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College of Design


Pop-up retail shops feature UO product design student creations

Two temporary pop-up retail shops in downtown Eugene are showcasing designs by UO Department of Product Design students. "People will see what the students have been working on and the kinds of ideas that we work with," instructor Tom Bonamici told KVAL news. The temporary retail shops — on Olive Street between 10th and Broadway — will be open through August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Watch the story.

Pop-up shop on Olive Street in downtown Eugene


Less-tiny tiny home meets big needs, thanks to UO students' research, design, fundraising

College of Design architecture and PPPM students are working with Eugene nonprofits and volunteers to design and build a tiny house in Emerald Village, a low-income housing community. The students researched tiny home communities nationwide to help determine what residents need and want, and heard a surprisingly common request. “Living a transient lifestyle, a bathtub is what dreams are made of,” doctoral student Lyndsey Deaton told The Register-Guard. The students are now raising funds for their tiny home — which does include a tub.

College of Design students Paige Portwood and Samantha Freson meet Alice Gentry (center) at Opportunity Village in Eugene.


New digital archive allows broad access to Roman artifacts

UO researchers have co-developed a new digital archive of nearly 4,000 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of historic Rome that is now available online to the public.

Porto di Ripetta, Lithograph, 19th century


Thirteen College of Design faculty members receive promotions, tenure

Newly promoted and tenured faculty members were honored at a reception with President Michael Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane in June. The roster includes 13 College of Design faculty members:  

Provost Scott Coltrane and President Michael Schill celebrate with Kate Mondloch


Grant Seder, former UO lecturer, remembered for ‘Googie’ campus building

Emeritus UO lecturer and longtime Eugene architect Grant Seder died June 20. Seder was partners in Unthank Seder Poticha, Architects, among other firms, and completed significant design work throughout the United States and abroad. He designed the Lew Williams/Joe Romania Chevrolet dealership in Eugene that houses the College of Design’s Product Design Program; the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a significant example of the “Googie,” or doo-wop, design style that featured a flying roof—known in Eugene as the “potato chip.” Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Romania Hall / Lew Williams/Joe Romania Chevrolet dealership. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.