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Department of Landscape Architecture

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SCYP Redmond awarded 2017 Sustainability Award for town-gown partnership

The Sustainable City Year Program’s partnership with the City of Redmond was recognized recently with a UO Sustainability Award in the Town and Gown category for promoting, educating, and enhancing community sustainability. The SCYP partners annually with a municipality in Oregon to provide new perspectives and tools to help meet economic, environmental, and equitability goals.

City of Redmond Mayor George Endicott, Megan Banks, and Redmond City Manager Keith Witcosky

 

Creativity, community, inspiration connect graduates, alumni, faculty at commencement June 19

Amanda Kibbel planned to study engineering at Oregon State University or the University of Washington until, on a whim, she toured the University of Oregon. “When I visited the Product Design Department at UO and saw what the students were creating and how it was a great blend of math, art, and sustainable design,” she said, “I knew instantly that that was what I wanted to study.” 

commencement

 

Oslo, Berkeley, Seattle, London, DC—students to intern here and abroad

Landscape architecture student internships this summer include prestigious firms and exciting destinations. Derek Rayle, John Maxson, Jillian Stone, Russell Martinelli, and Margo Barajas are among UO landscape architecture students headed to summer internships with notable firms.

 

Be part of the annual day of giving—#DucksGive!

The School of Architecture and Allied Arts joins all of UO in the annual campus-wide fundraising campaign. With your #DucksGive contribution to A&AA, you help us unlock another $135,000 in support! 

DucksGive

 

Heads of Schools announced for new College of Design

Liska Chan, Laura Vandenburgh, and Rich Margerum will lead, respectively, the School of Architecture & Environment, the School of Art + Design, and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management when the College of Design launches July 1.

faculty heads

 

UO to host Pacific Rim sustainability hub, inaugural conference

Department of Landscape Architecture Professor Bart Johnson is leading the steering committee for the new Association of Pacific Rim Universities Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub (APRU SCL), which UO has been selected to host. UO landscape architecture Assistant Professor Yekang Ko will direct the hub, a clearinghouse for collaborative research and innovative solutions in urban development with a focus on city-landscape interaction.

meadow

 

Portland Art Museum installs retrospective of Oregon architect John Yeon

A major retrospective of Oregon architect John Yeon opens at the Portland Art Museum May 13 and runs through September 3.

Watzek House

 

Provost announces approval of new College of Design

We are excited to share the news that the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts' proposal to become the College of Design has been approved following review by the Office of the Provost and the University Senate. The renaming will take effect on July 1, 2017.

College of Design

 

Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States.

Displacement HOPES 23

 

UO helps in probe of how warming will affect carbon in soils

Efforts by UO researchers to study how climate change may change Pacific Northwest grasslands have blossomed into global collaborations with two recently published reports and a third on the way. Department of Landscape Architecture Professor Bart Johnson is one of the UO researchers collaborating in the effort. The three studies focus on the ability of soils to store excess carbon in the face of warming conditions. Studies at individual research sites have produced mixed results, but the new findings may help to change the scientific understanding.

Experimental research plots in forest