University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


FBIC Welcomes New Board Member Professor Mark L. Gillem

Professor Mark L.Gillem, PhD, FAIA, AICP has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Form-Based Code Institute a national non-profit professional organization that sets standards and provides training to municipalities and planners across the United States. Professor Gillem will serve on the Institute's Educational Committee and assist with its training programs.  Read the complete story on the FBCI website.

Professor Mark L.Gillem


Cascade Business News features Sustainable Cities’ Redmond project

Cascade Business News features the Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in its current issue, noting that students are already preparing their midterm presentations. “Eight classes [of students are] working on six projects during the fall term. Then we will have a similar amount of projects for the winter term and for the spring term,” Heather Richards, Redmond’s director of community development, told Cascade Business News writer David...

Sustainable Cities Year Program


Sustainable Cities kicks off 2015 year

The 2015-16 Sustainable Cities Year Program (SCYP) with the City of Redmond officially kicked off with a gala celebration at the UO’s Ford Alumni Center October 1. During the yearlong partnership between UO and Redmond, hundreds of students and faculty members will pour 50,000 hours of work into applied projects with sustainability-focused solutions.  “This program exemplifies our mission as a public research university to create innovation and...

SCYP Program Manager Megan Banks listens to Assistant Professor Gerardo Sandoval


Mass timber design wins regional award

Employing a unique engineered wood product only recently produced by Oregon mills, a UO student team has won an Honorable Mention in a competition hosted by the American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region. The students in Professors Judith Sheine and Mark Donofrio’s spring studio designed a parking structure using Oregon’s newest structural wood product—cross-laminated timber, or CLT—an exceptional accomplishment in...

cross-laminated timber in design


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...

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