University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program


Lawrence medalist Dubrow at UO June 15

The Lawrence Medal will be presented to Gail Dubrow at the A&AA commencement ceremony on Monday, June 15, at 6 p.m. on the south lawn of the Knight Library (near the School of Music and Dance). Reservations are not required.

Gail Dubrow

Preservation Field School selects two Portland sites for summer program

The 2015 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School will be located in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area for one-week sessions in August and September. Each session of the program will include hands-on projects at both sites, giving students ample opportunity to learn techniques of preserving a pioneer-era house and log cabin. Applicants may register for more than one week, with no-credit or undergraduate and graduate credit options available. A Director's Student Scholarship is available. For more information visit the field school website.

Andrew Jackson Masters House

Leo Williams to receive McMath Award

Leo Dean Williams is being honored with the seventh annual George McMath Historic Preservation Award. For nearly thirty years, Williams was an essential member of a team of civic leaders who created, expanded, and implemented Portland’s historic preservation program. He is also credited for reinstituting urban rail in Portland.


New A&AA building news available on blog

The A&AA community continues to take steps toward creating its future home on University Street.  The location of the Phase I A&AA building is on the site of the current McArthur Court. To help keep interested constituents and stakeholders informed, a blog has been created to follow the progress of the “Phase I A&AA Learning and Innovation Hub” capital project. Here you can view documents and design studies that outline the design process, including reports, timeline, and correspondence. 

University Street

UO graduate aids Polish synagogue project

In the late 1600s, a wooden synagogue was erected in the small Polish town of Gwozdziec. By 1731, a wooden dome, or cupola, was inserted into the roof of the synagogue. Its ceiling was elaborately ornamented with colorful paintings of animals and zodiac symbols and came to be known as the “celestial canopy.” The synagogue was destroyed when the town was burned during military action in World War I, but a similar wooden synagogue was constructed on the site.