Department of Architecture News

Winter term library exhibit celebrates A&AA’s 100th

Two exhibits currently on display through winter term at libraries on the UO campus are of special interest to the A&AA community.

‘Monuments Men’ movie has direct link to UO

The movie “Monuments Men,” which opens in theaters across the country Thursday, February 6, has a direct connection to the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Book simplifies street redesigns

Four faculty members and students from A&AA have collaborated on a book about transforming streets that were originally designed more to accommodate motor vehicles rather than pedestrians and bicyclists.

Change, permanence find their place in Japan design competition

For relaxation, Sonia Dhillon Marty looks at architecture books.

Two A&AA graduates changing Sacramento restaurant design

When Amy Aswell accepted an invitation to attend a Sacramento meet-and-greet for A&AA alumni in fall 2012, little did she know it would be a life- and career-changing event.

Bronet, Godfrey: Most Admired Educators

The architectural publication DesignIntelligence has named Frances Bronet, dean of the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and Anne Godfrey, career instructor in landscape architecture, as members of its 30 Most Admired Educators of the year.

Track Town Studio combines product design with architecture

The eighty-five flags gracing the ceiling in the “Track Town Studio” this term aren’t mere decoration.

Movable art installation invites interaction between strangers, companions

Students in Assistant Professor Philip Speranza’s “Place Branding for Public Services” architecture studio have installed “Bridging,” an urban installation fabricated from 4 x 4 boards in the North Park Blocks in Portland between Davis and Everett streets.

UO welcomes Xian Dai architects

Professional architects from Xian Dai Architectural Design Group in China are visiting the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts this fall term for intensive study in sustainable architecture.

Randy Gragg to lead Yeon Center

The University of Oregon has hired Portland writer, editor, and organizer Randy Gragg to lead the John Yeon Center.

Nominations open for 2013 McMath Award

Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 15, to nominate an individual for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award, given annually by the University of Oregon.

MArch students win 2013 Merit Award from AIANWPR

Congratulations are in order for MArch students Robert Larson, Matthew Philbrook, and Amanda Wesely, whose project “Layers of Growth” has been selected by the AIA Northwest & Pacific Regional Student Design Awards jury for a 2013 Merit Award.

MArch students win Honorable Mention in 2013 Fabric in Architecture competition

Honorable Mention has been awarded to project “[Re] Active and Eco-Resort,” in the 2013 Fabric in Architecture competition sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Building materials meet chemistry head on in technology seminar

From flip books to comic strips to YouTube videos, students in a recent 2013 architecture class got creative in fulfilling an atypical class assignment: interpret the life cycle of concrete at the molecular scale.

UO among best of the best in latest national rankings

The University of Oregon keeps coming up tops in national surveys of the flagship colleges in the United States.