College of Design News

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Oregon Senate Confirms Gerardo Francisco Sandoval as Land Conservation and Development Commissioner

The PPPM professor will represent the Willamette Valley through 2023.

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The Shark, the Filter, and the Partnership

Architecture alumna Julia May and graduate student Alex Balog look to the basking shark for solutions to public health, environmental, and economic issues.

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Shaping the Future of Architecture Education

More than 100 practitioners and academics sign the Portland Declaration, asking NAAB, the top accrediting board, to prioritize sustainability, climate action, and environmental stewardship.

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PPPM Alum Wins Seattle City Council Seat

Dan Strauss says he will apply what he learned at PPPM about public policy, planning, and economics to shape Seattle.

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Student Spotlight: Xander Cuizon Tice

The Product Design undergraduate discusses studying abroad, academic challenges he’s tackling, and his love of designing, repairing, and upcycling outdoor gear.

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College of Design Announces Inaugural Oregon | Places Prize Winner

In partnership with Places Journal, the college chose Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr and her proposal ‘Water is Wealth’ for the award.

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Tinker Hatfield Wins 2019 National Design Award for Product Design

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum recognizes the architecture alum for his disruptive and innovative career designing footwear.

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Design for Spatial Justice Faculty Fellows Join School of Architecture & Environment

SAE fellows from around the world begin their teaching and research in Eugene and Portland.

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New and Visiting Faculty at the College of Design

The College of Design is excited to welcome new and visiting faculty for the 2019–20 academic year. 

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PPPM Launches New PhD in Planning and Public Affairs

The program will focus on Sustainable Transportation and Cities; Access and Equity; and Nonprofit, Philanthropic and Social Enterprise.

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PPPM’s John Arroyo to Reunite with Cousin, Author of 2019 UO Common Reading Pick

The family history of the assistant professor is featured in Under the Feet of Jesus.

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Adapting to Wildfires in the Age of Climate Change

SAE Professor Bart Johnson leads team aiming to understand how social networks of stakeholders collaborate to manage wildfire risk.

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Provost Announces Dean Search for College of Design

The anticipated start date for a new dean is summer 2020.

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TallWood Design Institute Opens One of Nation’s Largest Timber Research Facilities

The A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Lab is located at Oregon State University.

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James Ivory: From Oregon Architecture to Hollywood

How the alum’s architectural history experience at the College of Design shaped his film career.

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