The new Facade Integrated Technologies (FIT) Testing Facility celebrated its completion April 15 with a “soft opening” that showcased the laboratory’s presence on the entire south face of Onyx Bridge. An "envelope" on the building’s façade is wired with sensors measuring light intensity, solar radiation, wind speed, acoustics and more — all part of an effort to study building performance and how design and systems affect occupants.
Oregon BEST has awarded a commercialization grant to a team of industry-university researchers co-developing a window coating that could cut infrared light and heat transfer through window glass while allowing more visible light to enter—saving millions of dollars in lighting costs. The coating will be tested at the UO’s Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, a signature research facility of Oregon BEST headed by UO professor G.Z. “Charlie” Brown.
Kingston Heath, director of the Historic Preservation Program at UO, will participate in a panel discussion on the future of historic preservation this Friday, April 12, from 12-1 p.m. during the City Club of Eugene weekly meeting at the Eugene Hilton, 66 East 6th Avenue.
“Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,” an exhibit co-curated by University of Oregon Department of Architecture Head Judith Sheine and Cal Poly Pomona Professor of Architecture Lauren Weiss Bricker, will be at the Kellogg Gallery at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, through July 12.
Two UO A&AA faculty members have received Small Starts Grants for Sustainable Transportation Research from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC), totaling one third of the $60,000 awarded to eight faculty members at three Oregon universities.
Associate Professor Nancy Cheng, director of the Portland Architecture Program, and Assistant Professor Deni Ruggeri, landscape architecture Ph.D. program director, were each awarded $10,000 for their projects.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
University of Oregon in Portland
White Stag Block, Room 152
70 NW Couch Street
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
177 Lawrence Hall
1190 Franklin Boulevard
The scholarship committee of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon has named UO graduate student Annie Ledbury as this year’s Senator Mark O. Hatfield Architectural Award recipient. Ledbury is a 2014 candidate for a master’s of architecture and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts.
Monday, April 22, 2013
177 Lawrence Hall
1190 Franklin Blvd.
2012 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal honors
Ranachith (Ronnie) Yimsut
Presentation of the Medal will take place at the A&AA Commencement Ceremony, Monday, June 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. on the UO campus.
Above: Ronnie Yimsut with design drawings for Bakong Technical College, Siem Reap, Cambodia.