College of Design News

Ditch Projects takes collaborative show to Portland

The energetic artists of Springfield’s Ditch Projects are exhibiting a collaborative ensemble work called Fontana Mix: Loop at the Portland State University Autzen Gallery, Feb. 6–28. An artists’ talk entitled “The Artist Ran Collaborative…” will take place on Thursday, Feb.

Yale art school Dean Robert Storr to deliver Fowler lecture March 6

Robert Storr—critic, curator, painter, and current dean of the Yale University School of Art—will present the Fowler Lecture at the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at 6 p.m., March 6, in Room 177 of Lawrence Hall at the University of Oregon.

Public art event features digital arts projections

The UO’s Arts and Administration is presenting the third annual (sub)Urban Projections presentation of digital arts, electronic music, modern dance, and installation art this Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Hult Center lobby in downtown Eugene.

Change, permanence find their place in Japan design competition

For relaxation, Sonia Dhillon Marty looks at architecture books.

Gamblin: Lawrence medalist 2014

Robert Gamblin, artist and business owner of Gamblin Artist Colors, Co., will receive the school’s highest honor, the 2014 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, at the A&AA commencement ceremony this spring. He is a 1970 graduate of the UO’s Department of Art.

Book simplifies street redesigns

Four faculty members and students from A&AA have collaborated on a book about transforming streets that were originally designed more to accommodate motor vehicles rather than pedestrians and bicyclists.

New finance dean’s experience fits A&AA needs

Judging by the speed at which Rocco Luiere arrived at A&AA last July, he’s decisive. The new associate dean for finance and his family packed up their home in Las Vegas and were settled in Eugene just two weeks after he accepted the offer to work at Oregon.

UO alumni push envelope in green design

Two University of Oregon alumni, Bill Leddy and Marsha Maytum, are founders and principals at the award-winning San Francisco-based architecture firm Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, named three years running as the No.1 sustainable architecture firm nationwide.

Two A&AA graduates changing Sacramento restaurant design

When Amy Aswell accepted an invitation to attend a Sacramento meet-and-greet for A&AA alumni in fall 2012, little did she know it would be a life- and career-changing event.

LiveMove proposes 2-way bike path

The city of Eugene, frequently cited as one of the most bike-friendly places in the country, may soon add a new two-way bike lane nine blocks, or one mile, in length.

Lionni work at Berlin gallery

Art professor Sylvan Lionni found inspiration for one of his more recent paintings in the unlikely source of a computer database programming language called Structured Query Language.

Bronet, Godfrey: Most Admired Educators

The architectural publication DesignIntelligence has named Frances Bronet, dean of the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and Anne Godfrey, career instructor in landscape architecture, as members of its 30 Most Admired Educators of the year.

SCYP focus shifts to Medford

On December 4th, students in the Sustainable Cities Year Program presented their final plans to the City of Medford from projects undertaken during fall term in three Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) classes.

A&AA students finalists for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

Two students from A&AA are finalists for prestigious international academic honors—one for a Rhodes scholarship and one for a Marshall scholarship.

ASLA honors Ribe for forest study

Professor Rob Ribe of the Department of Landscape Architecture has been selected for a 2013 Oregon ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) research and communication honor award for his rigorous, peer-reviewed studies assessing how to design for and improve the scenic quality of harvests