University of Oregon

School of Architecture and Allied Arts

About A&AA

Welcome to the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

The School of Architecture and Allied Arts is one of six professional schools at the University of Oregon with degree programs in Eugene and Portland. We're a learning community renowned for academic excellence and innovative studio-based education.

We are dedicated to giving our students the skills and tools to positively affect not just their own future, but also the people, communities, and environments around them. Our dedication to the principles of civic responsibility, environmental sustainability, international understanding, and cross-disciplinary education goes back to the very founding of the school, and impacts every element of the A&AA learning experience.

Students come here ready to explore, learn and create. When they graduate, they leave with the ability to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically.  Our goal is to provide skills and mentorship needed for each of our students to take on active roles in the creative communities and face the complex global challenges of the twenty-first century.  In short, we empower our students to make good.

The school offers undergraduate and graduate education in architecture, art, arts management, digital arts, historic preservation, history of art and architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, planning, public policy and management, and product design. Graduate certificate programs are available in ecological design, nonprofit management, museum studies, new media and culture, and technical teaching in architecture.

For undergraduate students, many of the school's faculty members offer courses as part of the Freshman Interest Group (FIG) offerings. We encourage students to explore our disciplines as majors and to select courses that may fulfill general education requirements.

The school has over 1,500 students who are majors in our disciplines and over 2,000 who take classes and studios as part of a broad liberal arts education.