University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


Architecture alumnus wins $240,000 Angel Oregon startup award

Miloš Jovanović, BArch ’01, CEO and founder of SpaceView Inc., is the $240,000 winner in this year’s Angel Oregon pitch competition sponsored by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, which annually pools money from investors to fund a startup. SpaceView is a “shopping visualization” software app that helps people visualize a product in their home or office before buying it. The startup was selected from sixty applications; winners were announced...

accepting check


Designer’s gift to fund student scholarship

She finished her education debt-free, says designer and alumna Noma Hanlon, BArch ’78, and she wants to help other students do the same. Hanlon has established an endowment fund at the UO Foundation for student scholarship support that will award its first scholarship this fall to a deserving student in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  Above: Noma Hanlon of HB Design stands outside her Portland, Oregon headquarters. “I took...

Noma Hanlon


Centennial: 1990s consolidates A&AA spaces

In the fall of 1987, the Oregon Legislature approved $8.03 million for a long-awaited “Architecture and Allied Arts Addition and Alteration” project at UO. The move marked the fulfillment of a twenty-two year commitment to expand A&AA that began in 1965. The project was direly needed, as Wilmot “Bill” Gilland, then dean of A&AA, said during the dedication of the project after it was completed, in 1991: To give you some idea of what this...

Lawrence Hall


Reynolds helped guide region’s energy legacy

John Reynolds is well known in architecture circles for his passion and expertise creating sustainable energy-efficient buildings and living spaces. He has taught both architecture design and environmental control systems at the University of Oregon since 1967, is a coauthor of the widely used textbook, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, and wrote a highly acclaimed book on courtyard design and aesthetics. Above: John Reynolds...

John Reynolds


Tickets on sale for sustainability symposium

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium at the UO campus in Eugene on Sunday, May 17. A pre-symposium dinner gathering will be held Saturday, May 16, with presenters, sponsors, faculty members and special guests from 6-9 p.m. Tickets for the symposium and dinner are available online or by phone at 541-346-4363. Above: John Reynolds The John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium will bring internationally...



Sustainable City Year Program to partner with City of Redmond

The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is moving to Central Oregon, selecting Redmond for the 2015-16 academic year. University of Oregon students will work on more than twenty projects with the City of Redmond during the year, beginning this month when students from a bicycle transportation planning course tour the city to research existing infrastructure.  “The UO’s Sustainable Cities program has become an international example for a...

Redmond airport


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