Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is Christoph Lindner. He will be moving to Eugene from the Netherlands, where he is professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam.
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.
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.
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.
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.