Academics

landscape architecture drawings

Academics

The School of Architecture & Environment is a unique academic, professional, and creative design community. We are founded on the principles of interdisciplinarity and collaboration. We are driven by curiosity and experimentation. We create and share knowledge. And we are committed to furthering sustainability and social equity in a time of accelerated environmental and social change. We help students develop the values, knowledge, skills, and practices they need to create better architecture and environments that resonate with people and their cultural, physical, and ecological worlds. 

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The Student Experience

Our labs, studios, and classrooms provide spaces where students and faculty collaborate to push the boundaries of what is possible.

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students install Lawrence Hall courtyard

 

Explore Courses for Nonmajors

Try out some courses open to all UO students to help you decide whether a major in the School of Architecture & Environment is right for you.

 

Enrich Your Academic Experience

Engaged Faculty

Professor Alison Kwok speaks with student

Our faculty members in both Eugene and Portland are working at the leading edge of their disciplines to address ecological challenges and advance sustainability as both a value and a practice.
 

Our Faculty

Studio Learning

Design thinking is a fundamental element in the creative process and studio instruction provides students with opportunities to develop this skill. A studio is a unique classroom experience where students can work with materials and tools to solve design problems in a workshop environment. Learn more about the Studio Learning experience.

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student presents work

What Graduates Are Saying

Andrew Brose

Andrew Brose, BArch '10

While at UO, “I became very interested in studying more about the social value of building in economically lean communities as well as the value of great design in places that have incredible, painful stories of their own.”

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Career Services

We provide the skills and mentorship needed for our students to tackle complex global challenges and positively affect the people, communities, and environments around them. College of Design Student Services provides students with a robust set of tools and trainings to empower our students to take strategic steps toward their professional careers.

Student Services