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College of Design


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.


Eggener’s research on ‘City of the Dead’ featured in podcast, website

Professor Keith Eggener is featured in a 99% Invisible podcast and feature story focusing on “The City of the Dead”—Colma, California—the only necropolis in the United States and the site where graves from throughout the Bay Area were moved as the city grew in the early 20th century.

Removing corpses for relocation in San Francisco


SCYP Redmond awarded 2017 Sustainability Award for town-gown partnership

The Sustainable City Year Program’s partnership with the City of Redmond was recognized recently with a UO Sustainability Award in the Town and Gown category for promoting, educating, and enhancing community sustainability. The SCYP partners annually with a municipality in Oregon to provide new perspectives and tools to help meet economic, environmental, and equitability goals.

City of Redmond Mayor George Endicott, Megan Banks, and Redmond City Manager Keith Witcosky


Students work with Portland pros at UO Design Camp

A week-long camp for high school students focusing on architecture, art and technology, and product design will take place July 10-14 at the White Stag Block in Portland. The camp offers a head start through collaboration, creative problem-solving, and prototyping.

A camper works on a project at the UO Design Camp in Portland