Vol. XXVI no.1
S P R I N G
Art Professors Receive OAC Award 3
Student Group designBridge 4
Honoring Tinker Hatfield 6
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND ALLIED ARTS
“As I embrace my third year in A&AA, I am begin-
ning to understand the qualities that underpin this
extraordinary enterprise. I have been extolling our
foundation of critical inquiry and design excel-
lence with a commitment to social justice and
Dean Frances Bronet
The A&AA Review is published each spring by
the University of Oregon School of Architecture
& Allied Arts. The A&AA Bulletin is published
n my journeys across the world visiting Your support for the school has been
each fall and summer. Address inquiries (541) many of you, I have learned that a deep growing and is deeply encouraging. As you
346-1442 or email@example.com. promise to make the world a better place know, funding for education in Oregon is
2007–2008 Board of Visitors is only one of our school’s great attributes. I compromised at best, and you have stepped
Executive Committee have heard about the remarkable dedication up to the plate. A&AA is committed to excel-
Chair to a learning environment that knits commu- lence, and your generosity keeps our ambi-
Gordon Chong, FAIA, San Francisco, CA
Vice Chair nities of students and faculty together, where tions high. Our departments are consistently
Linda Hummel Parker, San Francisco, CA research, practice, and teaching meld into ranked in the top 15% in the country. We
Secretary/Treasurer a powerful and cultivating whole. I listened have continued our strength in both inter-
Steve Sandstrom, Portland, OR
At-Large as alumni recalled moments, and indeed, national and interdisciplinary education.
Arthur Johnson, P.E., S.E., Portland, OR entire academic careers where they felt chal- This year new summer programs in China
Meagan Atiyeh, Salem, OR
Michael Wilkes, FAIA, San Diego, CA
lenged, taught, supported, and nourished and Finland were initiated. Interdisciplinary
Alfred Wojciechowski, AIA, Boston, MA in a way that created a base for them to be interests across the school have launched
Members leaders in their chosen fields. our new graduate Certificate in Ecological
Cynthia Adamson, Sacramento, CA
Stewart Ankrom, AIA, Portland, OR
During this year, multiple programs in the Design and developed a new A&AA minor
Garth Brandaw, Salem, OR school are gearing up for our expansion in called Place, Form, and Cultural Identity. We
Brad Cloepfil, Portland, OR Portland this September at the White Stag are exploring another new minor in Sustain-
John Cochran III, Los Angeles, CA
David Cohen, Portland, OR
building on the corner of N.W. Couch and able Land Development that will partner with
Herman D’Hooge, Hillsboro, OR First Avenue. Programs in architecture, the schools of business and law.
Art Demuro, Portland, OR digital arts, and our new B.F.A. in product Following almost a century of graduates,
David Donaldson, SPHR, Lake Oswego, OR
Robert Fulton, Chico, CA
design will begin classes in our new UO our students are still pragmatic in the way
Richard Hoover, Westlake Village, CA Portland building. The White Stag block is that they understand how things go together;
Erik Kvarsten, Gresham, OR a testament to thoughtful, appropriate ret- they are visionary in speculating about how
Douglas Macy, FASLA, Portland, OR
Paul Morris, FASLA, Raleigh, NC
rofit with a passion for inspiring space. We to both penetrate and transcend the every-
Laura Paulson, New York, NY envision our expanded facilities in Portland day. They are formulating the future. The
Nancy Pobanz, Eugene, OR as a locus for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary students are participating in a culture at the
Michael Reed, Portland, OR
Mitchell Smith, Bellevue, WA
education— creating a research environment University of Oregon deeply rooted in social
Vinton “Slim” Sommerville, Seattle, WA committed to innovation in art and design and environmental sustainability, asserting a
Brett Steele, London, England with an emphasis on social and environ- set of possibilities – of how to view, occupy,
Libby Unthank Tower, Eugene, OR
Sohrab Vossoughi, Portland, OR
mental responsibility. Portland is Oregon’s and frame this world.
Frank Webb, AIA, Los Angeles, CA center for innovative design practice, one Again, thank you for your great encourage-
Anthony S.O. Wong, Wanchai, Hong Kong of two leading international cities model- ment. I look forward to continued learning.
Office of External Relations & Communications ing sustainability, creative production, and
Assistant Dean is a rich urban laboratory epitomizing the
Karen J. Johnson “healthy” city.
Joseph Mayo, GTF Dean
Ho Lee, GTF School of Architecture and Allied Arts
Patrick Arlt Architecture
COURTESY VENERABLE PROPERTIES
Liska Chan Art History
Keavy Cook Arts and Administration
Melody Ward Leslie Digital Arts
Ted Michner Historic Preservation
Peter Stubbs Interior Architecture
Cover: Ink drawing by undergraduate architecture Landscape Architecture
student Brent Sturlaugson while in India. With
scholarship support, Sturlaugson spent 12 months Planning, Public Policy, and Management North facade of White Stag building
travelling and drawing in Cambodia, China, India, Product Design in Portland.
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Inset photograph by Jack Liu.
Three Art Professors Win OAC Fellowships
Six artists with UO ties receive Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowships
hether using multi-media, viewer interrupts the image, momen- “a highly personal and private reality
jewelry, sculpture or a col- tarily flashing the barren landscape of with a reality that is more objective,
lage of techniques, art pro- a clear-cut in place of the old growth public and shared.” The OAC Fellow-
fessors Colin Ives, Amanda Wojick forest. Ives explains, “creating interac- ship will support the creation, shipping
and Anya Kivarkis embed social and tive media work allows me to express and installation of Wojick’s new body of
theoretical concerns in captivating the sense of responsibility that I feel for work that will be installed in May at the
ways. The Oregon Arts Commission the natural environment. Incorporating Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland.
Fellowship aids the development of the response of an individual viewer, in Visiting Assistant Professor Anya
artistic ideas, supporting Ives, Kivarkis, turn, connects that person intimately Kivarkis crafts jewelry whose beauty
and Wojick as they continue to create to these same cultural, technological, almost belies its critique of material cul-
visually and intellectually arresting and ecological concerns.” The grant ture. Her work explores the relationship
art. Dave Tinman Edgar ‘89 and Paula panel was impressed by Ives’s ability between excess, luxury, and absence.
Rebsom (M.F.A. ’06), alumni of UO, and to create a sensory experience beyond Some of her brooches, for example, are
Wendy Huhn, adjunct instructor, also the machine. Ives’s work engages the sensuously ornamented, yet tempered,
received fellowships from the Oregon viewer to confront their relationship and visually obstructed by austere pla-
Arts Commission. Each artist receives with nature in an increasingly mediated nar forms, denying visual access to the
$3,000 to complete work in progress, environment. most ornamental parts. She explains
embark on new work, or undertake Associate Professor Amanda Wojick that her work “seeks to subvert how
research or travel. works with mixed media and sculpture jewelry operates as a signifier of access
Above: Ives’s “Swimmer” (2003). A kinetic Above: Wojick’s “Wildwood” (2007), 22 x 30 Above: Front and back of Kivarkis’ untitled
video sculpture in which the projection of a inches. Bandaids, ink and wood on paper. brooch (2007).
swimmer swims across the floor, up a wall,
across the ceiling, then back down in an to create surreal topographical environ- to luxury, as excessive embellishment
endless loop. ments. “I locate my creative practice has historically signaled wealth and
Colin Ives, assistant professor, uses at the intersections of abstract sculp- civility.” Through her work Kivarkis
digital projection installations to cre- ture and drawing, the hand and the connects the disparate worlds of jewel-
ate an environment of moving image machine, and material and consumer ry and social commentary. She goes on
and sound. His recent work explores culture,” says Wojick of her work. For to say, “the work examines vision, and
overlapping concerns of art, technol- the past several years Wojick has trav- manipulates how we are directed to see
ogy and ecology. The Clearing, a recent eled back and forth between Oregon luxury goods in contemporary visual
digital installation, projects progressive and New York, resulting in what she culture.” Kivarkis’ art often begins with
slices of old growth forest slowly mov- calls “a kind of suspended condition.” an exploration of historical Baroque
ing around the gallery walls, creating a Such traveling feeds creative ideas jewelry design and Victorian photogra-
360 degree panorama of a natural forest and through art Wojick reconciles her phy. The Art Commission commented
clearing. The projector is not hidden, contrasting sense of place. The frictions that Kivarkis’ work was “seductive…
but an important visual component of inherent in this type of lifestyle are ap- [and] unlike anything else.”
the piece, reminding the viewer of both parent in her work. Shifting landscapes Of the 113 applicants only 13 fel-
the cultural and mechanical construc- reminiscent of rocky cliffs, caves, and lowships were awarded based on the
tion of nature and our own responsi- deserts are dotted by ladders, fissures, artist’s quality of work, record of profes-
bility for the natural environment. A and rubble. Within these topographies sional activity, achievement, and future
sensor on the projector detects when a one can sense Wojick weaving together promise.
hands-On Program designBridge Connects
Students with Community
very Wednesday, students gath- tegration. As the grant proposal states:
er in a Lawrence Hall classroom “The Department of Architecture at the
for a noontime meeting. First University of Oregon is unusual among
on the agenda: gathering in a circle, architecture schools in that a large por-
where members introduce themselves tion of our students arrive on campus
and lead a group exercise, whether with a directed social mission. While
sincere or silly, rotating wrists stiffened the current architecture curriculum is
by computer use, forming a yoga pose, strong in its integration of environmen-
greeting the person next to them. With tal sustainability, the community and
their bodies and senses of humor loos- service component is largely absent.”
ened up, the meeting begins. Professor Larco has found that
There is a spirit and camaraderie designBridge offers him an opportunity
that defines designBridge, a student- to combine his academic interests with
run service group comprised primarily community service. Former adjunct
of Architecture & Allied Arts (A&AA) assistant professor Michael Cockram
students who volunteer their time and was instrumental in development of the
design talents to Eugene/Springfield- program. “designBridge wouldn’t exist
area organizations. without him,” said Larco. “Michael has
designBridge’s mission is to enhance been a wonderful advocate for students
undergraduate and graduate education taking control of their architectural
with real-world experience while aid- designBridge coordinator Nora Diver education,” added Churchill.
discusses designs for a proposed new West
ing community groups who can’t afford University Park with Steven Bennett from
traditional design and construction ser- West University Neighbors. ORIGINS
vices. The flexible group juggles several Cockram, who has since moved to
projects at once, with willing students and money working with students and Austin, TX, laid the foundation for the
stepping forward as project leads, and were really receptive to teaching us,” organization as far back as 2003. Cock-
fellow members invited to attend char- Churchill said. ram and his students designed and built
rettes and on-site work parties. Though formally founded only three the “Chapel of Second Chances” for
“designBridge is learning through years ago, designBridge shows no grow- BRING Recycling, a nonprofit recycler
making and doing,” said student di- ing pains. Student officers have been and reseller of building supplies. The
rector Erik Churchill, a graduate stu- elected and a dedicated office has been open-air chapel was constructed with
dent and double major in architecture established. A 2007-08 Teaching Award second-hand materials from BRING’s
and business, “and we’re trying to be from the UO’s Tom and Carol Williams yard.
