School of Architecture & Environment News

Daily Journal of Commerce names Nate McCoy, BArch ’04, among its ‘Newsmakers 2016’

Nate McCoy’s tenure as executive director of the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Minority C

McMath Award recognizes Sally Donovan for exemplary cultural resources work, HABS/HAER photography

Sally Donovan literally lives and breathes historic preservation, living in a 1913 house and using its “updated” 1931 refrigerator and electric stove every day for the past twenty years.

G.Z. Brown Fund to honor UO professor

Maybe you’ve heard of wind scoops in the desert. For Hussain Mirza, who grew up in Pakistan and is now an architect at SRG Partnership in Portland, wind scoops were a given.

Schill praises ESBL, UO architecture program at roundtable with Wyden

University of Oregon President Michael Schill on Tuesday told a gathering including US Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, how research by the UO’s Department of Architecture helps highlight the role that education and research can have in creating jobs and boosting the economy.

Housing design curriculum wins national ACSA / AIA education award

The University of Oregon Department of Architecture was recognized in January as among the finest in the country for its housing design education.

Stott Professor Hallgeir Homstvedt leads furniture studio on small-scale living

Hallgeir Homstvedt once competed as a professional snowboarder in Norway—a career that seamlessly transitioned into his prolific career as a product designer. He’s now teaching a furniture design studio in the UO Interior Architecture Program.

‘Inclusive Urbanism’ studies city design

The standard model for urban design and city growth, some A&AA professors argue, neglects a sizeable number of its residents.

Internship offers multicultural experience

When Haley Davis boarded a plane headed to Singapore last summer, “I left knowing very little about what I was getting myself into and ended up having one of the most exciting, memorable, and educational summers I could have asked for. “

Four Eugene small-scale farmers put new spin on collective approach

The four farmers who make up Eugene’s Ant Farm Collective grow staple crops and produce, selling them to local markets and restaurants as part of a burgeoning “new farmers movement” that is using small-scale, sustainable farming to revitalize local food systems.

Harvard professor to discuss politics of trees

Trees that punctuate a city sidewalk may appear to be passive or almost inanimate, but throughout history they have been a source of conflict.

Researcher urges adapting to ‘amphibious’ way of life on coasts

A landscape architecture professor from the City College of New York will visit UO January 11 to discuss the devastating effects of climate change on shoreline communities and why humans need to “adapt to a much more flexible and amphibious way of living at the coast.”

Sustainable Cities partners with public, private agencies on 2-year project

The UO Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has launched a two-year research initiative called "Framing Livability.” The project is partnering with the City of Portland, Portland Metro, Transportation for America, and the Natural Resources Defense Council on two grants from the National Institute

Sheine quoted in Guardian on growing use of innovative wood product

Department of Architecture Head Judith Sheine is quoted in a The Guardian story about an innovative wood product poised to change how high-rises are built.

Search for new A&AA dean under way

Nominations and applications are being sought for dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, with the goal of recruiting a new leader by fall 2016.

Advanced ecological design drives studio

National engine of change. Making the most with the least. A ground-breaking nexus of innovation.

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