Known as as 942 Olive Street, the UO’s new downtown innovation hub will house Product Design Program maker spaces including a design studio, a computer-assisted design lab, and a polymer lab. The hub is also home to the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) and the Tyler Invention Greenhouse, which aims to leverage UO expertise in green chemistry and connect entrepreneurs and product designers. UO President Michael Schill and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy cut the ribbon on the hub recently.
A rural African school design-build project by Andrew Brose, BArch ’10, has won a 2016 global award for Excellence in Public Interest Design from Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network. Brose lived a year in the village to complete the project.
Oregon Quarterly highlights the UO’s Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in the magazine’s latest issue. The article features a video showing UO students engaging with Redmond officials and citizens on collaborative projects to help make the city greener and more livable.
UO landscape architecture student Casey Howard is the 2016 undergraduate National Olmsted Scholar. Howard will use part of the $15,000 prize to expand on her UO team’s “Living Filtration System” concept, which won an international design award last fall
Students in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management’s Scholars on Board Program will present their experiences from serving on a local nonprofit board during a symposium Friday, May 20, from 8:30-10 a.m., in the Knight Library Browsing Room. This year, seventeen graduate students have enrolled in the board governance program, with each spending a minimum of nine months serving on a regional nonprofit board of directors. The students’ projects range from redesigning board practices to leading volunteer appreciation events, to fundraising for the nonprofit’s programs.