A&AA poised to 'make a difference around the world,' trustees learn

 Kevin Loo-Chan describes his final architectural design project

The UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts delivers top dollar for a surprisingly modest investment, school officials told the Board of Trustees at a recent meeting.

With a No. 1 ranking in sustainable design, award-winning faculty and leading research in building design, A&AA delivers a solid return while drawing only 3 percent of the UO’s overall budget, interim Dean Brook Muller told the board. And with growing pressure on society for creative solutions to a growing population, the school is poised to deliver even more.

“We are called upon to adapt, reshape and redesign our products, buildings, landscapes and cities so they function in dramatically more resourceful ways,” Muller said. “A&AA is cognizant of the larger trends and is well poised to make a difference around the world.”

For a complete report on the A&AA presentation, see “UO Trustees learn about A&AA.”