Department of Landscape Architecture News

New Tenure Track Faculty Position in LArch: Urban Ecological Justice

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Urban Ecological Justice. It is well-documented that disadvantaged communities have significantly less access to clean water, healthy food, moderated microclimates, sanitation, secure shelter, flood control, waste collection, air quality, parks, urban wildlife, and natural beauty.

Landscape Architecture Now Designated as a STEM Discipline by US Government

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated landscape architecture as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) degree program. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) advocated for the designation and has more news about this important development.

IASTE Conference Explores How Ruptures Are Restructuring Our Understanding of Traditions

Mark Gillem, PhD, FAIA, FAICP, Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon's College of Design, is serving as the Conference Director for the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE).

UO programs bolstered by $16M in Build Back Better funds

Researchers at the University of Oregon will receive more than $16 million in federal funds as part of a major government grant to the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition from the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

DesignIntelligence Surveys Due August 8

For the past 22 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted its annual survey of architecture and design schools. The survey asks hiring professionals, current students, and recent alumni to provide their perspective on the strengths of U.S. architecture and design programs.

College of Design Helps Write the Handbook on Sustainable Cities and Landscapes

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim, a culmination of a multiyear collaboration project between numerous universities including faculty and staff from the University of Oregon's College of Design, was published on March 16, 2022. School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM) associate professor Yizhao Yang led this initiative with Anne Taufen of the University of Washington as co-editors of this handbook.

Landscape for Humanity: Project-Based Education with a Compassionate Focus from the College of Design

Landscape for Humanity offers students a chance to broaden their design education with dynamic experiential learning projects while delivering on the initiative’s promise to be a positive force on the side of social and environmental justice.

Architecture Students Light Up Portland Winter Light Festival

University of Oregon Architecture students have taken over a corner of the White Stag Block for the Portland Winter Light Festival.

OregonBILDS: From the Ground Up

The SAE design studio and construction build recently completed four tiny homes for veterans.

Edward Mazria Has a Call to Action: Zero Carbon Now

In an essay for Architect Magazine, Mazria outlines how the industry must respond to climate change.

Five New 'Design for Spatial Justice' Fellows Join SAE

The School of Architecture & Environment is excited to welcome Sami Chohan, Robert Clarke, Elisandra Garcia, Junichi Satoh, and Jean Yang

Field School Explores Wildfire Recovery Through Art in Nature

A Q&A with David Buckley Borden on landscape and art, the Overlook Field School, and his new fall course, Environmental Communication Theory.