New Interior Architecture Graduate Students: Summer

If you have been recommended for admission to the Interior Architecture program, the next steps in the process are:

  1. You are invited to Grad Day
  2. Submit the Graduate Admission Decision Form (accept or decline) and pay the program deposit by April 15
  3. New Graduate Student checklist
  4. International students: Getting Started
  5. One Stop Graduate Student Resources

The UO Graduate School and UO Admissions will check for required admission materials. Once this process has been finalized, UO Admissions will send an additional admission letter (paper copy) to the address you listed on your university application.

Don’t forget to join your Facebook Group for MIArc Track 1

New Student Events

School of Architecture & Environment Mandatory Orientation:

Day/Date/Time are to be determined (Offered during the week before the start of classes)

UO Orientations:

Registration, Schedule of Classes, Academic Calendars

Your UO ID number and PAC notification should have been sent to you from the UO Admissions office a few weeks after you submitted your UO Graduate Application. If you didn’t receive this notification, please contact UO Admissions at

If you have received your UO ID number and PAC (personal access code) notification from UO Admissions, you need to claim your Duck ID, wait for an email from to pre-authorize you into studio and register for courses as noted below via DuckWeb.

If you are to be a Track 1, Eugene campus admit starting the program FALL term, you are invited to join the Fall Term orientation.

Summer Term Registration

Your UO ID number and PAC notification should have been sent to you from the UO Admissions office a few weeks after you submitted your UO Graduate Application. If you didn’t receive this notification, please contact UO Admissions at

If you have received your UO ID and PAC (personal access code) number notification from UO Admissions, you will need to register for the following summer courses via DuckWeb.

Be sure and Claim Your Duck ID first.

  • ARCH 610 Global Modern Architecture
  • ARCH 611 Grad Design Process

You will need to be pre-authorized for the ARCH 680 Intro Grad Design (6) class by the Department of Architecture. Students who have paid their admission deposit will be pre-authorized for the ARCH 680 course and will receive an email with a specific CRN in order to register. Pre-authorizations are generally completed approximately the second week in May.

Supply list for the summer studio: TO BE ANNOUNCED BELOW.

Once you are in DuckWeb, DO NOT use the search button. Go to the Add/Drop courses screen and type in the CRNs in the boxes at the bottom of the add screen.

If you have any problems registering, please contact the department at


For advising during the summer regarding fall coursework, you can schedule an appointment with an advisor by emailing General Elective advising is coordinated by the College of Design Student Services office.

To begin your planning process feel free to review our curriculum guide for Track 1 students in Interior Architecture.

If you are seeking course waivers for architecture or interior architecture courses or design studios previously taken, please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor ASAP. Any course waivers toward degree requirements are provisionally granted and are open to review for the first year and will not become a permanent part of your record until the following summer. Course waivers do not reduce the number of credits required for your degree (147 credits for MIArch Track 1).

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Transcript Evaluations

Transcript evaluations for potential transfer courses will be reviewed, by request, on an individual basis. If you feel there are discrepancies, you should bring copies of the syllabi from your course work that you feel meets our requirement to a scheduled advising appointment.

Individualized Study Courses & Pre-Authorization

If you need to register for an individualized study course that requires pre-authorization (research, reading, special problems), please refer to the pre-authorization form and related instructions on the current student website.

Graduate Funding

College of Design Student Services

The College of Design Student Services office offers general education advising, career services, job and internship assistance, scholarship information, and referrals to student groups so that you can explore, engage, and connect through classes, internships, and events.


Mandatory Hardware and Software Requirements

All students in the Department of Interior Architecture are required to have a personal computer. The most current specifications are available on the College of Design Technology Services website. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements and memory space required. Aside from the computer requirement, there is a listing of specific software on this page.

Studio Field Trips

You will be taking at least one field trip during your summer studio. The details are still being worked out, so please check back here for more information. We will update here once we have details.

Most of the design studios take a field trip at the beginning of the term, typically the first Friday and sometimes an overnight trip is required.

