Two of the four finalists in an international design competition to foster nontoxic building products are University of Oregon students. The competition was open to both professional and student designers. The Red List Design Challenge carries $15,000 in cash prizes. The UO finalists are Zander Eckblad and Yin Yu. Eckblad’s submission proposes a nontoxic, plant-based cellulose nano fiber alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation.
The connection between Oregon and the United Kingdom just lost a champion. Architect Rick Mather, 75, who sponsored six UO students as interns in his award-winning firm, Rick Mather Architects (RMA), passed away April 20 after a short illness. Classmates, former faculty members, and colleagues were stunned as news spread.
Think Nike in Beaverton. Google in Palo Alto. Urban Outfitters in Philadelphia. Corporate campuses aren’t unique, but having one downtown is. Helping design such a campus in a dynamic city like Portland is an even rarer opportunity, but that’s precisely what a cadre of University of Oregon graduate students are doing.
Fully ten percent of participants at the 2013 Architectural Research Centers Consortium Spring Conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte were A&AA faculty members, current students, or alumni. Given that the theme of the conference was visibility, the UO certainly took the concept to heart.
Kingston Heath, director of the Historic Preservation Program at UO, will participate in a panel discussion on the future of historic preservation this Friday, April 12, from 12-1 p.m. during the City Club of Eugene weekly meeting at the Eugene Hilton, 66 East 6th Avenue.
Community and Regional Planning master's student and LiveMove President Joe McAndrew is among just 20 graduate students nationwide selected as Eno Fellows for the 21st annual Eno Leadership Development Conference June 2-6 in Washington, D.C. The goal is to cultivate the next generation of leaders in all modes of transportation.
The University of Oregon Arts and Administration Program (AAD) is helping provide organizational leadership and staffing at the 2013 Cinema Pacific Film Festival, a week of films, exhibitions, receptions, and performances April 17-21 at venues in Eugene and Portland.
“Landscape Thinking,” a special symposium honoring University of Oregon landscape architecture Professor Emeritus Kenneth Helphand on his retirement from forty years of teaching, will be held Saturday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the UO Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E. 13th Avenue, Eugene. The event will help fund an endowment for a lecture series named in honor of Helphand. The deadline to reserve tickets is May 15.
A small garden plot in the corner of the Edison Elementary School playground marks the beginning of a collaborative relationship between the UO Service Learning Program and Edison’s K-5 students. The Schoolhouse Garden project will provide students hands-on opportunities to think critically about their natural surroundings, from measuring plant growth to selling the produce back to the school cafeteria.