Archinect - University of Oregon College of Design 2022-06-29T21:56:23-04:00 New digital archive showcases historic Rome architecture, archaeology, maps martig 2017-07-27T15:38:31-04:00 >2017-08-15T00:28:20-04:00 <p><em><em>Researchers from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon College of Design</a>, Stanford and Dartmouth have co-developed a new digital archive of nearly 4,000 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of historic Rome that is now available online to the public.</em></em></p> <p>The researchers co-developed a new digital archive of nearly 4,000 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of historic Rome.&nbsp;</p> <p>UO architecture<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Professor James Tice</a> , principal investigator for The Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive, notes the project makes accessible &ldquo;a precious archival collection and demonstrates how similar materials can be made available to scholars, students and the general public through the digital humanities.&rdquo;</p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive</a>, which went online in spring, was developed by the multidisciplinary team to reflect Rome&rsquo;s transformation over the centuries.&nbsp;</p> <p>The pieces were collected by Lanciani, a renowned Roman archaeologist who sought to document the entire history of Rome&rsquo;s archaeology up to his day....</p> Oregon's new College of Design will boost collaboration, innovation martig 2017-04-20T17:13:47-04:00 >2022-04-27T23:19:20-04:00 <p>The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&amp;AA) will soon have a new name and a new organization designed to &ldquo;enhance the programs, bring increased value to the degrees earned, and position the students, faculty and staff for greater success.&rdquo;</p><p>In a message to the campus community, Scott Coltrane, UO&nbsp;provost and senior vice president, announced his approval, which will transform the school into the College of Design.</p><p>A&amp;AA Dean Christoph Lindner discusses the change from a school to a college in&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this vide</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">o</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;The quality of these programs is a pillar of the university&rsquo;s strong reputation around the world,&rdquo; Coltrane wrote. &ldquo;These changes will build upon the university&rsquo;s strengths, foster collaboration and innovation, and continue to create student experiences that are second to none.&rdquo;</p><p>The name will officially change July 1, with the new organization on track for implementation with the start of fall term.</p><p>&ldquo;The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new model</a> will give greater identity, flexibility, funding...</p> Art + sustainable power generation = global win for Oregon students martig 2016-10-11T17:01:16-04:00 >2017-05-10T12:16:04-04:00 <p>Competing against professional design firms, a University of Oregon student team placed second in the international Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition to design a civic artwork that also generates carbon-free electricity and water.</p><p>The award for their project, &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cetacea</a>,&rdquo; was presented Thursday, October 6, at the Greenbuild conference in Los Angeles, California.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> featured the project Oct. 5</a>.</p><p>Cetacea, a wave energy converter that incorporates wind generation and photovoltaic panels, competed against 200 entries from more than 50 countries. Another UO team entry in the LAGI competition, &ldquo;Tidal 94,&rdquo; placed within the top 50 and, along with Cetacea, will be featured in&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Powering Places: Land Art Generator Initiative Santa Monica</em></a>, scheduled for release November 11, 2016, by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prestel</a>.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> Saint-Gobain partners with University of Oregon professor martig 2016-10-11T16:53:18-04:00 >2017-05-10T12:16:04-04:00 <p>Saint-Gobain, a manufacturer of sustainable building products, is partnering with Associate Professor Ihab Elzeyadi, who directs the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UO&rsquo;s HiPE lab</a>, to assess the impact of building design on occupant experience, measuring factors such as indoor air quality and thermal, acoustical, and visual comfort. The test site is Saint-Gobain&rsquo;s new headquarters, which was designed to function as a &ldquo;living laboratory&rdquo; where the performance of its products can be measured and evaluated on an ongoing basis. Saint-Gobain plans to have complete results by early 2017.</p><p>Related article:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A Living Laboratory for Evaluating Product Performance"</a></p> Student design-build project wins innovation honors martig 2016-10-11T16:47:57-04:00 >2020-06-29T22:01:04-04:00 <p>A house built by University of Oregon students is being honored with the 2016 Golden Key Award for Most Innovative Homeownership project in the state. The house, constructed during a three-term class called <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OregonBILDS</a>, is part of a multi-year effort to build affordable, sustainable houses for income-qualified buyers in Eugene. This is the third of nine homes that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UO students</a> will build on land donated by the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County, Oregon. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> Spring 2014 Lecture Series announced amy.pinkston 2014-03-26T17:34:32-04:00 >2014-03-26T17:35:05-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winter 2014 Lecture Series amy.pinkston 2014-01-02T17:50:53-05:00 >2014-01-06T21:53:35-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The University of Oregon 2014 Summer Architecture Academy is now accepting applications! amy.pinkston 2013-12-27T16:38:57-05:00 >2014-01-06T21:45:44-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apply today!