University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


Kiara Galicinao named 2015 Hatfield Architectural Scholar

Kiara K. Galicinao, a third-year undergraduate in the Department of Architecture, is this year’s Hatfield Architectural Scholar, presented by the Architectural Foundation of Oregon (afo). The award, announced in 2014 for the 2015 award year, includes a $2,000 scholarship. The award honors both architectural design and community service, two fields of “elemental importance” to Hatfield, a former U.S. senator and Oregon governor, the afo website...

Kiara Galicinao


Architecture studio remembers Chinese exclusion

For many, immigration to the United States is symbolized by Ellis Island and its welcoming of the poor and oppressed from the Old World. While the story of European migration to the U.S. is well known, however, the experience of many Asian Americans is not.   Above: The main purpose of the Angel Island facility was to discourage immigration. Here, a prospective immigrant is fingerprinted before inspectors, who had wide discretionary power in...

Angel Island


Yost Grube Hall begins design on environmental center project

Two A&AA alumni—Scott Brown (IIDA, LEED AP, BIArch ’93) and John Medvec (AIA, LEED AP, MArch ’90), of Yost Grube Hall Architecture—are on the team for a site restoration project at John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center (ELC). Regional planning agency Metro awarded the ELC restoration project a Nature in the Neighborhoods grant. The ELC is a five-acre site, at Clackamas Community College, where families can explore the outdoors and...

site restoration project


A&AA student research wide-ranging at Graduate Research Forum

Architecture students Annie Chiang, Ryan Dirks, Lindsay Rasmussen, Eric Schmidt, and Ashly Tuffo won the poster competition at the recent Graduate Student Research Forum for their project, "An Energy Analysis of The Stellar Apartments."   Chiang also presented individual research about the Stellar Apartment project, which through several variables compares Passive House (PH) and Earth Advantage (EA) building certifications through research...

Beatrice Ogden


Wayfinding project aims to help coast communities after tsunami

A project combining input from architecture professionals and students, Oregon Coast community members, and state emergency management experts is helping design signage improvements and alternative strategies for wayfinding in the event of a tsunami on the Oregon Coast. Hajo Neis, associate professor of architecture (UO Department of Architecture, Portland Program) and director of PUARL (Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory), has...

tsunami evacuation route


Pattern Language conference in Austria has roots at UO in Portland

Department of Architecture Professor Hajo Neis, director of the Department of Architecture at UO in Portland and director of the Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory (PUARL), has announced a collaboration between PUARL and Pursuit of Pattern Languages and Societal Change (PURPLSOC) to present the international 2015 conference on pattern language, at Danube University in Austria in July.   PURPLESOC emerged from the 2013 fall...

Hajo Neis


UO student team honored in Urban Land Institute competition

Architecture students Roxanne Robles, Gilberto Villalobos, and Omar Hason, landscape architecture student Andrew Jepson-Sullivan, and PPPM students Nestor Guevara and Evelyn Perdomo received an honorable mention in the 2015 Hines/Urban Land Institute design competition for their project titled "Urban Groves." The jury recognized the UO submission for “the diagrammatic visualization, a good optimization of real estate in plan, as well as the...

Urban Groves


HOPES 21: connect, adapt, collaborate

The annual Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference sponsored by the Ecological Design Center will be held on the UO campus April 9-11.  This is the 21st year of the student-run conference, an opportunity for students, visiting scholars, and faculty and community members to discuss the relationship between ecology and design and how this connection can produce sustainable buildings.   Above: Students work together and...



Miller Hull gift supports students

The Seattle-based Miller Hull Partnership, one of the nation’s leading design firms, demonstrates its commitment to student success in more ways than one.  The firm has established a new endowment fund at the UO to support architecture and interior architecture graduate student scholarships and continues its on-site internship program for undergraduate students in the Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture Program. “We are so...

Bullitt Center


New A&AA building news available on blog

The A&AA community continues to take steps toward creating its future home on University Street.  The location of the Phase I A&AA building is on the site of the current McArthur Court. To help keep interested constituents and stakeholders informed, a blog has been created to follow the progress of the “Phase I A&AA Learning and Innovation Hub” capital project. Here you can view documents and design studies that outline the design...

University Street