There is always something happening in the School of Architecture & Environment. Join us for guest lectures, conferences, and research symposia. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive our Upcoming Events weekly announcement and stay in the know about the latest happenings.
The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School (PNWFS) is an annual hands-on historic preservation training event. This year, the Field School will be held at the Silver Falls Youth Camp at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon, a historic summer camp built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. During three one-week sessions, participants will learn how to preserve, rehabilitate, and restore historic woodwork, masonry, logwork, windows, and more. Tuition includes lodging, food, educational sessions, tours, and lectures.
The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School is sponsored in part by the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, National Park Service, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Washington State Parks, and the Idaho State Historical Society.
Tom Cramer (American, b. 1960) is widely known for his intricate relief paintings, which celebrate the lushness of nature and the mysteries of the cosmos. This exhibition explores his parallel practice in drawing.
The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:
1. Develop skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide.
2. Develop skills in how to engage students in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help.
3. Develop knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.
If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here.
The Faculty & Staff section of the UCC website includes several additional online resources for helping students in distress.
The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here.
If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.
We are at a critical transition in architectural education—a transition that must propel schools to address the urgency of the multiple challenges facing our current environment.
Join us in engaging this transition at the 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design, in Portland, Oregon, October 18–19, 2019. Faculty, practitioners, content experts, and students from 21 universities and 4 countries will present their inspiring, reflective, and effective lessons that represent a shift in the process from creating fossil-fuel-based communities, toward building environments that are healthy, resilient, and carbon-emissions free. AIA LU available.
The Symposium begins on Friday, October 18 at 5:15 p.m. with a keynote lecture, “From sustainability to resilience – preaching outside the choir” by architect Nina Maritz from Windhoek, Namibia. Please register with Eventbrite to attend the lecture.
October 19 begins with a keynote, “Redefining Design Excellence for a Climate Positive World” by architects Marsha Maytum, FAIA and Bill Leddy, FAIA, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LSMA). We are proud to welcome back these principals of their award-winning firm that is dedicated to addressing issues of climate change and educational leadership.
A full day of parallel paper sessions and poster presentations on the following topics: 1) Design Integration; 2) Design with Climate; and 3) Digital Approaches. The day ends with an In-Practice Panel: How Did You Get There? This panel features the Oregon Zoo Education Center, a 2019 AIA COTE© Top Ten Award project and the design team, OPSIS Partner-in-charge, Alec Holser and Heather DeGrella, Senior Associate and other team members discussing their design approach and the top ten measurable impacts. The Symposium will end with a celebratory reception, sponsored by the Society of Building Science Educators.
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Featuring Dr. Lucy Jones (Caltech). Invited guest, Yumei Wang (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries).
Dr. Lucy Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, with a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities. She is also a research associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech. In 2016, she completed 33 years of federal service with the US Geological Survey. Most recently, she led the creation of a national science strategy for all the natural hazards studied by the USGS to promote the science that would better prepare the nation for future natural hazards. In her recent book The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), Dr. Jones offers both a look at how natural disasters have affected the course of history and how we can prepare for them.
Yumei Wang is a civil/geohazards engineer at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, focusing on building resilience to natural hazards. She serves on the National Academies liquefaction committee, has been an advisor to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, to the 2013 FEMA-funded tsunami methodology development project and to the 2013 Oregon Resilience Plan, and has taken part in post-earthquake damage assessments including the 2011 Tohoku, Japan and 2010 Maule, Chile disasters.
Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, UO Portland, and the School of Architecture & Environment.