College of Design News

Track Town Studio combines product design with architecture

The eighty-five flags gracing the ceiling in the “Track Town Studio” this term aren’t mere decoration.

Third edition of Roth’s classic Understanding Architecture adds co-author

A significant new edition of Professor Leland Roth’s Understanding Architecture is due out this month by Westview Press, a division of Perseus Books.

Working with Macklemore, speaking out for LGBT rights

Nic Adenau was a junior at the University of Oregon when the independent company behind Macklemore & Ryan Lewis approached him for freelance work. Impressed by his skills in the digital arts, they hired Adenau to work on their music videos and tour visuals.

Student group’s project gets $150,000 toward two-way bike path

A group of University of Oregon students are back in the news after their “13th Avenue Downtown-Campus-Corridor Plan” received a $150,000 funding promise from the parents of a bicyclist killed five years ago on the corridor.

Exhibit to open with one piece, add more each week for a month

University of Oregon’s White Box visual laboratory presents About Desire, curated by Meagan Atiyeh, visual arts coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission.

Summer internships enhance AAD graduate students’ expertise

From preparing Portland theater venues for Broadway plays to selling arts and crafts from Africa, graduate students in the Arts and Administration Program had eventful summers with a diverse array of internships.

Preservation internships range from Croatia to New York City

Over the summer, students in the historic preservation program completed internships in both urban and rural settings as local as Salem and as remote as Croatia.

Food Bank reports give insight to Oregon ‘food systems’

Oregon Food Bank’s objective to make sure everyone in the state will have enough to eat is supported by the recent release of a series of reports based on assessments performed in Oregon’s rural communities.

Movable art installation invites interaction between strangers, companions

Students in Assistant Professor Philip Speranza’s “Place Branding for Public Services” architecture studio have installed “Bridging,” an urban installation fabricated from 4 x 4 boards in the North Park Blocks in Portland between Davis and Everett streets.

Hickman exhibit provides peek at early Northwest creative culture

“Portland Creative Community 1.0,” an exhibit at the White Box in Portland, explores the early work of photographer and faculty member Craig Hickman.

Studio considers Chávez monument

In 1965, a young labor organizer catalyzed what soon became an international movement to unionize farm workers seeking better wages and improved working and living conditions.

UO welcomes Xian Dai architects

Professional architects from Xian Dai Architectural Design Group in China are visiting the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts this fall term for intensive study in sustainable architecture.

Symposium to consider art forgery

Much debate and perplexity comes from the subject of authenticity in the art world. While an original work of art invariably has more value than a copy, the problem of distinguishing between the two has become especially concerning.

UO graduate finds dream job in campus sustainability

After attending the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability Program (OLIS) at the University of Oregon this past summer, one recent graduate is embarking upon what he confidently says is his ideal career.

Art professor navigates ideas of motherhood through mixed media

Associate Professor Charlene Liu recently embarked on a new body of work: exploring ideas of motherhood, intimacy, and sustenance.