College of Design News

A Machine is a Wetland for Parking in

“A machine is a wetland for parking in.”

The name for the winter 2014 term’s ARCH 484/584 course plays on the aphorism “A house is a machine for living in,” coined by 20th century Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.

THA Architecture, founded by Thomas Hacker, named AIA winner

THA Architecture has been named the 2013 Region Firm Award winner by the American Institute of Architects Northwest & Pacific Region.

India excursion inspires art series

Michael E. Walsh was on track to teach English as a second language in Kenya on a Peace Corps mission when the Vietnam War took his career on an unexpected detour in 1966.

Paul Buckner remembered as an outstanding teacher and artist

Honored as a man who epitomized the “highest ideal of the word ‘teacher,’ ” Paul Buckner is remembered for his work in stone, metal, and wood and for his legacy of fine arts teaching.

Class takes on challenge of condom design

Bulging bags of used condoms adorned tables less than an hour after students arrived.

Apple honors Hickman as innovator

University of Oregon Professor Craig Hickman's tinkering to create a computer drawing program that his 3-year-old son could use has landed him a prominent niche in the 30th anniversary celebration of the Macintosh computer.

Students’ mobile apps win $5,000 in prizes

Six students from the Product Design Program recently took home $5,000 in prize money from a “Shark-Tank”-style competition—dubbed “Duck Tank”—open to students across campus to develop a new mobile app.

NITC to fund UO sustainable public transit projects

Several research projects under way by University of Oregon faculty members have been slated for funding by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

Winter term library exhibit celebrates A&AA’s 100th

Two exhibits currently on display through winter term at libraries on the UO campus are of special interest to the A&AA community.

Art student set to compete in alpine skiing at the Olympics

Student athletes often have to balance their academic course loads with physical activities, and Laurenne Ross, an art major, is no exception.   A long time avid skier, she is getting ready to compete in the downhill skiing portion at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.  To get the f

Four UO faculty members win Oregon Arts Commission fellowships

Four University of Oregon faculty members were selected from a pool of more than 190 applicants from thirty-five Oregon cities for the Oregon Arts Commission’s 2014 Individual Artist Fellowships. They include Surabhi Ghosh, Allison Hyde, Anya Kivarkis, and Terri Warpinski.

Artists exchange takes sculptor to U.K.

MFA candidate Stephen Nachtigall is Canadian. He’s also a proficient sculptor. These two concurrent realities meant he could be invited to exhibit his art in Glasgow, Scotland, this winter as part of an exchange between Canadian and Scottish artists.

‘Monuments Men’ movie has direct link to UO

The movie “Monuments Men,” which opens in theaters across the country Thursday, February 6, has a direct connection to the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

First Thursday presents 'Picturing Global China'

The White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland will present “Picturing Global China,” an exhibition of contemporary photography and video art from the People’s Republic of China. The show opens Thursday, February 6.