A house built by UO students has won the 2016 Golden Key Award for Most Innovative Homeownership project in the state. The house, constructed during a three-term class called OregonBILDS, is part of a multi-year effort to build affordable, sustainable houses for income-qualified buyers in Eugene. The Oregon Opportunity Network presents the honor annually.
Saint-Gobain, a manufacturer of sustainable building products, is partnering with Associate Professor Ihab Elzeyadi, who directs the UO’s HiPE lab, to assess the impact of building design on occupant experience, measuring factors such as indoor air quality and thermal, acoustical, and visual comfort. The test site is Saint-Gobain’s new headquarters, which was designed to function as a “living laboratory” where the performance of its products can be measured and evaluated on an ongoing basis.
A project at Yellowstone National Park designed and managed by A&AA alumni at Hennebery Eddy Architects will expand the park’s green footprint while encouraging kids to explore the outdoors. The Yellowstone Youth Campus aims to be the first building complex in a national park to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification. Such buildings integrate ecology, heritage, stewardship, sustainability, and leadership across all aspects of design, construction, and operation.
A UO team of architecture and landscape architecture students placed second in an international competition for professionals and students to design a civic artwork that also generates carbon-free electricity and water. Their project, and one other UO entry in the competition, will be featured in a book published in November.
A&AA welcomes new tenure-track faculty in art, landscape architecture, art history, historic preservation, and planning, public policy and management.