multi-disciplinary, whether that’s art Fund for Undergraduate Education af- In 2005, graduate architecture stu-
or environmental science or planning forded Nico Larco, assistant professor of dents Stephanie Osario and Amanda
or architecture students. Many students architecture and designBridge’s faculty Erickson teamed-up with Cockram
don’t view this as an extra part of their advisor, time to draft an organizational to organize the first designBridge
education, but as integral, and that’s strategy and syllabus for classroom in- event - a panel discussion “Students
how we view it too.” Reinvigorating the Community” at the
Churchill first served as project annual HOPES conference. design-
manager on a bus shelter for SeQuential Bridge now participates each year in
Biofuels. His group drafted plans for the conference.
a shelter of structural steel, rammed For Cockram’s goodbye party last
earth and a living roof. Construction spring, designBridge hosted a fundrais-
is currently on hold because of budget er where Cockram and his daughter per-
concerns. formed on guitar and fiddle. Christine
Working on the project with Eugene- Theodoropoulos, Head of the Depart-
based consultants Artisan Engineering ment of Architecture, agreed to match
and transportation planners from Lane donations up to $2,000. That brought
Transit District offered students a real the total to $4,000. “The faculty were
professional experience. Churchill designBridge rendering of proposed very generous,” said Churchill, “and it
SeQuential Biofuel station.
said “Artisan donated a lot of time left a nice legacy for Michael.”
Interdisciplinary student group expands education through real world design/build
experience and community involvement
designBridge first worked with BRING had expected around eight students to principal. Together they plan to revamp
in 2005 to create an accessible covered enroll, but 20 did. The class was envi- the current inadequate shelter to ac-
walkway at its new Planet Improvement sioned as an incubator of projects to be commodate 30 to 40 bikes, an outdoor
Center location. Students prototyped pursued in the winter and spring with work area and, with help from univer-
a section of the walkway on site at further design and final construction. sity art students, a mural. Construction
full-scale, employing telephone poles Brode is currently leading a studio for a should begin this spring.
as columns. With some revisions, the food preservation barn on Skinner City 2. Mt. Pisgah Arboretum signage: Stu-
prototype was later expanded and fully Farm, a project that originated during dents are redesigning way-finding signs
realized by Essex Construction. the fall seminar with a review of zoning and place markers to enhance the sense
Both Churchill and Larco credit codes and initial site analysis. of arrival and destination. A volunteer
A&AA Director of Development Jo- The group is not lacking for projects. kiosk and a significant work of land-
seph Hunter and Associate Director An ongoing concern is selecting the scape art are also considerations.
of Development Cindy Lundeen with best proposals. “We had to figure out a 3. The new West University Park de-
connecting designBridge with poten- ‘job’ application,” said Churchill. “How sign: Architecture student and design
tial financial donors, local suppliers valuable is it to us as students? How lead Nora Diver led a design charrette
and technical advisors such as Artisan valuable is it to the community?” with park neighbors, a local developer,
Engineering. Current designBridge projects: and a city landscape architect. The
Pre-designBridge, a seminar taught final design is currently awaiting per-
by Larco and adjunct assistant professor 1. Edison School bicycle shelter: mitting from the city.
Juli Brode, debuted last fall and intro- designBridge sent out a questionnaire 4. 2008 HOPES Conference Workshop:
duced students to the nuts and bolts of and sponsored a design charrette with Recycling shipping pallets into furni-
project management. Larco said they school students, parents, and Edison’s ture for the Eugene Mission.
designBridge plants seeds for
northwest youth Corps harvest
When Northwest Youth Corps decided to build a stand-alone greenhouse, development
officer Natalie Whitson (M.F.A.’93) said she pictured something like their existing tool
shed: a modest unit with no foundation and a slight lean. But with the help of designBridge,
Northwest Youth Corps now boasts a stylish 200-square-foot enclosure with electricity,
insulation, and aluminum cladding.
Beginning last spring Northwest Youth Corps Outdoor School (ODS) students and
university students, led by project manager and architecture graduate student Matt Travis,
brainstormed ideas for the new greenhouse through a series of meetings and design char-
rettes. After finalizing the design, ODS instructor and contractor Charlie Wilshire helped the
high schoolers excavate and prepare a concrete and cinder block foundation. With a grant
report due in mid-December, the project has adhered to its time-line thanks to more than
500 volunteer hours, including a visit from the Eugene Active 20-30 Club. Jerry’s Home
Improvement Center provided extra funding with an additional $1,000 grant.
The design minimized the structure’s square footage so it wouldn’t require a building
permit. The structure is framed with wood studs and beams and finished inside with plywood.
UO’s architecture students incorporated sustainable practices by using generous windows,
including two reused units from BRING Recycling, to allow plenty of daylight and reduce
energy needs. The recycled aluminum cladding lends a splash of color outside. It’s created
Top: Volunteer greenhouse work
from interlocking plates left over from packaging for familiar DVDs and video games such party including Eugene 20-30
as “Meet the Parents” and “Guitar Hero II.” Club. Bottom: Architecture grad-
Whitson is pleased with what the seedling greenhouse will offer students. “We’re go- uate students Erik Churchill (left)
ing to be able to both grow our own sprouts and enjoy working in an inspiring place that’s and Peter Makrauer (right) clad
the greenhouse with recycled and
bright and airy,” she said. “The students can see up close how things are put together, and donated materials.
see what good architecture looks like,” says Whitson.
Story by Ted Michner. Photos by Ted Michner and designBridge
Ellis F. Lawrence Medal
A&AA honors Tinker hatfield
Architecture alumnus innovates and creates products for Nike’s success
he 2008 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal some top secret design projects for col-
recognizes a truly innovative and lege football uniforms and new athletic
creative designer, Tinker Hatfield. footwear ideas.
An architecture graduate of the Class of Hatfield has written for the Harvard
1977, Hatfield has expanded the lessons Business Review in addition to ap-
of his education into his pioneering role pearing in The New York Times, The
as a product designer for Nike. Hatfield Washington Post, Fortune magazine
will receive the school’s highest honor and many other publications. In 1993,
at the commencement ceremony in Hatfield won an International Design
June. The noted designer of Nike’s Award for the Air Huarache. In 1993
most popular athletic shoes, including and 1996, he was named one of the 100
the now legendary success of the Air Most Influential People in the sports
Jordan 23, Hatfield, Vice President for business by Sportstyle magazine. Some
Innovation Design and Special Projects, of Hatfield’s design work for the Air
credits his design education for his suc- Jordan is included in the Smithsonian
cess. “Architecture is, by nature, pretty Institution.
broad. It’s both technical and creative, A native Oregonian, Hatfield attended
and rich in cultural education.” In Tinker Hatfield with Michael Jordan and Air Central Linn High School where he
Jordan shoe XX3.
1998, Fortune magazine named Hatfield earned distinction as an accomplished
one of the 100 Most Influential Design- Creative Director of Product Design in basketball player, an All-American
ers of the century. Hatfield spearheaded 1989. In addition to helping design the track & field star in hurdles and vault-
the greening of the newest XX3 shoe. first-of-its-kind cross-training shoe, the ing, and an All State running back.
“Our goal was to make the Air Jordan Air Trainer, Hatfield has earned global In 1970, Hatfield was named State of
XX3 the best basketball shoe ever, both recognition for imagination and innova- Oregon’s top individual high school
in performance and sustainability. The tion in his collaborations with Michael athlete.
handcraftmanship and innovation built Jordan for the Air Jordan line. Hatfield’s Outside of Nike,
into this shoe is simply unmatched,” other credits include Air Max running Hatfield spends
says Hatfield. The company designed shoes, the Air Huarache series, Andre much of his time
and manufactured it to reduce waste, Agassi footwear and apparel, the Air with his wife and
use more environmentally-friendly Mowabb and Michael Johnson’s gold three daughters,
materials, and eliminate solvant-based track spikes. attends football
glues. In addition to games at Grant
Hatfield studied “Architecture turned out to be a working with High School in
architecture at the great, well-rounded education and Michael Jordan Portland, volun-
University of Or- each year, Hat- teer coaches for
egon while being helped me understand the dynam- field currently the track team,
coached by the leg- ics of creativity, problem solving, creates special- and works on
endary Bill Bower- ized Nike ath- making the fam-
man, co-founder of people and cultures.” letic products for ily home a haven
Nike. He held the - Tinker Hatfield champion ath- Tennis star Roger for teenagers to
UO record in the letes including Federer in shoes and play pool, shoot
Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Andre apparel designed by
pole vault and placed sixth in the 1976 hoops, and hang
Olympic Trials. Soon after, Hatfield suf- Agassi, Gabrielle Reece, and Picabo out.
fered a severe injury, which ended his Street. He also spends time mentoring The Lawrence Medal is awarded an-
track career. After graduation, Hatfield young Nike designers and helping to nually to an A&AA alumnus or alumna
practiced architecture in Eugene until build the Nike of the future. His cur- whose achievements exemplify the
1981 when he joined up with Nike to rent list of responsibilities includes Oregon spirit and reflect the integrity,
design offices, apparel showrooms, and developing long term strategy for design educational philosophy, and commit-
Nike retail outlets. advancement at Nike and The Jordan ment to design and artistic excellence
His product design career was Brand. He is also working on the rede- demonstrated by Ellis F. Lawrence, the
launched in 1985 when Hatfield began velopment of Nike Global retail stores founder and first dean of the School of
designing Nike products, becoming and story telling and continues with Architecture and Allied Arts.
