Department of Architecture News

Jess Kokkeler with members of the International Anti-Poaching Federation team in Zimbabwe

A Design for Life

Jess Kokkeler (IArch, ’18) is putting architecture skills he’s learning at the UO to work saving endangered animals in Africa.
Nancy Cheng

Taking Architecture to New Heights

With an eye to a greater merging of art and science to create functional and sustainable environments, Associate Professor Nancy Cheng has already hit the ground running in her new role as Head of the Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture & Environment.

Nicole Epple with lamps

A Glowing Success: Student Recognized for Illuminating Design

Nicole Epple, studying in the School of Architecture & Environment, won the 2017 Illuminating Engineering Society of Oregon's James C. Garber Scholarship for her luminaire design. Epple designed the lamp in her Media for Design Development class, taught by Architecture Department Head and Professor Nancy Cheng.

Alison Kwok

Passive solar energy innovation award goes to UO architecture professor

Alison Kwok is honored for her innovative approaches to passive solar energy design, application and technology.

Tiny houses under construction in August in Emerald Village.

Raising tiny homes takes a village—of designers

Several architects associated with the UO College of Design contribute their creative skills, labor and materials to build a collective of tiny houses for homeless Eugene residents.

reflections from moving water enter building

Outside In: Natural indoor change improves the well-being of people in buildings

Professor of architecture Kevin Nute wants to improve the well–being and effectiveness of people in buildings using a simple but novel approach: bringing the weather indoors.

College of Design Launch Party

College of Design launches with celebratory party October 6

Help celebrate the new College of Design and kick off the academic year at a launch party in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard and the Hayden and Krause galleries on October 6, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and free College of Design T-shirts will be available to the first 100 students.

Hal Ayotte

Portland architect Hal Ayotte recognized for notable preservation projects

Portland architect Hal S. Ayotte is the recipient of the University of Oregon’s 2012 George McMath Award. His expertise and guidance in preservation efforts on some of the Northwest's most notable historic treasures earned him high praise and recognition.
Meditech headquarters, Canton, Massachusetts

UO alum Fred Koetter leaves extensive architectural legacy

Fred Koetter, BArch ’63, died August 21. The founding principal of Koetter, Kim & Associates, Koetter was honored in 2010 with the UO College of Design’s Lawrence Medal.

Less-tiny tiny home meets big needs, thanks to UO students' research, design, fundraising

College of Design architecture and PPPM students are working with Eugene nonprofits and volunteers to design and build a tiny house in Emerald Village, a low-income housing community.

New digital archive allows broad access to Roman artifacts

University of Oregon researchers have co-developed a new digital archive of nearly 4,000 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of historic Rome that is now available online to the public.

Grant Seder, former UO lecturer, remembered for ‘Googie’ campus building

Emeritus UO lecturer and longtime Eugene architect Grant Seder died June 20.

SCYP Redmond awarded 2017 Sustainability Award for town-gown partnership

The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program’s (SCYP) Redmond partnership has been recognized with a UO 2017 Sustainability Award in the Town and Gown category.

Students work with Portland pros at UO Design Camp

A week-long camp for high school students focusing on architecture, art and technology, and product design will take place July 10-14 at the White Stag Block in Portland.

Interior Architecture students re-imagine Historic Army barracks

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

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