College of Design News

Metal sculptor Jud Turner, BA fine arts, ’95, mentors middle school student Taja Kester

Young designers get career boost in free apprenticeship program

UO product design professors and alumni are mentoring middle- and high-school students in a hands-on after school design program at the UO’s Innovation Hub in downtown Eugene.

The Avalon Theater in Milwaukie, Oregon

Renewal of federal grant for UO center supports rural Oregonians

The Community Service Center in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management helps small communities with economic development.

Messaging Bellini. Photo courtesy Polys Peslikas.

Globally renowned art critic to present talks in Eugene and Portland, tour Oregon artist studios

Jan Verwoert will offer public presentations in November and visit 15-20 Oregon artists in their studios. Based in Europe, he’s the first international visitor to join in Connective Conversations.

#CarbonFeed sound-art installation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Smithsonian museum features UO instructors’ sound and art installation

Thanks to two instructors in the School of Art + Design and the School of Music and Dance, you can see and hear the carbon footprint of a tweet or a Google post in real time—and visualize how much energy it takes. John Park and Jon Bellona’s #CarbonFeed sound and art installation was featured recently at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Tiny houses under construction in August in Emerald Village.

Raising tiny homes takes a village—of designers

Several architects associated with the UO College of Design contribute their creative skills, labor and materials to build a collective of tiny houses for homeless Eugene residents.

510 Oak Street building and street sign

UO buys downtown building for Art + Design faculty studios

In 2018, Art and Product Design faculty are getting new research studios—in downtown Eugene. The move will create “a kind of think tank for art and design,” said Laura Vandenburgh, head of the School of Art + Design.

Flight Into Egypt tapestry

Rare tapestries spring to new life in stunning show co-curated by art history professor

The textiles are considered some of the greatest baroque art treasures in the U.S. and offer a rare glimpse into 17th-century Roman craftsmanship and imagination.

College of Design Launch Party

College of Design launches with celebratory party October 6

Help celebrate the new College of Design and kick off the academic year at a launch party in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard and the Hayden and Krause galleries on October 6, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and free College of Design T-shirts will be available to the first 100 students.

Various evolutions of Aileen Tran’s basic cup design customize colors and glazes. Photo by Aileen Tran.

Custom cups help new students build camaraderie

Incoming College of Design students will each receive an individually designed drinking vessel made by fellow students and presented at orientation.

reflections from moving water enter building

Outside In: Natural indoor change improves the well-being of people in buildings

Professor of architecture Kevin Nute wants to improve the well–being and effectiveness of people in buildings using a simple but novel approach: bringing the weather indoors.

Tim Wood interviews Patricia Ford

Preservation, journalism students collaborate on oral histories from vanished town

UO historic preservation students are working with journalism students to capture and preserve oral histories from survivors of the 1948 flood that destroyed Vanport, the second largest city in Oregon during WWII.

Meditech headquarters, Canton, Massachusetts

UO alum Fred Koetter leaves extensive architectural legacy

Fred Koetter, BArch ’63, died August 21. The founding principal of Koetter, Kim & Associates, Koetter was honored in 2010 with the UO College of Design’s Lawrence Medal.

Pop-up retail shops feature UO product design student creations

Two temporary pop-up retail shops in downtown Eugene are showcasing designs by UO Department of Product Design students. "People will see what the students have been working on and the kinds of ideas that we work with," instructor Tom Bonamici told KVAL news.

Less-tiny tiny home meets big needs, thanks to UO students' research, design, fundraising

College of Design architecture and PPPM students are working with Eugene nonprofits and volunteers to design and build a tiny house in Emerald Village, a low-income housing community.

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