Creating a Vision: A Landscape Framework for the UO Campus @ 123 Pacific Hall
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Creating a Vision: A Landscape Framework for the UO Campus @ 123 Pacific Hall | Eugene | Oregon | United States

Building on the traditions, policies, and patterns developed in The Oregon Experiment and embodied in the UO Campus Plan, the University of Oregon engaged nationally renowned campus planners, landscape architects, and architects to develop the UO Campus Physical Framework Vision Project. The project supplements and brings greater specificity to the Campus Plan by creating a comprehensive framework vision for the campus landscape, open spaces, and future building areas and uses. Using the existing landscape armature as a foundation, the project explores potential space needs and how future improvements can enhance the character of the campus landscape. Project consultants will describe how the project provides tools that better inform decision-making while preserving the campus’s beauty and functionality.


UO Shadow Mentor Day
Jan 29 all-day
UO Shadow Mentor Day

The University of Oregon ASLA Student Chapter is pleased to host the twenty-third annual Shadow Mentor Day on Friday, January 29, 2016.  For one day, students experience the working world of landscape architecture by shadowing a professional through their daily work. Students will have the opportunity to visit firms in Eugene, Portland, and Seattle.

Are you from a firm or organization interested in hosting a student or small group? Please contact the current Student President no later than Friday December 11th to participate in this annual event.

Flora of Oregon @ Lawrence Hall, Room 166
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dennis Albert is a Research Professor in the Horticulture Department of Oregon State University, where his research has focused on wetland restoration and native plant marketing. He has current research projects focused on Great-Lakes-wide coastal wetlands inventories and harvest of invasive wetland plants for biogas production and phosphorus capture and reuse. He and his graduate students conduct research on Oregon’s estuaries, and in May he will begin an inventory of the vegetation of the playas of Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge in southeastern Oregon and Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada.

Dr. Albert teaches summer field courses in Forest Ecology and Great Lakes coastal wetlands at the University of Michigan’s Biological Station in northern Michigan.  Dr. Albert wrote the Ecological Overview of the Flora of Oregon, as well as books on Michigan’s original vegetation, plant communities, coastal wetlands, sand dunes, and ecoregions.

BEEP Lightening Talks: How Do You Build Diversity? @ Lucky Lab Beer Hall
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the second BEEP (Built Environment Emerging Professionals) Lightning Talks! Reserve your spot in the audience NOW… last year’s event sold out!

Lightning Talks are engaging, fast-paced presentations in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The concise format is popular for dynamic multi-speaker events worldwide.

This year’s theme is “How do you BUILD diversity?” Diversity can apply to people, culture, species, neighborhood, housing type, mode of transportation, anything! And our speakers this year reflect that marvelously—check out the poster below for a list of presentations and scroll to the end of this page for speaker bios.

This is a chance to network with individuals from across disciplines, enjoy an evening full of engaging presentations on topics related to the build environment, and have a drink or two among good company.

Special shout out to our Premium Sponsor: PSU Master of Real Estate Development!beeplt2016postertabloid042116-1

Bright Lights – An Evening with Douglas Macy @ Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


No landscape architect has touched more of Portland’s downtown park system than Douglas Macy. A key member of the legendary team that shaped the city’s “living room,” Pioneer Courthouse Square, Macy and his firm Walker Macy went on to design many of the central city’s most dynamic and cherished places, from the cherry-tree postcard shot of Waterfront Park to the busy Portland State University Urban Center.

For decades, Macy has inspired other cities with his history of how Portland’s network of urban parks came to be. Now for the first time, he will offer his historic view to Portland. And, in conversation with journalist and John Yeon Center director Randy Gragg, Macy will reflect on 40 years of practice and offer a candid view of where our downtown parks might go next.

Reception with food and drink to follow at Oregon Historical Society. RSVP here.

Process is Golden – A Design Conference on the Process of Making @ The Armory
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm


WeMake Celebrates design-in-action with our second annual design conference on the process of making. Two days of creative dialogue with inspiring design thinkers known locally, nationally, and internationally. This curated group of diverse speakers have been chosen from the design and maker communities because they are forging their own creative paths and making a mark in their respective industries.


Creative Dialogue on the Process of Making
6 Keynote Speakers, Panels, Demos, and more!

Gather at THE ARMORY for a full day of creative dialogue with a diverse panel of makers, designers, and illustrators. WeMake Celebrates sets the stage with local, national, and international design thinkers to talk about process and what inspires creativity.

* We’ll celebrate into the night with an after party too!



Hands-on Experiences and Fun had by all!
Day two will host creative workshops and hands-on making.

WORKSHOP 1/ KATE BINGAMAN BURT & ZACH SCHOMBURG Objects / Belongings: Writing and Drawing About Our STUFF

From Hand to Digital /Storytelling & Book Making sponsored by Adobe

WordPlay / Lettering, Logos and Ambigrams


Tour of Erb Memorial Union – 1 PDH @ Erb Memorial Union
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join Aaron Olsen, landscape architect with Cameron McCarthy, for a tour of the new EMU site.

The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is located at the heart of the University of Oregon campus and serves as the hub for student life and activity.   The original EMU building was constructed in 1950 and was expanded in 1962 and 1973.  As the student body of the UO has grown another expansion and renovation was necessary to meet student’s current needs.  It was decided the original 1950’s portion of the building could be renovated but the 1970’s portion of the building was not able to accommodate renovation and would be torn down.  This decision allowed for many opportunities in the surrounding site to improve pedestrian circulation, activate a portion of 13th Street, reinforce the campus open space plan, and achieve goals identified by the project team and user groups.  The EMU site design responds to the unique needs of the student union and campus patterns creating an inspiring, flexible outdoor space for the University of Oregon.  

1 PDH available

Conserving Oak and Prairie Habitats in the Willamette Valley @ Oregon Electric Station
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Please email Rebecca Shepard and Kate Tromp van Holst at for more information. RSVP required.


Presentation Description:

Oak and prairie habitats in the Willamette Valley Ecoregion are among the most imperiled in the Pacific Northwest. Heavily impacted by urban and agricultural development, conifer encroachment, and invasive species, and facing climate change and further population growth, numerous conservation planning efforts have identified a pressing need for their protection and restoration. Eugene’s 2,000-acre Ridgeline Park System offers the opportunity to contribute to this effort, and the City has been hard at work restoring oak and prairie habitats using a variety of techniques since 2007. This presentation will outline the City’s ecological goals and planning process, and draw on several recent projects to highlight considerations, complexities, and benefits of this work.

Presentation Learning Objectives:
  1. Ecological importance of and goals for oak and prairie restoration projects;
  2. Practical aspects of planning and implementing small to large-scale restoration projects, from scoping to implementation to project closure and long-term stewardship.
  3. Benefits and challenges of restoring and managing habitats in urban areas
About the Speaker:

Emily Steel is an Ecologist for the City’s Parks and Open Space Ecological Services Team. Emily has over 20 years of experience in ecological restoration, natural resources management, plant community monitoring, and avian use of restoration areas. Over the past decade, her work has focused on restoring oak savanna, oak woodland, and upland prairie habitats in the southern Willamette Valley. As a restoration ecologist, Emily develops science-based restoration plans for the City and partner organizations including The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and coordinates and implements oak and prairie restoration projects on natural areas in the City of Eugene’s 2000-acre Ridgeline Park System.