A UO architecture professor weighed in on the National Association of Home Builders’ stance on building codes in a July 6 BloombergView feature story, “Inside the Lobby Against Tougher Homes”. "It's the most conservative industry there is,” Associate Professor Peter Keyes was quoted as saying of the NAHB, “mainly because doing something new involves risk." The story noted the NAHB’s opposition to new building codes intended to strengthen homes against increasingly severe storms caused by climate change. Keyes is part of a faculty team that spearhead the UO Housing Specialization Program, which received the “Housing Design Education Award-Excellence in Housing Education Course or Activity” honor from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architecture in January.
Above: Students raise a wall during construction of the OregonBILDS house in 2016. BILDS is part of the award-winning UO Housing Specialization Program.