Preservation students produce masonry conservation handbook

Historic Preservation Program students at UO have produced a handbook on conserving historic masonry. The students of Adjunct Professor Lauren Allsop spent twelve weeks analyzing masonry structures of all kinds in Cottage Grove, Oregon, whose Main Street is a classic example of a late Victorian town. The handbook, which offers recommendations for building owners, is available for free online.

handbook cover


UO architecture student wins high-performance design competition

UO architecture undergraduate Cameron Huber has won the $2,000 first-place award for his entry in the "perFORM 2014: A House Design Competition." The contest challenged emerging architects to fuse high design with high performance building in designing a single-family house “that achieves Passive House-like levels of energy performance while being resourceful, replicable, and beautiful.” Huber’s design, “HO[MIN]ID,” impres



A&AA professors receive Idea grants

Two very different research projects driven by A&AA faculty members have been awarded grants from the UO Idea awards program. While one project delves into the relationship between barnacle growth and ceramics, the other seeks to answer the microbial problem of poor indoor air quality. Both the “Barnacle Project” and “Office Oasis” received $5,000 through the UO Idea grant program. The Product Design Program matched the funds.

barnacle project


Blandy wins lifetime achievement award

The National Art Education Association has awarded Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Doug Blandy the 2014 Beverly Levett Gerber Special Needs Lifetime Achievement Award. Blandy also serves as a professor and adviser in the Arts and Administration Program. The award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes an NAEA member whose exemplary lifetime career has made a unique and lasting impact on art education’s important role in the lives of people with special needs.

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Doug Blandy


MFA thesis show May 3-25 in Portland

In Medias Res, the 2014 University of Oregon MFA Thesis Exhibition featuring work by five Department of Art master of fine arts students, will be on view May 3-25 at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Avenue in Portland. The exhibition opens with a free public reception Friday, May 2, from 6-8 p.m. View the artist’s work on the Department of Art MFA exhibition site.

MFA Thesis Exhibition