University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


Thirteen College of Design faculty members receive promotions, tenure

Newly promoted and tenured faculty members were honored at a reception with President Michael Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane in June. The roster includes 13 College of Design faculty members:   Above: Provost Scott Coltrane and President Michael Schill celebrate with Kate Mondloch, who was promoted to full professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. Art Carla Bengtson, professor Michael Bray, senior instructor I...

Provost Scott Coltrane and President Michael Schill celebrate with Kate Mondloch


Grant Seder, former UO lecturer, remembered for ‘Googie’ campus building

Emeritus UO lecturer and longtime Eugene architect Grant Seder died June 20. Seder was partners in Unthank Seder Poticha, Architects, among other firms, and completed significant design work throughout the United States and abroad. He designed the Lew Williams/Joe Romania Chevrolet dealership in Eugene that houses the College of Design’s Product Design Program; the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a significant...

Romania Hall / Lew Williams/Joe Romania Chevrolet dealership. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.


SCYP Redmond awarded 2017 Sustainability Award for town-gown partnership

The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program’s (SCYP) Redmond partnership has been recognized with a UO 2017 Sustainability Award in the Town and Gown category. The award is presented to campus individuals or groups for projects that promote, educate, or enhance a more sustainable community. The projects completed in Redmond by UO students and faculty mentors “invigorated, enhanced, and moved this Central Oregon city closer to its...

City of Redmond Mayor George Endicott, Megan Banks, and Redmond City Manager Keith Witcosky


Students work with Portland pros at UO Design Camp

Above: A camper works on a project at the UO Design Camp in Portland. A week-long camp for high school students focusing on architecture, art and technology, and product design will take place July 10-14 at the White Stag Block in Portland. The camp offers a head start through collaboration, creative problem-solving, and prototyping. While the architecture aspect focuses on model-building and exploring Portland architecture, students can also...

A camper works on a project at the UO Design Camp in Portland


Creativity, community, inspiration connect graduates, alumni, faculty at commencement June 19

Amanda Kibbel planned to study engineering at Oregon State University or the University of Washington until, on a whim, she toured the University of Oregon. “When I visited the Product Design Department at UO and saw what the students were creating and how it was a great blend of math, art, and sustainable design,” she said, “I knew instantly that that was what I wanted to study.”  Commencement for the Class of 2017 School of Architecture and...



Interior Architecture students re-imagine Historic Army barracks

UO students are helping to re-envision a 19th-century Hudson’s Bay Company trading post site to incorporate current fire codes, sustainable materials, and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements—all while respecting the site’s historic character. Students in two Interior Architecture Program studios in Eugene took on the challenge for three buildings at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a National Park Service unit in Vancouver,...

Sarah Homister’s watercolor rendering of an adaptive re-use of the early 20th century Army barracks


Undergraduate projects exhibit wide range of research inquiry

President Trump’s Cabinet, a fogged-up windshield, and an artwork made for an Oscar Wilde play were among the unique sources of inspiration for A&AA student projects at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium held in the Erb Memorial Union. Above: UO architecture student Lindsay Rasmussen presents her research “Accounting for Embodied Carbon in High Performance Design” on Thursday, May 18 as part of the 2017 Undergraduate Research...

2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium


Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School applications due June 1

Applications for the University of Oregon's 2017 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School close June 1.    The field school will be located this year in the stunning Nez Perce National Forest in Idaho, with the focus on the Fenn Ranger Station. Each of the four one-week field school sessions—which take place in August and September—has a specific theme and all entail hands-on projects, documentation, and preservation-related activities...

field school


Be part of the annual day of giving—#DucksGive!

The School of Architecture and Allied Arts joins all of UO in the annual campus-wide fundraising campaign. With your #DucksGive contribution to A&AA, you help us unlock another $135,000 in support!  CHALLENGE 1—The first 50 gifts to A&AA unlock a $10,000 challenge gift from Michael Wilkes to the Dean’s Fund for investment across the school.  CHALLENGE 2—The next 50 contributions to A&AA unlock a $10,000 challenge gift from Scott...



Historic hotel inspires adaptive designs for SCYP project

When UO architecture undergraduate Shirley Huang had a chance to work on a real-life design project for the City of Albany, she was initially seeking practical experience. City officials thought the former St. Francis Hotel might be adapted to support housing or return to use as a hotel. Through an architecture studio course at the UO, Huang hoped to give city officials some options to implement their vision. But after taking a tour of the 1912...