Sherry Turkle presents Koehn lecture
Students explore their relationship with technology in the
Koehn Colloquia Seminar
o you spend more time look- more generally, what is a relationship gain “cyberintimacy.” Is a piece of our
ing at your laptop than your in an increasingly digital world? This self lost with the attrition of face-to-
significant other? How long can served as the focal point of Mondloch’s face interaction? Graduate psychology
you abstain from the seminar, generat- student Jenna Quillen remarks that
Internet or your cell ing a wide vari- “physical contact and presence be-
phone? ety of discourse tween humans is an important part of
Studying how hu- among the stu- relationships.” In the light of the Turkle
mans interact with dents. Reflecting lecture and seminar, Quillen suggests
technology and the on this question, that “we consider our own ties to tech-
relationships be- graduate art his- nology, and be intentional in how we
tween human be- tory student Lyle use it so that it has a positive impact
ings and the tools Dechant observes on our lives without creating unwanted
and toys of everyday that “from ubiq- consequences and dependencies.”
life was the topic uitous devices Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller
of the 2007 Koehn like cell phones Mauzé Professor of the Social Stud-
Colloquia lecture to advanced ro- ies of Science and Technology in the
“Cyberintimacies” bots and virtual Program in Sci-
by Professor Sher- reality devices, ence, Technolo-
ry Turkle on Octo- technology has gy, and Society
ber 12th. Art His- altered not only at MIT and the
tory Professor Kate the ways we in- founder (2001)
Mondloch directed teract with others and current
the Koehn Collo- around us, but director of the
quium Graduate even the ways we MIT Initiative
Seminar in the fall: think about our on Technology
“Reading Sherry Graphic design by Michael Salter
own sense of self- and Self, a
Professor Sherry Turkle
Turkle: Reflections identity.” Turkle center of re-
on Technology and Self.” The seminar has encountered people who believe search and reflection on the evolving
encouraged 14 students to explore that digital projections of themselves connections between people and arti-
cross-disciplinary perspectives and created on-line are more real than their facts. The Koehn Colloquia connects
critically investigate the role of technol- physical self. Many new technologies people with ideas and encourages facul-
ogy in their own lives. are designed to allure us through their ty members, students and the public to
Mondloch explains, “with expert sociability, drawing us into what Turkle explore perspectives outside of A&AA
credentials in science and psychology, calls “cyberintimacy.” Turkle believes departments. The Koehn Colloquium
Professor Turkle is that it is easier is supported by the Michael and Stacy
perhaps uniquely “There is much evidence of a to express inti- Koehn Endowment Fund.
positioned to assess macy in the vir-
technology-enabled flight from Student Reflections
the implications of tual world than
the ever-increasing people even as we spend our days the real world, “I have always felt uneasy about my de-
interdependence pendence on my cell phone, and could
electronically tethered to people.” posing a question
between human about what fu- really relate when the class spoke of feel-
beings and tech- - Professor Sherry Turkle ture relationships ing alone without it...I feel torn between
nology.” Graduate may be. Graduate enjoying what this connectivity has to offer,
art student and seminar participant Jen- printmaking student Brian Knowles but also realizing that as I check my phone
nifer Wall stated that the seminar and points-out that “when you are with a screen every 20 minutes, I am losing a
lecture “was well-timed and poignant, robot you are alone,” and that Turkle’s piece of myself...I feel the burden of having
as the questions that Sherry Turkle terms ‘cyberintimacy’ and ‘cybersoli- to make difficult choices [of] convenience
raises are questions that we as a society tude’ are theoretically the same. versus freedom, but am interested in pur-
can no longer avoid.” A common sentiments echoed by suing the balance that Sherry Turkle men-
With the proliferation of technology, students was that for something gained tioned many times [of] keeping technology
what type of relationships are appropri- something is also lost. Brian Knowles in its place.”
ate to have with machines, and even wonders what we are losing in order to -Graduate seminar participant
neWS & uPdATeS
Student Activities A&AA SCHOOL NEWS
AAD - Graduate students Katie A&A A FACulTy hOnORed
Schumm & Rachel Byers were hired University Provost Linda Brady announced three faculty members from A&AA received
this fall by the Lane County Historical Faculty Excellence Awards. The awards were presented to Renee A. Irvin, associate
Society as part of a large digital pres- professor, PPPM; Marc Schlossberg, associate professor, PPPM; and Andrew P. Schulz,
ervation project of museum’s archives,
home to 14,000 historic photographs.
sor, Art History. The
ART - Undergraduate Reagan haus- awards help faculty
wald apprenticed with New York art- members with re-
ist Suikang Zhao to create a woven
search support and
composition of steel ribbons on the UO
Health Center. salary supplements
to keep and attract
ART HISTORY - Graduate student world-class indi-
Katie moss received the Marion Dean
Ross Award. Above from left: Renee Irvin, Marc Schlossberg, and Andrew Schulz. viduals.
ARCH - Grad student ho lee and neW SummeR PROgRAmS In ChInA And FInlAnd lAunChed
undergraduate Tyler Polich (drawing Associate Professor of Art Ying Tan with the assistance of bi-lingual Ph.D. student Edwin
pictured at left) Way, led twelve A&AA students to China. During this three-week mixed media studio
were awarded art program they explored three unique Chinese cities:
Shanghai, Jinan, and Beijing. Highlights included camping
their submis- under the stars on the Great Wall, a sketch trip to the 1000
sions in the year old water town Wuzhen, witnessing an ultra modern
national AIAS/ Shanghai in the making, fieldtrips to Mt. Tai (Confucian site
Kawneer 2007 dating back 2,500 years), as well as making folk art in rural
Student Design Competition. villages. Most importantly, the group engaged in an intensive
Undergraduate Kelly Ordemann spent collaboration with Chinese art students in Jinan that not only
the summer in London working for Rick yielded many art projects, a well-received public exhibition,
Mather Architects after having won the and a book documenting this extraordinary journey, but last-
scholarship/internship from the Archi- ing friendships. You can read about student experiences at
tecture Department. Students dance atop of Mt.
Thai in Shandong Province http://uoartinchina.blogspot.com.
Undergraduate Brent Sturlaugson during summer abroad in Sixteen architecture, interior architecture and landscape
spent 12 months traveling throughout China. architecture students spent 8 weeks studying in Finland, led
Southeast Asia capturing the culture
through drawing and writing. Brent’s by Associate Professor of Architecture Virginia Cartwright.
travels were made possible by a pair of The program of travel and study is designed to inspire ar-
scholarships: the Louis C. Rosenberg chitectural, experiential and cultural understanding, offering
Award and the Freeman Award. students an opportunity to explore issues relating building,
IARCH - Undergraduate interior landscape, culture, materials and light. The course of study
architecture students hye-Jin Shin, included an architecture design studio, a history seminar
marian Peteros, Caroline maxwell, and a media class, as well as lectures by many of Finland’s
noelle Bullock, and undergraduate most distinguished architects and theorists, such as Juha
architecture student Tyler Polich ex- Leiviskä, Juhani Pallasmaa and others. While in Finland
hibited projects from Adjunct Assistant the students documented four wooden saunas. Two of the
Professor Rebekah Matheny’s IARC 383 Acclaimed Finnish author
and architect Juhani Pallas- models were retained by the Museum of Finnish Architecture
“Reclaim” Studio at the Sustainable Liv-
maa speaks with students for their permanent archives. The design studio culminated
ing Fair at the EMU in January. and faculty after a lecture in students submitting their work to a Finnish Architectural
LA - Graduate students Barry gor- in Otaniemi, Finland.
don and Allison dew, with support
from the Oregon Chapter of the ASLA, gRAnT helPS BRIng gRAnd TOuR TO eugene
coordinated the 15th annual Shadow An interdisciplinary team led by James Tice, professor of architecture, which includes
Mentor Day. James Harper, associate professor of art history, and Erik Steiner, Designer at the In-
PPPM - The Graduate Seminar in foGraphics Lab in the Department of Geography, has been awarded a $65,000 grant
American Philanthropy class donated from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation to mount a major exhibition scheduled for Fall
$5,000 to two local organizations - Dou- 2009. The Old Masters in Context Implementation Grant will help fund Giuseppe Vasi’s
las Supporting Teens and M.E.C.C.A., Rome: Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour to be held at the UO Jordan
the Materials Exchange Center for Com-
Schnitzer Museum of Art. The Implementation Grant follows a $10,000 Planning Grant
munity Arts - allowing students to make a
real impact in their local community.
received by the UO team from the Kress Foundation in 2006. Giuseppe Vasi, best known
as the teacher of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, was one of the leading printmakers of the
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18th century. The award will enable the research team to present Vasi’s pictorial prints of
Rome, and other objects that reveal the milieu he worked in. Vasi captured Roman street Lecture Notes
and cityscapes with an eye for the daily comings-and-goings of both the aristocrat and
the beggar. Team members intend the events to combine scholarly integrity with broad A&AA - “Re-
appeal, addressing Vasi’s contribution as a documentarian of Roman urban and social
after War and Di-
history. A unique aspect of the exhibition will be the use saster” was the
of digital media that displays and precisely locates more topic of this year’s
than 200 of Vasi’s views in the meticulously detailed map
of Rome by his collaborator, the cartographer Giambattista sponsored by the
Nolli. Tice said that the chief goal of the exhibit and related UO’s Savage En-
media displays “is to combine the pictorial brilliance of Vasi dowment for Inter-
with the cartographic precision of Nolli in order to recreate national Relations A z z a m A l w a s h
the 18th Century Grand Tour of Rome for the enjoyment and Peace. This is spoke on the Iraqi
the second year for Marshes for the
and intellectual stimulation of the contemporary museum
the series, which is S a v a g e L e c t u r e
visitor.” Pro- organized by archi-
fessor Harper tecture professor howard davis.
recently taught The three John Yeon Research Forum
a seminar on lectures this year were given by Brook
Vasi that will muller and michael Fifield, nico
bear on the larco, and howard davis.
upcoming ART - The Visiting Artist winter term
catalog and Above: Ponte e Mole Adriana, oggi Castel S. Angelo (detail) by Giuseppe Vasi. lecture series has included Rebecca
exhibition. Above Right: Nuova Pianta di Roma (detail) by Giambattista Nolli. Cummins, Lauren Fensterstock, Gail
Wight, Victor Spinski, Miwon Kwon,
Cara Tomlinson, and Karen Reimer.
ART HISTORY - The Mark Sponen-
PROFeSSORS Run nATIOnAl hOuSIng COmPeTITIOn burgh Lecture in Art History, “Dialogue
In 2007 the City of Portland with Antiquity: Romanesque Roman
Planning Bureau held Courtyard Remains in Toulouse,” was presented
Housing Design Competition. by Linda Seidel.
