College of Design News

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Unparalleled Design Opportunities in Portland in April

NEA Awards Product Design Workshops Funding for Second Year in a Row

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Barberini Tapestries Inspire Benches for Exhibition

Students in last fall’s furniture-making class designed and built beautiful benches to accompany the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s special exhibition of the Barberini Tapestries.

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Alumna Regina Jiang Helping to Accelerate Architecture

This 2012 graduate of the Department of Architecture, is a design team member working on the new Knight Campus.

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Students are nailing down another affordable, efficient home

The four homes on Hope Loop, though they look distinct from each other have something in common. They were all built by UO students in the OregonBILDS program.

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Department of Product Design Contributes to Exhibition on Prosthetic Design

Students from the Department of Product Design’s bachelor of fine arts program and graduate program in Sports Product Design are among the contributors for Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics. Product Design students at the UO in Portland worked with athletes to design adaptive products, which are some of the pieces featured in the show.

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Recent Alums Share Passion for Social Sustainability and Community Design

One creates sustainable community spaces in Los Angeles; the other restores and repurposes existing structures in Detroit; both are graduates of the UO School of Architecture & Environment’s Department of Architecture and involved in public interest design and service-based practice.

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New Institute Integrates Diverse Disciplines to Design Healthier Buildings

We spend 90% of our lives in buildings. The new College of Design Institute for Health in the Built Environment wants to make those buildings and us healthier.

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Making Cities Smart and Green

Sustainability, project-based learning, and real-world applications have PPPM students lining up in the corridor to take this class.

Spree River - photo by Terri Warpinski

Photography Professor Recognized as 2018 Honored Educator

Terri Warpinski, Professor of Art, has been selected as the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) 2018 Honored Educator.

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UO Department of Product Design to host Industrial Designers Society of America’s West District conference in Portland

The University of Oregon’s Product Design department is set to host the Industrial Designers Society of America’s West District conference for the second year in a row.

Ali Lau, an architecture graduate student, holds a model of her project. She received four nominations to be featured in an Emerald edition honoring women in the UO community for Women's History Month. (Phillip Quinn/Emerald)

Grad student Ali Lau champions equity and inclusion at the University of Oregon

Building coalitions along with architectural models, College of Design graduate student Ali Lau—who is pursuing master's degrees in Community and Regional Planning and in

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As UO prepares to grow, so does planning for a new home for PPPM

As the University of Oregon prepares to serve more students in the coming years, the institution is moving forward with planning for construction of a new 60,000 square foot classroom and faculty office building.

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Presidential fund awards $1 million for Urbanism Next Center

A grant from the Presidential Fund for Excellence will allow Urbanism Next to establish a new center with faculty and staff from the Portland and Eugene campuses.

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College of Design alumni take home Oscars

James Ivory, a 1951 UO graduate, took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for the film “Call Me by Your Name” at Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. At 89, Ivory becomes the oldest person ever to win an Academy Award in a competitive category.

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Outfitting the World's Best Athletes for the Winter Olympics

Much more goes into designing sports apparel than these streamlined skins reveal at first glance. Sports Product Design program head Susan Sokolowski describes the design process and the research in areas such as materials science, aerodynamics, biomechanics, and physiology that go into developing a medal-winning outfit.

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