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Department of Landscape Architecture

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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

 

ASLA Oregon honors Landscape Architecture department

Several A&AA scholars, alumni, and friends were recognized recently with Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ inaugural Honor Awards. "After a long tradition of an annual design awards program, we decided to shift our focus this year to recognizing the best in our profession and our community," said Laurie Matthews, Oregon ASLA president.

Casey Howard

 

Landscape architecture student team adds fifth prize to project tally

A team of UO landscape architecture students won the People’s Choice award in the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, along with a separate $10,000 cash prize, for their project “Living Filtration System.” The People’s Choice award included $3,000 plus software valued at another $3,000.

Matt Jorgensen, Casey Howard, and Alison Lewis

 

UO launches sustainability partnership with City of Albany

The UO’s Sustainable City Year Program is collaborating this year with the City of Albany, Oregon, on projects ranging from parks improvements to economic development. Albany’s mayor and staff celebrated the partnership at the Jaqua Center with students, faculty, and others recently.

Dyana Mason with audience

 

Winning design combines art, sustainable power generation

A UO team of architecture and landscape architecture students placed second in an international competition for professionals and students to design a civic artwork that also generates carbon-free electricity and water. Their project, and one other UO entry in the competition, will be featured in a book published in November.

wave-, wind-, and solar-powered generators within graceful arches

 

A&AA lands top talent across disciplines

A&AA welcomes new tenure-track faculty in art, landscape architecture, art history, historic preservation, and planning, public policy and management.

new faculty

 

Earthworm-inspired design wins prize for UO landscape architects

The student team’s innovative Living Filtration System, created to help farmers keep nutrients in the soil, wins the Living Product Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The $10,000 award makes them eligible for the $100,000 grand prize, which will be announced October 22.

Matt Jorgensen, Casey Howard, and Alison Lewis