College of Design News

Transformative Education: SCYP, the City of Salem, and UO Kick Off Year Long Partnership

On a Wednesday afternoon at the University of Oregon in the historic Gerlinger Hall, guests and stakeholders of all ages came together to celebrate the start of another Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) service year.

Metropolis Magazine Spotlights College of Design's Transpecies Design Exhibit at the 2023 ECC Biennale

Dean Adrian Parr had the opportunity to talk with Metropolis Magazine about transpecies design, the European Cultural Center Architecture Biennale, and the University of Oregon's impact and potential leadership in an uncertain climate future.

Hutterer Talks Gothic Architecture in Sisters

Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture, Maile Hutterer, PhD, was a guest of the Deschutes Public Library on August 24 to explore the great gothic cathedrals of Western Europe. Participants were able to learn how medieval builders experimented with audacious structural daring to create awesome buildings that inspired and amazed their audiences.

City of Salem and University of Oregon Announce Sustainable City Year Program Partnership for 2023-24 School Year

The University of Oregon's Sustainable City Year Program has selected the City of Salem as its new partner for the 2023-2024 academic year. This year-long partnership, based out of the University of Oregon, helps communities solve the problems of today and lay the groundwork for a sustainable, livable future, with help of applied learning and passionate students.

Yizhao Yang Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Japan

School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Associate Professor, Yizhao Yang, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Japan. Yang will study Japanese cities’ use of Voluntary Local Reviews, which assess United Nations Sustainable Development Goal achievements and provide sustainability education to its citizens.

Landscape Architecture Now Designated as a STEM Discipline by US Government

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated landscape architecture as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) degree program. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) advocated for the designation and has more news about this important development.

University of Oregon: Perfectly situated for architecture students to thrive

Why choose the School of Architecture & Environment at the University of Oregon? Situated in the Pacific Northwest region of the US, about 48% of the state of Oregon is covered in forest, with 115,000 miles of rivers, 363 miles of scenic coastline, and 24 mountain peaks over 8,200 feet. Both the Eugene and Portland campuses are immersed in their local landscapes, giving a unique opportunity for students to interact with and respond to their surrounding nature and built environment as if it were a living laboratory.

Transpecies design projects featured in Venice Biennale

The Venice Architecture Biennale features some of the world's best artists, architects, and designers coming together to put on a unique exhibit that sees over 600,000 people over a span of six months. Students and faculty in the UO College of Design played a prominent role in this year's exhibition. Read more about what the College of Design is doing in regards to the world’s most pressing issues, including climate change, environmental degradation, and the demise of biodiversity.