The 18th annual HOPES gathering at UO brings in national design experts for free workshops, discussions
The ways cultural resources are identified may need to be reconsidered due to the unique difficulties historic structures suffer in disaster events.
UO Professor Robert Z. Melnick will be keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium Feb. 24-25 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. This year’s gathering will focus on historic preservation efforts undertaken in the wake of natural and manmade disasters.
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.
The 2012 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal will be presented at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts commencement June 18 to Ranachith (Ronnie) Yimsut. The medal is presented each spring to an outstanding alumnus and is the school’s highest alumni honor.
University alumni, professors help transform urban warehouse to brewpub.
Falling Sky Brewing is the latest addition to Eugene’s growing brewpub scene. With its “Let it Pour” slogan, the brewpub will not only feature local brew and fare, but the space – in a renovated warehouse – was reinvented with the creative help of several UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts faculty, former faculty, and alumni.
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.
Engineering Arcadia: The Infrastructural Landscapes of Peter Joseph Lenné in Potsdam and Berlin
Michael Lee, Postdoctoral Associate
Garden and Landscape Studies (Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC)
Lee edited the recent Dumbarton Oak publication, with Mirka Beneš, Clio in the Italian Garden: Twenty-first Century Studies in Historical Methods and Theoretical Perspectives.
Professor Robert Melnick challenges students to understand cultural landscapes – places where humans have used and adapted natural resources over time – when developing new designs in a national park.
Designing a landscape within a historic national park was a first for students in Professor Robert Melnick’s fall landscape architecture studio, which focused on the cultural landscape of Longmire, the historic administrative headquarters area at Mount Rainier National Park.
Women and Landscape Architecture
Thaisa Way, PhD - Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
Way is the author of Unbounded Practices: Women, Landscape Architecture, and Early Twentieth Century Design.
Laura Lawson, PhD - Professor of Landscape Architecture
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
Lawson is the author of City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America and coauthor of Urban Community Gardens: Greening the City and Growing Communities in Seattle.
Khmer Rouge genocide survivor Ranachitch “Ronnie” Yimsut will read from his memoir, “Facing the Khmer Rouge: A Cambodian Journey,” at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Wednesday, December 28.