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Michael Fifield, FAIA, AICP

Professor Emeritus
City: Eugene

Michael Fifield, FAIA, AICP
Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Oregon, ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture

Michael Fifield conducts research in housing, community development, and urban design. He has addressed residential design for all scales and economies in his design studios, courses, and seminars.

Fifield has held numerous administrative and teaching positions, including Architecture Department Head and Director of the Housing Specialization Program (University of Oregon), Department Head (Penn State University), and Graduate Program Coordinator and Director of the Joint Urban Design Program (Arizona State University).

As an architect and urban designer, he has received numerous local, state, and national awards in both his professional practice and as a faculty member. Grants and awards include the NEA, DOE, HUD, a AIA award, American Planning Association awards, a national design competition award, teaching awards, Progressive Architecture Citation, Fulbright Commission, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. 

While Director of the Housing Specialization Program at the University of Oregon, the program received the National ACSA/AIA Housing Education Honor Award. Fifield has been a General Services Administration (GSA) Peer Reviewer since 1999.  In 2018 he conducted housing research in Portugal as a Fulbright Research Scholar.

Michael received his B.A. (Architecture) degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1973, and his M.Arch. degree (with an emphasis in housing and urban design) from UCLA in 1980.