University of Oregon

School of Architecture and Allied Arts


Bright lights, big wins for product design students

Four Department of Product Design students recently won a competition to develop solutions for multi-use LED trail lighting for commercial use. The two student teams —KeeAnna Turner and Andrew Zielinski, and Tin Le and Sarah Roner-Reiter — split the $5,000 awarded for the winning projects, which were developed in Assistant Professor Wonhee Arndt’s PD 410 Lighting Design class in fall 2016.



Architecture student team wins global prize for window blinds research, design

A team of UO architecture scholars has won a global prize for research into how daylight affects us at work and how window blind design can provide a more comfortable, productive workplace. UO architecture PhD student Amir Nezamdoost and research assistant Alen Mahic won the Regional Award for The Americas in the International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture competition, presented recently at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.

Automated Blinds Study poster


UO researchers design solutions for transit riders with disabilities

Product design students at UO have developed innovations to improve the mass transit experience for people with disabilities, especially those who use walkers or wheelchairs. In Associate Professor Trygve Faste’s studio course “Design for an Aging Population” students surveyed and interviewed bus riders, held focus groups, accompanied riders on trips and rode as observers before designing their projects.

bus at bus stop


A&AA undergrad named among Top 60 architecture students, headed to workshop with Walt Disney Imagineers

University of Oregon undergraduate student Cameron Yegge is among the Top 60 architecture students nationally, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) announced. The new honor showcases the top 60 AIAS members and invites winners to engage with Walt Disney Imagineers from May 19 to May 21, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

Cameron Yegge


UO Product Design professors win 2017 American Design Honors

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong-Arndt, both of whom teach in the UO Department of Product Design and operate Studio Gorm in Eugene, have received the 2017 American Design Honors. The award recognizes up-and-coming American designers who embody excellence in creative design and superior entrepreneurial ability. “I'm exceptionally proud of the work that John and Wonhee are doing, as it honors a great American art form while making it relevant in today’s design world,” said Jerry Helling, president of Bernhardt Design, which sponsors the award with WantedDesign.

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong-Arndt