University of Oregon

School of Architecture and Allied Arts


Student design-build project wins statewide innovation honors

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.

Golden Key Award


Architecture professor teams up with manufacturer to assess building performance

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.

Ihab Elzeyadi and solar awnings


A&AA architecture alumni put sustainability first in design for Yellowstone

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.

great room with large windows and high ceiling


Winning design combines art, sustainable power generation

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.

wave-, wind-, and solar-powered generators within graceful arches


A&AA lands top talent across disciplines

A&AA welcomes new tenure-track faculty in art, landscape architecture, art history, historic preservation, and planning, public policy and management.

new faculty