UO joins global partners to forge EU landscape policy
The University of Oregon is the only American university to consult with fourteen European partners toward the development of a methodology for the maintenance and preservation of European landscapes. UO landscape architecture Assistant Professor Deni Ruggeri will present the UO’s findings at the EUROSCAPES project final conference in Val Maubuée, France, in October.
Tahrir Square proposal wins Clark Honors College thesis award
Karim Hassanein’s work was equivalent to a substantially completed master’s thesis draft, his professors say. Karim Hassanein (BLA, '12) was awarded the Robert D. Clark Honors College Interdisciplinary Thesis Award for the 2011-2012 academic year. The award honors a thesis that crosses the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. Students who win thesis prizes have had to maintain a strong academic record while independently designing and executing ambitious research projects. They also had to perform at the highest level in the oral thesis defense.
Three alumnae earn honors for landscape architecture service
The three graduates of UO are recognized for their contributions to their profession and society at large. University of Oregon alumnae were well represented when the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced their 2012 Council of Fellows class. Among the highest honor a landscape architect can receive, three alumnae were chosen in a class of thirty-three from around the country.
Preservation field school offers expert instruction at historic ranch
This year the University of Oregon summer program goes to southeastern Oregon to stabilize buildings on a 19th century ranch within the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The historic ranch of legendary 19th century cattle baron Pete French is the focus of this summer’s Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School, which takes place at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon beginning August 19. One week has already filled but openings remain in the four-week field school, which now offers continuing education credits for architects.
2012 Dean’s Fellows include art, landscape, architecture graduate students
Six School of Architecture and Allied Arts students are honored for outstanding scholarship Students in painting, photography, metalsmithing, architecture, and landscape architecture are among those chosen for 2011-2012 Dean’s Graduate Fellowship awards in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.
Landscape architecture alumnae on year-long journey
In January 2012, UO landscape architecture alumnae Bethany (Buck) Rydmark quit her job to travel the world for a year with her husband, applying their skills as landscape architect and social worker to help those they meet along the way. From finding land management solutions in Bolivia to exploring spaces in Argentina, five months of exploration has already shown Rydmark many cross-cultural applications for landscape architecture.
Conference will dig up the dirt on sustainability
The 18th annual HOPES gathering at UO brings in national design experts for free workshops, discussions
Lawrence Medal winner noted for service to global community
Ronnie Yimsut, BLA ’88, came to UO via the Killing Fields of Cambodia and since graduation has devoted his life to public service both in the United States and Cambodia.
Vertical Garden Wins Honorable Mention
As Part of a design/build studio during the summer of 2010, Holly Workman and Alexandria Donati designed and constructed a vertical garden wall which integrates innovative desing, and historical research, into the entry sequence of the courthouse gard in Eugene, Oregon. In the 2010 ASLA's Oregon chapter student competition the vertical garden was awarded an honorable mention.
Croatia field school presents past work, evolves for future
An exhibit in Croatia of UO student work from previous field schools will show the cultural heritage of islands along the Dalmatian Coast and encourage residents’ participation in preserving the sites.