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.

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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Sokolowski to deliver keynote on product design for athletic bodies at Fashion of the Body Symposium

Product Design Program Professor Susan L. Sokolowski will be the keynote speaker April 29 at the “2016 Symposium: Fashion And the Body.” Sokolowski, who is helping establish the new UO Portland sports product design masters program set to launch September 2017, will give a talk titled “Fashioning the Athletic Body.” This diversity of the athletic body “makes it an endless subject matter to study and provides an indefinite amount of opportunities for designers to fashion it,” Sokolowski says. Her keynote speech will detail specific examples of the diverse athletic body and how designers fashion it, including product fit, athletic performance, and aesthetic. 


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Student sustainable design projects win Top Ten national honors in AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)

Two designs from UO undergraduate architecture students Lacey Aley, Alex Collins, and Addison Estrada and UO graduate student Tim Schneider have been selected among the” Top Ten for Students” design competition awarded by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment. This marks the second year that UO designs have placed in the national competition.


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UO architecture students helping Portland schools with building redesign program

Architecture graduate students from the UO in Portland are working with Portland Public Schools to design dozens of new buildings. In a recent symposium in Portland, the students, working with Professor Gerry Gast, learned from speakers renowned internationally for their expertise in innovative school design. Gast, who was asked last fall to serve on the Lincoln High School Master Planning Committee, planned the Next Generation Schools Symposium.


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Digital Arts Program Winter Reviews 2016 with Professor Craig Hickman

Students in the fifth year BFA program of the Portland Digital Arts Program showcased their work during the winter term 2016 final reviews.  Students learn to discuss their work and their practice and to gain and accept feedback from their peers and the arts community. Final reviews are an opportunity to connect with the professional community and to converse about their work before the students complete their projects and install their final work in the year-end exhibition at the UO White Box in June.


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Winter final review 2016


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