During the winter 2016 term, Associate Professor Erin Moore led an architecture studio that investigated the role that Cascadia plays in transporting fossil fuels to the global market. Students analyzed and responded with speculative design interventions and reevaluations of the energy economy. Following the oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, in early June 2016, Moore revisited the studio’s objectives.
Bart Johnson, head and professor of landscape architecture, is one of fifteen UO faculty chosen for a 2016-17 Fund for Faculty Excellence award. He was recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching in the areas of applied ecology in landscape design and planning through integration of people and their use of the land with the native ecosystems and evolutionary processes.
Three alumni from the UO Department of Architecture and one adjunct faculty member have earned the highest professional honor granted by the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA). Amy Miller Dowell, William Murray, Jay Raskin, and Ron van der Veen were elevated to the College of Fellows in the AIA during an investiture ceremony at the organization’s national convention in May.
Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, professor emerita and international scholar, always finds surprises when she travels to Mongolia. This time she was honored with two lifetime achievement awards by the President of Mongolia and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences for her work.
A first-ever one-day university-wide campaign — #DucksGive 2016 — raised $1,832,566 from 1,507 donors in thirty-six hours. Donors to A&AA also met the McKelvey Challenge for an additional $100,000 match to support the Professional Outreach and Development Office.