University of Oregon

School of Architecture and Allied Arts



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 and the Product Design Program will launch the new master of science in sports product design.

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. 


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

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Historic preservation students eager to engage with Portland

History may be a common link among the 2018 class of UO Historic Preservation Program graduate students, but many also share an interest in public service, global travel, and literally digging into projects. They also share the distinction of being the first cohort of historic preservation students enrolled at the UO in Portland, where the program moved this fall.

Read more about the new preservation students at AroundtheO


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Gift from alumnus ‘will transform’ A&AA’s architecture program

Jim RothwellAn estimated $5 million real estate pledge from architect Jim Rothwell, BArch ’80, and his wife, Mary, will advance the UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts and help grow the school’s endowment. “This was a way to help out in return for what the school gave me,” says Rothwell.


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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.


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'Kansei' research aims to link emotions to product design

Kiersten Muenchinger recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Hong Kong, where she analyzed ways to design consumers’ emotional responses into product features. Muenchinger, who directs the UO’s Department of Product Design, is the only American researcher working in that process, known as Kansei design. She hopes to expand UO exchanges with Asian universities that use Kansei methods.


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