Department of Architecture News

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Nike Product Design Star Wilson Smith Receives College of Design’s Highest Honor, the Lawrence Medal

Wilson W. Smith III is being recognized with the Lawrence Medal and will be the speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony in June.

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UO ESBL & TallWood Design Institute Receive Funding for New Acoustics Lab

The Oregon Innovation Council awards UO more than $700K to build new acoustics testing lab in joint effort between UO and OSU.

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DesignIntelligence Surveys Due June 8

For the past 18 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted their annual survey of architecture and design schools. The survey asks hiring professionals, current students, and recent alumni to provide their perspective on the strengths of U.S. architecture and design programs.

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Place and Displacement: Architecture Students Design Prize-Winning Spaces for Refugees

Students in a new studio tackled economic and social vulnerabilities that refugees face in urban environments. Their designs earned them three prizes in the Place and Displacement competition.

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Tops in Sustainability: AIA recognizes School of Architecture & Environment—Again!

Students and alumni from the University of Oregon came out on top in two American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (AIA-COTE) Top Ten Awards for sustainable design excellence.

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College of Design Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

The University of Oregon has promoted six College of Design faculty members for 2017–18. The promotion and tenure process involves rigorous review, so receiving them reflects significant achievements.

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WeWork co-founder Miguel McKelvey is the UO’s 2018 Commencement Speaker

University of Oregon architecture alumnus Miguel McKelvey (BArch, ’99), co-founder and chief culture officer of the pioneering shared-space company WeWork, will be the speaker at this year’s commencement ceremony on June 18.

Liska Chan

Chan named new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Professor Liska Chan has accepted a three-year appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs effective August 1, Dean Christoph Lindner announced April 26.

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UO Portland Celebrates 10 Years in the White Stag Block

Come join the party to recognize this milestone and experience first-hand what UO students in Portland are working on.

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Barberini Tapestries Inspire Benches for Exhibition

Students in last fall’s furniture-making class designed and built beautiful benches to accompany the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s special exhibition of the Barberini Tapestries.

Regina Jiang

Alumna Regina Jiang Helping to Accelerate Architecture

This 2012 graduate of the Department of Architecture, is a design team member working on the new Knight Campus.

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Students are nailing down another affordable, efficient home

The four homes on Hope Loop, though they look distinct from each other have something in common. They were all built by UO students in the OregonBILDS program.

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New Institute Integrates Diverse Disciplines to Design Healthier Buildings

In the developed world, we spend 90% of our lives and 40% of the total energy we consume in buildings. Decisions we make about how buildings and cities are designed, constructed, and managed have significant implications for our own health and for the health of our planet.

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Recent Alums Share Passion for Social Sustainability and Community Design

One creates sustainable community spaces in Los Angeles; the other restores and repurposes existing structures in Detroit; both are graduates of the UO School of Architecture & Environment’s Department of Architecture and involved in public interest design and service-based practice.

Ali Lau, an architecture graduate student, holds a model of her project. (Phillip Quinn/Emerald)

Grad student Ali Lau champions equity and inclusion at the University of Oregon

Building coalitions along with architectural models, College of Design graduate student Ali Lau—who is pursuing master's degrees in Community and Regional Planning and in

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