Landscape architecture student team wins additional startup funding for filter prototype
A team of UO landscape architecture students has won additional startup funding for a water filtration prototype, this time $2,500 in the statewide Cleantech Challenge and a chance at another $10,000 in the September final round. Earlier, the team won $10,000 in a global competition and the chance to compete for a $100,000 prize to be awarded in October. In a further show of team unity and largesse, one team member plans to use a separate, individual $15,000 scholarship stipend to further her team’s research.
Bart Johnson selected for 2016-17 Fund for Faculty Excellence award
Bart Johnson, head and professor of landscape architecture, is one of fifteen UO faculty chosen for a 2016-17 Fund for Faculty Excellence award. He was recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching in the areas of applied ecology in landscape design and planning through integration of people and their use of the land with the native ecosystems and evolutionary processes.
UO to work with City of Albany in 2016-17 in partnership with the Sustainable Cities Year Program
The Sustainable City Year Program will work with the City of Albany in 2016-17 to engage hundreds of students on projects for the City. “This program exemplifies our mission as a public research university to foster discovery, teach future leaders, and serve our communities,” President Michael Schill said.
Oregon Quarterly video features SCYP Redmond
Oregon Quarterly highlights the UO’s Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in the magazine’s latest issue. The article features a video showing UO students engaging with Redmond officials and citizens on collaborative projects to help make the city greener and more livable.
UO student Casey Howard wins premier national award for landscape architecture students
UO landscape architecture student Casey Howard is the 2016 undergraduate National Olmsted Scholar. Howard will use part of the $15,000 prize to expand on her UO team’s “Living Filtration System” concept, which won an international design award last fall.
New Dean Selected for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts
Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is Christoph Lindner. He will be moving to Eugene from the Netherlands, where he is professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam.
National magazine features Urban Farm
The UO’s Urban Farm Program was featured recently in Ruralite, a national magazine targeting Western readers in seven states. Writer Dianna Troyer interviewed Department of Landscape Architecture instructor Harper Keeler about how to maximize crops in a limited space.
Ecology, design scholars on campus April 7-9 for HOPES conference
The annual Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference takes place in Lawrence Hall this Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, and is open to students, scholars, and the general public at no cost. The event, which discusses how ecology and design can produce sustainable buildings, begins at noon April 7 and wraps up April 9 with a social mixer beginning at 8:30 p.m. The conference consists of panels, keynote speakers, professional showcases, workshops, and a competition. Academic credit is available.
A&AA professor wins seven design awards for federal projects worldwide
The Federal Planning Division of the American Planning Association has recognized Professor Mark Gillem's firm, The Urban Collaborative, with seven national design awards of the seventeen presented nationwide.
Four Eugene small-scale farmers put new spin on collective approach
The four farmers who make up Eugene’s Ant Farm Collective grow staple crops and produce, selling them to local markets and restaurants as part of a burgeoning “new farmers movement” that is using small-scale, sustainable farming to revitalize local food systems.