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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

LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.
May11
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act. May 11
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith
May11
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith May 11
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking Students
May11
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking Students May 11 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
"GROOVY, DUDE!"
May11
"GROOVY, DUDE!" May 11 Ceramics Building
"home/body"
May11
"home/body" May 11 Lawrence Hall
"Junk House"
May11
"Junk House" May 11 Lawrence Hall
Kathryn C. Montgomery: “Understanding and Regulating the Commercial Surveillance System”
May13
Kathryn C. Montgomery: “Understanding and Regulating the Commercial Surveillance System” May 13
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session
May13
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session May 13
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Swallow'
May14
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Swallow' May 14
Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition
May15
Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition May 15 Disjecta