The competition was designed Associate Professor Andrew Schulz
presented “Charles III and the Alhambra
and managed by UO Professors
Vases: European Porcelain and Islamic
Mark Gillem and Michael Fifield Ceramics in 18th-Century Spain,” De-
with City Project Manager Bill partment Head Sherwin Simmons
Cunningham. Rather than presented “Dada and Kitsch: Cultivation
highlight a particular design, the of the Trivial,” and Associate Professor
goal of the competition was to Richard Sundt presented “Manutuke,
stimulate discussion and clarify A Traditional Maori Church in 19th-
a set of design principles for Century New Zealand: Reconstructing
urban sustainability in Portland. Presentation board details from 2nd place winning a Vanished Monument through ‘Photo-
entry. The design team led by Architecture Professor graphic’ Archaeology,” all at the Art His-
The city seeks to encourage Peter Keyes included Lucas Posada (B.Arch.‘07), Kai
tory Faculty Research Colloquium.
courtyard housing because it Yonezawa (B.Arch.‘07), and undergraduate student
balances density with quality Tyler Nishitani. ARCH - Award winning architect Will
of life and continues the historic neighborhood fabric. Bruder was a featured guest at nico
larco’s Fringe Urbanism fall design
Fifield and Gillem put together a list of qualities embodied in pre-war Portland housing
studio review and also presented an in-
on which the judging was based. The esteemed jury, composed of Cynthia Girling, Sam formal discussion afterwards to over 100
Grawe, Clare Cooper Marcus, Nancy Merryman, David Miller, Michael Pyatok and Loren participants. Bruder has accepted the
Waxman, evaluated 257 entries from fifteen countries and 35 states before selecting Belluschi Fellowship for the 2008-2009
the winners. Miller remarked on “the tremendous partnership that exists between the city year and will be co-teaching studios with
and its architects,” and Pyatok thanked the entrants for “the free education.” All entries Professor Larco in Winter 2009.
are posted on the competition website (www.courtyardhousing.org). HP - Presentations on conservation
Among the jury’s choices was the team led by UO Professor Peter Keyes, which took projects and practices along the Pacific
the Merit Award in the Inner Site category, complimented for allowing the buildings Rim complemented a winter term course.
to adapt as families grow and change. Among the winning People’s Choice Awards The series included “Regeneration of
Eastern Site entries was UO Portland Center graduate student Emily Kociolek and her Busan, Korea: Reuse of Industrial Heri-
husband Krzysztof Kociolek. A catalog laying out the principles of the competition and tage,” presented by Dr. Dong-Jin Kang
presenting 25 honored entries is available by request from the City of Portland Planning from Kyungsung University, Korea.
1 Joseph Mayo
“Cobb Street Children’s Learning Center”
Faculty: Jenny Young
2 Mackenzie Schubert
B.F.A. Digital Arts
3 Jeffrey Hoge, Simon Kates
Bryan Belcher, Chauncey Freeman, Benjamin Halpern
“Integrating Habitats Competition”
Faculty: Roxi Thoren
4 Justin Cloyd
“Old Town Commons and Library”
Faculty: Gerry Gast, Suenn Ho
5 Thyra Bessette
B.F.A. Digital Arts
6 Anna Muller
Undergraduate, Interior Architecture
“The Iron Waffle”
Faculty: Linda Zimmer
Background Image: Ellen Wu, Graduate, Architecture, Studies of Erwin Hauer’s continuous repeating surfaces, Faculty: Nancy Cheng
7 Marc Griffin, Meghan Griswold, Tracey Bascue
Faculty: Nico Larco
8 Chang-Ae Song
9 Orrin Goldsby
“Recollecting: New Lives for Old Grain Elevators”
Faculty: Kevin Nute
10 Morgan Law
“CPI Building at Ankeny Square, Portland”
Faculty: Guntis Plesums
11 Alvi Lufiani
M.F.A. Metalsmithing & Jewelry
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Art Arts & Administration (AAD)
uO hOnORS FORmeR STudenT FulBRIghT SChOlARS BRIng InTeRnATIOnAl PeRSPeCTIVe
In eRIC WAShBuRn gAlleRy This past fall the University of Oregon welcomed
In the six Fulbright Scholars from different countries.
summer The Arts & Administration Graduate Program
of 1991 hosts three of these students: Maria Torres from
a tragic Colombia, Germaine Gamiet from South Africa,
car crash and Susanne Scheiblhofer from Austria. All three
took the have contributed to the strong international focus
life UO within the program.
ceram- Torres, who plans to receive her masters degree,
AAD Fulbright Scholars from left: Su- embodies the potential of the Fulbright program.
ics stu- sanne Scheiblhofer, Germaine Gamiet,
Mrs. Washburn in front of the “Maria Torres is the kind of graduate student that
Eric Washburn Gallery plaque. dent, Eric and Maria Torres.
Wash- the university seeks to attract. She is highly mo-
burn. While his time at the university tivated and focused. She is hungry to access all the resources at her disposal through
was short, his artistic spirit has remained her faculty, the university, and emerging professional networks”, states Lori Hager, as-
present. The Eric Washburn Gallery in sistant professor, and one of Maria’s mentors. Torres is enrolled in the Fulbright Program
the ceramics studio has housed student to study the models of art administration in North America and Europe, with the intent
exhibits for over fifteen years. of returning to Colombia to implement a graduate program at The Javeriana University
On September 30, 2007 students, in Bogotá. With UO resources Torres is quickly working towards her academic goals.
friends and family members gathered at “The generosity of the teachers engaged in the program combined with the university’s
the gallery to honor and remember Eric. strong commitment to community development,” says Torres, “offered the best path for
The “Pottery (+ Poetry) Posthumously” me, and that’s why I came here.” In March, Torres will attend, along with Hager and four
exhibition celebrated the life and art of Eric, other AAD graduate students, the Nathan Cummings Community Arts Convening at the
as countless pieces of pottery and writing Maryland Institute College of Art, and will also travel with AAD Assistant Professor Patricia
filled the small gallery and blanketed the Dewey to the Association of Arts Administration Educators 2008 Annual Conference,
walls. The gallery renovation and exhibition in Madison, WI in late April. Here Torres can talk with directors of arts administration
was organized by Eric’s mother, Marga- programs from schools across North America, providing a rich opportunity to further
ret, and his classmate and friend, Hilary develop a framework for establishing a new graduate program in Colombia.
Stetson ’92 with assistance by Michael
Smith, A&AA Director of Facilities. Mrs. Art History (ARH)
Washburn flew from Arkansas with over JeFFRey huRWIT APPeARS On nOVA’S PARThenOn SPeCIAl
50 pieces of her son’s work, including Professor Jeffrey Hurwit appeared
poems that Eric had written while at the on NOVA’s Secrets of the Parthe-
UO. While the event was held to remember non in January. NOVA producers
Eric, Margaret hopes that future students contacted Hurwit in fall 2006 as
will benefit from the use of the gallery. “It they were about to embark on a
provides a blank slate for students to proj- documentary on the restoration
ect what they want,” said Mrs. Washburn, of the Parthenon, built in the fifth
“hopefully with the same artistic freedom century B.C. He served among a
and enthusiasm as Eric did.” handful of scholars from Greece,
Today the gallery continues to house England, and the United States as
student work from all fine art media areas technical advisers in the production.
within the Department of Art. A plaque, Interviewed in November, Hurwit
which was presented at the event, com- appears throughout the program.
memorates Eric, allowing students to Jeffrey Hurwit in Greece and at right the cover of his
book on the Acropolis. His main role in the documentary
understand and recognize why the gallery is to offer a broader context of
was named after him. “He helped all of us in Athenian life and the Acropolis. Hurwit describes how spectacular the Parthenon may
very serious ways, but brought a lightness have appeared in its day “with worshippers paying tribute to a 40-foot-tall gold-and-ivory
and playfulness to his work,” states Eric’s statue of the goddess Athena within its vast central hall.” Hurwit also dispels some long-
professor Sana Krusoe, who still teaches held notions about ancient Greece’s most legendary building. A leading art historian on
at the university. the archaic and classical periods in Greek art, Hurwit has published extensively on the
The Eric Washburn Gallery is located in Acropolis and its history. In 1987, he dismantled and reconstructed the Kritios Boy, the
Ceramics Building B of the Fine Art Stu- Acropolis sculpture that best documents the appearance of the classical style. Hurwit
dios on the Millrace north site and is open also is the author of a book, “The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles,” which was published
weekdays from 10am-5pm. in 2004 (see above picture). It is now the standard work in its field.
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Landscape Architecture (LA) Faculty Research
TRAVeRSe: ShIFTed WATeRWAyS And uRBAn lIFe ART - Associate Professor Carla Bengt-
A creative project involving methodical walks, photographs and maps, TRAVERSE ex- son presented work at Flow, Art Miami in
amines the implications of the historical treatments of Amazon Creek in Eugene, Oregon. December and had a solo exhibition in Janu-
Professor Liska Chan and ary at JayJay Gallery in Sacramento.
Left: Detail of map from
graduate student in land- Chan’s TRAVERSE proj- Associate Professor michael Salter had a
scape architecture Kathryn ect. Below: Detail of solo exhibition in January at the Jeff Bailey
Kuttis, with the support of Shannon Eldredge’s Gallery in New York. He has also been com-
project for Chan’s Am- missioned by the San Jose Museum of Art to
the Board of Visitors Fac- azon Creek fall design
ulty Fellowship and Student build a 22 foot tall Styrobot in April.
Assistantship Award, cre- AAD - Assistant Professor lori hager
ated TRAVERSE. Amazon received a UO summer research award for
Creek, the city’s second “Teaching the Arts: a case study for profes-
largest waterway (after the sional development in teaching the arts in
Willamette River) is an en- Eugene, OR.” In October, Hager with AAD
Adjunct Faculty Eric Schiff presented “Pre-
gineered channel. Until less
paring Arts Leaders in 21st Century Skills: A
than 70 years ago, it was a Case Study for the ePortfolio Project in the
winding shallow creek that Arts and Administration Program at the Uni-
along with associated wetlands flooded seasonally each year. The complimentary prac- versity of Oregon” for the Annual International
tices of walking, photographing, and mapping were used to find, reveal, and portray the ePortfolio conference in the Netherlands.
altered relationships between the water of Amazon Creek and its associated landscape. ART HISTORY - Associate Professor
The products of this work is an exhibition of several hand-drawn maps, large format pho- James harper advised on the selection of
tographs and collages which show relationships between stream alteration and cultural/ Italian objects for the exhibition “Tapestry in
physical conditions (currently showing at University of Minnesota’s College of Design). In the Baroque: Threads of Splendor” at the
addition to generating creative work, TRAVERSE activated a Landscape Architecture 539 Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
studio project with Professor Chan in fall 2007. First year graduate students developed He also co-authored the exhibit’s catalogue,
proposals for a park on Amazon Creek south of the current Lane County Fairgrounds, writing the chapter on “Tapestry Production
in Seventeenth-Century Rome: The Barberini
incorporating the creek’s history and natural systems into the design.
