UO students are helping to re-envision a 19th-century Hudson’s Bay Company trading post site to incorporate current fire codes, sustainable materials, and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements—all while respecting the site’s his
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.
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.
“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.”
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.