University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


A&AA welcomes new faculty members

The 2015-16 academic year introduces new faculty members to several A&AA departments and programs. The professors new to the school bring a wide spectrum of expertise and creativity in architecture, the history of art and architecture, arts and administration, and product design. They come to UO from schools including Istanbul Technical University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Denver, Stanford University, and the...



Energy studies lab welcomes new director

The UO’s research lab on sustainable high performance buildings and healthy indoor environments welcomes a new director this month to lead the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratories (ESBL) in Eugene and Portland. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, PhD, joins the award-winning lab after serving eleven years at the University of Idaho in a similar post. Van Den Wymelenberg was the founding director the UI Integrated Design Lab in Boise, Idaho. He takes...

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg


AAATech to hold open house Friday, September 18

Please join A&AA Technology staff members for an open house Friday, September 18, from 1-4 p.m. in Lawrence Hall Room 282. Refreshments will be provided. The A&AA Output Room provides quality digital imaging services to the university community at affordable prices. AAATech staff members will be available to share information about their services, which include: • poster printing • 3D printing • large format scanning • technology service...

open house


Muller to lead urban innovation workshop in Cairo

A&AA Interim Dean Brook Muller will lead a weeklong workshop in Cairo focusing on small-scale urban innovation to improve local environments and productivity. Muller is the sole American on the team of professors and practicing architects working as instructors or organizers during the Urban Innovations workshop August 22-29. Above: Brook Muller, associate professor and A&AA interim dean A collaboration between Cairo University and the...



Architecture alumni provide key role in Argyle Winery redesign

Two UO alumni now at SERA Architects are playing pivotal roles in a design master plan for Argyle Winery in Dundee, Oregon, converting the winery’s historic barrel room and cellars into a new wine hospitality center and tasting room. Walker Templeton (BS ’02, MArch ’05) serves as lead project designer on the project while Krystan Menne (MArch ‘11, graduate certificate in ecological design ’11) is documenting the project and working on technical...

rendering of winery redesign


Unthank honored with installation, award

A prolific architect of Oregon buildings, and the School of Architecture and Allied Arts’ first African-American graduate, will soon have his name permanently installed within Lawrence Hall. An annual $5,000 faculty award in his name is also being initiated. A memorial in DeNorval “De” Unthank, Jr.’s name will be added to Lawrence Hall this summer. To complement the physical memorial, the annual DeNorval Unthank Memorial Faculty Excellence...

Healy Thurston


Mark Gillem honored with Fund for Faculty Excellence Award

Professor Mark Gillem, FAIA, is among 14 University of Oregon faculty members chosen as recipients of the 2015-16 Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards. The awards honor tenured UO faculty at the forefront of research and discovery who have demonstrated academic excellence and world-class teaching. “The recipients of this honor have been chosen on the basis of scholarly impact within their respective fields, their contributions to program and...

Mark Gillem


TV news channels feature house built by UO students

Eugene TV stations gave favorable airplay during finals week to the second student-designed and -built house that will be featured in the annual Lane County Tour of Homes. Both KMTR and KEZI covered the story. The students are part of Oregon BILDS, a series of three classes offered each year. Nearly 90 UO students in architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture, plus a handful of construction technology students from Lane...

Concept drawing of house and garden


Lawrence medalist Dubrow at UO June 15

The Lawrence Medal will be presented to Gail Dubrow at the A&AA commencement ceremony on Monday, June 15, at 6 p.m. on the south lawn of the Knight Library (near the School of Music and Dance). Reservations are not required. Dubrow, PhD, (BArch ’80, BA ’76, MA ’79) is an accomplished scholar, educator, and social historian of the built environment and cultural landscapes. Her career has raised public awareness of the history of American...

Gail Dubrow


Building evacuation research wins 1st place

For Olivia Asuncion, who was born with a physical disability and has used a wheelchair since age 13, fire drills were always a source of panic and anxiety. Above: Olivia Asuncion hopes her research will encourage designers to make building evacuation more accessible to people with physical disabilities. "I, for one, have been in many fire drills and evacuations where I definitely did not know what to do or where to go," says Asuncion, who...

Olivia Asuncion