Historic Preservation Program News

UO campus in Portland

UO Portland Celebrates 10 Years in the White Stag Block

Come join the party to recognize this milestone and experience first-hand what UO students in Portland are working on.

Morris Marks House at the new site

Portland Preservation Pioneer to Receive Historic Preservation McMath Award

Rick Michaelson is being recognized for 40 years of contributions to the field of preservation and the Portland community he loves.

Chaz Kern participates in a neighborhood restoration project

Recent Alums Share Passion for Social Sustainability and Community Design

One creates sustainable community spaces in Los Angeles; the other restores and repurposes existing structures in Detroit; both are graduates of the UO School of Architecture & Environment’s Department of Architecture and involved in public interest design and service-based practice.

College of Design Launch Party

College of Design launches with celebratory party October 6

Help celebrate the new College of Design and kick off the academic year at a launch party in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard and the Hayden and Krause galleries on October 6, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and free College of Design T-shirts will be available to the first 100 students.

Hal Ayotte

Portland architect Hal Ayotte recognized for notable preservation projects

Portland architect Hal S. Ayotte is the recipient of the University of Oregon’s 2012 George McMath Award. His expertise and guidance in preservation efforts on some of the Northwest's most notable historic treasures earned him high praise and recognition.

Tim Wood interviews Patricia Ford

Preservation, journalism students collaborate on oral histories from vanished town

UO historic preservation students are working with journalism students to capture and preserve oral histories from survivors of the 1948 flood that destroyed Vanport, the second largest city in Oregon during WWII.

Grant Seder, former UO lecturer, remembered for ‘Googie’ campus building

Emeritus UO lecturer and longtime Eugene architect Grant Seder died June 20.

Interior Architecture students re-imagine Historic Army barracks

UO students are helping to re-envision a 19th-century Hudson’s Bay Company trading post site to incorporate current fire codes, sustainable materials, and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements—all while respecting the site’s his

Historic preservation award honors Oregon Black Pioneers

When Willie Richardson moved from South Carolina to Oregon in 1978, she came with her three sisters and their families.

Nominations for 2017 McMath Preservation Award due Nov. 14

Nominations are due Monday, November 14, to nominate an individual, organization, company, or agency for the 2017 George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

Historic preservation students eager to engage with Portland

History may be a common link among the 2018 class of UO Historic Preservation Program graduate students, but many also share an interest in public service, global travel, and literally digging into projects.

A&AA lands top talent across disciplines

A&AA welcomes these new tenure-track faculty members for the 2016–17 academic year.

Three UO architecture alumni, one instructor earn prestigious ‘Fellow’ distinction from national organization

Three alumni from the UO Department of Architecture and one adjunct faculty member have earned the highest professional honor granted by the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA). 

Christoph Lindner, A&AA’s new dean, shares his views on research, international study, and teaching

Christoph Lindner, professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam, will join UO as the new A&AA dean beginning August 15.

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