Historic Preservation Program News

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 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.

New Dean Selected for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Ore

McMath Award recognizes Sally Donovan for exemplary cultural resources work, HABS/HAER photography

Sally Donovan literally lives and breathes historic preservation, living in a 1913 house and using its “updated” 1931 refrigerator and electric stove every day for the past twenty years.

Preservation program moving north

The University of Oregon’s Historic Preservation Program is relocating its master’s degree program from the Eugene campus to the UO in Portland beginning fall term 2016.

Historic benches find new life at A&AA

Few people think about trees having careers, but UO Arborist John Anthony does. So when UO Campus Tree #285 started looking ill in 2008, Anthony kept his eye on it. It was starting to lean, the color of its foliage wasn’t good, and on close inspection Anthony discovered its top was dying.

Nominations for 2016 McMath Preservation Award open through Nov. 16

Applications are available through Monday, November 16, to nominate an individual, organization, company, or agency for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

Sustainable Cities kicks off 2015 year

The 2015-16 Sustainable Cities Year Program (SCYP) with the City of Redmond officially kicked off with a gala celebration at the UO’s Ford Alumni Center October 1.

Lawrence medalist Dubrow at UO June 15

The Lawrence Medal will be presented to Gail Dubrow at the A&AA commencement ceremony on Monday, June 15, at 6 p.m. on the south lawn of the Knight Library (near the School of Music and Dance). Reservations are not required.

National Park Service career ideal fit for preservation alumna

The impetus for Sueann Brown to enroll in the UO’s Historic Preservation Program came in large part from attending the UO’s preservation field school in Italy.

Leo Williams to receive McMath Award

Portland planner and longtime Historic Landmarks Commission member Leo Dean Williams is being honored with the seventh annual George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

New A&AA building news available on blog

The A&AA community continues to take steps toward creating its future home on University Street. The location of the Phase I A&AA building is on the site of the current McArthur Court.

UO graduate aids Polish synagogue project

In the late 1600s, a wooden synagogue was erected in the small Polish town of Gwozdziec. By 1731, a wooden dome, or cupola, was inserted into the roof of the synagogue.

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