University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


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


Gilman Scholars: 5 of 11 are A&AA students

Five of the 11 University of Oregon students awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to fund their summer 2015 study abroad programs are students in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward study abroad costs. The A&AA students are:  • Halley Anderson — Japan, architecture  • Josie Christensen — Palau, art and anthropology  • Alfredo Gonzalez-Cruz — Italy, architecture  •...

Halley Anderson


Centennial: 2010s look forward to new A&AA home

A&AA is wrapping up its 100th anniversary this month after a full year of events, exhibitions, and celebrations. The school is now embarking on a capital campaign to imagine the future of art and design education and facilities for the next 100 years. In envisioning the school’s future, the A&AA Building Project Work Group in January issued a request for proposals (RFP) from student teams for a competition to design a transformative...

Towards a Collaborative Future


Centennial: 2000s expand A&AA to White Stag Block

In fall 2008, the University of Oregon completed its move into the White Stag Block (WSB), a refurbished facility that merges parts of three historic buildings in downtown Portland. The move culminated efforts—compressed into just two years—to adapt three vacant historic buildings into the interconnected high-tech complex that today comprises the School of Architecture and Allied Arts’ most urban presence. The building project is owned, managed...

White Stag renovation


BILDS wraps up design-build residence

Oregon students are nearing completion of the second student-designed and -built house that will be for sale and featured in the 2015 Lane County Tour of Homes. The students are part of Oregon BILDS, a series of three classes offered each year to students interested in a hands-on residential design-build experience. Nearly 90 UO students in architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture, plus a handful of construction technology...



Architecture students win 2 of 10 awards in national competition

Thesis projects by two UO graduate have won two of ten awards possible in the American Institute of Architects’ inaugural “COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten for Students.”  The competition challenged students across all accredited Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) programs nationwide to demonstrate “transformative ideas for sustainable architecture with validated performance.” Above: Gabrielle Steffel’s design...

Gabrielle Steffel’s design


UO design students win awards in Lyceum Foundation competition

UO architecture undergraduate Jiawei (Vincent) Mai is first-prize winner of the Lyceum Competition travel grant for his entry in this year’s competition sponsored by the Lyceum Fellowship. UO architecture undergraduate Haley Davis won a merit award in the annual challenge, which is open to students in accredited architecture programs in the United States and Canada. Both students were part of Associate Professor Nancy Cheng's fall 2014...

Jiawei (Vincent) Mai’s entry, “Integrate me softly: Tomorrow’s aging city today”