University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program


A&AA celebrates its 100th anniversary

Join the celebration with a 100th Birthday party on Friday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the south entrance of Lawrence Hall.  There will be a birthday cake and all-school photo shoot. Be a part of the historic moment. Then, spend the afternoon in Lawrence Hall during the open house to visit the special exhibitions in the A&AA Library, LaVerne Krause Gallery, classrooms, and studios. See work by architecture, art, product design, landscape architecture, planning, public policy and management, and historic preservation on the second floor of Lawrence Hall.

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Architect Michael Graves to Speak in Portland

Renowned architect Michael Graves will be in Portland, Thursday October 9, participating in a live discussion centered on his design of the Portland Building, an icon of postmodernism completed in 1981. Notorious in the Portland area, the future of the building has been the subject of much debate due to structural problems, leaks, and a less-than-desirable environment for city employees who work inside. Graves himself will weigh in on the future of the building, discussing what should be preserved and what might be renovated to make the building viable for sustained use.

HP Alum Recipient of Society for Industrial Archeology Scholarship

John Arnold, a 2013 graduate of the University of Oregon's Historic Preservation program, was the recipient of a 2014 Society for Industrial Archeology Student Travel Scholarship. Arnold received the scholarship to present a paper on documentation of the U.S. Customs House in Eagle, Alaska using Building Information Modeling software at the SIA Annual Conference.

HP Alum to Speak at National Trust Conference in Savannah

HP Alum Melissa Stoller will be speaking at the 2014 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference Friday, November 14 from 12-1:15pm. The Learning Lab Session, titled "Filling in the Missing Pieces: New Strategies or Telling the Full Story," will focus on how to tell the story of a place when historic fabric has been lost, using examples in Tallahassee and Atlanta.

A&AA presents 100 alumni stories

The academic year 2014-15 marks the 100th year since the School of Architecture and Allied Arts was established. As we explored the school’s archives preparing for our centennial celebrations, we found a treasure-trove of photos tracing the school’s physical changes as well as changes in faculty, leadership, and students. We will share some of those images with you in every e-news this year, beginning with this issue.

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