College of Design News

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UO ESBL & TallWood Design Institute Receive Funding for New Acoustics Lab

The Oregon Innovation Council awards UO more than $700K to build new acoustics testing lab in joint effort between UO and OSU.

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Landscape Architecture Alumna Launches Large-Scale Plans

Growing up on a 14-acre ranch outside rural Woodburn, Oregon, gave Alexis Griffin (BLA ’18) a hands-on head start toward becoming a landscape architect.

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DesignIntelligence Surveys Due June 8

For the past 18 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted their 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.

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Place and Displacement: Architecture Students Design Prize-Winning Spaces for Refugees

Students in a new studio tackled economic and social vulnerabilities that refugees face in urban environments. Their designs earned them three prizes in the Place and Displacement competition.

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Tops in Sustainability: AIA recognizes School of Architecture & Environment—Again!

Students and alumni from the University of Oregon came out on top in two American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (AIA-COTE) Top Ten Awards for sustainable design excellence.

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College of Design Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

The University of Oregon has promoted six College of Design faculty members for 2017–18. The promotion and tenure process involves rigorous review, so receiving them reflects significant achievements.

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Spring Housing Affordability Symposium Planned

To address the growing crisis in affordable housing in Oregon and beyond, the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is hosting a symposium on May 23.

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WeWork co-founder Miguel McKelvey is the UO’s 2018 Commencement Speaker

University of Oregon architecture alumnus Miguel McKelvey (BArch, ’99), co-founder and chief culture officer of the pioneering shared-space company WeWork, will be the speaker at this year’s commencement ceremony on June 18.

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Chan named new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Professor Liska Chan has accepted a three-year appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs effective August 1, Dean Christoph Lindner announced April 26.

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Amanda Wojick's Work on Exhibit from East to West

In what could be called an art exhibit triptych, Amanda Wojick, associate professor and coordinator of the sculpture program at the School of Art + Design at the University of Oregon, has pieces on display in three states this month—New York, Illinois, and Oregon.

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UO Product Design Team Brings Home Award for Achievements in Sustainability Education

Kiersten Muenchinger, associate professor and head of the Department of Product Design in the School of Art + Design, and her cross-campus UO team have been awarded VentureWell’s 2018 Sustainable Practice Impact Award for achievements in sustainability education.

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Seventeen Seniors Take Salone by Storm

This week, 17 seniors in the School of Art + Design’s Product Design program are displaying their work at Salone del Mobile Milano in Italy.

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Raevyn Rogers: Triple Crown

Raevyn Rogers, emerging track superstar and completing degrees in Art and Spanish, describes how she finds peace in painting.

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Portland Preservation Pioneer to Receive Historic Preservation McMath Award

Rick Michaelson is being recognized for 40 years of contributions to the field of preservation and the Portland community he loves.

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UO Portland Celebrates 10 Years in the White Stag Block

Come join the party to recognize this milestone and experience first-hand what UO students in Portland are working on.

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