University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Erin Moore

Assistant Professor of Architecture Erin Moore

Associate Professor

phone: (541) 346-1439
office: 370 Lawrence Hall

B.A., 1996, Smith
M.Arch., 2003, California, Berkeley

Curriculum Vitae

Registered Architect: Oregon and Arizona

FLOAT architectural research and design


Erin Moore is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon. Moore works in teaching, research and creative practice on the life cycle environmental context of building construction and on the way that buildings shape human perceptions and constructions of nature. She uses her architecture practice FLOAT as a testing ground for designing with explicit intentions for the life spans and life cycle environmental context of materials with a focus on small structures for inhabiting ecologically unique sites around the world. Once such project, the Kipuka Mauka/Makai, is currently under construction in Ulupalakua, Maui. Recent work in teaching and research explores the architectural space of fossil fuel consumption, biogenic carbon sequestration and climate change including the studio course “Lines: Lines, Pipelines, and the Contested Space of Fossil Fuel Transport in the Pacific Northwest,” the paper “Time, Material, Environment: A Life Cycle Assessment Model for Calculating Green House Gas Payback Time for Building System Upgrades,” and a manuscript in progress applying graphic tools of architectural site analysis to the spatial and environmental context of building material extraction and manufacturing. Moore’s architectural design work has been published in 100 Contemporary Green Buildings (Cologne: Taschen, 2013), Architecture Now! 2 (Cologne: Taschen, 2011), Small Eco-Houses, (NY: Universe, 2010), Tiny Houses (NY: Rizzoli, 2009), New Prefab (Barcelona: Loft, 2008), and in Fine Home Building, Dwell, and Architectural Record magazines. Her Equilibrium Pavilion proposal was given a Material Equilibrium prize by architect Kengo Kuma (2013) and her Borrow Stools were shortlisted in the 2014 Lexus Design Awards.