College of Design News

Associate Professor Profiled in Stories of Water Power Champions

Yekang Ko, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon, was profiled for Women's History Month by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO). The profile showcased stories from water power champions who are on the frontlines of building an equitable and just energy future.

IHBE Awarded Grant to Tackle Urban Agriculture

There is cause for celebration in the Institute for Health in the Built Environment (IHBE), courtesy of a nearly $1 million award from

College of Design Pays Tribute to Thomas Hacker

An influential architect and a treasured College of Design faculty member, Thomas Hacker, FAIA, 81, died on February 27.

RARE Program Winter Check In

The Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program service year is in full swing and the RARE service members are already seeing the fruits of their labor.

Sustainable City Year Program Proposals Due March 3

SCYP proposals are due by March 3.

"Architectural Terra Cotta" Explores the Resurgence of the Historic Building Product

The latest text from School of Architecture and Environment professors, Donald Corner and John Rowell, is all a

Oregon Design Duck Profile: Emma Koontz

Learn more about Clark Honors College (CHC) student and Oregon Design Duck (ODD) Emma Koontz, who is majoring in Planning, Public Policy and Management, in this great student profile courtesy of CHC.

HAA PhD Graduate Appointed as Associate Curator at the Utah Museum of Fine Art

On a cold January morning, University of Oregon (UO) alumna Emily Lawhead, PhD '22, was excited.

Associate Professor Explores Slime in Latest Book

What do Ghostbusters, Dragon Quest, Garbage Pail Kids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze, and the artist Lynda Benglis have in common? The use of a familiar pop culture trope: slime! Learn more about this sticky substance courtesy of Christopher Michlig's latest book.

Tannaz Farsi Selected for UO Presidential Fellowship Award

Farsi was one of two faculty recognized and awarded the Presidential Fellowship in Art and Humanities. She was recognized for her work on a project called Intermediaries, which the selection committee described as “rich” and “gripping.” The committee was struck by the sheer beauty of Farsi’s work and felt the proposed project would have great value to a broad audience. Farsi says the fellowship provides a thrilling opportunity at a critical time as it coincides with her upcoming sabbatical.

College of Design studio presents concepts for The Arc of Benton County's new clubhouse

An Interior Architecture class spent the last term working with The Arc of Benton County to inspire ideas for their new clubhouse – designed specifically for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities