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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...

TETHER

 

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 Most are fifty to 100 years old, unsafe, outdated, and...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...

HOPES logo

 

Tickets now available for Festschrift event May 14 honoring architecture professor Charlie Brown

Tickets are now available for the Festschrift event Saturday, May 14, in honor of architecture Professor G.Z. “Charlie” Brown. The event, “Transforming Architecture,” will take place at the Lillis Business Center on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available online, cost $25 for students and $50 for others. A Festschrift is a volume of writings by different authors presented as a tribute to a scholar....


 

A&AA professor wins seven design awards for federal projects worldwide

The Federal Planning Division of the American Planning Association has recognized Professor Mark Gillem's firm, The Urban Collaborative, with seven national design awards of the seventeen presented nationwide. Above: Professor Mark Gillem This is an unprecedented number of awards that reflects great credit on work by Gillem, a professor in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UO, and his team’s commitment to...

Professor Mark Gillem

 

Daily Journal of Commerce names Nate McCoy, BArch ’04, among its ‘Newsmakers 2016’

Nate McCoy’s tenure as executive director of the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors is barely ten months old, but his work has already prompted the Daily Journal of Commerce to include him in the journal’s “Newsmakers 2016.” McCoy, BArch ’04, credits his ability to move the nonprofit organization forward quickly to the relationships he built over the years while working for the Portland Development Commission and...

Nate McCoy

 

Forum spotlights research by graduate students in A&AA

A statue that represented the physical manifestation of student revolution, an 18th-century satirical print that chastised the British navy, and the University of Oregon’s sexual assault prevention program were among the subjects in this year’s Graduate Student Research Forum. Fifteen graduate students from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts—across disciplines including architecture, art history, historic preservation and nonprofit...

Alyssa Franco and Nicolette Stauffer

 

G.Z. Brown Fund to honor UO professor

Maybe you’ve heard of wind scoops in the desert. For Hussain Mirza, who grew up in Pakistan and is now an architect at SRG Partnership in Portland, wind scoops were a given. The towers catch breezes high above the intensely hot desert floor and redirect them into buildings, to cool them naturally. What surprised Mirza, BArch ‘74, was discovering that someone in Oregon was merging Old World practices like wind scoops with new technology to create...

Portland Community College Library Southeast Campus

 

Housing design curriculum wins national ACSA / AIA education award

The University of Oregon Department of Architecture was recognized in January as among the finest in the country for its housing design education. UO architecture faculty members Michael Fifield, Peter Keyes, and Rob Thallon, who spearhead the University of Oregon Housing Specialization Program, received the “Housing Design Education Award-Excellence in Housing Education Course or Activity.” The accolade is given jointly by Association of...

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