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University of Oregon

September 3, 2013

UO undergraduate architecture students Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton and Jason Rood won first place in the ACSA Timber in the City: Urban Habitats contest, which called for proposals for mixed-use development in the Brooklyn, N.Y., waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook. 

UO Masters of Interior Architecture student Yin Yu is a finalist in the Oregon Best Red List Design Challenge. 

Recent UO Masters of Architecture graduate Rachel Auerbach, M.Arch '09, won the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals 2013 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes significant contributions of interns at early stages in their careers, in honor of Pettigrew, who was committed to community and professional service.

Professor James Tice was selected for the 2013 UO Outstanding Research Career Award sponsored by the UO Office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education. The award highlights outstanding research activities at the University of Oregon. 

Adjunct professor Michael Pyatok recently won a competition sponsored by the City of Oakland for a high-rise, market-rate tower located on Oakland’s downtown Lake Merritt. The site was recently created as part of a redesign and expansion of the parkland along the southern edge of the lake. Pyatok also recently presented his firm’s work in low-rise, high density housing at the Center for Architecture in NYC as part of the opening of an exhibit about that topic, sponsored by the AIA. Pyatok will also be serving on the jury of the annual Builder’s Choice awards for housing sponsored by Hanley Wood publishers.  

Professor Howard Davis has co-founded a new research and consulting group, the Collaborative for Inclusive Urbanism (CIU), which is concerned with the relationships between urban form / building types, and social / economic inclusion in cities. The CIU has carried out projects in China, London and currently Portland, Oregon.  He recently spoke about this work at the annual meeting of the International Seminar on Urban Form in Brisbane, and at universities in Brisbane and Melbourne. 


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