Alumni Stories

Architecture Alumnus Johnpaul Jones Wins Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal

The TSD Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts recognized Jones for his record of high distinction in design in the field of architecture.

 

The School of Architecture & Environment Welcomes Michael Zaretsky as New Department of Architecture Head

Coming from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, Zaretsky discusses his commitment to sustainability, social justice, and public interest design in architecture.

A Designer and the Boundless Promise of Sculpture

Alum Ryan Everson recounts his journey from studying sculpture at the Department of Art to co-founding a creative-build firm in Portland.

Dezeen Showcases Five SAE Student Projects on Environmental Justice and Inclusivity

Five architecture students present designs—ranging from a water research facility to an education hub in an underserved Portland neighborhood—for a sustainable urban design studio

A Weaver of Opposite Worlds

A Q&A with alumna, fiber artist, and educator Crystal Gregory.

 

Karen Carson’s Minimalist Bas Relief Pieces Shine in Solo Show

The contemporary art gallery GAVLAK calls the art alumna a staple of the Los Angeles art scene.

Mentorship in a Pandemic

With the launch of mentoring circles in SAE, students, alumni, and professionals are bridging the gap between current and future architects.

Architecture Alumnus to Design Oregon Coast Longhouse

The architect Todd Lawson discovered his ties to the Clatsop tribe while studying at the University of Oregon.

The Enduring Abstract Pastel Landscapes of Jon Jay Cruson

The alumnus and painter has 13 paintings on view at the White Lotus Gallery until Jan. 1

The City is the House

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

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.

Leadership and Public Service Reimagined for Social Change

PPPM’s José W. Meléndez brings innovation to a class tackling equity issues for future public servants.

MArch Alum Wins a 2020 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Student Design Award

Austin Gutierrez won the Citation Award for his public library design.

Product Design Does Community Outreach

Alum Trevor McClelland mentors students in designing better shelter for the unhoused community.

Landscape Architecture Alumna Wins ASLA Award

The American Society of Landscape Architects recognized Deanna Lynn (MLA, ’20) for her research in designing for soil carbon sequestration.