University of Oregon

School of Architecture and Allied Arts


Historic preservation students eager to engage with Portland

History may be a common link among the 2018 class of UO Historic Preservation Program graduate students, but many also share an interest in public service, global travel, and literally digging into projects. They also share the distinction of being the first cohort of historic preservation students enrolled at the UO in Portland, where the program moved this fall. Read more about the new preservation students at AroundtheO



Gift from alumnus ‘will transform’ A&AA’s architecture program

An estimated $5 million real estate pledge from architect Jim Rothwell, BArch ’80, and his wife, Mary, will advance the UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts and help grow the school’s endowment. “This was a way to help out in return for what the school gave me,” says Rothwell.

Jim Rothwell


Student design-build project wins statewide innovation honors

A house built by UO students has won the 2016 Golden Key Award for Most Innovative Homeownership project in the state. The house, constructed during a three-term class called OregonBILDS, is part of a multi-year effort to build affordable, sustainable houses for income-qualified buyers in Eugene. The Oregon Opportunity Network presents the honor annually.

Golden Key Award


Architecture professor teams up with manufacturer to assess building performance

Saint-Gobain, a manufacturer of sustainable building products, is partnering with Associate Professor Ihab Elzeyadi, who directs the UO’s HiPE lab, to assess the impact of building design on occupant experience, measuring factors such as indoor air quality and thermal, acoustical, and visual comfort. The test site is Saint-Gobain’s new headquarters, which was designed to function as a “living laboratory” where the performance of its products can be measured and evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Ihab Elzeyadi and solar awnings


A&AA architecture alumni put sustainability first in design for Yellowstone

A project at Yellowstone National Park designed and managed by A&AA alumni at Hennebery Eddy Architects will expand the park’s green footprint while encouraging kids to explore the outdoors. The Yellowstone Youth Campus aims to be the first building complex in a national park to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification. Such buildings integrate ecology, heritage, stewardship, sustainability, and leadership across all aspects of design, construction, and operation.

great room with large windows and high ceiling