The College of Design is where worlds converge—nature and technology, the future and the past. We are makers and doers. Dreamers and planners. Artists, adventurers, and activists. A rich academic ecosystem where learning and creativity are fostered through research and innovation.
Join us for a journey through the college—home to the School of Architecture & Environment, the School of Art + Design, the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.
Along the way you’ll meet the people in our community designing a better world, from the vital little details to the big picture. We’ll introduce you to an architectural designer who helped rebuild Haiti post-earthquake and a transportation activist who wants to revolutionize the way we move; a photographer who is challenging the Western canon, and an art historian who wants to tear down the ivory towers of her field.
You’ll join a historic preservationist on the streets of Portland for his fight to save the city’s neon lights and learn from one of the leading scholars of Sports Product Design about equitable performance gear. There’s parachute designers and housing advocates and landscape philosophers—and oh so much more to explore.
Time to explore! This College of Design ecosystem includes the spaces and places in Eugene and Portland beloved by our students, faculty, and alumni. We commissioned landscape architecture graduate student Neo Lehoko to create this psychogeographic map—an illustration defined as much by the geography of a place as the emotions and experiences it inspires. Click on the icons to discover what makes our places, people, and programs so special.