University of Oregon Architecture and Allied Arts Library
Architecture and Allied Arts Library
Above: Architect Erich Mendelsohn lectures at the School of Architecture and Allied Arts in January 1953.
The Architecture and Allied Arts Library is a major center for art and architectural information in the Pacific Northwest. Occupying three floors of Lawrence Hall, the library's unique, sunlit spaces and seating arrangements provide a welcoming environment for its users. A hallmark of AAA Library is a two-story reading room named after Marion Dean Ross, whose bequest has enabled the development of a rich collection of rare architectural history books.
The A&AA Library's collections primarily support the diverse academic programs associated with the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Read more about the scope and content of A&AA Library's collections. Complementing this collection are large holdings of art and architecture titles in Knight Library and the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons. Important collections of architectural archives and drawings are housed in the UO Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives.
In April 2014, new spaces on the third floor opened featuring a reading room, a student collaboration room, four computer workstations, and spaces for special collections and general collection growth.
Constance Fowler: The Old Days in and near Salem
On exhibit during winter term in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library are wood engravings by Constance E. Fowler which were created as part of her MFA terminal project The Old Days in and near Salem, Oregon. The project, completed in 1940, features twenty prints depicting historic sites in the Willamette Valley. >Find out more
Left: The Mansion. Wood-engraving. 1940.
Past exhibits: Drawn to Design (historic architecture student drawings); Carl Heilborn: Designs for Film; Selections from the Wasmuth Portfolio (Frank Lloyd Wright); Erich Mendelsohn: The Oregon Sketches; Color: A Magic Power (Josef Albers); Spotlight on a Legacy (A&AA Centennial)
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