College of Design News

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Portland Product Design Students Launch Studio Skosh for Remote Products

With the Koehn Design Entrepreneurship Award, the new design group has already created a wireless smartphone charging station.

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Otto Poticha Wins 2020 AIA Oregon President’s Award

The architecture professor of practice has been teaching at the College of Design for a half-century.

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The Sustainable City Year Program and City of Troutdale Take Experiential Learning to the Virtual Classroom

SCYP students partner with Troutdale to help the city achieve its goals in the areas of climate change, housing insecurity, and racial justice.

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College of Design Awards Equity and Justice Student Organization Mini Grants

The college’s Equity and Inclusion Committee awards four grants to student projects examining equity, inclusion, and the impacts of COVID-19.

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Bikeway Designed by PPPM Alumni Opens in Eugene

The City of Eugene opens the 13th Avenue Bikeway inspired by the UO LiveMove student group's designs.

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Landscape Architecture's Bart Johnson on the Future of Oregon Wildfires

Johnson and his research team are exploring wildfire risk in the Willamette Valley foothills through 2057.

Fall Term Brings Renewed Commitment: Message from the Dean

Interim Dean Laura Vandeburgh welcomes back the College of Design community.

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Welcome New Faculty!

Introducing new faculty and new visiting faculty starting fall 2020.

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Leadership and Public Service Reimagined for Social Change

PPPM’s José W. Meléndez brings innovation to a class tackling equity issues for future public servants.

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MArch Alum Wins a 2020 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Student Design Award

Austin Gutierrez won the Citation Award for his public library design.

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Product Design Does Community Outreach

Alum Trevor McClelland mentors students in designing better shelter for the unhoused community.

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One Year Later: College of Design’s Faculty of Color and Allies Writing Retreat

College of Design faculty who attended the 2019 writing retreat reflect on the experience and how it shaped their scholarship.

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PPPM Student Tackles ‘Place-Taking’ in Places Journal Essay

Master of Community and Regional Planning student Aimee Okotie-Oyekan investigates environmental identity and racism in an Atlanta neighborhood.

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Fall Visiting Landscape Architecture Professor Creates Environmental Art in Harvard Forest

Artist and designer David Buckley Borden created ‘Hemlock Hospice’ to draw attention to climate change.

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Architecture Alumna Designs Suffrage ‘Quilt’ for Boise City Hall

Stephanie Inman says the 26-foot-long aluminum quilt is unfinished as there is still ‘work to be done.’

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