Department of Architecture News

Professor Kyu-ho Ahn teaching class

Bridging the Gap: Equity-Centered Design

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

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From Hip-Hop Architecture to the Plains of Nepal

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

susan Dolan doing work with the National Park Service

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.

The Dee Wright Observatory in the Willamette National Forest outside Bend

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.

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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.

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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.

town of Silverton, Oregon

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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College of Design Announces Inaugural Oregon | Places Prize Winner

In partnership with Places Journal, the college chose Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr and her proposal ‘Water is Wealth’ for the award.

Nike Air Max 1 shoe (1987)

Tinker Hatfield Wins 2019 National Design Award for Product Design

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum recognizes the architecture alum for his disruptive and innovative career designing footwear.

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Floating Over Eugene Pioneer Cemetery

Landscape Architecture Department Head Roxi Thoren discusses the retro concept of elevated buildings, including above the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery

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Design for Spatial Justice Faculty Fellows Join School of Architecture & Environment

SAE fellows from around the world begin their teaching and research in Eugene and Portland.

Wildfire blazing

Adapting to Wildfires in the Age of Climate Change

SAE Professor Bart Johnson leads team aiming to understand how social networks of stakeholders collaborate to manage wildfire risk.

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