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.
Harvard professor to discuss politics of trees
Sonja Dümpelmann, landscape historian and landscape architecture professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, will present the 21st Annual Mary Kim McKeown Memorial Lecture in Landscape Architecture on January 20 at UO. Her talk will focus on the history and politics of trees in New York City and how some of the biggest urban conflicts have revolved around them. “Trees are potentially lenses through which we can understand our own culture,” notes UO landscape architecture Assistant Professor Mark Eischeid, who invited Dümpelmann to Eugene.
Researcher urges adapting to ‘amphibious’ way of life on coasts
Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, a landscape architecture professor from City College of New York, will present a lecture at UO on Monday, January 11, focusing on natural ways to make coastal regions more resistant to threats from climate change. Her presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee Barlow Giustina Ballroom in the Ford Alumni Center. The lecture, free and open to the public, is preceded by a reception at 5 p.m.
Search for new A&AA dean under way
Nominations and applications are being sought for dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, with the goal of recruiting a new leader by fall 2016. Professor Scott Pratt, dean of the Graduate School, is leading the search, assisted by executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates.
Studio tackles Redmond highway redesign
Students in a landscape architecture studio are working with the City of Redmond and the Oregon Department of Transportation on ways to build a “multi-way boulevard” through Redmond. It’s part of UO’s Sustainable Cities Year Program, which encourages innovative classes with real-world outcomes.
Sustainable Cities kicks off 2015 year
The 2015-16 Sustainable Cities Year Program with the City of Redmond officially kicked off with a gala celebration at the UO’s Ford Alumni Center October 1. During the yearlong partnership, students, and faculty members will pour 50,000 hours of work into applied projects with sustainability-focused solutions.