University of Oregon

School of Architecture and Allied Arts


Report spotlights best ways to improve campus emergency management

UO researchers recently completed a major national study on the best ways to manage campus emergencies. The findings were spotlighted on The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) website. “The Umpqua Community College tragedy underscores the importance of campus emergency management programs,” said Robert Parker, of the Community Service Center, the program in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management that completed the study.

From left, Mugs Scherer, Rory Isbell, Ali Lau, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Robert Parker, Krista Dillon, Bentley Regher, and Amy Nelms


Architecture students get ‘hydro-logical’ about climate change

UO students are participating in a nationwide program to advance sustainable building design at architecture and planning schools.

students discuss water systems


Loan from Met to UO museum provides research opportunities across disciplines

Tucked away in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, in a small alcove embraced by four oil paintings, are two glass cases displaying five objects from the 14th through 16th centuries. Some museum-goers walk right past the cases, not realizing they’ve just bypassed the chance to see original works of art on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Virgin and Child statue


NEA awards $20,000 grant to UO for product design workshops

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the UO’s Department of Product Design for “Unparalleled Oregon Product Design,” a week-long series of free educational workshops, lectures, and exhibitions in uniquely Oregonian design.

Brittany Lang, Susan Sokolowski, and Austin Christianson


Collaborative research on Shaker design lands invitation to Stockholm fair

Some 40,000 people from 60 countries will see designs by two UO faculty members exhibiting at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in February. Because 80 percent of exhibitors at the fair come from Scandinavia, the invitation to the Americans is a coup.

Wonhee and John Arndt