College of Design News

If these walls could talk: Inside the Saint-Étienne Cathedral

College of Design History of Art and Architecture PhD Candidate, Gabriela Chitwood, was featured in a recent OPRI article discussing the relationship between Toulouse Cathedral and the local population. Built over 500 years, the cathedral was used in a half-built state for many generations between the 13th and 15th centuries. Chitwood's work explores what it is like to inhabit and interact within the space while it is being built.

Supporting Student Success

The College of Design and its schools are committed to providing a positive and equitable educational experience. The following profiled students are just a few examples of the different ways that a donor's gift positively impacts lives.

Sculpting Coast to Coast

The College of Design and the School of Art + Design profile Abhishek Kulkarni, BFA ’24, to listen to his journey to art and sculpture.

Four SAE Students Honored in METROPOLIS Future100

Four SAE students were honored by METROPOLIS as part of their Future100 program. Click to see who was selected!

Trish McCall's Exhibition Report Featured in ICMA Newsletter

Congratulations are in order for doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trish McCall, as her exhibition report on the treasury of Notre Dame was featured in the March edition of the International Center for Medieval Art's newsletter. McCall's feature begins on page 41 of the newsletter.

Finding Comfort in the Details

In the spring of 2023, Rigel Wakil, BArch '24, was talking with his classmate, a Student Ambassador named Honour Colby, about an exciting opportunity. Thanks to the Hart Howerton Fellowship, he earned an opportunity to explore and research traditional Japanese inns, Ryokans, on a planned research trip later that summer. Close to a year later, Wakil returned to the College of Design and presented his findings to the School of Architecture & Environment (SAE).

College of Design Faculty Member Awarded 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship

A faculty member in the College of Design was awarded a 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship on 4/11/24. Click to find out who!

2024 Lawrence Medalist Reflects on a Life of Design

Adrian Parr, Dean of the College of Design, will present the 2024 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal to Robert Arrigoni, BArch '61, on June 16 at 1 pm during the College of Design commencement ceremony at Matthew Knight Arena. The dean awards this honor each year to a distinguished alumnus or alumna with the help of a rigorous faculty nomination process. The recipient of the Lawrence Medal serves as the College of Design commencement speaker each year.

Cross-Laminated Timber Industry to Gain New Manufacturing Facility in Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley

Timberlab, collaborator with leading academic research programs at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and the Tall Wood Design Institute and a leading national provider of holistic mass timber systems, announced its plans to construct and operate a state-of-the-art cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacturing facility in Oregon's mid-Willamette region.

Larco and Knudson Write the Handbook on Sustainable Urban Design

The School of Architecture & Environment (SAE), and by extension the College of Design, has a storied history of innovation and expansive sustainability research that includes the design of buildings, interiors, landscapes, and communities.

Latest Oregon Quarterly Spotlights Two College of Design Faculty

Two College of Design faculty, the Department of History of Art and Architecture's Associate Professor Joyce Cheng and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management's Associate Professor Dyana Mason, were asked who inspires them in the latest article in Oregon Quarterly.

University of Oregon experts help cities navigate the rise of autonomous vehicles

Cityfi, an urban strategy and advisory firm, and Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon put out a study/guide on how new autonomous modes of transportation, such as automated vehicles and e-commerce, affect communities.