Planning, Public Policy & Management (PPPM) ARCH - Assistant Professor mark gillem
spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization
RARe PROgRAm engAgeS RuRAl COmmunITIeS In ORegOn (NATO) conference in Portugal in December,
Through the UO’s Resource Assis- focusing on the geopolitical costs of urban
tance for Rural Environments (RARE) sprawl at NATO installations. The talk drew
Program, graduate level participants on research from his book America Town:
gain invaluable experience, while Building the Outposts of Empire.
affecting change in rural communi- Assistant Professor Brook muller received
the 2008 Van Evera Bailey Faculty Award for
ties. RARE, an AmeriCorps program
Research and Studio Education ($20,000)
administered by the UO’s Community for his proposal, “Architecture as Support
Service Center, is housed in the PPPM for Functioning Urban Ecologies.” The award
Department and engages students enables professional ecologist Josh Cerra to
from across the U.S. Twenty-five RARE work with students in Muller’s terminal level
participants are currently serving in studio, fund a studio field trip to the Bay area
communities from Enterprise to Ban- Current RARE program participants. and expand research in incorporating habitat
don. This year, six of the positions focus in urban development.
on natural hazard mitigation or rural multimodal transportation. The hazards positions Professor Kevin nute received a $4,500
engage coastal communities in hazard mitigation planning. Projects result in increased UO Summer Research Award to support
community awareness and FEMA approved mitigation plans, qualifying communities for his research on the use of light, air and
water to improve the wellbeing of building
crucial relief funding if hazards strike. Hazards-focused participants include Greg Butler,
David Farr, and Michael Scharenbroich. Three participants focus on transportation plan-
ning projects, including a bike/pedestrian trails planning project with the City of Lebanon; LA - Professor Kenneth helphand’s “Set
a bike/pedestrian trails planning project with the City of Warrenton; and a transportation and Location: Garden and Film,” appeared
in Representing the Designed Landscape
needs assessment for the Rogue Valley Transportation District. Transportation-focused
(Ed. Marc Treib). Kenneth also presented his
participants include Mark Swenson, Sarah Shewell and Jonathan Sullivan. Founded 14 book Defiant Gardens at Iowa State, UCLA,
years ago, RARE’s mission is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve UC Berkeley, University of New Mexico, US
their economic, social, and environmental conditions through the assistance of trained Holocaust Museum and Memorial, and San
participants who live and work in communities for 11 months at a time. Jose Museum of Contemporary Art.
New FACulTy nOTeS
The Department of Architecture welcomes Corey griffin as a new as- Architecture
sistant professor. Griffin joins us from the Bozeman, Montana where he Architecture Professor g.Z. (Charlie) Brown
spent the past two years teaching at Montana State University’s School of received one year of graduate student support
Architecture. He earned his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Stanford in the Energy Studies in Building Laboratory
University and attended graduate school at the University of California, from the GBD Graduate Fellowship in Sustain-
Berkeley, where he received both a M.Arch and a M.S. in Civil and Environ- able Design Research.
mental Engineering. During his graduate studies Griffin was awarded the Associate Professor nancy Cheng was guest
Konheim Memorial Fellowship to research the connections between built lecturer at Kumamoto University where she
and natural environments and the Branner Traveling Fellowship to study presented “Architectural Design Education at
and document the relationships between permanence, culture, structure the University of Oregon.” She demonstrated
and sustainability. Corey will teach structures, advanced technology and her Digital Sketching work at an architectural
introductory design studios. computing research seminar. Cheng is cur-
Joshua Faught joins the Department of Art as assistant professor and rently co-editing an issue of the International
program coordinator for Fibers. Prior to his arrival at the University of Or- Journal of Academic Computing with Professor
egon, Faught taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he Joachim Kieferle.
received his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies in 2006. Faught also holds Associate Professor Ihab elzeyadi received
a B.A. from Oberlin College and an A.A.S. in Textile and Surface Design the Yamauchi Studio Award ($2,500) plus
from The Fashion Institute of Technology. Faught’s work has been exhibited departmental contribution ($2,500) for his ter-
nationally and been featured in numerous print journals including Bailiwik and minal studio “Jewel: Joint Civic & Entertainment
KnitKnit. Combining the formal concerns of textiles, collage, drawing, and Center, Lake Elsinore, CA.”
sculpture, Faught’s current work calls on the darker side of craft in order to Architecture Professor howard davis received
explore more personal sites of domestic dysfunction. Faught hopes to help the Department of Architecture Projects Award
students redefine the rhetoric of craft and expand their understandings of ($7,500) for “Terminal Connections: Visiting
materials and processes as they relate to the history of textiles. Critics in Advanced Studios.”
Charlene liu joins the Department of Art as an assistant professor and cur- Associate Professor gerry gast is working on
ricular coordinator of Printmaking. Prior to joining the department, Liu resided an urban design plan for Milwaukie, OR, includ-
in New York City maintaining a studio practice in Harlem. Liu received her ing a new Max light rail station, public square,
B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. Her and connections to the Willamette River. Gast
work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United leads a team designing the new Stryiskyi Park
States and Europe and has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, The campus of the Ukrainian Catholic University
New York Times, and FlashArt International. Manipulating watercolor, oil in Lviv, Ukraine. Gast and adjunct professor
paint, and ink through a multitude of techniques and processes including Suenn Ho organized the show “Thirteen Years
painting, drawing, dyeing and printmaking, Liu constructs paintings depicting in Old Town-Chinatown: University of Oregon
invented landscapes. At the University of Oregon Liu will continue to build Architecture Projects” on display at Project O
upon the printmaking program in developing new curriculum related to her Gallery in Portland February and March.
area of interest in mixed media work and printmaking. Thomas hubka arrives spring term as the Dis-
laura leete joins PPPM with research and teaching interests in poverty, tinguished Visiting Professor for the Department
workforce and housing policy as well as in nonprofit sector organizations. of Architecture. He will teach an architecture
She is currently researching (with Neil Bania, PPPM) the implications of in- seminar, design studio, and a course in Historic
come volatility on the material wellbeing of low-income households. Recent Survey and Inventory Methodology. In 2006
publications include: a chapter in the recently released Nonprofit Sector Hubka received the Henry Glassie Award for
Research Handbook, and a research article “Job Access, Employment, lifetime achievement in the field of vernacular
and Earnings: Outcomes for Welfare Leavers in an Urban Labor Market,” architecture.
with Neil Bania. Leete teaches Public Policy Analysis in the M.P.A. program Associate Professor Alison Kwok participated
and Financial Management in the nonprofit certificate program. She holds in the Huangbaiyu School Design Workshop
Masters and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University, and an in China last summer, sponsored by the
undergraduate degree from University of California-Berkeley. She comes to U.S.-China Sustainability Center. Kwok and
PPPM after serving as the Fred H. Paulus Director of Public Policy Research graduate students, Sam Jensen Augustine and
at Willamette University. Keara Watson, worked with Tongi, Tsinghua
and Virginia faculty and students to develop a
Robert F. young joins the PPPM department as assistant professor. Young, prototype for sustainable elementary schools in
who earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University, works in the fields of urban and rural northeastern China.
regional planning, sustainable economic development, and urban ecology.
Assistant Professor nico larco presented
His research and teaching focus on economic and environmental policy and
research on Suburban Multifamily Housing to
planning, specifically nineteenth century planning history and the role that
the City of Eugene Planning and Transportation
governance networks can have in advancing sustainable urban regions. Young
staff as well as on a panel at the Northwest
served as the Director of Planning for the Philadelphia Recycling Office and
Transportation Conference. Larco is working
was appointed by Governor Christine Whitman as the Director of the Office with the Opportunity Siting Committee in the
of Sustainable Development in the New Jersey Commerce Department. Young City of Eugene to identify possible sites of
founded two large-scale composting firms in New Jersey and California and infill development. Larco’s paper “Suburbia
co-founded the Sustainable Business Alliance. Young’s recent publications Shifted: Overlooked Trends and Opportunities
include articles in the Journal of Urban Ecosystems and a chapter in the book in Suburban Multifamily Housing” will appear
Garden Cities to Green Cities.
in the Journal of Architectural and Planning A&AA hOnORS FACulTy And STAFF COnTRIBuTIOnS
Research later this year. He will be teaching in Sherwin Simmons, professor of art history, announced his
Rosario, Argentina during spring term 2008 as retirement effective June 2008. Simmons, a leading scholar of
well as continuing his research on globalization German modern art, has been on the UO faculty since 1973. His
in Puerto Madero, Argentina. range of courses and inspired teaching has opened doors for UO
Assistant Professor Brook muller’s essay, students and art history majors on the History of Western Art,
“Continuity of Singularities: Architecture, Ecol- History of Design, and 20th Century Art. His seminar courses
ogy and the Aesthetics of Restorative Orders,” reflect his research specialty in modern German art, contemporary
appeared in the journal Environmental Philoso- art, and modern graphic design. Simmons original research on art
phy Fall/Spring 2007 issue. and mass culture in Germany at the turn of the 20th century examines mass media,
In December, Professor of Architecture Kevin commercial art, and European art movements. His work has been funded by the
nute delivered the Michelle Berton Memorial National Endowment for the Humanities and the university. He was a Fellow at the
Lecture on Japanese Art at the Los Angeles Wolfsonian Collection and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A book in process,
County Museum of Art, and in January he Kunst oder Kitsch: Art and Mass Culture in Germany, 1900-1920, a major work that
presented a research paper on ‘Living Spaces’ represents more than ten years of research, will take Simmons back to Munich and
at the Sixth International Arts and Humanities Berlin this year to explore the art periodical literature and archives. Professor Kate
Conference in Honolulu. Professor Nute spent Nicholson expresses this about Simmons, “In an environment dedicated to learning,
the winter term carrying out sponsored research Sherwin has taught us all, on a daily basis, critical lessons in integrity. He always acts
on “John Yeon and the Landscape Arts of China on the best principles and always goes that extra distance. His scholarly work sets an
and Japan.” example through its thoughtfulness and depth.”
