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


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


Laurie Olin, Ken Smith to deliver landscape architecture talks

Two distinguished landscape architects will be on campus in the coming weeks to deliver lectures as part of the Department of Landscape Architecture’s two endowed lectures series. Laurie D. Olin will deliver the inaugural Kenneth I. Helphand Endowed Lecture on Tuesday, April 22, at the Ford Alumni Center Giustina Ballroom, 1720 E. 13th Avenue, Eugene. The 5:30 p.m. gathering is free and open to the public.

Laurie Olin