A week-long camp for high school students focusing on architecture, art and technology, and product design will take place July 10-14 at the White Stag Block in Portland. The camp offers a head start through collaboration, creative problem-solving, and prototyping.
Two designs by UO teams were among the Top Ten products and installations at WantedDesign 2017 in New York as selected by Dezeen. Studio Gorm—the design office of Assistant Professor Wonhee Jeong-Arndt and Associate Professor John Arndt of the UO’s Department of Product Design—won the 2017 American Design Honors earlier this year.
The annual UO field school, which takes place this year in the Nez Perce National Forest in Idaho, teaches hands-on preservation techniques for historic buildings and landscapes. Skills taught range from wood and masonry repair to documenting historic features and context. Many field school participants have used the program to launch historic preservation careers. Two scholarships can help defray expenses. Applications are due June 1.
Liska Chan, Laura Vandenburgh, and Rich Margerum will lead, respectively, the School of Architecture & Environment, the School of Art + Design, and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management when the College of Design launches July 1.
Department of Landscape Architecture Professor Bart Johnson is leading the steering committee for the new Association of Pacific Rim Universities Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub (APRU SCL), which UO has been selected to host. UO landscape architecture Assistant Professor Yekang Ko will direct the hub, a clearinghouse for collaborative research and innovative solutions in urban development with a focus on city-landscape interaction.