University of Oregon
School of Architecture and Allied Arts



The School of Architecture and Allied Arts offers degree programs in Eugene and Portland. There are currently three degree-granting programs at the White Stag Block. The Department of Architecture offers the master’s of architecture degree and the fifth year of study for undergraduate students enrolled in the bachelor of architecture degree 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.

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


Portland News

Wayfinding project aims to help coast communities after tsunami

A collaborative project is helping design signage improvements and alternative strategies for wayfinding in the event of a tsunami on the Oregon Coast. “Up and Out: Oregon Tsunami Evacuation Wayfinding Project” combines input from architecture professionals and students, Oregon Coast community members, and state emergency management experts. It was spearheaded by UO Associate Professor of architecture Hajo Neis in partnership with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.


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Product design students win IDSA scholarship, merit award

Product Design Program bachelor of fine art candidates Hana Hiratsuka and Liz Zarro were honored recently for their work by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), earning invitations to the Western District Conference April 10-11 in San Jose, California. “I am thrilled that we have such great students in general and that we will have a strong presence in San Jose this year,” says Assistant Professor Trygve Faste, UO’s IDSA faculty adviser.


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Pattern Language conference in Austria has roots at UO in Portland

Department of Architecture Professor Hajo Neis, director of the Department of Architecture at UO in Portland and director of the Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory (PUARL), has announced a collaboration between PUARL and Pursuit of Pattern Languages and Societal Change (PURPLSOC) to present the international 2015 conference on pattern language, at Danube University in Austria in July. 


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1980s: Millrace and Northsite complex is active hub for A&AA

The art and design village across from Franklin Boulevard has been the home to many programs of A&AA since the 1960s and is still an active hub for creative practice. Seven media areas for the Department of Art have studios, faculty offices, and graduate student workspaces on the Northsite. These media areas are sculpture, ceramics, painting, photography, digital arts, fibers, and metals and jewelry. In addition, the Northsite provides space for teaching and research in architecture, interior architecture, product design, and the Urban Farm. 


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