College of Design News

Savannah Sinowitz: 2022-23 Fletcher Farr Ayotte Graduate Student Award Recipient

The College of Design (DSGN), in concert with its community partners and amazing alumni, helps provide equitable opportunities for its students and prospective students to earn an education at the University of Oregon (UO), thanks to the passionate giving from all our Oregon Design Ducks (ODD) an

Eye for Architecture

Michael Wilkes, BArch ’71, started fresh out of college as an architect at the San Diego firm that would later become Delawie/Bretton/Wilkes Associates. That’s also where he started to learn photography and how he became enamored with the discipline.

Overlook Field School Wildlife Recovery Program Wins ASLA Student Honor Award

With an uncertain climate future on the horizon, the Pacific Northwest in recent years has experienced a surge in wildfires. The effects of wildfires are felt both physically and mentally, with weeks of hazardous air quality during summer and even smokey days into the fall.

RARE AmeriCorps Member Applications for 2023-2024 Now Available!

Are you interested in community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning? If so, you should consider applying to serve as a Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps member.

Creating with Partners Overseas: Remembering Summer Student Impact

Students experience the wonders of partnering with Tanzanian community members during summer abroad.

From UO Architecture to WeWork IPO: An Extraordinary Journey

Miguel McKelvey, UO architecture school graduate and co-founder of WeWork, joins us to share how his experience in architecture school empowered his entrepreneurial journey and set him on a path to create one of the most well-known companies in the world. Join us to learn how WeWork built hundreds of locations around the world, and about his experience building a multi-billion dollar company.

Moving Towards Sustainable Cities: Linking Climate Action and VLRs

PPPM's Yizhao Yang is a coauthor of this guest article linking Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) to climate action.

Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project Acquires New A+D Assistant Professor's Work

New School of Art + Design Assistant Professor in Photography, Tarrah Krajnak, will see their cyanotypes from their performance, 1979: Contact Negative, form the first Parasol Foundation Women in Photography acquisition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Their work will be on display at the start of 2023.

Tinker Hatfield: A Commitment to Giving Back

Tinker Hatfield, BArch ’77, has a long history of using his platform to give back. Check out how he is using is influence to positively impact Black student-athletes at the UO.

RARE Profiles from the College of Design

At the College of Design, there is a "rare" opportunity for graduating students and alumni looking to gain professional experience and make a difference in Oregon's rural communities.

IPRE Publishes A New Study that Gives Oregon Communities an "Upper" Hand

In the midst of the state’s housing crisis, the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research & Engagement (IPRE) is urging Oregon communities to turn their attention upwards: the upper floors of historic and downtown buildings.

Sustainable City Year Program heads to Sisters for its latest project

A new year means a new partner for our Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) learn how PPPM students will work with this year’s partner, the city of Sisters.