Join us for the 2022 College of Design Commencement Ceremony on the Knight Library South Lawn (also known as Southwest Campus Green).
College of Design Commencement details are available on the College of Design website.
join by zoom: https://uoregon.zoom.us/s/94808908914
Jennifer Bonner / MALL will present her design work, research, and pedagogical position around cross laminated timber (CLT). Projects include: Haus Gables, a single family residence located in Atlanta, Georgia, Four Over None, a speculative housing project in Portland, Oregon, Blank House, a single family residence in progress, and student work from her 2020 Option Studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The lecture, will also introduce her recent publication Blank: Speculations on CLT (ORO Editions / AR&D 2022) co-edited with structural engineer, Hanif Kara.
Jennifer Bonner is Associate Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Bonner founded MALL in 2009, a creative practice that stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability - an acronym with built-in flexibility.
Born in Alabama, Bonner is a recipient of the 2021 United States Artist Fellowship, Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, Emerging Voices Award (AIA/ Young Architects Forum), Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award and Next Progressives (Architect Magazine). Her creative work has been published in architectural trade publications including Architectural Review, Metropolis, Gray, Azure and Wallpaper*, as well as, more experimental journals including a+t, DAMN, PLAT, Offramp, Room One Thousand, Flat Out and MAS Context. She is the co-editor of Blank: Speculations on CLT (with Hanif Kara), author of A Guide to the Dirty South: Atlanta, faculty editor of Platform: Still Life, and guest editor for ART PAPERS special issue on architecture and design of Los Angeles. Bonner has exhibited work at the Royal Institute of British Architects, National Building Museum, WUHO gallery, HistoryMIAMI, Yve YANG gallery, pinkcomma gallery, Armstrong Gallery at Kent State, Yale Architecture Gallery, Istanbul Modern Museum, Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Bonner received a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her undergraduate thesis project, the Cedar Pavilion, was designed and constructed at the Rural Studio in Perry County, Alabama and received an AR Award for Emerging Architecture (2005). Bonner previously worked in the office of Foster+Partners and David Chipperfield Architects in London and Istanbul.
Design manifests actions that make us aware of our construction of space. We design in collectivity not only for, but with the communities to shift people’s horizons of interaction. We have come to understand that the added value of architecture is activating a social construction by implementing different participatory processes. This lecture is about turning these actions. interactions and activations into projects.
Rozana Montiel is director and founder of the Mexico City based firm ROZANA MONTIEL ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA (REA) focused on architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space and the public domain. The studio works on a variety of projects at different scales and layers ranging from the city to the book, the artifact, and other micro-objects. Earlier this year, she presented her installation Stand Up for the Seas! for the exhibition Terre! Land in Sight by the Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine as part of the 2nd edition of the Biennale d'architecture et de paysage d'Île-de-France 2022 in Versailles. She recently presented a compilation of her work in the exhibition Blank in Three Acts which was displayed from October 2021 to March 2022 at the Museo de San Ildefonso in Mexico City. Her trajectory has been recognized by different awards. She has been nominated as a candidate to the 2021-2022 edition of the Swiss Architectural Award. Her most recent social project PILARES Presidentes de Mexico has been recognized with the silver medal of the XVII Bienal Nacional de Arquitectura Mexicana and it was featured in the exhibition ‘Panorama de Obras de Arquitectura y Urbanismo’ of the XII Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU 2022). In September 2022, her proposal –Terre Commune– was awarded 2nd place in a single-stage architecture competition for the new headquarters of the IOM (International Organization for Migration) in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2019 she was awarded the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture by the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Paris. In 2016, she was winner of the Emerging Voices Award granted by The Architectural League of New York. She has also presented her work in several editions of the biennials of Sao Paulo, Rotterdam, Lima and Venice, where she was invited in 2016 by Alejandro Aravena to participate in the 15th. Venice Architecture Biennale: "Reporting from the front" and in 2018 by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to present her installation "Stand Ground" at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2018. That same year she published her book UH: Common Spaces in Housing Units edited by Arquine. Montiel is an architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, 1998) with a Master's degree in Architecture, Criticism and Project from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya UPC (Barcelona, 2000).
How and where to locate our collective values is at the core of reconciling what it means to live in a pluralistic society. If we understand pluralism as the dialectic of individual distinction and collective equality, the public realm becomes the arena for political negotiation. How the individual and collective are mediated through architecture is most precisely unpacked in collective housing typologies, where a renegotiation between the public and private realm offers new social and spatial organizations. This lecture will unpack how the individual and collective are organized through hardware, software, and orgware of a range of collective living case studies as a way of providing more agency to residents on shaping their own way of life.
Speaker bio Neeraj Bhatia is a licensed architect and urban designer whose work resides at the intersection of politics and architecture. Neeraj is founder of The Open Workshop, a transcalar design-research office examining the negotiation between architecture, territory, and collectivity. Select distinctions include the Architectural League Young Architects Prize, Emerging Leaders Award from Design Intelligence, and the Canadian Prix de Rome. He is an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts where he also Directs the urbanism research lab, the Urban Works Agency. Bhatia has also held teaching positions at UC Berkeley (as the visiting Esherick Professor), UT Arlington (as the visiting Ralph Hawkins Professor), Cornell University, Rice University (As the Wortham Fellow), and the University of Toronto. He is co-editor of books Bracket [Takes Action], The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Bracket [Goes Soft], Arium: Weather + Architecture, and co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling — Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism and New Investigations in Collective Form. Neeraj has a master's degree in architecture and urbanism from MIT where he was studying on a Fulbright Fellowship, and a bachelor of environmental studies and bachelor of architecture from the University of Waterloo.
From UO Architecture to WeWork IPO: An Extraordinary Journey
Date & Time:
Wednesday, January 11 at 05:00 pm PT
LA 115, Lawrence Hall
Miguel McKelvey, UO architecture school graduate and co-founder of WeWork, joins us to share how his experience in architecture school empowered his entrepreneurial journey and set him on a path to create one of the most well-known companies in the world. Join us to learn how WeWork built hundreds of locations around the world, and about his experience building a multi-billion dollar company.
Community is Now.
Date & Time
Wednesday, January 18 at 05:00 pm PT
LA 115, Lawrence Hall
Michel Rojkind of Rojkind Arquitectos will be taking us through some of their projects spanning over two decades, while reflecting on their role and responsibilities of architects and designers, but most importantly as human beings.
Rojkind was born in Mexico City, where he studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana (1989-1994). In 2002 he founded Rojkind Arquitectos to explore new challenges addressing contemporary society, to design compelling experiences that go beyond mere functionality, and to connect the intricacies of each project at a deeper level.
He has been a visiting professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IACC) in Barcelona, and at University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign (UPenn) in Philadelphia.
Marc Miller, Penn State, President of the Black Landscape Architects Network.
What: DEI speaker series, funded by the McKeown lecture series. His talk is titled ‘My FLO is Cooler than Yours.’ It highlights an ongoing speculation challenging the role of heroes in landscape history. Inspired by contemporary representations of people and landscapes in television, and driven by contemporary visual media the series asks the simple question “what if” of one the profession's most cherished historic figures.
Bio: Marc Miller is an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at Penn State with degrees in Design, Fine Arts and Art History. His teaching and research interests range from reconsidering how Landscape history is made to be more inclusive to landscape speculation through speculation and world-building.
Heidi Beebe & Doug Skidmore
Date & Time:
Monday, January 23 at 05:00 pm PT
Portland / White Stag Block / Event Space
A first look at four quirky projects currently under (or almost under) construction, designed for a variety of urban and rural parcels. We are exploring variations on a theme: how to not take up too much space, while still aspiring for dynamic shapes and sequences.
Beebe Skidmore Architects has been making crafty, small to medium-sized buildings in the Pacific Northwest since 2007. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Metropolis and Dwell, and recognized with awards by the American Institute of Architects, Architectural Record and Restore Oregon. They are currently working on adaptive reuse, urban infill, new construction, and art space. Recently completed projects include two office buildings, a co-living duplex, an artists’ residency compound, and an urban greenhouse.
Past Future Possible Worlds: Architecture, Science Fiction, and Television in the 1970s
Date & Time
Wednesday, Feb 1 at 05:00 pm PT
Portland / White Stag Block / Event Space
Architecture builds on the past (the processes of its formation) to construct the present. Science Fiction extrapolates the now (the issues of its times) to elaborate the future. In their grainy transmissions, not real but not entirely imaginary, the possible worlds of science fiction architecture on television in the 1970s attempt to leave earth's problems, but ultimately cannot escape the gravity of circumstance –foreshadowing contemporary conundrums regarding technology, environment, and identity.
John McMorrough is an architect and writer who works on the relationship between design methods and culture, focusing on architecture’s extended field (buildings, but also complementary media such as images, installations, and other structured narratives). As a partner of studioAPT, he designs through situation (comedies) and (mediatic) formats. His writing and design work has appeared in books and publications such as Log, Volume, Praxis, Threshold Perspecta, MAS Context, and Flat Out. He has taught theory and design at the Yale School of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Ohio State University, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and is now an associate professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
Meeting ID: 986 5245 4373
The Architecture of Education: A Sociopolitical Study of Building Schools, School Buildings, and Schooling in Ghana
Date & Time
Monday, Feb 20 at 05:00 pm PT
Eugene / Lawrence Hall / 206
This talk is an account of the making of, being in, and belonging to the post-colonial African nation of Ghana, examined through the lens of school architecture. I analyse processes of building schools, school buildings as products, and experiences of schooling through time and space to draw connections between educational architecture, nation-building and social class in Ghana.
Kuukuwa Manful is a trained architect and researcher from Ghana who creates, studies, and documents architecture in Africa. She is a visiting post-doctoral scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at the University of Stanford, and a post-doctoral researcher on the African State Architecture Project at SOAS, University of London.
Her book project titled ‘The Architecture of Education’ examines nation-building, social class, and modernness through a longue durée analysis of the sociopolitical and physical architectures of secondary schools in Ghana. She holds a PhD from SOAS, University of London, an MSc African Studies from The University of Oxford, and Masters and BSc Architecture degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.