Adjunct Associate Professor Otto Poticha’s Barbara Setsu Pickett, fiber artist and textile expert, retired
fall term studio was covered by KVAL News December 2007, after leading the UO’s fiber program since 1975.
in Eugene. Otto hopes the studio will start a Pickett advanced the art and craft of textiles by introducing
dialogue for a new regional convention center students to the first computerized AVL loom using an early Apple
for Eugene and Springfield. computer. Now the program hosts a state-of-the-art, computerized
Associate Professor hajo neis received the Jacquard loom. As an artist, her exhibition record is complete
TVA Studio Award ($5,000) for “Building a with invitational and juried shows in Washington D.C, Canada,
Web-Based Urban Architecture Design Exhibit Ohio, Oregon, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, New Mexico,
and Archive in Portland.” and London, U.K. Pickett leads intensive summer institutes at the Foundation Lisio
in Italy. She has studied Japanese textile arts in the villages of Shiroko, Arimatsu,
Architecture Professor Emeritus John Reyn-
Ueno, Kyoto, Izumo in Japan, and silk velvet weaving studios in Venice, Florence,
olds gave keynote talks at two international
and Genoa in Italy; in Lyon, France; and in Istanbul, Turkey and at textile collections
conferences this summer. He gave the opening
in major museums worldwide. “Patterned velvets are the only weave structures not
lecture on passive cooling in hot humid climates
adapted to the modern industrial loom,” states Pickett. “They are the domain of the
at Petra Christian University in Surabaya, Indo-
masterweaver.” Kate Wagle, Head, acknowledges her many contributions, “Barbara
nesia and presented an energy policy plenary
Pickett’s encyclopedic knowledge of weaving process and the history of textiles was
talk on recent developments in U.S. energy
matched only by her enthusiasm in sharing it. Her endless curiosity and passion for
policy at Solar World Congress 2007 in Beijing
new ideas were passed to generations of students who continue to be dedicated to
both the field and to Professor Pickett.”
Art Mike Clark, administrative assistant for curriculum in the
Emeritus Professor laura Alpert exhibited architecture department, retired in April. Michael came to the
her sculpture The Meadow in May at the Karin department in 1977 after completing his degree in literature from
Clarke Gallery in Eugene, OR. the University of Wyoming. In the over thirty years he has been
Kenneth O’Connell, Professor Emeritus, in the department, Michael has written a collection of short sto-
exhibited sketchbook pages from Italy at the ries, a screenplay, a history of the UO architecture department,
Jacobs Gallery in Eugene. two novels and is working on a third. He has exhibited his art at
Assistant Professor Colin Ives’s project Noc- galleries in Eugene and will continue to write and paint.
turne was featured at Environmental Art and Janice Rutherford, a respected colleague in the Arts and Administration Program,
New Media Technologies: Imagining Sustain- is retiring this June. Rutherford has directed the Museum Studies certificate program
able Futures Symposium, at Colgate University since 2002 when she joined the UO. Rutherford has played a role in the policy and
in February. research of cultural heritage preservation and serves on the Oregon State Advisory
Anya Kivarkis, visiting assistant professor, Committee on Historic Preservation. In her research and teaching, Rutherford examines
had a solo exhibition at Lamar Dodd School of culture and gender; issues in arts management; history museums; women, the home,
Art at the University of Georgia and is part of a and the rise of the consumer culture; and historic preservation. She published Selling
traveling exhibition in Japan titled 12 American Mrs. Consumer: Christine Frederick and the Rise of Household
Metalsmiths. She is also exhibiting work at The Efficiency (Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press) in 2003. Doug Blandy,
Surrealist Impulse, New Acquisitions from the director of the Arts and Administration program, states “Janice
Tacoma Art Museum Collection and is part of Rutherford was instrumental in completing and inaugurating
Four Emerging Jewelers, Sculptural Objects the University of Oregon Museum Studies Certificate Program.
Functional Art (SOFA) Chicago at Sienna Her contributions to the Arts and Administration Program
Gallery in Lenox, MA. Kivarkis lectured at the include curriculum development, community outreach, serving
as a bridge between the Arts and Administration and Historic
NOTES CONTINUE ON PAGE 16 Preservation Programs.”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 sor, gave two lecture presentations on the work ture Magazine.
of John Yeon: “The Enduring Legacy of John Planning, Public Policy &
University of Georgia, and panel developer and Yeon” at the Architectural Heritage Center,
co-moderator of the 2008 Society of North Portland; and “Aubrey Watzek and the Birth of
American Goldsmiths Conference’s ‘Shifting Northwest Modern Architecture,” at Lewis & Assistant Professor Jessica greene has a
Pedagogy in the Field’ in Savannah. Clark College. number of papers recently published, in press
Associate Professor margaret Prentice’s or accepted, including: “Comprehension and
Department Head Sherwin Simmons pub-
prints are shown at the David and Jacqueline Choice of a Consumer-Directed Health Plan:
lished “Kirchners Brücke Plakat: Holzschnitt
Charak Gallery in St. Louis, MO; an invitational an Experimental Study” with E. Peters, C. Mertz
zwischen Kunst und Werbung,” Jahrbuch der
exhibition at the LUX Center for the Arts in and J. Hibbard in the American Journal of Man-
Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, ‘05.
Lincoln, NE; Innovative Prints from 1992-2007 aged Care. “The Impact of Consumer Directed
at Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Springs, MD; and Arts & Administration Health Plans on Prescription Drug Utilization”
Kyoto-Seika University, Kyoto, Japan. She gave Professor doug Blandy continues his work on with J. Hibbard, J. Murray, S. Teutsch, and M.
visiting-artist presentations at Univ. of Mass., ChinaVine to educate English-speaking youth Berger appeared in Health Affairs. Greene also
the Museum School-Boston, R.I.S.D., Univ. of and adults about the material and intangible appears in Medical Care Research and Review
Connecticut-Storrs, Framingham State Univer- culture of China. and Health Services Research.
sity and Wellesley College. gaylene Carpenter, Associate Professor Professor Judith hibbard is currently work-
Associate Professor ying Tan taught a course Emerita, was the Invited Discussant for “Leisure ing with the National Business Coalition on
for the Chinese Flagship program at UO on Activity in Later Life: A Context for Social En- Health on approaches to report comparative
Modern Chinese Art. The course was taught gagement and Creativity” at The Gerontological performance information on health plan choices
in the Chinese language. Society of America’s 60th Annual Scientific to consumers. She will also help with the new
Associate Professor laura Vandenburgh will Meeting, in San Francisco, November 2007. “Value Exchange” initiative, promoting transpar-
have a solo show at the James Harris Gallery in Assistant Professor lori hager presented ency in health care cost and quality.
Seattle this summer. The King County Public papers at the American Alliance for Theatre In July, Professor michael hibbard partici-
Art Collection (Seattle) has purchased a second and Education and the Hawaii International pated in an invitation-only seminar in Shenzhen,
piece of her art. Conference on the Arts and Humanities. She China, on sustainable urban development.
Professor Kate Wagle was elected secretary is also working with Lane Community College He presented a similar talk at a conference in
of the Executive Board of the National Associa- on the Oregon Integrated Arts Partnerships, Beijing.
tion of Schools of Art and Design. Her work and participating in an arts education advisory Professor Renee Irvin was invited as a fea-
was shown in the group exhibition Frippery, group with Lane Arts Council. tured speaker at the National Center on Non-
at Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin, Alice Parman, adjunct assistant professor, profit Enterprise conference in September. Her
and New Mexico State University. Her article was a keynote speaker for the annual meeting of chapter, “Collaboration vs. Competition in the
“Portfolio: China” was published in Metalsmith the Idaho Association of Museums in Pocatello Nonprofit Sector” will appear in the upcoming
Magazine, Winter 2008. in April 2007. book “Nonprofit Economics and Management.”
Irvin was interviewed and quoted in two articles
Art History Program Manager Tina Rinaldi was presented
appearing in the Tulsa World on November
the Mayor’s Community Recognition Award
Professor deborah hurtt received an Oregon 25th and 26th.
by Mayor Kitty Piercy at the State of the City
Humanties Center Fellowship for fall 2008.
Address in January for chairing the Mayor’s Andre leduc was named Director of Emergen-
JSMA Curator of Asian Art, Charles lachman, Cultural Policy Review Committee. cy Management Program where he assumes
curated the show and designed the catalog responsibility for making the UO campus safe
for Buddhist Visions at the Jordan Schnitzer Historic Preservation and disaster resilient.
Museum of Art (JSMA). Professor and Director Kingston heath in
Professor marc Schlossberg recently pub-
mara miller and Isabella nardi join the October presented a paper, “The Role of Field
lished “An Assessmnt of GIS Enabled Walk-
department as visiting assistant professors Schools in Preserving Cultural Heritage--The
ability Audits” in the URISA Journal.
in Japanese art and South Asian art, respec- Traditional Stone Environments of Italy’s Os-
sola Valley” as part of the Training for Building Assistant Professor yizhao yang coauthored
tively. Miller authors three new publications:
Trades National Preservation Conference in “Environment, Design and Obesity: Opportuni-
“Gardens, Forest & Landscape: Imagining
St. Paul, MN. ties for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research”
Community & Identity in the 21st century” (ed.
in Environment and Behavior (January 2007).
Yrjo Sepanmaa), review of “A Philosophy of Interior Architecture Her article with N.M. Wells, “Neighborhood
Gardens” by David E. Cooper in the Journal of Assistant Professor esther hagenlocher Design and Physical Activity: A Quasi-Exper-
Aesthetics and Art Criticism (Fall 2007), review received the Finrow Studio Award ($5,000) imental Longitudinal Study of Low-Income
of “Preaching From Pictures: A Japanese Man- for her “Prototypes in Contemporary Design” Southern Women Moving to Neotraditional or
dala,” in Education About Asia, (Fall 2007). In and a 2008 UO Summer Research Award Suburban Neighborhoods” appeared in the
addition, “The Garden in the City: Philosophical
($4,500). April issue of American Journal of Preventive
Reflections on the Past and the Future” is being
Medicine. Yang also had a major paper, “A
translated into Chinese for early 2008. Nardi Landscape Architecture Tale of Two Cities: Physical Form and Neigh-
served as Chair of the panel “Transculturalism Professor Kenneth helphand’s design studio borhood Satisfaction in Metropolitan Portland
in 17th century Indian art”, CAA 2008, Dallas, focusing on Ashland, Oregon’s Wildlife Foren- and Charlotte,” accepted for publication in the
and authored “The Concepts of Indian Painting sics was featured in the December 2007 issue Journal of the American Planning Association.
and the Figure of the Painter as described in of Landscape Architecture Magazine. In addition, working with UO’s Chinese Flag-
Selected Sanskrit Sources,” Archiv Orientalni Research completed by Professor Rob Ribe ship Program, Yang developed a new course
75, Prague, 2007. was featured in the ‘Practice’ portion of the on China’s urban transformation to be taught
leland m. Roth, Marion Dean Ross Profes- December 2007 issue of Landscape Architec- in Mandarin in Fall 2008.
In memORIAm a principal at Architects Northwest
donald Blair (B.Arch.’51) was awarded Archi-
for 10 years, and was the Architect-
A&AA Faculty in-Residence for Washington County tect Emeritus from the State of Oregon. He is
Paul H. Tetzner, Educational Service District. The Ar- practicing part-time and is Chair of the Planning
retired Associate chitecture Foundation of Oregon hon- Commission for Bluffton, S.C.
