Department of Architecture News

HOPES 21: connect, adapt, collaborate

The annual Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference sponsored by the Ecological Design Center will be held on the UO campus April 9-11.

Gail Dubrow named Lawrence Medalist

Gail Dubrow is the 2015 recipient of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, the highest alumni honor presented by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

New A&AA building news available on blog

The A&AA community continues to take steps toward creating its future home on University Street. The location of the Phase I A&AA building is on the site of the current McArthur Court.

Recruitment Fair brings together 23 firms, 250 students

Twenty-three firms looking to hire A&AA graduates participated in the three-day 2015 Recruitment Fair sponsored by the Office of Professional Outreach and Development for Students (PODS) in Lawrence Hall recently.

Gillem wins two awards for Schofield Barracks sustainability plan

Associate Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, FAIA, AICP, recently received national-level design awards for the Sustainability Component Plan (SCP).

UO in Portland, MercyCorps launch design-build collaborative

Professor Howard Davis of the UO Department of Architecture has collaborated with MercyCorps Northwest and the 

Bettisworth, Hubbard, Newman, Nielson elevated to FAIA

A&AA alumni Charles Bettisworth, Gunnar Hubbard, Scott Newman, and Jim Nielson have been elevated to Fellows in the American Institute of Architects. The 2015 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the annual AIA Convention later this year in Atlanta.

Symposium to focus on sustainability

Tickets are now available for The John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium, to be held Saturday and Sunday May 16-17 in Eugene.

UO museum exhibit highlights architect Pietro Belluschi’s career, legacy

Portland-based architect Pietro Belluschi was one of the leading proponents of Modernist architecture in the Pacific Northwest.

UO graduate aids Polish synagogue project

In the late 1600s, a wooden synagogue was erected in the small Polish town of Gwozdziec. By 1731, a wooden dome, or cupola, was inserted into the roof of the synagogue.

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.

Fifield named ACSA distinguished professor

Professor of architecture Michael Fifield, FAIA, AICP, has been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) as a Distinguished Professor. This award recognizes sustained creative achievement and the advancement of a

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.