School of Architecture and Allied Arts University of Oregon Portland

The UO School of Architecture & Allied Arts in Portland invites you to tour our studios and White Box and view student work from the Department of Architecture, Digital Arts, and Product Design Program. DWP 2016 Open House at White Stag includes presentations and displays by Department of Architecture, Product Design Program, White Box, UO Libraries and Journalism (SOJC) on Floors 1, 4R and 5. Please join us!

The Department of Architecture in Portland offers a master’s of architecture degree (MArch) and a fifth year of study for undergraduate students enrolled in the bachelor of architecture degree (BArch) program. The programs focus on the influence of urban design and planning on building design anchored by more than thirty years of teaching in the city, using Portland as a living laboratory for urban architecture. Students learn to design buildings as an integral part of the constructed and natural environmental systems that shape cities. The UO architecture program is ranked number one in the United States for sustainable design education in surveys of U.S. architectural firms published by Design Intelligence.

The Product Design Program offers a bachelor’s of fine arts (BFA) undergraduate degree. The Product Design Program provides a thorough grounding in the use, invention, and production of consumer products. It integrates the theories and applied practices of the art, architecture, and the design disciplines. The bachelor of fine arts program in Portland is a fifth year of concentrated study for students wanting to continue past the BA/BS level or transfer students wanting to expand on their design–related degree. Students learn to develop products from a personal, local, and global perspective by addressing the needs of individuals, communities, and industry. They gain in–depth knowledge about materials, idea generation, prototyping, and manufacturing.

The Department of Art Digital Arts Program offers a bachelor’s of fine arts (BFA) undergraduate degree. The yearlong professional degree program is for students holding a bachelor of art or bachelor of science degree in art, multimedia, or digital arts. The program’s emphasis is on creative thinking, experimentation, intense research, and visual communication delivery systems. Students learn how to combine an understanding of the theoretical discourses of new media and visual art with a strong technical sophistication, a rich sense of visual design, and an ability to articulate artistic research.

In fall 2016, the Historic Preservation Program will begin offering its master of science degree in historic preservation in Portland.

The School of Architecture & Allied Arts programs at the University of Oregon in Portland connect in multiple ways with the city and the metropolitan area through teaching, research, creative work, and service activities. Portland is an extraordinary urban laboratory for the University of Oregon and the school’s engaged and active students and faculty members.


Thursday, April 21

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio Making Space Graphic Design Architecture Industrial Design