College of Design News

Tinker Hatfield: A Commitment to Giving Back

Tinker Hatfield, BArch ’77, has a long history of using his platform to give back. Check out how he is using is influence to positively impact Black student-athletes at the UO.

RARE Profiles from the College of Design

At the College of Design, there is a "rare" opportunity for graduating students and alumni looking to gain professional experience and make a difference in Oregon's rural communities.

IPRE Publishes A New Study that Gives Oregon Communities an "Upper" Hand

In the midst of the state’s housing crisis, the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research & Engagement (IPRE) is urging Oregon communities to turn their attention upwards: the upper floors of historic and downtown buildings.

Sustainable City Year Program heads to Sisters for its latest project

A new year means a new partner for our Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) learn how PPPM students will work with this year’s partner, the city of Sisters.

Jeanne Hall Jenkins Interior Excellence Awards

In Spring 2022, UO Interior Architecture students participated in the Jeanne Hall Jenkins Interior Excellence Awards. These students were able to win awards for the incredible work they created throughout the year.

"Ghost Forests" Finds New Haunt in Boston

College of Design Visiting Professor David Buckley Borden's exhibition, Ghosts Forests, is currently running at the Trustman Art Gallery through Friday, October 21, 2022. Features work from UO BLA and MLA students and is funded by Simmons University’s Trustman Art Gallery, the Fuller Initiative for Productive Landscape at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University Foundation’s Andrews Forest Fund, and the Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research at the Harvard Forest. 

UO programs bolstered by $16M in Build Back Better funds

Researchers at the University of Oregon will receive more than $16 million in federal funds as part of a major government grant to the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition from the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

Update: DesignIntelligence Surveys Due October 3

For the past 22 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted its 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.

IPRE Bridges the Gaps Between Pandemic Research and Public Policy

PPPM's Institute for Policy Research and Engagement is leading the way when it comes to bridging the gaps between its research of the pandemic and the policies that our local, state, and national governments put into practice

To Beat the Summer Heat, Passive Cooling Really Works

UO research shows how much opening windows and using blinds can cool homes

Fuller Land Lab: A Lab for All the World to See

Landscape architecture professor Michael Geffel is using a riverside meadow as a testing ground with multiple goals in mind

Journey to Un-Earth the Black Aesthetic

Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture, Robert Clarke, is on a mission to unearth the buried history of the architectural style and history of the African American community while bringing novel ideas to the classroom.

COVID-19 Research from the College of Design

Researchers from the University of Oregon jumped on the opportunity to study COVID-19 and the implications it could have on the present and the future. Here are a couple of research highlights from the College of Design.