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2012 Dean’s Fellows include art, landscape, architecture graduate students

Six School of Architecture and Allied Arts students are honored for outstanding scholarship Students in painting, photography, metalsmithing, architecture, and landscape architecture are among those chosen for 2011-2012 Dean’s Graduate Fellowship awards in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. Six graduate students were awarded the fellowships, an annual recognition of outstanding research and scholarship for A...

A&AA Dean Frances Bronet (center) is flanked by Dean’s Graduate Fellowship winners (from left) Claudia Sims, Kristin Kelsey, Brooks Dierdorff, and Lauren Schwartz in the Lawrence Hall courtyard

 

2012 Dean’s Fellows include art, landscape, architecture graduate students

Six School of Architecture and Allied Arts students are honored for outstanding scholarship Students in painting, photography, metalsmithing, architecture, and landscape architecture are among those chosen for 2011-2012 Dean’s Graduate Fellowship awards in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. Six graduate students were awarded the fellowships, an annual recognition of outstanding research and scholarship for A...

A&AA Dean Frances Bronet (center) is flanked by Dean’s Graduate Fellowship winners (from left) Claudia Sims, Kristin Kelsey, Brooks Dierdorff, and Lauren Schwartz in the Lawrence Hall courtyard

 

Strengthened graduate programs just part of her legacy

Under Theodoropoulos’ leadership, the department has added new graduate programs, increased its faculty, and developed a new facility in Portland. Department of Architecture Head and Professor Christine Theodoropoulos is moving on September 1 to become dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. She’ll assume her new post September 1. Theodoropoulos joined...

Christine Theodoropoulos

 

Cutler, Petterson teach comprehensive summer Portland program

The architects are focusing on sustainability in an urban context. Two outstanding architects are collaborating in this year’s Department of Architecture Portland Summer Program studio and seminar that runs through August 15 at the White Stag Block in Portland. The nine-credit program focuses on sustainable design, with students taking six credits in studio and three credits in seminar. James Cutler, FAIA, is leading the program, teaching a...

Grace Episcopal Church in Bainbridge Island, Washington

 

APA highlights Gillem’s plan for Fort Sill campus

Gillem’s design was honored as “a demonstration of how multiple points of view included in a design process may lead to worthwhile outcomes." Associate Professor Mark Gillem recently received a major design award from the American Planning Association's Federal Planning Division. Gillem’s firm, The Urban Collaborative, LLC, prepared the Southwest Campus Area Development Plan for Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The jury recognized the plan as the...

Associate Professor Mark Gillem

 

Professionals offer advice to architecture students

The consultants give students another viewpoint from their relevant expertise. In Professor Michael Fifield’s architecture terminal studio, Fifield links students with practicing professionals to give them one more avenue for feedback before they graduate and become professionals themselves. Since Fifield, FAIA, began teaching his two-term housing studio, it has always included a program that matches interested students with a professional to...

Amanda Asa’s apartment complex project

 

Chicago architect to give keynote at McMath symposium

Gunny Harboe is recognized globally for his work on landmark structures. Award-winning preservation architect Gunny Harboe, FAIA, will be keynote speaker at the inaugural George McMath Symposium on Wednesday, May 30, from 10-11:15 a.m. at the University in Oregon in Portland White Stag Block, 70 N.W. Couch St. Ticket prices start at $10 (students can attend for free) and are available at hp.uoregon.edu/mcmath, with reservations accepted through...

Sullivan Center in Chicago

 

Undergrad seeks to expand social, health care in rehabilitation center

Project in Australia would house orphaned refugee children in a community, therapeutic setting In the search for design that adheres to a specific user-group, a UO interior architecture student is tackling how design addresses social issues. In particular, undergraduate Sonia Nesse’s comprehensive studio project focuses on a new model of temporary housing for children seeking asylum through counseling and design strategies to promote both...

Sonia Nesse’s project panel

 

Fulbright research will analyze biking, walking patterns

Linking sustainability to the suburbs allows for cross-cultural analysis of research. Nico Larco has a busy year ahead. Selected for the Fulbright Scholar program to conduct research in Spain, Larco will examine suburban development in relation to active travel to nearby commercial centers. Because Spain’s suburban development has surprising similarities to suburban development in the U.S. but has much higher rates of walking and biking for day-...

Sant Cugat del Valles, a Barcelona suburb

 

Five UO alumni architects elevated to AIA College of Fellows

They’ll be officially invested during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The American Institute of Architects has announced the elevation of five architects and UO alumni to the AIA College of Fellows for 2012. They include Scott Kelsey, Jonathan Marvel, Lorne McConachie, David Tomber, and Scott Wolf. Fewer than two percent of all registered architects in the United States are elevated to Fellowship in the AIA. The AIA Fellowship program elevates...

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