College of Design News

Portrait of alumna Mary Vertulfo at a desk

The Artist, Redefined

Art & Tech alumna Mary Vertulfo (’18) reflects on her journey from being an undeclared first-year student to her current position as junior motion designer at Hovercraft studio in Denver.

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Hello Kitty is Not a Cat—Joyce Cheng Investigates the Dissonance

The art history professor and surrealism scholar uses methods from the disciplines of visual culture and anthropology to analyze the meaning of the pop culture icon.

Associate Professor Kyuho Ahn teaching a class

Bridging the Gap: Equity-Centered Design

Interior Architecture Associate Professor Kyu-ho Ahn inspires students to design for people of all abilities.

Student Finley Heeb biking with other students in European city

Student Spotlight: The Bicycle Diaries

PPPM undergraduate Finley Heeb wants to change the world through biking and other alternative modes of transportation.

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Brian Gillis Talks to UO Today About Art Research

The professor of art discusses 510 Oak, the Center for Art Research, rediscovering industrial ceramics, and more.

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Governor Appoints John Arroyo to State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation

The PPPM Assistant Professor, who specializes in urban design and inequality, will serve in a group reviewing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

Portrait of Professor Leland Roth

The Society of Architectural Historians Names Leland Roth a 2020 Fellow

The Marion D. Ross Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architectural History is recognized with the field’s highest honor.

Susan Dolan in a high lift trimming apple trees

National Park Service’s Susan Dolan Named 2020 Lawrence Medalist

The NPS Cultural Landscapes Program manager recieved a Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture at the College of Design.

Graduate student Liam Maher looking at art at the MoMA in New York

A Portrait of the Art Historian as a Young Man

History of Art and Architecture graduate student Liam Maher rewrites the traditional narrative of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica.

professor Kiersten Muenchinger with a student at Tirana Design Week with her presentation and other scholars

Product Design Associate Professor Wins Fulbright to Albania

Kiersten Muenchinger spent two weeks presenting and hosting workshops at Tirana Design Week.

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From Hip-Hop Architecture to the Plains of Nepal

The second term of the Design for Spatial Justice Initiative welcomes two new faculty.

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UO Housing Experts Say the American Era of Single-Family Homes Should Come to an End

PPPM’s Rebecca Lewis and Robert Parker present research showing the environmental and social impacts of suburban sprawl.

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Four College of Design Research Teams Make it Rain with Research and Innovation Grants

The interdisciplinary research teams will investigate forest fires and resilience, sustainable transportation, and resilient housing.

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Design for Health: Student Projects Explore the Unseen

Architecture students in Portland partnered with architecture firms to explore design challenges related to human and planetary health.

Oregon State Capitol building

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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