</a></p> MArch students win 2013 Merit Award from AIANWPR amy.pinkston 2013-10-25T11:33:14-04:00 >2013-11-02T04:13:22-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> AIA Regional Student Awards: Congratulations are in order for MArch students Robert Larson, Matthew Philbrook, and Amanda Wesely, whose project &ldquo;Layers of Growth&rdquo; has been selected by the AIA Northwest &amp; Pacific Regional Student Design Awards jury for a 2013 Merit Award.</p> <p> The &ldquo;Layers of Growth&rdquo; project was developed in a spring 2013 intermediate design studio that took on the challenge of the &ldquo;Timber in the City: Urban Habitats&rdquo; competition sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. The competition called for proposals for mixed-use development in the Brooklyn, N.Y., waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook that interpreted, invented, and deployed building systems employing innovations in wood design. Professor and department head Judith Sheine, DPACSA, taught the design studio, with the collaboration of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Professor of Civil Engineering Mikhail Gershfeld.&nbsp; Gershfeld and his engineering students worked with the ...</p> M.Arch students win Honorable Mention in 2013 Fabric in Architecture competition amy.pinkston 2013-10-25T11:32:09-04:00 >2013-10-28T20:39:19-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="">Honorable Mention has been awarded to project &ldquo;[Re] Active and Eco-Resort,&rdquo; in the 2013 Fabric in Architecture competition sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. This project was designed by MArch students Lee Eckert, Amy Fisher, Erik Herman and Anna Kindt in ARCH 584 intermediate design studio under the direction of Assistant Professor Mark Donofrio.</p> <p> &ldquo;The goal of the studio was to explore the use of fabric in architecture, identifying how fabric structures might be used in the design of a resort in a sensitive Oregon wilderness area and resulting in the design of a 70,000 square-foot resort,&rdquo; said Donofrio.</p> <p> Fisher, Eckert, Herman and Kindt chose the central location of White Salmon, Washington, which offers a glimpse into many of the diverse environments of the Columbia River Gorge. In their narrative explaining the process and intentions for the project, they wrote:</p> <p> &ldquo;This proposal for the White Salmon Eco-resort acknowledges and embraces both t...</p> Visit the Department of Architecture amy.pinkston 2013-10-11T00:33:26-04:00 >2013-10-14T17:00:26-04:00 <p> If you are considering programs in architecture or interior architecture, you are invited to attend an informational session to learn more about the programs and application process. Our information sessions are designed to provide prospective students with an overview of our curriculum, resources, and programs offered by the Department of Architecture and to answer questions and concerns of prospective students. Information sessions will be followed by a tour of the facilities and design studios and portfolio samples will be available for review.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Please RSVP</a> for an upcoming information session below:</p> <p> Monday, October 21 at 12:00 p.m.<br> Monday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m.<br> Monday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m.<br> Friday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m.<br> Monday, November 18 at 12:00 p.m.<br> Friday, November 22 at 12:00 p.m.<br> Monday, November 25 at 12:00 p.m.<br> Monday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m. - Final Review Day<br> Friday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. - Final Review Day</p> <p> If you are unable to attend a sche...</p> Fall 2013 Lecture Series amy.pinkston 2013-10-11T00:28:54-04:00 >2013-10-14T16:58:33-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> University of Oregon Department of Architecture Retains NAAB Accreditation amy.pinkston 2013-08-09T11:22:22-04:00 >2013-08-09T11:22:22-04:00 <p> The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) has confirmed a full eight-year accreditation renewal for both the bachelor of architecture and master of architecture programs at the University of Oregon Department of Architecture.</p> <p> NAAB is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture. Eight years is the new maximum term effective for decisions made after July 1, 2013, making the Department of Architecture, in the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts, one of the first to receive this new term of accreditation.</p> <p> The NAAB team acknowledged some of the Department of Architecture's strengths, including a vibrant learning environment, the dedication and diverse body of work of the faculty at both the Eugene and Portland campuses, the energy and leadership involvement of the students, and the engagement of alumni and local professionals. They also noted that the department is an internationally recognized leader in sustainable pract...</p> Graduate Programs Open House - November 1, 2013 amy.pinkston 2013-07-25T16:01:44-04:00 >2013-07-25T16:13:17-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Find out more and register here.&nbsp;</a></p> 2013 International PUARL Conference - BATTLE FOR THE LIFE AND BEAUTY OF THE EARTH amy.pinkston 2013-05-13T18:18:24-04:00 >2013-05-21T21:39:53-04:00 <p> We are now accepting proposals and abstracts for consideration for this interdisciplinary and international conference. Papers must address one of the conference themes.</p> <p> The three main themes that will be emphasized in this conference are:</p> <ul><li> Inclusive Urbanism &amp; the Ecosystems of Cities</li> <li> Building Production for a More Beautiful &amp; Resilient World</li> <li> (Re)Generative and Emergent Processes</li> </ul><p> <br> More info can be found here: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p>