College of Design News

Journey to Un-Earth the Black Aesthetic

Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture, Robert Clarke, is on a mission to unearth the buried history of the architectural style and history of the African American community while bringing novel ideas to the classroom.

COVID-19 Research from the College of Design

Researchers from the University of Oregon jumped on the opportunity to study COVID-19 and the implications it could have on the present and the future. Here are a couple of research highlights from the College of Design.

When Art Meets Activism

Meet Product Design student, Kundai Kapurura, in this student profile published in the "Ethos" publication.

Professor's fellowship will fund film series on LatinX workers

UO assistant professor John Arroyo is one of this year’s recipients of a $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, which he will use to create a series of short documentary films on the history and housing of migrant Latinx workers in Oregon.

2022 Lawrence Medalist Reflects on a Life of Service

The 2022 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal recipient is Edmund J. Cain, Jr., MA ’70, an international human development expert with fifty years of career experience.

Aalto | Light: the 2022 Reynolds Symposium Starts this Friday

Learn more about the masterwork of Alvar Aalto’s Library at Mount Angel Abbey this Friday May 20, 2022. Friday’s lectures will feature two Finnish experts: Prof. Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen, author of Alvar Aalto Libraries and photographer Jari Jetsonen, who has mounted numerous exhibits about Aalto’s architecture.

Interior Architecture Program Shows-off at Upcoming New York City Furniture Show in May

The College of Design’s Interior Architecture assistant professor Cory Olsen was selected to be a part of the WantedDesign Manhatten and International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Design for Spatial Justice Fellow Investigates The Black Aesthetic

Wilson W. Smith III Visiting Faculty Fellow in Design for Spatial Justice, Robert Clarke has a new lecture coming to Eugene that utilizes novel methodologies to investigate how one can interject black culture into architectural forms and motifs, how can we unearth a recognizable aesthetic that expresses lost histories, current histories, and cultural norms that is specific to African American Culture. 

Landscape for Humanity: Project-Based Education with a Compassionate Focus from the College of Design

The College of Design has a long legacy and achievement in ecological and community-based design thanks to the development and teaching of innovative design methods throughout its more than 100-year history.

M.Arch Student Sonata Caric's article featured in Perkins&Will Research Journal

Ceric's article "Sustainable Urbanism for Displaced People" is one of four articles featured in the 25th issue of the Perkins&Will Research Journal.

Exploring Jewish Art and Architecture with the College of Design

Learn more about HAA's newest course, Ancient Jewish Art and Architecture (ARH 321) and its guest speaker series.

Studying Fractals in Nature: Fractal Patterns in Nature Relieve Stress and Mental Fatigue

Architecture Professor Ihab Elzeyadi assists in the research and development of incorporating modified fractals into our day-to-day, manmade environments.

Anupam Satumane Receives NIKE Research PhD Fellowship

We interviewed Architecture Doctoral student Anupam Satumane about his research and landing a Nike Fellowship. Here's what he shared with us.