Department of Architecture News

MArch and BArch Students Earn Architecture Foundation of Oregon Scholarships

Melanie Guyer, MArch, and Allyssa Corpuz, BArch, were awarded scholarships by the Architecture Foundation of Oregon. Guyer received the 2024 Hatfield Scholarship and Corpuz received the 2024 Hart Scholarship. Congratulations to both students!

Finding Comfort in the Details

Thanks to the Hart Howerton Fellowship, Rigel Wakil earned an opportunity to explore and research traditional Japanese inns, Ryokans, on a planned research trip later that summer. Close to a year later, Wakil returned to the College of Design and presented his findings to the School of Architecture & Environment (SAE).

Larco and Knudson Write the Handbook on Sustainable Urban Design

"The Sustainable Urban Design Handbook", the latest publication from Professor of Architecture Nico Larco and Kaarin Knudson, AIA, MArch '07, builds on the university's storied reputation as a leading sustainable design school with a substantive, yet approachable handbook that gathers the best sustainability practices and latest research from numerous fields to flesh out the ideas of sustainable urban design.

Cross-Laminated Timber Industry to Gain New Manufacturing Facility in Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley

Timberlab, collaborator with leading academic research programs at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and the Tall Wood Design Institute and a leading national provider of holistic mass timber systems, announced its plans to construct and operate a state-of-the-art cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacturing facility in Oregon's mid-Willamette region.

Professor Emeritus Book Shortlisted for 2024 Architectural Book Award

Professor Emeritus Kevin Nute and SAE have reason to celebrate. Nute's latest book, "Embodied Time: Temporal Cues in Built Spaces", was shortlisted for a 2024 Architectural Book Award. The book explores how architectural and spatial cues can shape our perception and experience of time within constructed spaces.

Urbanism Next Director Joins KGW 8 to Talk Autonomous Vehicles

Urbanism Next Director and the School of Architecture & Environment Professor of Architecture, Nico Larco, joined KGW 8 to discuss the center's latest guide to help cities understand how to best roll autonomous vehicles out on their roads.

Urbanism Next Director Talks with OPB's "Think Out Loud" About Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

Urbanism Next Director and School of Architecture & Environment Professor, Nico Larco, went on Oregon Public Broadcast's "Think Out Loud" to discuss the organization's latest guide aimed at community leaders to help navigate the questions and issues with integrating autonomous vehicles. In addition to the guide, Larco shared insights and implications concerning the rise of autonomous vehicles.

Urbanism Next Expert Featured in Axios Article on the "Donut Effect"

Director of Urbanism Next and Architecture faculty, Nico Larco, was featured in an Axios Article on the so-called "donut effect," a new dynamic shaping US cities with a hollow urban core as more and more individuals and businesses relocate to the suburbs and exurbs. Larco joins other expert commentary reflecting on and explaining this relatively new phenomenon and what cities can do to combat the new trend.

University of Oregon: Perfectly situated for architecture students to thrive

Why choose the School of Architecture & Environment at the University of Oregon? Situated in the Pacific Northwest region of the US, about 48% of the state of Oregon is covered in forest, with 115,000 miles of rivers, 363 miles of scenic coastline, and 24 mountain peaks over 8,200 feet. Both the Eugene and Portland campuses are immersed in their local landscapes, giving a unique opportunity for students to interact with and respond to their surrounding nature and built environment as if it were a living laboratory.

President Biden Announces UO Architecture Alumna to Key Appointment

On June 16, the Biden administration announced their intent to appoint a few individuals to boards and commissions and one of the appointments was University of Oregon Masters of Architecture (MArch '15) alumna, Olivia Asuncion, AIA.