University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


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...



Architecture alumni duo honored with Lawrence Medal

Design for people and the environment has reached new levels thanks to achievements by UO alumni William Leddy and Marsha Maytum, and their San Francisco firm, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.  In honor of Leddy and Maytum’s distinguished career path, the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts will present the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal—the school’s highest honor—to the duo during commencement ceremonies June 19. “This will be the first time a...

William Leddy and Marsha Maytum


Heads of Schools announced for new College of Design

Christoph Lindner, Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA), has announced leaders for each new school in the College of Design that launches July 1. Above (left to right): Associate Professor Liska Chan, Associate Professor Laura Vandenburgh, Professor Rich Margerum, and Associate Professor Kate Mondloch • School of Architecture & Environment: Liska Chan, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture. Chan has taught at...

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Two UO architecture alums named Portland Women of Influence

Portland Business Journal has recognized UO alumnae and architects Melody Emerick and Katherine Schultz among this year’s Women of Influence. Emerick’s firm had been named the Portland Business Journal’s 2014 Small Business Company of Year and Schultz’s contributions to high-profile commercial real estate projects were noted for making a difference locally and abroad. Read more in Around the O. Above: Melody Emerick (left) and Katherine Schultz

Melody Emerick and Katherine Schultz


Portland Art Museum installs retrospective of Oregon architect John Yeon

A major retrospective of Oregon architect John Yeon opens at the Portland Art Museum May 13 and runs through September 3. Above: Aubrey Watzek House, 1937, exterior. Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon surveys two dozen projects and buildings designed between 1927 and the mid-’50s, including a 1934 scheme for Timberline Lodge; Yeon’s inventive plywood houses of the late ’30s; and the 1950 Shaw House,...

Watzek House


Provost announces approval of new College of Design

We are excited to share the news that the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts' proposal to become the College of Design has been approved following review by the Office of the Provost and the University Senate. The renaming will take effect on July 1, 2017. Our entire academic community, including our current students, faculty, staff, and alumni provided valuable input in the development of the college and we wish to...

College of Design


Design studio drafts solutions for ‘campus’ to help Portland’s unhoused

“When you’re homeless, you get so used to doing what you have to do to survive another day that you’re not thinking about getting up at a certain time or looking for work or taking care of yourself. Those are skills you have to re-learn.” — Robin Lloyd, resident of the Portland Rescue Mission. Architecture graduate students at the UO in Portland are designing concepts to provide relief for Portland’s unhoused population that will help ease them...

Opsis Associate Principal and studio instructor Joe Baldwin talks to students


Student group gets city backing for new East 13th bikeway

Efforts by A&AA students going back to 2013 will come to fruition in a new two-way bike lane the City of Eugene expects to build in 2018. The UO’s LiveMove student organization spearheaded the project after an off-campus student housing development was built without allowing for a bike-friendly route to campus. The LiveMove group, which included planning and architecture students, designed what will be called the David Minor Bikeway. Read...

two-way bike path


Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States. The event features lectures, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and nightly mixers. It is free and open to the UO community as well as the general public. This year’s theme,...

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