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. 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. 

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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1859 magazine features SCYP program

The magazine 1859 features the University of Oregon’s SCYP program in the magazine’s July|August 2015 issue. Writer Felisa Rogers explains how SCYP got its start and notes its many successes in its six-year tenure. “What sets SCYP apart is the scope and cohesiveness of the project,” she writes in the six-page feature story. SCYP—which partners UO students with an Oregon municipality needing assistance reaching sustainability project goals—not only helps both cities and students move projects forward, but it also has boosted city employees’ enthusiasm for their jobs, Rogers notes.

 

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New grad creates products to improve people’s lives

Liz Zarro, a 2015 Product Design Program BFA graduate, wants to develop "products that are more than just products" and use design to improve people's lives. She designed an exoskeletal back support, called Origin, for Portland's wheelchair basketball team. The product reduces athletes' dependence on their hands for core stability and body repositioning. For her honors thesis project, Zarro designed a biomimetric shelving unit that she has titled Pinicola Shelves.

 

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Centennial: 2000s expand A&AA to White Stag Block

In fall 2008, the University of Oregon completed its move into the White Stag Block (WSB), a refurbished facility that merges parts of three historic buildings in downtown Portland. The move culminated efforts—compressed into just two years—to adapt three vacant historic buildings into the interconnected high-tech complex that today comprises the School of Architecture and Allied Arts’ most urban presence.

 

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White Stag Block fifth floor

 

Preservation Field School selects two Portland sites for summer program

The 2015 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School will be located in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area for one-week sessions in August and September. Each session of the program will include hands-on projects at both sites, giving students ample opportunity to learn techniques of preserving a pioneer-era house and log cabin. Applicants may register for more than one week, with no-credit or undergraduate and graduate credit options available. A Director's Student Scholarship is available. 

 

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Andrew Jackson Masters House

 

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