University of Oregon

School of Architecture and Allied Arts


A&AA facilities change with the times

As we mark the 100th anniversary year of A&AA, each e-news will include a photograph of one of the school’s many memorable spaces through the decades since 1914. Because the buildings that have housed A&AA over the years have undergone many iterations—with major changes in 1923, 1958, 1971, and 1991—in this e-news we’ll begin with several photos and a bit of history. The first A&AA was a cluster of three buildings. The image below left shows the Architecture Building (left), the Gymnasium (center); the site plan notes years of use.

Architecture Building


Sports product initiative moves ahead

The UO’s Lundquist College of Business will move the Oregon Executive MBA Program and sports product management initiative to a new building in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown. The new White Stag Innovation Lab is a space for teaching, product development, prototyping, and materials research. The facility has equipment ranging from 3-D printers to sewing machines for the design, innovation, and making of prototypes by students in the program.

Kate Wagle


Scholarship opens personal door to China

Note to students wanting to live and work—and skateboard—abroad:  Trust your mother. Erik Thorbeck did, and soon he’ll be off to China on a $20,000 scholarship program made possible by his dedication to learning Chinese. A junior with a double major in Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) and Chinese, Thorbeck will use his David L. Boren Scholarship to study land use law and urban renewal in China from January to September 2015.

street scene


A&AA presents 100 alumni stories

The academic year 2014-15 marks the 100th year since the School of Architecture and Allied Arts was established. As we explored the school’s archives preparing for our centennial celebrations, we found a treasure-trove of photos tracing the school’s physical changes as well as changes in faculty, leadership, and students. We will share some of those images with you in every e-news this year, beginning with this issue.

A&AA 100


A&AA welcomes new faculty

A&AA welcomes three new tenure-track faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year.

new faculty