University of Oregon

College of Design



During the school year, students and faculty have access to a variety of resources to assist them in fulfilling their work. 

  • Student Services Hub (PODS)
    The Office of Professional Outreach and Development for Students (PODS) serves students in all of our disciplines to develop job search strategies, career goals and career development tools. This office works collaboratively with both administrative and academic units to provide comprehensive career services to students through a variety of activities including: linking students with professionals in the field, individual career advising, presentations to classes and student groups, coordinating workshops, panels, and the annual Career Symposium held in Portland.
  • Library
    The UO Libraries' College of Design Division consists of the Design Library (formerly the A&AA Library), the Visual Resources Collection, and the Portland Architecture Library. The collections of the Architecture and Allied Arts Library primarily support academic programs associated with the school. In addition to the library's 80,000 bound volumes, holdings include architectural drawings, photographs, electronic resources, and theses and terminal project reports. The Library holds about 2,700 periodical titles including approximately 450 current subscriptions. Complementing the Design Library collection are more than 22,000 art and architecture volumes in the Knight Library.
  • Technology Services
    Technology Services is your home for technical assistance at the College of Design. Our staff also maintain computing labs that are open to our students.
  • Output Room
    The Output Room is dedicated to providing high-end output services to the university community at affordable prices. The Output Room is located in 280 Lawrence Hall. Phone: 541-346-2081. A full service output room is also operated in Portland at the White Stag Block facilities located on the 5th floor.
  • Studio Shop (Eugene Campus)
    The Studio Shop provides students with a wide variety of hand tools, power tools, machinery, professional supervision, and a safe working environment in which they can create high-quality projects while learning skills that further prepare them to excel in their chosen careers.
  • Materials Resource Center 
    The MRC provides students with the opportunity to inform their design decisions through hands-on experience with materials related to design and construction.
  • Visual Resource Collection
    Organized in the 1940s to support the needs of the art and architecture programs at the University of Oregon, the VRC of the Design Library, serves programs and departments campus-wide.