UO housing design program wins national award

Students in the OregonBILDS studio frame and lift exterior walls into place.

The Department of Architecture in the UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts has been singled out for having one of the best housing design education programs in the country.

Faculty members Michael Fifield, Peter Keyes and Rob Thallon, who lead the UO Housing Specialization Program, received the Housing Design Education Award-Excellence in Housing Education Course or Activity. The accolade is given jointly by Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architecture.

“Very few other — if any — housing programs address housing design education in a comprehensive manner,” Fifield told the architecture website Archinect. “And there are very few other programs. Most schools offer housing studios and a course, but few have programs.”

For the full story, see “Oregon housing design curriculum wins national award” on the Archinect website.