University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture

University of Oregon Student Organizations

Get Out! Get Involved!

With more than 300 student groups to choose from, we strongly encourage students to get involved! Listed below are the groups focused on landscape architecture, architecture, sustainability, environmental awareness, art, and transportation.

Department of Landscape Architecture Affiliated Student Organizations

American Society of Landscape Architects UO Student Chapter

The American Society of Landscape Architects is our national professional society and students join our own department’s chapter. This group organizes many events, including an annual shadow mentor day where students join a professional office for a day and share the life of a professional, media skill development workshops, portfolio development workshops, conference events, guest lectures, social gatherings with professionals and more.


Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living (CASL)
CASL strives to inspire ecologically and socially conscious living practices through experiential learning. CASL will soon operate a state-of-the-art demonstration home for low-impact living near campus. We hold workshops, classes and tours on sustainable design connecting University of Oregon students and faculty with community organizations and local professionals. Ultimately, the house at 1801 Moss St. will be the home of three CASL directors who will facilitate tours, maintain the grounds, and will be exemplars of easy and economical living.


Design Bridge

219 Pacific Hall, 541-346-2762
Design Bridge links the design and planning resources of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts at the University of Oregon to the surrounding community. It provides students with hands-on practical experience in real-world projects.


HOPES Collaborative Futures Conference

Since its creation in 1995, the EDC's HOPES (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) conference has remained the only ecological design conference developed and managed soley by students. Held every year in April, HOPES works to promote the deeper understanding and broader application of sustainable design principles.


AAA Affiliated Student Organizations

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

Lawrence Hall, 381B
The AIAS promotes excellence in architectural education, training and practice to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines and to organize architecture students and combine their efforts to advance the science of art or architecture. The mission of the American Institute of Architecture Students is to organize architecture students in a combined effort for advancement in the field of architecture.


Art History Association (AHA)
The University of Oregon Art History Association facilitates and promotes educational and professional development opportunities for students interested in the history of the visual arts, regardless of major field of study. We are affiliated with the Art History Department at the University of Oregon. Our goals are:

  • To provide exposure to art through trips to exhibits and monuments at local and regional art institutions, as well as a forum to discuss local art.
  • To promote connoisseurship and develop curatorial skills through the acquisition and exhibition of a permanent Art History Association collection of art from University of Oregon student artists.
  • To advocate for art history student interests within the Department of Art and Architecture History, the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and campus-wide.


Associated Students for Historic Preservation (ASHP)
University of Oregon historic preservation students founded the Associated Students for Historic Preservation in 1988. ASHP's purpose is to advance knowledge and understanding among students, professionals, and educators throughout the nation. Members of ASHP are responsible for publishing ASHP Journal, organizing Historic Preservation Week, arranging special lectures and events, and sponsoring field trips to historic sites.


Digital Media Collaborative
We are a student group exploring the possibilities of Digital Design and Fabrication. We meet every Monday at 5:30pm in Lawrence 279.


Ecological Design Center (EDC)

Lawrence Hall, 381B  541-346-0719
The mission of the Ecological Design Center (EDC) is to promote education among students, professionals, and the community at-large on issues related to creating sustainable living environments. The EDC, its library, lecture series, solar homes tour, and Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) Conference serve as resources for artists, architects, landscape architects, planners, designers and all those who share an interest in being responsible stewards of the environment.


KTISMA Journal
Founded in 2010, KTISMA's objective is to provoke - to awaken a community of peers, colleagues, advisors, administrators, architects, designers, artists, and the myriad thinkers, innovators, and dreamers that inhabit the tangible and metaphysical spaces of our profession.

Embracing a discourse that encourages the exchange of pragmatic and theoretical ideas, we endeavor to facilitate a larger rhetoric. KTISMA provides a focused forum about environments; how they are imagined, created, presented, interpreted, and inhabited.

KTISMA features students, faculty, staff, and friends of the A&AA as well as other students and professionals from all walks of life; it is a forum for those who think and question our environment(s).

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Lawrence Hall, 381B
IIDA is a student chapter of the professional organization for practicing interior designers. The student chapter's aim is to prepare future interior designers for the transition from school to the profession. Through involvement with IIDA, students gain opportunities to interact with design professionals, to see recently completed projects and to build leadership skill through involvement with planning and organizing events.


USGBC Students – University of Oregon

The University of Oregon chapter of US Green Building Council (USGBC) Students is committed to the promotion of sustainable building practices. We strive to provide students from a variety of disciplines access to professional and academic opportunities both on campus and in the community.


University of Oregon Affiliated Student Organizations

Climate Justice League (CJL)
The mission of the Climate Justice League is to empower students to organize their communities and be leaders in the climate justice movement. By using targeted campaigns, we work together toward a safe, just and sustainable future for all.


EMU Outdoor Program

The OP Cooperative was born in 1967 when a few UO students began posting notes to share rides and gear for outdoor adventures. Since then the OP has grown into a thriving program of trips, events, gear rentals, resources, as well as a bike events, loans, and self-service maintenance shop.


Survival Center

The Survival Center is a resource center for social and environmental activists. Over the course of 40 years, the Survival Center has transformed into an entirely student-run organization that organizes events and campaigns covering a large array of issues. We are committed to fight against capitalism, imperialism, racism, sexism, homophobia and all forms of greed, ignorance, and domination.


UO Student Sustainability Coalition
Opening on Earth Day 2011, the Student Sustainability Coalition acts as hub, catalyst, support network, and community empowerment space for passionate students at the University of Oregon. We strive for peer-to-peer student leadership and emphasize cross-movement partnerships to build a better world.