Professor of Art, ored Marjorie by naming the Architects Paul edlund (B.Arch. ‘56) will be honored in
died October 12, in Schools program after her. June by the Construction Specifications Insti-
2007 at age 81. Paul William Teufel (B.L.A.’53) passed away tute as their Distinguished Member for 2008.
taught basic design, on November 5th, at the age of 82. Bill gordon Chong’s (B.Arch.’66) firm Chong
drawing, painting, was a prominent figure in Northwest land- Partners Architecture joined Stantec Archi-
graphic design, ty- scape architecture; he was responsible tecture. The California Academy of Sciences,
pography, and tele- Paul Tetzner as for the landscaping of the 1962 World’s designed by Renzo Piano in collaboration with
vision production h e r e s t o r e s t h e Fair in Seattle and designed many golf Stantec, won Overall Top Project/Outstanding
from 1960-66 and Wilkinson mural in courses throughout the Northwest. He Architectural Design and the Green Building
rejoined the faculty Lawrence Hall. was a Fellow in the American Society of Award for Northern California for 2007.
in 1980 through 1991. In Eugene he Golf Course Architects. dallas hoopes (B.Arch.’67) spent eight
worked as a designer for Roy Adams months helping the University of New Orleans
Phillip Settecase (B.Arch. ’55) passed
Advertising. In 1989 Paul designed the with their hurricane Katrina recovery. Dallas has
away on February 21. Phillip received
66-page book on Jack Wilkinson that a practice in University Place, WA.
many awards and recognition throughout
accompanied exhibition of Wilkinson’s
his life for his contributions to community don Vallaster (B.Arch.’67), Vassos dem-
paintings at the UO Museum of Art. In
and design excellence, including the Leo etriou (B.Arch.’70), and nancy merryman
the 1990s Paul volunteered to restore the
A. Harris Award in 1971, presented to UO (B.Arch.’80) were each recognized in the book
large murals in Lawrence Hall painted by
alumni letterman after 20 years of service “Dream Homes Pacific Northwest: An Exclusive
Jack Wilkinson. As an industrial design
and achievement after graduation, and in Showcase of the Finest Architects, Designers
student Tetzner came up with the unique
1997, the designation of Fellow with the & Builders in Oregon & Washington.”
shape of the Dove soap bar.
American Institute of Architects. William miller (B.Arch. ’68) received the 2008
Dr. June King McFee
George McMath (B.Arch.’59) founder and AIA Utah Bronze Medal - the highest award for
passed on at the age of
long-time chairman of the Portland Land- architects in Utah.
90 on January 14. At
marks Commission, and author of the John mason (B.Arch.’69) has become Princi-
UO June served as di-
city’s landmarks ordinance, passed away pal at the Seattle office of Callison and directs
rector of the Institute
on October 24th. George’s career spanned its graphic design services.
for Community Art
thirty-six years and was largely devoted neal huston (B.Arch.’70) and martha Peck
Studies. She headed
to restoration/rehabilitation architecture. Andrews (B.Arch.’72) were acknowledged
the Department of
He was a Fellow in the AIA for their exemplary service to the Architecture
Art Education from 1977 to 1983. In 1975
the Women’s Caucus of the National Art Susanna Oroyan (M.A.’71) passed away Foundation of Oregon as out-going board
Education Association established the on August 22nd. Well known as a doll members.
prestigious June King McFee Award to maker, she was elected as an artist mem- michael Wilkes’ (B.Arch.’71) firm, Architects
honor outstanding scholars in the field ber of the National Institute of American Delawie Wilkes Rodriques Barker, was honored
of art education. June is recognized the Doll Artists and showed her work at the by the AIA San Diego Chapter, with a third
world over for her scholarly contributions Musee des Jouets at the Louvre. consecutive Distinguished Service Award. A
to the field of art education. Please make Jan-Krister Boman (’82) an architect and recent project has been certified as LEED Gold,
contributions in her memory to the June member of the Swedish Association of the firm’s third project to receive Gold status in
King McFee Scholarship Fund. Checks Architects, passed away from a heart the past three years.
should be made payable to UO Founda- attack. Jan-Krister lived in Stockholm, William leddy (B.Arch.’75) and marsha
tion and mailed to 360 E. 10th Avenue, Sweden and was involved with the UO’s maytum’s (B.Arch.’77) firm Leddy, Maytum,
Suite 202, Eugene, OR 97401-3273. Swedish Ducks. Stacy Architects designed two sites in Mission
A&AA Alumni Thomas Bigham Jr. (Jake) (M.Arch.’96) Bay North, San Francisco, for low to moderate
was killed on December 22, 2007 in a income families under the San Francisco Re-
Doris Watkins (’41) passed away on Janu-
windsurfing accident in Cabo Pulmo, development Agency’s First-Time Homeowner
ary 3rd, 2008. Doris taught art history at
Baja, Mexico. Jake practiced architecture program.
Marylhurst College. She was also an artist
in Portland and the Columbia Gorge. He Ken Canavarro (B.Arch.’77) , Ruth Wu
and painted in both oil and watercolor.
was a former chairperson of the Oregon (B.Arch.’95), Warren deloria (B.Arch.’97),
Additionally, Doris was a member of
Investment Board and was recently ap- Kina Voelz (B.Arch.’99), and Sara Vreed
the American Association of University
pointed as a trustee of the Northwest (B.Arch.’00) were promoted to associates
Academy in Portland. at Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects of
Marjorie Wintermute (B.Arch.’41)
David Wood (M.Arch.’98) died October Portland, OR.
passed away on September 21st.
26, in an airplane accident. Dave was re- Bob Carothers (B.Arch.’77) was promoted to
Marjorie worked at Bonneville Power
turning from Salem where he completed principal at Ankrom Moisan Associated Archi-
Authority during WWII, apprenticed
his Oregon architecture licensing exam. tects of Portland.
with Pietro Belluschi, worked at an
Dave was a member of Kasian Architects
independent practice for 22 years, was
in Calgary, Canada.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 tects in Portland, OR. Terry will travel to Okinawa and Fresno County,
dan Pyle (B.Arch.’98) and Kaarin Knudson CA for her research.
Robert l. Thompson (B.Arch.’77) received (M.Arch.’07) were hired at Rowell Brokaw Ar- lee Imonen (M.F.A.’96) with Professor Laura
the design commission for the new University chitects, in Eugene, OR. Alpert exhibited their work in the show Stone:
of Oregon basketball arena, in Eugene and Park evan Jacob (B.Arch.’99) has been promoted to Recent Sculpture from the Oldest Material, at
Avenue West, in Portland. associate in the San Francisco office of Sasaki the Karin Clarke Gallery, in Eugene, OR.
Robert hastings (B.Arch.’79) was promoted Associates, Inc. lisa deJohn’s (’97) work Blue Flower is being
to the newly created position of agency archi- F. Jordan Kiel (B.Arch.’07) and gauri Ra- sold in over 200 IKEA stores globally. Lisa has
tect for TriMet in Portland, OR. jbaidya (M.Arch.’07) were hired at Portland’s also received attention from the Boston Globe,
ethan Anthony’s (B.Arch.’80) book, The Ar- SERA Architects. Converse, and the Design*Sponge site. She
chitecture of Ralph Adams Cram and his Office, currently lives in West Newbury, MA.
was published in April 2007 by WWNorton, NY.
Ethan lives in Concord, MA. Ken Shores’ (M.F.A.’57) work will be shown at (B.F.A.’01) work was
the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, in Port- featured in a show
Christopher Ramey (B.Arch.’81) and erik
land, OR., from April 10th –July 23rd, 2008. entitled Dystopian Po-
gerding (M.Arch.’96) were elected to three-
year terms as directors of the Architecture Paintings, drawings, and prints by dennis lemetrics (Fun with
Foundation of Oregon. gould (M.F.A.’67) were exhibited at the Ja- Bricks and Bulbs) at
cobs Gallery in Eugene, OR. Dennis lives in the Laconia Gallery in
garry Papers (M.Arch.’83) is the deputy direc-
Noti, OR. Boston, MA.
tor of the Urban Form division for the San Diego,
CA City Planning Dept. Joe m. Fischer (M.F.A.’63) completed several Chris Rothermel
portraits of children in Dallas and El Paso, TX. Peter Evonuk’s Mar-
Tim Richard (B.Arch.’84), gregg Sanders (M.F.A.’03) had a solo
He currently lives in Longview, WA. ble Block (2007).
(M.Arch.’92), John Smith (B.Arch.’93), eric exhibition of his new
Ridenour (M.Arch.’95), and eric Philps yasue Sakaoka (M.F.A.’63) received the work in Hong Kong, in November 2007. He
(B.Arch.’99) were promoted to associates at Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellowship Award continues to be the sculpture area Head at
SERA Architects in Portland. and the Ohioana Library Association Award for Hong Kong University.
Achievement and Service. Yasue currently lives Jenene nagy (M.F.A.’04) continues to run
mike Cline (B.Arch.’85) was promoted to
in Columbus, Ohio. Tilt Gallery in Portland, OR and exhibits her
managing principal at Ankrom Moisan Associ-
ated Architects in Portland. Site-specific installations in June 2007 by own work at The New American Art Union,
mike e. Walsh (B.F.A.’72) include, Absalom Linfield College, and the Portland International
The drawings of Brad Cloepfil (B.Arch.’88),
at Blackfish Gallery in Portland and Lesson Plan Airport.
and the work of Allied Works Architecture over
for the Corvallis Arts Center. Mike currently lives Stephanie Robison (M.F.A.’04) had a solo ex-
the past decade were shown at the Portland
in Eugene, OR. hibition at Tilt Gallery in Portland, OR. She also
Contemporary Art Museum in June 2007.
Annette gurdjian (B.F.A.’84) showed her exhibited new sculpture at the New American
mack Selberg (B.Arch.’89), Carolyn Forsyth
work in the Maude Kerns Art Center’s exhibit Art Union Gallery in Portland OR, and her work
(B.Arch.’96), and Jeff Wilder (B.Arch.’97)
Spirited Journey: Women Artists. was selected for the 2006 COCA Annual in Se-
were promoted to senior associates at Ankrom
Cristina Acosta (B.F.A.’88) was featured on attle, WA. Additionally, Stephanie had her work
Moisan of Portland, OR.
the Oregon Public Broadcasting show, Art featured in the exhibit Stone: Recent Sculpture
dave heater (B.Arch.’91) was promoted to from the Oldest Material, in Eugene, OR.
Beat, in March 2007. The piece highlighted
managing principal at Ankrom Moisan. Dave
her paintings and home décor work. Cristina Paula Rebsom (M.F.A.’06) the Oregon Arts
opened AMAA Seattle, the first branch office
currently lives in Bend, OR. Commission honored Paula with an Artist Fel-
in 2006 and is currently working on several
A collection of airbrushed depictions of Oregon lowship Award for outstanding work. Paula is
projects in the Seattle area.
petroglyphs and pictographs by Allen Cox currently an Advanced Sculpture Studio instruc-
Steven eggleston (B.Arch.’93) joined Hen- tor at Marylhurst University in Portland, OR.
