Department of Architecture News

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.

Meet an Oregon Design Duck: Yash Akhouri

The Oregon Design Ducks (ODD) flock at the College of Design is made up of promising students, award-winning faculty, and passionate staff including the latest profile of Yash Akhouri. Akhouri is currently working towards his bachelor's degree in Architecture in the School of Architecture & Environment (SAE). Read more about Yash in the latest profile.

"Architectural Terra Cotta" Explores the Resurgence of the Historic Building Product

Read more about the latest text from School of Architecture and Environment professors, Donald Corner and John Rowell.

Eye for Architecture

Michael Wilkes, BArch ’71, started fresh out of college as an architect at the San Diego firm that would later become Delawie/Bretton/Wilkes Associates. That’s also where he started to learn photography and how he became enamored with the discipline.

IASTE Conference Explores How Ruptures Are Restructuring Our Understanding of Traditions

Mark Gillem, PhD, FAIA, FAICP, Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon's College of Design, is serving as the Conference Director for the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE).