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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.

people looking at glacier
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.

Lawrence Hall drawing
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

LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.
Apr16
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.Apr 16
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith
Apr16
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul...Apr 16
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking Students
Apr16
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking StudentsApr 16
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Tangible: Expanded Materiality and Art History
Apr17
Tangible: Expanded Materiality and Art HistoryApr 17
10:00 a.m.
Garrick Imatani: Monologue
Apr17
Garrick Imatani: MonologueApr 17
12:00 p.m.
Making After Melancholia: A Discussion Between Garrick Imatani, Lynn Yarne and Lu Yim
Apr18
Making After Melancholia: A Discussion Between...Apr 18
12:00 p.m.
"amalgamenagerie"
Apr19
"amalgamenagerie"Apr 19
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
"How We Got Here: Sketches versus Finals in Comic Art"
Apr19
"How We Got Here: Sketches versus Finals in Comic...Apr 19
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
"Yellow Kid"
Apr19
"Yellow Kid"Apr 19
9:00 a.m.
Ceramics Building
Elihu Katz: "How Did Mass Become Network?"
Apr19
Elihu Katz: "How Did Mass Become Network?"Apr 19
9:00 a.m.
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session
Apr21
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate...Apr 21
9:30 a.m.
Rebecca Morris Artist Talk
Apr22
Rebecca Morris Artist Talk Apr 22
4:00 p.m.
"Across the Threshold"
Apr26
"Across the Threshold"Apr 26
9:00 a.m.
Ceramics Building