Department of Architecture News

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

Facilities change with the times

As we mark the 100th anniversary year of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, each e-news will include a photograph of one of the school’s many memorable spaces through the decades since 1914.

Michael Graves in Portland October 9

Alessi teapots, Target clocks, Disney Dolphin Hotels, and the Washington Monument restoration—Michael Graves has influenced a generation of American design with a breadth few architects in history have matched.

Mobile tool shop for houseless debuts to public Saturday, September 13

The public is invited to the debut of a mobile tool shop for houseless people needing to make, repair or maintain housing, bicycles, and other personal items.

Student-built house on this year’s Tour of Homes through July 27

The first student-built house in the OregonBILDS (Building Integrated Livable Designs Sustainably) project is on the Home Builder’s Association of Lane County’s 2014 Tour of Homes through July 27.

London’s AA offers summer design workshop in Oregon

“Marking the Forest,” a ten-day summer workshop offered by the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London, England, returns to Oregon for a third year this summer.

International education, work inspire start-up firm’s founder

Lucas Gray, who co-founded the start-up firm Propel Studio Architecture in Portland, has traveled the world learning first-hand about design and sustainability.

Gillem receives design awards for military base plans

Associate Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, FAIA, AICP, recently received a national-level design award for the Installation Development Plan at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida from the American Planning Association's Federal Planning Division.

Student research aids campus facilities, rural communities

Several of the University of Oregon’s campus buildings have questionable environments with regard to thermal comfort and indoor air quality, and students of A&AA may be able to remedy this.

Architecture graduate student wins 3-minute thesis statewide contest

UO architecture graduate student Grace Aaraj was the People’s Choice winner in the Three Minute Thesis State Championships in May, where doctoral and master’s students were challenged to present their thesis topic in three minutes using one slide.

Architecture trio sweeps national awards

Three UO architecture undergraduates won four team awards in the Royal Society of Arts U.S. awards in April, with one of the three also winning a three-month summer internship with a noted global architecture firm.

OregonBILDS house featured on local television stations

Two Eugene-area television stations broadcast stories recently about the first house built by UO and LCC students in an unusual partnership with two Lane County agencies.

Climate Chamber debuts May 29

When Jason Stenson drove up to a barn in Damascus, Oregon, four years ago, he knew what he hoped to find inside, but he never imagined it would become known as The Pickle Box.