Department of Architecture News

UO architecture graduates sweep prestigious fellowship awards

Daniel Toole will be paid $4,000 to backpack through Finland, Sweden, and Norway this summer. Baha Sadreddin’s travels through Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark this summer will also be covered by a $4,000 check.

UO architecture student wins high-performance design competition

UO architecture undergraduate Cameron Huber has won the $2,000 first-place award for his entry in the "perFORM 2014: A House Design Competition." 

UO senior wins IIDA competition

When she was younger, Madeline Gorman admits, she had an unusual predilection for certain public buildings.

CO Architects named 2014 California Firm of the Year

Transforming a 100-year-old museum with 21st-century technology. Designing a hospital people actually want to visit. Creating space for scientists to discover the next breakthrough. Building projects in eighteen states from one Los Angeles office.

Don Peting to receive 2014 McMath Award

Asked what Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School project he’s most proud of since the annual projects began twenty years ago, Associate Professor Emeritus and Field School Founding Director Don Peting defers. “That's a Sophie's Choice question,” he says.

Exploring tension with A&AA collaboration

Experimentation in teaching is not new in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  From the noncompetitive, nongraded studio courses in architecture initiated at the school’s founding to experiments with new media and motion graphics leading to national leadership in digital arts, to pioneer

Urban workshop completes Ukraine plan

Thanks to four years of transnational efforts by UO in Portland architecture students, the first two buildings of a new campus for Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) recently opened near the historic center of Lviv in western Ukraine.

Gillem elevated to FAIA for contributions

Associate professor of architecture Mark L. Gillem can now add FAIA to his credentials.

Studio redesigns Medford fire stations

Of the five existing fire stations in Medford, four are not up to modern building standards. Students in a UO winter 2014 term architecture studio are working to fix this.

Muller authors book on ecology, architecture

Ecology and the Architectural Imagination, a new book by Brook Muller, A&AA associate dean and associate professor of architecture, examines how to integrate architecture with complex ecological systems and speculates on future intersections of these domains.

Levenberg wins Hatfield Architectural Award

Laura Levenberg, a graduate student in the Department of Architecture, has received the Senator Mark O.

A Machine is a Wetland for Parking in

“A machine is a wetland for parking in.”

The name for the winter 2014 term’s ARCH 484/584 course plays on the aphorism “A house is a machine for living in,” coined by 20th century Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.

THA Architecture, founded by Thomas Hacker, named AIA winner

THA Architecture has been named the 2013 Region Firm Award winner by the American Institute of Architects Northwest & Pacific Region.

NITC to fund UO sustainable public transit projects

Several research projects under way by University of Oregon faculty members have been slated for funding by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.