A unique academic ecosystem, the College of Design comprises not only creative practitioners—artists, architects, and designers—but also social scientists, humanities scholars, engineers, economists, biologists, planners, and policy makers. Using diverse methods, we are engaging critical questions and tackling complex problems.

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Research Spotlight

A Brighter Future

The newly launched UO Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice was made possible by a historic $4.52 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Directed by School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Assistant Professor John Arroyo, leaders in the College of Design are joining forces with the College of Arts and Sciences, and community-based partners, to do the deep, meaningful, and urgent equity work that will envision and realize a just future for the Pacific Northwest.

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Deep and Diverse Questions of Environment

Check out some of our work on and with the environment.


Public Engagement is Central to Our Practices

Whether through cultural experiences, innovative problem solving, or shaping the built environment, our work directly impacts people. Our College is full of stories about having an impact in our communities.

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Map Your Future

Whether creating in the studio, doing fieldwork and internships or studying objects at the museum, College of Design students are learning hands on and working directly with faculty.

Explore the College of Design to discover what makes our places, people, and programs so special.

Explore Design

Generating Innovation

See some of the diverse forms innovation takes in our work.

Social Connections


"Material Explorations"
"Material Explorations"Jan 18
Lawrence Hall
"mishmash"Jan 18
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Student Prep Session: SAE Career & Networking Fair
Student Prep Session: SAE Career & Networking FairJan 19
5:30 p.m.
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate...Jan 21
9:30 a.m.
Aix-en-Provence Info Session
Aix-en-Provence Info SessionJan 21
4:00 p.m.
Mighty Oregon: Designing for Sport
Mighty Oregon: Designing for SportJan 21
5:30 p.m.
Sustainability Open House - Winter 2021
Sustainability Open House - Winter 2021Jan 22
10:00 a.m.
"(Over)Thinking of Your Pleasures"
"(Over)Thinking of Your Pleasures" Jan 25
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
"A Winter’s Warming"
"A Winter’s Warming"Jan 25
9:00 a.m.
Ceramics Building
"leftovers"Jan 25
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Lawrence Hall
UO Practice Interviews: E & J Gallo Winery
UO Practice Interviews: E & J Gallo WineryFeb 2
2:00 p.m.
Jillian Mayer: “Time To Chill”
Jillian Mayer: “Time To Chill”Feb 4
4:00 p.m.
"Color Collages"
"Color Collages"Feb 8
9:00 a.m.
Ceramics Building
UO Practice Interviews: The Kroger Company
UO Practice Interviews: The Kroger CompanyFeb 9
3:00 p.m.