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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.

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


Events

Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Swallow'
May16
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Swallow' May 16
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.
May16
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act. May 16
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith
May16
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith May 16
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking Students
May16
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking Students May 16 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition
May16
Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition May 16 Disjecta
garima thakur & Sharita Towne: "we’re out of control"
May16
garima thakur & Sharita Towne: "we’re out of control" May 16 Well Well Projects
"FIRST-AID KIT FOR THE FIRE-PRONE"
May17
"FIRST-AID KIT FOR THE FIRE-PRONE" May 17 Ceramics Building
"Jan's Daughter"
May17
"Jan's Daughter" May 17 Lawrence Hall
"Tracings: muted, spotted."
May17
"Tracings: muted, spotted." May 17 Lawrence Hall
Waiting Time: Ambient Anxiety in Sun and Sea (Marina)
May19
Waiting Time: Ambient Anxiety in Sun and Sea (Marina) May 19