University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program


McMath Award recognizes Sally Donovan for exemplary cultural resources work, HABS/HAER photography

Longtime Oregon-based cultural resource specialist and photographer Sally Donovan will be formally honored May 11 with the 2016 George McMath Historic Preservation Award at a luncheon at the UO in Portland.

Sally Donovan

Preservation program moving north

The University of Oregon’s Historic Preservation Program is relocating its master’s degree program from the Eugene campus to the UO in Portland beginning fall term 2016. The UO’s Historic Preservation Program, in its 35th year, is widely recognized as one of the premiere preservation programs in the country. Only two other graduate degree preservation programs are located in the West.

White Stag Block

Historic benches find new life at A&AA

A Historic Preservation Program graduate student with a construction background has restored four benches given to UO by the Class of 1923. The project repurposed wood salvaged after a campus cedar tree died and was removed. Three of the four benches now grace the Lawrence Hall courtyard, overlooking a new garden.

completed benches

Nominations for McMath Preservation Award open through Nov. 16

Applications are available through Monday, November 16, to nominate an individual, organization, company, or agency for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award. The honor is presented annually by the University of Oregon for exceptional and commendable work in historic preservation, in particular for innovations, impact, quality, and high standards of preservation practice.

Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland

Sustainable Cities kicks off 2015 year

The 2015-16 Sustainable Cities Year Program with the City of Redmond officially kicked off with a gala celebration at the UO’s Ford Alumni Center October 1. During the yearlong partnership, students, and faculty members will pour 50,000 hours of work into applied projects with sustainability-focused solutions.

SCYP Program Manager Megan Banks listens to Assistant Professor Gerardo Sandoval