University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


UO graduates bolster THA’s award-winning projects

Their recent projects include a LEED Platinum-certified mixed-use building at UW Tacoma, a LEED Platinum-certified project for Mercy Corps in Portland, and a LEED Gold-certified, sixteen-story residential building in downtown Portland. THA Architecture, Inc., a Portland-based firm founded in 1983 by former UO architecture Professor Thomas Hacker, has received several recent regional and national design awards for public building projects. The...

The James F. Miller Theatre Complex


UO architecture student wins award for community service and design

“It’s definitely an honor to win an award named for Senator Hatfield,” Cameron Cole says. She worked with fourteen other students to design and build a tractor shed, berry cooler, and vending space. Graduate architecture student Cameron Cole is one of two winners of the Senator Mark O. Hatfield Educational Award, given to architecture students with outstanding design skills and a willingness to use those skills to serve the community. The...

Cameron Cole at her studio desk. Photo by Ricci Cande


Furniture studio project upgrades Materials Resource Center annex

Interior Architecture students craft wood into suspended ceilings, table and chairs. A recent furniture design studio in interior architecture focused on upgrading the annex adjacent to the Materials Resource Center. The new furniture and architectural changes serve both students and faculty and change the space into a hub of activity for surrounding studios. The only catch, according to Diego Urrutia, the course instructor, was that students...

Students create pieces of the suspended ceiling


Speranza presents findings on place branding

Architecture Assistant Professor Philip Speranza presents his research in The Netherlands and is scheduled to address several other conferences in 2012.   Department of Architecture Assistant Professor Philip Speranza recently presented research on “bottom-up” urban design strategies as demonstrated through his contributions to the 22@ district planning office in Barcelona, Spain. His presentation before the International Place Branding...

Festes de gracia – Neighborhood block installations


A digital window at work brings in the outdoors

A UO graduate student is recognized in a competition seeking open source electronics from development to production. UO architecture graduate student Jeffrey Stattler was awarded $250 for being a finalist in the 2011 WyoLum Innovation Grant competition for his VirtualIntervention project, which aims to connect people in windowless spaces to the outdoor environment by addressing the common problem of windowlessness with a live electronic...

A snapshot of the tree animation that will be projected on the wall.


Planning, architecture students re-imagine former Waremart site

This year’s Sustainable City Year Program shifts to Springfield, Oregon, where students are learning hands-on collaboration, design, and other skills. One of their first projects was rethinking a big box retail area, one of fifteen projects included in the year-long partnership with Springfield. Now in its third year, the Sustainable Cities Initiative’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is working with the City of Springfield, Oregon. SCYP...

Joyce Tinsley, owner of Copy-Rite Printing and a member of the Mohawk Business Association, speaks to architecture and planning students