College of Design News

How Landscape Architects Can Contribute to the Fight for Spatial Justice

Yekang Ko and Cory Parker pen a story for American Society of Landscape Architects about how the field can help fix the housing crisis.

 

Urban Farm Provides Outdoor Respite During Pandemic

Urban Farm Program Director Harper Keeler and students reflect on the value of the farm during the age of COVID-19.

Art & Tech Professor Collaborates with New York Polyphony for AI Video

Colin Ives worked with the Grammy-nominated early music quartet for “Aleph Earth.” 

College of Design Celebrates New Dean Adrian Parr

The current dean at the University of Texas Arlington’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the UNESCO chair on water will join the college spring term.

Building Their Art + Design Bubble

Students in the Art + Design Academic Residential Community reflect on their first term during COVID.

Mass Timber and Healthcare Construction

New study by the Institute for Health in the Built Environment indicates that more use of wood in building medical facilities could help slow disease spread.

IPRE and Community Partners Develop Guidebook to Protect Oregon Heritage

With Oregon Heritage and Cottage Grove, the PPPM institute created a plan to protect historic main streets, cemeteries, museums, and more.

 

Capturing the Passage of Time on Earth

A Q&A with Art Professor Ron Jude, in which he discusses his new book 12 Hz and its beautifully haunting images of the planet’s vast story.

The City is the House

Led by Design for Spatial Justice Fellow Menna Agha, SAE students bring modular shelter to Eugene’s unhoused population.

Portland Product Design Students Launch Studio Skosh for Remote Products

With the Koehn Design Entrepreneurship Award, the new design group has already created a wireless smartphone charging station.

Otto Poticha Wins 2020 AIA Oregon President’s Award

The architecture professor of practice has been teaching at the College of Design for a half-century.

The Sustainable City Year Program and City of Troutdale Take Experiential Learning to the Virtual Classroom

SCYP students partner with Troutdale to help the city achieve its goals in the areas of climate change, housing insecurity, and racial justice.

College of Design Awards Equity and Justice Student Organization Mini Grants

The college’s Equity and Inclusion Committee awards four grants to student projects examining equity, inclusion, and the impacts of COVID-19.

Bikeway Designed by PPPM Alumni Opens in Eugene

The City of Eugene opens the 13th Avenue Bikeway inspired by the UO LiveMove student group's designs.

Landscape Architecture's Bart Johnson on the Future of Oregon Wildfires

Johnson and his research team are exploring wildfire risk in the Willamette Valley foothills through 2057.