Construction

The University of Oregon has many experts who focus on making the places we live, work and play more environmentally-friendly. Whether it's planning communities, designing sustainable architecture, or changing the ways we clean to reduce health and environmental risks, our experts are leading the charge in construction sustainability.

Brendan Bohannan, professor of biology and expert in microbes and our health

Brendan Bohannan, Department of Biology

Brendan Bohannan is an expert in microbes, from how they affect (or are affected by) climate change, to how they affect our health, especially when microbes that are meant to live outside are brought into indoor locations, like classrooms, hospitals, and schools through the air or by users of indoor spaces.

Jessica Green, Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Jessica Green is an expert in biology, ecology, engineering and sustainability of the "built environment," (i.e., buildings, homes, apartment complexes, offices, subways, etc.). She studies ways we can improve our health by improving how and what we build. Jessica also speaks about women in STEM careers and encouraging advancement in STEM.

Bart Johnson, Department of Landscape Architecture

Bart Johnson is an expert in landscape architecture, conservation planning, landscape design, urbanization and ecology, with a particular emphasis on wildfire risk management and biodiversity conservation. 

Darren Johnson

Darren Johnson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Darren Johnson is an expert in environmental sustainability through green chemistry. He tackles water pollution and purification, especially related to agriculture and industrial waste water. His research has found ways to filter and capture rare earth minerals from waste water, giving us clean water for everyone and highly valuable metals for industrial use.

Nico Larco, Department of Architecture

Nico Larco is an expert in sustainable construction and suburban development, including multifamily housing complexes and strip malls. He focuses on the ability of construction to adapt to the changing needs of a community over time.

Cassandra Moseley, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Cassandra Moseley is an expert in natural resource policy, including forest, wildfire, bioenergy, rural development policy and federal land management. At the University of Oregon, she is a research professor and director of the Ecosystem Workforce Program.

Marc Schlossberg, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Marc Schlossberg is an expert in city planning and sustainable development, especially related to transportation and how to retrofit communities to better support biking and walking.