backing for new East 13th bikeway

Efforts by A&AA students going back to 2013 will come to fruition in a new two-way bike lane the City of Eugene expects to build in 2018.

Architecture students get ‘hydro-logical’ about climate change

The last time you flushed a toilet, you likely didn’t think twice about it, much less about possible ramifications. But a University of Oregon architecture studio is focused on virtually eliminating water waste within urban buildings to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

A&AA dean shares ideas on globalization, ‘ghost living,’ and gentrification during lecture tour in England and Ireland

A&AA Dean Christoph Lindner undertook a lecture tour in England and Ireland in January, exploring topics including urban renewal on Amsterdam’s waterfront, the “aesthetics of slowness” in global cities, New York’s High Line elevated park, and the urban politics of Brutalism.

Bright lights, big wins for product design students

Four Department of Product Design students recently won a competition to develop solutions for multi-use LED trail lighting for commercial use.

Architecture student team wins global prize for window blinds research, design

A team of UO architecture scholars has won a global prize for research into how daylight affects us at work and how window blind design can provide a more comfortable, productive workplace.

UO helps in probe of how warming will affect carbon in soils

Efforts by UO researchers to study how climate change may change Pacific Northwest grasslands have blossomed into global collaborations with two recently published reports and a third on the way.

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