College of Design News

Miguel McKelvey

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.

Liska Chan

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.

artwork on display

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.

Phil Weilerstein and Kiersten Muenchinger

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.

Provision by Tanner Stickling, ceramics

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.

Raevyn Rogers painting

Raevyn Rogers: Triple Crown

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

Morris Marks House at the new site

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.

UO campus in Portland

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.

sneaker drawing

Unparalleled Design Opportunities in Portland in April

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

bench by Griffin Gilbert

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.

Regina Jiang

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.

person sawing wood

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.

person with prosthetic arm

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.

Chaz Kern participates in a neighborhood restoration project

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.

farm house before and after restoration

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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