University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


Architecture professor teams up with manufacturer to assess building performance

Saint-Gobain, a manufacturer of sustainable building products, is partnering with Associate Professor Ihab Elzeyadi, who directs the UO’s HiPE lab, to assess the impact of building design on occupant experience, measuring factors such as indoor air quality and thermal, acoustical, and visual comfort. The test site is Saint-Gobain’s new headquarters, which was designed to function as a “living laboratory” where the performance of its products can...

Ihab Elzeyadi and solar awnings


A&AA architecture alumni put sustainability first in design for Yellowstone

A project at Yellowstone National Park designed and managed by A&AA alumni at Hennebery Eddy Architects will expand the park’s green footprint while encouraging kids to explore the outdoors. The Yellowstone Youth Campus aims to be the first building complex in a national park to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification. Such buildings integrate ecology, heritage, stewardship, sustainability, and leadership across all aspects of design...

great room with large windows and high ceiling


Winning design combines art, sustainable power generation

Competing against professional design firms, a UO student team placed second in the international Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition to design a civic artwork that also generates carbon-free electricity and water. The award for their project, “Cetacea,” was presented Thursday, October 6, at the Greenbuild conference in Los Angeles, California. featured the project Oct. 5. Cetacea, a wave energy converter that...

wave-, wind-, and solar-powered generators within graceful arches


Duck-filled firm ranks No. 1 in US overall and in sustainability

Architect magazine named ZGF Architects, founded in Portland, Oregon, the No. 1 design firm nationwide—both overall and in sustainable design. Five of the firm’s current partners are graduates of the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts and more than 70 A&AA alumni work for ZGF globally. ZGF’s higher-education projects include the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes and the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex at the UO. Their...

ZGF website


Air Jordan developer Tinker Hatfield, an A&AA alumnus, discusses brand's history

“I felt like there was something missing,” Tinker Hatfield, BArch ’77, tells Sneakernews in its September 12 issue, remembering how he has helped design Duck athletes’ traveling gear since 2011. “I felt like there could be this excitement driven by leveraging the history of the Jordan Brand.” In the Sneakernews story, Hatfield looks back at the entire line of Air Jordan shoes from 2011 to today’s Air Jordan XIV, including a peek at his design...

Hatfield and Jordan


Architecture students help #ThrowYourO in new campaign

Architecture undergraduates Kiara Galicinao and Gustavo Feria expand their roles as UO ambassadors in a new UO-wide campaign that asks students, staff, faculty, and alumni to throw their O’s. #ThrowYourO means expressing how you’re passionate about what it means to be a Duck and how you carry that passion into all you do. Two new #ThrowYourO commercials began running during the season-opening Duck football game on September 3. The ads will...

Kiara Galicinao


UO architecture students take second in national design competition

Four UO architecture students—Alex Kendle, Michael Meer, Greg Stacy, and Benjamin Wright—garnered second place in the 2015–16 Timber in the City: Urban Habitat Competition, as reported in the Portland Business Journal. The four competed against 846 students with their project called Hybrid Domains. The UO’s second-place win earned them $7,500. Their faculty sponsors, who included Judith Sheine and Mark Donofrio, received $5,000. Sustainable...



New A&AA dean thinks globally, shares locally

For Christoph Lindner, the new dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, "university life-research, education, teaching-connects to everything." Lindner shares his enthusiasm about making those connections at the University of Oregon and A&AA's growing global reach. He brings his own far-reaching global experience to the table as well, having most recently come from Amsterdam. Read more at AroundtheO

Christoph Lindner


UO architecture student recognized for daylighting research

Incoming UO architecture PhD student Amir Nezamdoost joins A&AA after winning two recent competitions: the International VELUX Award 2016 for students of architecture in the Americas region for his investigations into automated blinds in daylight investigations; and best student paper at SimBuild 2016 for his research on daylighting simulation. Nezamdoost earned his MArch in 2015 from the University of Idaho, where he worked in UI’s...

VELUX Award Poster detail


Garage concept co-developed by UO students wins $155,000 funding

Media outlets are highlighting an award for a City of Springfield parking garage concept developed in part by UO architecture students. The Register-Guard and The Portland Business Journal noted the project took top statewide honors, and $155,000 prize money, from Oregon BEST, which encourages sustainability. The funding will provide research, testing, and code documentation via the National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and...

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