University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


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”


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


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


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...