Textbooks and Supplies

TRACK I—Studio Equipment and Supplies: A Starter List

DISCOUNTS at the UO DUCK STORE (895 E 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401):

  • Annual Tools of the Trade Show sale each November
  • One time 20% coupon can be picked up at the UO Duck Store for ARCH 680 (Intro to Graduate Design) for graduate students. Incoming students will be visiting the UO Duck Store during Summer Orientation.

The following is a list of equipment and supplies that architecture and interior architecture students will need in the first design studio. This is not a complete list, but rather a guide to the basic needs. You will continue to add to the starter list and, with good care, much of the equipment you purchase will last your entire design career. The University of Oregon Bookstore holds a Tools of the Trade sale on architecture and art supplies in November of each year. Some of the items may also be available used. The total cost for this starter list of supplies is approximately $521–$783.

For the UO Duck Store online supply list go to:

  • “books” tab
  • select your courses (ARCH 680)
  • select the term (Summer 2018)

Shop online at the UO Duck Store


  • “In Praise of Shadows” by Junichiro Tanizaki ($9.00 new/$6.75 used)
  • “The Eyes of the Skin – Architecture and the Senses (any edition)” by Juhani Pallasmaa (2nd edition – $43.25 new/$32.50 used)
  • “Six memos for the next Millennium” by Italo Calvino ($12.75 new/$9.75 used)

Optional Reading:

  • “Architecture: Form, Space, and Order (any edition)” by Francis D.K. Ching (4th edition—$49.75 new/$37.25 used)

VISUAL DIARIES – (Approximate Cost = $6–$20)—Designers to keep their ideas close at hand:

  • Sketchbook
    • No larger than 7” by 10” ($6–$30)
    • Bring to first studio meeting
  • Newsprint pad
    • Strathmore Mega Newsprint for Pro Art Rough News, or similar
    • (1) 18” X 24”, as thin as available (likely 50 sheets)
    • Bring to the first day of ARCH 611

MEASURING TOOLS—Designers need a variety of measuring tools—(Approximate Cost $22–$55)

  • Tape measure: at least 25 feet ($16–$25)
  • Architect Scales (2) three-sided variety, BOTH engineering and standard units ($6–$30 each)

DRAWING TOOLS—(Approximate Cost = $402–$546)—Studios require hand-media drawing/drafting/model making tools:

  • (1) kneaded eraser
  • Rolls of tracing paper: 12” and 18” ($13.00 and $19.99)
  • Drafting board: 31” X 42” (this is a good size for the studio desks) or 36” X 48” ($80–$100)
  • Drafting Board Cover: Vyco ($10–$11 per linear foot)
  • Parallel Rule: Mayline or Alvin Brand, 42” or 48” length ($190–$200) To match drafting board width above
  • Adjustable Triangle: 8” minimum size or larger ($19 – $26)
  • Triangles: 30/60 and 45 degree ($4–$16)
  • Eraser – The white ones are the best (.00–$1.95) – g. Staedler Mars plastic
  • Eraser Shield: ($1.49)
  • Drafting Brush: ($5–$7)
  • Drafting Tape or Drafting Dots: ($7–$13)
  • Push Pins: box of 20 ($1.50)
  • Lead Holder: Staedler brand lead holder or Alvin Draftmatic or alternative ($6.50)
  • Leads for holder (2B, 4B, HB and 2H for holder) ($2.00/2 pack)
  • Lead Pointer: Not the same as a pencil sharpener ($9.99)
  • Pigma Micron technical pens in the following sizes: 005, 03, 05, 08, and 1Set of colored pencils ($8–$50)
    • Caran d’Arche, Prismacolor or similar quality brand; option to just buy primary color (CMYK) set
    • Faber-Castell polychromas colored pencils in the following colors:
    • red, yellow, blue
    • mid-range gray of the student’s choice
    • white and black

MODEL MAKING TOOLS—Approximate Cost = $58–$132. It is important to have reliable and safe equipment.

  • Heavy Duty Mat Knife: Olfa and X-Acto make good ones ($10–$23)
  • X-Acto knife #1 ($3–$4) and replacement blades # 11 ($3–$5/pk, $34–100/pk)

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