College of Design News

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A Time to Celebrate

The College of Design celebrates its more than 600 graduates and first commencement ceremony under its new name.

PPPM Awards 2018

PPPM Recognizes Outstanding Contributors

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) recently honored outstanding professionals, alumni, students, and faculty for their contributions to the school, their communities, and the State of Oregon at the annual PPPM Awards Ceremony.

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Students Prepare the Feast to Celebrate 10 Years of Product Design

For the past 10 weeks, 14 senior undergraduate product design students have been busy at various studios on campus and around town, sawing, designing, building, hammering, constructing, molding, and sewing in preparation for this one special event where at the end of the night, patrons get to take home their individual place settings as mementos of the occasion.

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Sixth Annual Senior Art Show Features School of Art + Design Students

The School of Art + Design’s annual senior art show, featuring the work of nearly 80 students, takes place in Lawrence Hall on the UO campus beginning June 11 with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., continuing through Commencement Day, June 18.

Megan Little

Senior Send-Off: Megan Little, Landscape Architecture

There’s nothing small about Megan Little’s dreams after graduation. Little, who will earn her bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) degree, has already accepted a job offer as a landscape designer at a firm thousands of miles away in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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We Hear You—Equity and inclusion Efforts in PPPM Getting Results

In 2015, when graduate students of color first brought concerns of equity and inclusion forward to the leadership of the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM), the School started holding Listening Sessions to better understand the experiences of students, faculty, and staff and meet the needs of students who come from traditionally under-represented or marginalized communities.

Natasha Anand, Drew McGrath, and Nick Cantrell

Sports Product Design Team Earns 1st Place with Winning Wetsuit

As sports product designers, UO students Natasha Anand, Drew McGrath, and Nick Cantrell jumped at the opportunity to work with Paralympian Ann Yoshida and to help others gain access to the amazing physical and emotional benefits of surfing.

Erin Moore

New Head of School of Architecture & Environment Announced

Erin Moore, AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture and Environmental Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Architecture has been named the new Head of the School of Architecture & Environment, Dean Christoph Lindner announced on Tuesday.

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Community Service Center Blossoms into Institute for Policy Research and Engagement

The vision for IPRE is to integrate applied research and experiential education while addressing important problems facing Oregon communities, agencies, local governments, and nonprofits.

Wilson W. Smith III surrounded by shoes

Nike Product Design Star Wilson Smith Receives College of Design’s Highest Honor, the Lawrence Medal

Wilson W. Smith III is being recognized with the Lawrence Medal and will be the speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony in June.

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UO ESBL & TallWood Design Institute Receive Funding for New Acoustics Lab

The Oregon Innovation Council awards UO more than $700K to build new acoustics testing lab in joint effort between UO and OSU.

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Landscape Architecture Alumna Launches Large-Scale Plans

Growing up on a 14-acre ranch outside rural Woodburn, Oregon, gave Alexis Griffin (BLA ’18) a hands-on head start toward becoming a landscape architect.

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DesignIntelligence Surveys Due June 8

For the past 18 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted their annual survey of architecture and design schools. The survey asks hiring professionals, current students, and recent alumni to provide their perspective on the strengths of U.S. architecture and design programs.

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Place and Displacement: Architecture Students Design Prize-Winning Spaces for Refugees

Students in a new studio tackled economic and social vulnerabilities that refugees face in urban environments. Their designs earned them three prizes in the Place and Displacement competition.

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Tops in Sustainability: AIA recognizes School of Architecture & Environment—Again!

Students and alumni from the University of Oregon came out on top in two American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (AIA-COTE) Top Ten Awards for sustainable design excellence.

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