College of Design News

Intercultural program under way

Today’s college graduates must be prepared to enter a far more diverse workforce than that of their parents or even those who graduated just 10 years prior.

Interior architect now ‘autism innovator’

When interior architect Kijeong Jeon, MIArch ’89, was hired to select carpet for a new building in 2008, little did he know the project would lead him to designing “calming spaces” for people with developmental disorders such as autism.

Program graduates its first PhD

A native of China, Lanbin Ren had never heard of Oregon when she saw a poster advertising the University of Oregon’s brand-new PhD program in landscape architecture.

David Ping-yee Lung is 2013 Lawrence honoree

David Ping-yee Lung is the 2013 recipient of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, the highest alumni honor presented by the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Sustainable Cities offers three-day how-to conference in April

Early bird registration ends February 22 for the Sustainable City Year (SCY) conference scheduled April 9-12 in Eugene and Portland.

New head joins architecture faculty

Professor Judith Sheine (pictured at left) joined the School of Architecture and Allied Art

Research travel award open to architecture alumni under 35

Architecture or interior architecture alumni of the University of Oregon under age 35 are eligible to compete between February 1 and March 8 for the Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship, an annual competition offered only to graduates from UO or Cal Poly Pomona.

Feminist art, counterculture topic of Mondloch talk at JSMA

"Feminist Art and the Counterculture" is the topic of a talk by History of Art and Architecture Associate Professor Kate Mondloch at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on Wednesday, February 20, at 5:30 p.m.

Tom Fortier joins HOK as director of science, technology

Tom Fortier, BArch ‘81, has joined HOK's San Francisco studio as vice president and director of science and technology practice in San Francisco. Fortier, AIA, LEED AP, will guide the group's strategic initiatives while leading individual projects.

‘Smart Cities’ and The Portland Plan explored in lecture

Keeping cities economically prosperous, livable, healthy, and environmentally sustainable will require new approaches and innovations in all city systems.

Entries for inflatable architecture design contest due Feb. 1

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) and Master Capital Management are hosting an inflatable architecture design contest inspired by the 1970s designs of an experimental architectural group and artist collective. Submissions are due February 1.

Influence of neuroscience on art explored in talk Jan. 23

Associate Professor Kate Mondloch will discuss new media artist Mariko Mori’s multimedia installation “Wave UFO” during a talk at noon January 23 in the Jane Grant Conference Room, 330 Hendricks Hall, 1408 University Street, on the UO campus.

Ending ‘separate but equal’ spaces

“That one is very disorienting,” says Kyu-ho Ahn, handing a visitor eyewear designed to simulate what it’s like to have macular degeneration.

New project aims to design, build, sell new residence annually

Architecture and landscape architecture students in the “OregonBILDS 2” studio at the University of Oregon are designing prototypes for an annual series of classes that will design and build a residence every year, with profits from each unit’s sale poured into a fund to make the program self-pe

Arts administrators aid economic study

“In November, the head of the Americans for the Arts came to Eugene to present the results of a national arts and