College of Design News

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.

When Art Meets Activism

Meet Product Design student, Kundai Kapurura, in this student profile published in the "Ethos" publication.

Professor's fellowship will fund film series on LatinX workers

UO assistant professor John Arroyo is one of this year’s recipients of a $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, which he will use to create a series of short documentary films on the history and housing of migrant Latinx workers in Oregon.

2022 Lawrence Medalist Reflects on a Life of Service

The 2022 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal recipient is Edmund J. Cain, Jr., MA ’70, an international human development expert with fifty years of career experience.

Aalto | Light: the 2022 Reynolds Symposium Starts this Friday

Learn more about the masterwork of Alvar Aalto’s Library at Mount Angel Abbey this Friday May 20, 2022. Friday’s lectures will feature two Finnish experts: Prof. Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen, author of Alvar Aalto Libraries and photographer Jari Jetsonen, who has mounted numerous exhibits about Aalto’s architecture.

Interior Architecture Program Shows-off at Upcoming New York City Furniture Show in May

The College of Design’s Interior Architecture assistant professor Cory Olsen was selected to be a part of the WantedDesign Manhatten and International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Design for Spatial Justice Fellow Investigates The Black Aesthetic

Wilson W. Smith III Visiting Faculty Fellow in Design for Spatial Justice, Robert Clarke has a new lecture coming to Eugene that utilizes novel methodologies to investigate how one can interject black culture into architectural forms and motifs, how can we unearth a recognizable aesthetic that expresses lost histories, current histories, and cultural norms that is specific to African American Culture.