(M.F.A.’91) that comprised the first exhibit of
nebery Eddy Architects of Portland as a project
the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural laura Frantz (B.F.A.’07) received a Fulbright
and Cultural History, were remembered at the award to teach conversational English to univer-
eric meyerowitz (M.Arch.’93) has launched museum’s 20th anniversary. Allen currently lives sity students in Turkey during 2007-2008.
the website elmarchitect.com and practices in Knoxville, TN. Berenice Ramirez (M.F.A.’07) juried Touch-
architecture in Los Angeles, CA.
devin laurence Field (M.F.A.’93) is repre- ing Warms the Art, at the Contemporary Crafts
miltiades mandros (M.Arch.’95) is an instruc- senting the United States on the international Museum, in Portland, OR.
tor at Chabot College in Hayward, California, jury of the 2008 Olympics Sculpture Commit-
and for the past three years has operated a solo tee, and designed a sculpture for the 2008
Arts & Administration/
practice in Oakland. Beijing Olympics that will be installed at the Arts Education
lauren miller (M.Arch.’96) is teaching as a Olympic Park. Devin’s May-June 2007 show Fran Reed (’67) received the Rasmuson Artist
full-time instructor in the Interior Design depart- in Portland entitled Manufactured Landscapes, Fellowship to continue her work and research
ment at the Art Institute of Portland. was inspired by his visits to China. on Alaskan fish skin and gut. She was also
Tricia Berry (B.Arch.’97), Kari greene Turn- Jean nishimura (’92) is currently living in acknowledged for her work by La Jolla High
er (B.Arch.’97), Scott Clarke (M.Arch.’00), Honolulu, HI., and is continuing to produce art, School with the Distinguished Viking Alumni
and Joel Osburn (M.Arch.’00) have been despite an illness. Award. Fran currently lives in Anchorage, AK.
named associates at PIVOT Architecture, in Terry mcClain (M.F.A.’94) has been granted a Interior Architecture
Eugene, OR. spring term sabbatical by AiCA-SF to continue The silver and fine metalwork collection of mar-
Kevin Sauser (B.Arch.’97) was promoted to her research project “Climate Redefines Bor- go grant Walsh (B.I.Arch.’60) is on view at the
principal at Ankrom Moisan Associated Archi- ders- Sugar Cane as Dyestuff, Fiber, and Fuel.”
AlumnI & deVelOPmenT neWS
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition
is entitled Designed by Architects: Metalwork R. m. TOlleFSOn PlAnS gIFT TO helP
from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection and will
be on exhibit through August 3, 2008. FuTuRe ARChITeCTuRe STudenTS
yuwen Su (B.I.Arch.’94) was promoted to The creator of Tollycraft yachts, a Pacific Northwest icon, says his train-
associate at Ankrom Moisan Associated Archi- ing as a University of Oregon architecture student influenced his vision as
tects. Yuwen currently lives in Portland, OR. a master boat builder.
nicole Sabourin loeffler (B.I.Arch.’96) and R.M. “Tolly” Tollefson grew up in Medford, Oregon, and fell in love with
her husband welcomed their second son in boats as a teenager working summers at a resort on Diamond Lake. At 97, he
August 2007. Nicole is a partner with Manning, still reviews his drawing but cannot draw now because
Fulton, & Skinner in Raleigh, N.C. of failing eyesight.
Kate emmons (M.I.Arch.’07) is working at Tolly, who enrolled in UO’s architecture program in
Centra/Ruddy in New York City. Her work is 1929, plans to leave part of his estate to the university
mainly focused in the luxury-housing sector of because he wants to help students trying to finish in the
NYC Metro, with occasional hotel projects. School of Architecture and Allied Arts.
“I know it can be a struggle to graduate,” Tolly said.
Landscape Architecture “The Great Depression cut short my career as a UO archi-
Peter Rothschild (B.L.A.’74, M.L.A.’75), An- tecture student, so I hope my gift will help a few students
drew moore (B.L.A.’80), and mark Bunnell graduate. Then I will feel good that I have helped in a
(B.L.A.’85) of Quennell Rothschild & Partners R.M. “Tolly” Tollefson small way. That will be my reward.”
in New York City, have been selected to design After leaving the university, Tolly worked hard in
a 40-acre park on Governor’s Island in New real estate. Even though the Great Depression was in full force, he did well
York Harbor. enough that in his spare time, using plans from Popular Mechanics magazine,
Brian C. mcCarter (B.L.A.’75) of Zimmer Gun- he was able to build his first wooden boat called “Tolly.” He continued to
sul Frasca of Portland has been selected as a design and build more boats as a hobby until he entered the Coast Guard to
member of the American Society of Landscape serve in World War II.
Architects’ Council of Fellows, the society’s Tolly managed to save most of his pay during the war, which he used to
highest honor. purchase Central Lumberyard and
hank lawrence’s (M.L.A.’78) book, City Millwork in Kelso, Washington. Once
Trees: A Historical Geography from the Renais- again, in his free time, he brought new
sance through the Nineteenth Century, was design ideas to life in a 58-foot yacht,
published by the University of Virginia Press. also named “Tolly.”
Hank currently lives in Venango, PA. In 1952 the lumber yard burned
John Pellitier (M.L.A.’85) was appointed by down. He ended up with an insurance
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to a four- settlement, went back to his “little
year term with the state landscape architecture boat building shed,” and the Tollycraft
board. John is a landscape architect in Eugene, Yacht Co. was born.
OR. Tolly used his UO architectural
Stewart Crosby (M.L.A.’02) is a landscape training to sketch the boats’ profiles
designer at SRF Consulting Group, Inc., an en- and arrangements and then sent the
gineering, planning, and landscape architecture drawings to naval architect Ed Monk
firm based in Minneapolis. for the final design. “I’d met Ed before Tolly’s company logo above and his dis-
the war and we became very good tinctive 48 ft. yacht below.
Planning, Public Policy & friends. He designed all the Tollycraft
Management and later, his son, Ed Jr., continued the tradition.”
geneva Wortman Wiki (’00) is the founding Tollycraft began building 14- to 16-foot open boats powered by outboard
director of the Klamath Falls River Early College motors. As the recreational boating market took off, Tollycraft grew to meet it.
of the Redwoods. In May of 2007 the school A 28-foot model was succeeded by 30-, 34-, 40-, 44-, 48-, 53-, 57- and 61-foot
received the highest level of accreditation pos- production powerboats.
sible from the Western Association of Schools In 1987, with the corporation grossing $12 to 18 million in annual sales,
and Colleges. Tolly sold it and retired to enjoy cruising on his last “Tolly,” a 48-foot yacht
Kamala englin (M.C.R.P.’06) has been teach- whose distinctive blue hull became famous in the Puget Sound. He kept
ing English at the International Languages boating for nearly another decade, logging nearly seventy years of cruising
Institute, near Budapest, Hungary, since May by the time he fully retired in his mid-80s.
2007. Tolly said his UO experiences contributed to his success with Tollycraft.
Then as now, UO students were able to meet the world’s leading professionals
without leaving campus. “I had the opportunity to meet Frank Lloyd Wright,
who inspired my concept of design,” he said.” Asked what message he would
like to send to students now and in the future, Tolly said, “Work hard, study,
take advice from successful friends, and stay on course. You will succeed.”
Read more about Tollefson’s remarkable life: http://www.nwyachting.com/
Alumni Win Competiton
Response to environment and place captures Hong Kong judges
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Competition rendering illustrating ground level of “Amphibian Carpet” and mesh structure.
How can a world-class city redefine a waterfront to embrace both citizens and visitors?
That was the challenge posed by Hong Kong’s Central Waterfront Design Competition. Three
graduates of University of Oregon’s School of Architecture & Allied Arts, living and work-
ing in the United States, Hong Kong, and China, answered the call with an entry that was
awarded the jury’s top prize in November.
Oregon graduates Lewis Chui, Bart Chui and Selah Au, along with partner Hins Cheung,
a graduate from University of California Berkeley,
were selected from among 82 submissions to the
competition, sponsored by Designing Hong Kong, a
non-profit civic organization.
After an initial design charrette, the four group
members interacted online from their home bases
when they weren’t able to travel. “We discussed and
criticized each other’s production through e-mail,
phone, and most importantly, through file transfer
Lewis Chui, Bart Chui and Selah Au protocol, since architectural ideas can hardly be
(middle three starting from right) accept explained without visual representation,” said Au.
prize for winning Hong Kong’s Central “We tossed about ten schemes before coming up with
Waterfront Design Competition. the one we submitted.”
“Amphibian Carpet,” the team’s entry, weaves together urban infrastructure with native
vegetation. The entry statement defines the concept as a “permeable coastal urban and wetland
development, which smoothly integrates aquatic habitat with
infrastructure and buildings.” Resembling an undulating web
or canopy, the green “carpet” winds its way around pedestrians
from existing footbridges on the upper level until submerged in
the waters of Victoria Harbour. The undulation creates a natural
transition and allows connection to the city at multiple levels.
The team was especially aware of how nature and the man-
made merge, and how indoor spaces blend into landscape. Their
time at the University of Oregon helped facilitate that spectrum.
“The multi-disciplinary faculty helped widen our perspectives
and think beyond architecture,” said Au.
The jury favored innovation alongside feasibility and prac-
ticality. It remarked that the “Amphibian Carpet” comprised
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“a strong environmental concept directed toward a sustainable
development and open space solution in relation to the city and Competition model show-
the harbour.” ing waterfront design.
made available in accessible formats upon request.
with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication will be
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-
Designing Hong Kong intends the competition entries to influ-
ence the ongoing studies of the central waterfront by The Central Reclamation Urban Design
Study, undertaken by the Planning Department of the Hong Kong government. “We foresee
a lot of resistance and compromises between ideology and practicality,” said Au, “and there
is no guarantee that our proposal will ever be incorporated into the coming government pro-
posal. But no matter what, the competition has already raised a lot of public attention towards
planning and cityscape in Hong Kong, and we hope that the discussion will go on.”
Following the competition, Selah Au (M.Arch.’06) returned to Hong Kong and is working
for Index Architecture. Bart Chui (M.Arch.’06) remains with Daly Genik Architects in Los An-
geles. Lewis Chui (M.Arch.’96) is a senior architect at LRS Architects in Portland, Oregon.
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Architectural section from Hong Kong’s Statue Square to waterfront piers.