Department of Architecture News

Exhibition features interactive maps of Rome

An exhibition by Architecture Professor James Tice is on display in the Hayden Gallery in Lawrence Hall through February 20. The gallery is free and open to the public during regular building hours including weekends.

Post-industrial site offers abundant potential

Like the ruins found on a Mediterranean coast, the landscape adjacent to Oregon City’s Willamette Falls rises in layers: the newly bankrupt Blue Heron Paper Mill’s cavernous industrial buildings loom atop the foundations of the Willamette Woolen

Gift supports what Prohaska loves about UO

There was no doubt in Don Prohaska’s mind that he wanted to study architecture when he arrived on the UO campus in 1974. He was going to do whatever it took to enroll at the University of Oregon’s architecture department.

1960s: Visionary Fuller brought dome projects to UO

When architect-inventor-visionary R. Buckminster Fuller visited the UO in 1962, he was better known for developing the neo-futuristic geodesic dome than for his Dymaxion Chronofile, a project to document his life every 15 minutes.

Thoren’s new book among top 10 in 2014

Climate change, population shifts, and many other factors have changed the demands we place on landscape designs.

Visiting designer offers unique focus on materials

Gabriel Tan is the 2015 Julie Neupert Stott Visiting Professor for the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Architectural Record recognizes Tim Keil, ’99, of Studio Ma

Architecture and design firm Studio Ma, whose principals include Tim Keil, ’99, was recently selected by Architectural Record for its annual Design Vanguard issue "showcasing emerging firms from around the world that are expanding the role of th

Nute interview to be broadcast in January

Professor of Architecture Kevin Nute will appearing on the Channel 29 TV program UO Today early in the new year in a half-hour interview about his research and most recent book,

Gast featured on Ukraine TV, YouTube

The Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) recently produced a documentary interview with UO architecture Associate Professor Gerry Gast that reviews the progress of the new UCU campus and its design concepts, which Gast and his students helped bri

Tice presents ‘Mapping Rome’ research at National Gallery

Professor James Tice presented a paper related to his current research, the GIS Forma Urbis Romae Project, at a conference dedicated to the digital humanities in Washington, D.C., at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts rec

A&AA alumni team places third in design competition

Three 2014 architecture graduates from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts placed third recently in an international contest, the ArchTriumph Mexico City Design Competition.

New eBook shows how to bring animation of weather indoors

Professor of Architecture Kevin Nute's new video-animated ebook, Vital: Using the Weather to Bring Buildings and Sustainability to Life, culminates nearly a decade’s work.

Students create fantasy space in ‘evil villain’ studio

Assigning a unique design problem to his intermediate design students as a way to eliminate design constraints, Associate Professor Stephen Duff asked them to design a secret lair for villainous clients, from Hannibal Lector to Jordan Belfort. Every iconic villain is defined by three characteris

UO architecture ranked first in the nation for sustainable design education

The University of Oregon’s architecture program is No. 1 in the nation for sustainable design education, says America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2015.

Cheng wins ACADIA award of excellence

The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) has honored UO Associate Professor Nancy Yen-wen Cheng with the 2014 ACADIA Society Award of Excellence, which was presented