University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture


Bart Johnson’s research honored nationally

The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) has awarded Associate Professor Bart Johnson the 2014 Excellence in Research Award, Senior level. Johnson formally accepted the award at the annual CELA conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in March.

Bart Johnson


Exploring tension with A&AA collaboration

Experimentation in teaching is not new in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  From the noncompetitive, nongraded studio courses in architecture initiated at the school’s founding to experiments with new media and motion graphics leading to national leadership in digital arts, to pioneering public policy efforts such as Oregon’s land use law, A&AA is a rich environment for trying out new ideas. Enterprising faculty members and students who shared a spirit of collaboration and experimentation and who were not adverse to risk-taking founded the school in 1914. 

Art, Architecture, History of Art and Architecture, and PPPM department heads meet


Gillem elevated to FAIA for contributions

Associate professor of architecture Mark L. Gillem can now add FAIA to his credentials. Gillem, PhD, AICP, and principal at The Urban Collaborative, is among 139 AIA members recently elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows by the 2014 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Mark Gillem


Muller authors book on ecology, architecture

Ecology and the Architectural Imagination, a new book by Brook Muller, A&AA associate dean and associate professor of architecture, examines how to integrate architecture with complex ecological systems and speculates on future intersections of these domains.

Brook Muller


ASLA honors Ribe for forest study

Professor Rob Ribe of the Department of Landscape Architecture has been selected for a 2013 Oregon ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) research and communication honor award for his rigorous, peer-reviewed studies assessing how to design for and improve the scenic quality of harvests in Pacific Northwest federal forests.

Logging practices


Bronet, Godfrey: Most Admired Educators

The architectural publication DesignIntelligence has named Frances Bronet, dean of the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and Anne Godfrey, career instructor in landscape architecture, as members of its 30 Most Admired Educators of the year.

Frances Bronet (left), Anne Godfrey (right)


Studio considers Chávez monument

In 1965, a young labor organizer catalyzed what soon became an international movement to unionize farm workers seeking better wages and improved working and living conditions. Over the next thirty years, he would organize thousands of workers and lead millions of consumers nationwide to boycott purchases of grapes, lettuce, and wine, eventually changing agricultural practices in America.

Villa La Paz Conference and Education Center at CHEC


Congratulations to the 2013 Oregon ASLA Award Winners

MLA students and Professor Rob Ribe win awards from Oregon ASLA Oregon ASLA Student Merit Awards: Congratulations are in order for MLA students Yuliya Dimitrova-Ilieva, Kristina Koenig, Lauren Schwartz, and Rena Schlachter, whose two projects have been selected by the Oregon ASLA Student Design Awards jury for a 2013 Merit Award.

Dimitrova-Ilieva’s project, The “Cherga as a Metaphor for a Monument of Courage, Memory, and Life”


Urban Design in the Pocket: Seeing, Mapping, and Recording Portland's Genius Loci

2013 Fall Zero Week: with Deni Ruggeri, Kevin Conger, Willet Moss & Michael Corrente

Zero Week with Deni Rugger UO Department of Landscape Architecture