University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture


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...



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


Gail Dubrow named Lawrence Medalist

Gail Dubrow is the 2015 recipient of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, the highest alumni honor presented by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. A social historian of the built environment and cultural landscapes, she has worked closely with the National Park Service and with state and local agencies on projects that have increased their capacity to protect historic resources that reflect the diversity of the American people. She earned her...

Sento at Sixth and Main


Recruitment Fair brings together 23 firms, 250 students

Twenty-three firms looking to hire A&AA graduates participated in the three-day 2015 Recruitment Fair sponsored by the Office of Professional Outreach and Development for Students (PODS) in Lawrence Hall recently. Recruiters lined up along two floors in the halls of Lawrence, meeting students where they live and learn.  “Recruiters continue to turn to UO grads for talent,” says Kassia Dellabough, director of PODS. “Over eighty percent of the...

students talk with job recruiter


Gillem wins two awards for Schofield Barracks sustainability plan

Mark Gillem Associate Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, FAIA, AICP, recently received national-level design awards for the Sustainability Component Plan (SCP) at the U.S. Army's Schofield Barracks in Hawaii from the National Association of Environmental Professionals and from the American Planning Association's Federal Planning Division (Outstanding Sustainable Planning Initiative category). Through his firm, The Urban Collaborative, and with...

Mark Gillem


UO in Portland, MercyCorps launch design-build collaborative

Professor Howard Davis of the UO Department of Architecture has collaborated with MercyCorps Northwest and the Collaborative for Inclusive Urbanism to launch UO Portland Design Assistance | Design Build, a partnership between UO students and faculty in the UO Department of Architecture. The venture welcomes all interested design students, mentors, and supporters from allied fields to join and engage with the project. Read more on the A&AA...

design build


Bettisworth, Hubbard, Newman, Nielson elevated to FAIA

A&AA alumni Charles Bettisworth, Gunnar Hubbard, Scott Newman, and Jim Nielson have been elevated to Fellows in the American Institute of Architects. The 2015 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the annual AIA Convention later this year in Atlanta. Charles Bettisworth, FAIA, BArch ‘67, has been devoted to the design of sustainable, quality, long-term buildings adaptable to the unique climate of Alaska. As member of the AIA...

Scott Newman


Exhibition features interactive maps of Rome

An exhibition by Architecture Professor James Tice is on display in the Hayden Gallery in Lawrence Hall through February 20. The gallery is free and open to the public during regular building hours including weekends. Video of Tice's February 6 lecture, "Mapping Rome," is now available on the UO Channel website. Tice shares his passion for Rome through the creation of interactive online maps. “When I first started this work over ten years ago,...

collage map of Rome


Symposium to focus on sustainability

Tickets are now available for The John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium, to be held Saturday and Sunday May 16-17 in Eugene. This inaugural event will bring internationally renowned practitioners, researchers, and thought-leaders to campus for lectures, panel discussions, and networking on sustainable design and energy policy.  Above: Emeritus Professor John S. Reynolds This event is intended to attract, inform, and inspire professionals,...



UO museum exhibit highlights architect Pietro Belluschi’s career, legacy

Portland-based architect Pietro Belluschi was one of the leading proponents of Modernist architecture in the Pacific Northwest. Join his son, architect Anthony Belluschi, and Judith Sheine, head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon, for an evening of conversation about Pietro Belluschi and his legacy, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA). A reception will follow. On...

PDX house