Researchers at the University of Oregon and industry partners will use $1 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to study how indoor air quality is affected before and after home weatherization projects and what that means to human health.
Two UO alumni now at SERA Architects are playing pivotal roles in a design master plan for Argyle Winery in Dundee, Oregon, converting the winery’s historic barrel room and cellars into a new wine hospitality center and tasting room.
The recent session of the Oregon Legislature was a victory for the University of Oregon, but the School of Architecture and Allied Arts building project will have to wait. “It was an ambitious goal for the school,” said Brook Muller, Interim Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, “and the UO had a number of important requests for capital improvement on the table.”
Graduate students in the UO Community Planning Workshop, a program of the Community Service Center, have produced a 14-minute video about the preservation challenges faced by many of Oregon’s 120 historic theaters.
The magazine 1859 features the University of Oregon’s SCYP program in the magazine’s July|August 2015 issue. Writer Felisa Rogers explains how SCYP got its start and notes its many successes in its six-year tenure. “What sets SCYP apart is the scope and cohesiveness of the project,” she writes in the six-page feature story. SCYP—which partners UO students with an Oregon municipality needing assistance reaching sustainability project goals—not only helps both cities and students move projects forward, but it also has boosted city employees’ enthusiasm for their jobs, Rogers notes.