Three alumni from the UO Department of Architecture and one adjunct faculty member have earned the highest professional honor granted by the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA). Amy Miller Dowell, William Murray, Jay Raskin, and Ron van der Veen were elevated to the College of Fellows in the AIA during an investiture ceremony at the organization’s national convention in May.
Christoph Lindner, professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam, will join UO as the new A&AA dean beginning August 15. With a CV that includes research in globalization, sustainability, and creative practice, Lindner brings a unique roster of qualifications and perspective to lead A&AA. We caught up with him recently to ask a few questions via e-mail about how he envisions A&AA’s future.
Core77 is currently featuring not one but two stories about designs that two UO Product Design Program professors are showing during New York Design Week, starting Friday, May 13, in the exhibition Furnishing Utopia. Both stories feature Studio Gorm, the design firm of Associate Professor John Arndt and Assistant Professor Wonhee Arndt.
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission gave the final approval for a new graduate program in sports product design at their spring meeting May 12. The Portland-based master’s program in Sports Product Design will begin fall term 2016. Prospective students have until June 1 to apply.
An exhibition of art and design work by graduating students in the University of Oregon in Portland will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 2, during the annual Open House at the White Stag Block. All are welcome to attend.