University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture


Landscape architecture ranked in the top five programs in the western U.S.

The UO’s accredited degree in landscape architecture is in the top five programs in the western U.S., says America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2015.

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Majors Fair showcases all A&AA offerings

The annual A&AA Majors Fair is scheduled this year for Thursday, October 23, from 4-6 p.m. in Lawrence Hall. The event offers a relaxed atmosphere where all undecided, “redeciding” and exploring students can speak personally with faculty members, professional advisers, and student representatives from A&AA.

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A&AA celebrates its 100th anniversary

Join the celebration with a 100th Birthday party on Friday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the south entrance of Lawrence Hall.  There will be a birthday cake and all-school photo shoot. Be a part of the historic moment. Then, spend the afternoon in Lawrence Hall during the open house to visit the special exhibitions in the A&AA Library, LaVerne Krause Gallery, classrooms, and studios. See work by architecture, art, product design, landscape architecture, planning, public policy and management, and historic preservation on the second floor of Lawrence Hall.

100th Birthday


A&AA presents 100 alumni stories

The academic year 2014-15 marks the 100th year since the School of Architecture and Allied Arts was established. As we explored the school’s archives preparing for our centennial celebrations, we found a treasure-trove of photos tracing the school’s physical changes as well as changes in faculty, leadership, and students. We will share some of those images with you in every e-news this year, beginning with this issue.

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A&AA welcomes new faculty

A&AA welcomes three new tenure-track faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year.

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New Fall Term Course - Mapping Materials

New Course - Mapping Materials (LA 408/508), Fall Term! CRNs: 17423 / 17424 - Fridays from 9-11:50 (4 credits)


London’s AA offers summer design workshop in Oregon

“Marking the Forest,” a ten-day summer workshop offered by the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London, England, returns to Oregon for a third year this summer. The application deadline is July 31 for the August 14-24 course. The AA Visiting School, as it is officially termed, is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.



University of Oregon Landscape Architecture Team Win Second Place in International Watermarks Competition

Professor Kenneth Helphand, Department Chair Liska Chan, and MLA Students Shannon Arms, Pieter Van Remoortere, Carol Stafford, and Emma Froh won Second Place in UC Berkeley’s International Watermarks Competition. Their entry, PDX Marks, capitalized on the watermarks that already exist in downtown Portland, Oregon, turning ubiquitous bridge piers into colorful gauges showing future flood levels, and calling attention to rising waters though interactive features.

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Johnson’s research part of $3.8 million NSF grant

The National Science Foundation’s Macrosystems Biology Program has awarded $3.8 million to a five-year project including research by Associate Professor Bart Johnson of the Department of Landscape Architecture.

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Laurie Olin, Ken Smith to deliver landscape architecture talks

Two distinguished landscape architects will be on campus in the coming weeks to deliver lectures as part of the Department of Landscape Architecture’s two endowed lectures series. Laurie D. Olin will deliver the inaugural Kenneth I. Helphand Endowed Lecture on Tuesday, April 22, at the Ford Alumni Center Giustina Ballroom, 1720 E. 13th Avenue, Eugene. The 5:30 p.m. gathering is free and open to the public.

Laurie Olin, Ken Smith, Kenny Helphand