University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


Launching UO's first Design Build project was just the beginning of sustainable career

During his youth, Gunnar Hubbard, FAIA, MArch ’92, lived in central Vermont in a log cabin built by hand by his family, who spent summers constructing the home. “We peeled every log ourselves,” says Hubbard. Above: Gunnar Hubbard, MArch ’92. Photo by Amy Winton. Given his future as a sustainable design consultant on projects in lavish locales like Las Vegas Strip, towers in Shanghai, and the White House, it seems incongruous that Hubbard’s...

Bosarage Family Education Center


OregonBILDS shows off its third student design-build house July 23-31 during the Lane County Tour of Homes

UO architecture students could have ‘etymology’ to their lesson plan during the recent excavation for a house they are building in west Eugene. “When we excavated for the foundation, we found a deep refuse pit containing old tires, a washing machine, and all kinds of indescribable debris,” says Associate Professor Rob Thallon. “This kind of thing might have something to do with the origin of the word ‘pitfall.’ ” That didn’t stop OregonBILDS...

OregonBILDS students


Architecture alumnus wins global public interest design award for work in Congo Basin

Imagine building a school where all the construction materials must fit on a bicycle.  Imagine building without conventional lumber, concrete, or power tools — or, for that matter, no skilled labor, electric service, or running water. Imagine needing to explain even basic drawings to carpenters and masons unfamiliar with construction documents. Imagine having to do that decoding in French. Now imagine three plane trips followed by five hours on...

Andrew Brose


Oregon Quarterly video features SCYP Redmond

Oregon Quarterly highlights the UO’s Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in the magazine’s latest issue. The article features a video showing UO students engaging with Redmond officials and citizens on collaborative projects to help make the city greener and more livable.

Students and City of Redmond officials


UO in Portland School of Architecture and Allied Arts announces June 2 Open House for art, design, architecture

An exhibition of art and design work by graduating students in the University of Oregon in Portland School of Architecture and Allied Arts will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 2, during the annual Open House at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street. Student work from the Department of Architecture, the Digital Arts Program, and the Department of Product Design will be on display. The event coincides with Portland’s monthly First...

White Stag Block


New Dean Selected for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is Christoph Lindner. He will be moving to Eugene from the Netherlands, where he is professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam. Christoph Lindner is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work spans the fields of architecture, geography, media arts, visual culture, and urban...

Christoph Lindner


Student sustainable design projects win Top Ten national honors in AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)

A Portland building with zero net energy consumption and water waste along with a neighborhood restoration project in North Minneapolis are the two University of Oregon student designs selected in a national competition led by the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. “Regenerating Water Avenue,” a design from UO undergraduate architecture students...



UO architecture students helping Portland schools with building redesign program

UO architecture students, in a recent design symposium with Portland Public Schools, captured new ideas in school design from speakers internationally renowned for their expertise in innovative school design. Portland is beginning an eight-year program to upgrade its school infrastructure following a voter-approved building improvement bond. “Portland has begun to rebuild all of its schools. Most are fifty to 100 years old, unsafe, outdated, and...

Next Generation Schools Design Symposium


WeWork’s CEO to speak at A&AA

Although many architecture graduates might agonize over whether they’ll be able to land a secure job at a firm, Miguel McKelvey found an alternative way to convert his architecture degree into entrepreneurial success. Above: Miguel McKelvey, chief creative officer of WeWork. All photos courtesy WeWork. McKelvey, BArch ’99, is the cofounder and chief creative officer of WeWork, a New York City-based company that leases cooperative workplaces to...

WeWork office


Ecology, design scholars on campus April 7-9 for HOPES conference

The annual Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference takes place in Lawrence Hall this Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, and is open to students, scholars, and the general public at no cost. The event begins at noon April 7 and wraps up April 9 with a social mixer in the Hayden Gallery courtyard at 8:30 p.m. HOPES is hosted each spring by the Ecological Design Center, a UO student group. Inaugurated in 1994, the...

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