University of Oregon
School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Portland

Welcome

The School of Architecture and Allied Arts offers degree programs in Eugene and Portland. The Department of Architecture offers the master’s of architecture degree (MArch) and the fifth year of study for undergraduate students enrolled in the bachelor of architecture degree (BArch) program.  There are two bachelor’s of fine arts (BFA) undergraduate degrees offered by the Department of Art Digital Arts Program and the Product Design Program. In fall 2016, the Historic Preservation Program will be offering its master of science degree in historic preservation.

These programs at the University of Oregon in Portland connect in multiple ways with the city and the metropolitan area through teaching, research, creative work, and service activities. Portland is an extraordinary urban laboratory for the University of Oregon and the school’s engaged and active students and faculty members. 

Admissions

We welcome your interest in our programs. Please contact us for tours and to seek additional information. To apply for admission, please visit the department websites. Please note, students must apply to both the University of Oregon and to the major of interest. Special instructions for each application is available on the website or by contacting the department.

A&AA in Portland office
70 NW Couch Street  Floor 4R
Portland, OR 97209-4038
aaapdx@uoregon.edu
503-412-3718

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White Box exhibiting MFA students’ work

The 2016 UO Art MFA 2nd Year Exhibition, featuring the work of second-year MFA students in the UO Department of Art, will continue at White Box gallery in downtown Portland through January 30. The exhibition shows the wide range of offerings in the UO’s art program, including collage, video, ceramics, drawing, sculptural bricolage, puppetry, and painting.

 

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Sheine quoted in Guardian on growing use of innovative wood product

Department of Architecture Head Judith Sheine is quoted in a The Guardian story about an innovative wood product poised to change how high-rises are built. A twelve-story building in Portland is being constructed with the product, cross-laminated timber, or CLT, which is “lighter, so it goes up easier and faster than concrete does … it’s also quieter in construction,” Sheine told The Guardian.

 

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Kaito: A Mass Timber Parking Structure for Springfield, Oregon

 

Search for new A&AA dean under way

Nominations and applications are being sought for dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, with the goal of recruiting a new leader by fall 2016. Professor Scott Pratt, dean of the Graduate School, is leading the search, assisted by executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates.

 

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Advanced ecological design drives studio

The Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professors’ studio turns the spotlight on sustainable design strategies using a downtown waterfront Portland site. A&AA alumni Bill Leddy and Marsha Maytum are showing students “how architecture can reach beyond its property lines and address big societal challenges such as climate change, homelessness, environments for the disadvantaged, and innovative educational spaces.”

 

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