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CNS & ARCH Students Place at Texo


Design-Build International:
2nd – OU/Dublin Institute of Technology (coach: Somik Ghosh)
3rd – OU/Deakin University (coach: Anthony Perrenoud)


2nd – OU (coach: Tammy McCuen)

Commercial Building:
1st – OU (coach: Matthew Reyes)


Best Presenters:

1st place in Commercial Building category – Chris Parker, CNS senior

3rd place in Commercial Building category – Grant Baggs, CNS senior

3rd place in Design-Build International category – Brandon Moews, CNS junior

College of Architecture Dean Hans Butzer Profiled by OU Daily

Hans Butzer profiled by OU Daily

Journalism student, Harlee Toothman, produced a video featuring thoughts from Hans Butzer about his work as dean of the College of Architecture (linked here), while Hannah Pike's feature in the OU Daily, "Award-winning architecture dean balances teaching, designing," is linked here.

Award-Winning Architect Hans Butzer Named Dean of the OU College of Architecture.

Award-Winning Architect Hans Butzer Named Dean of the OU College of Architecture.

Award-winning architect and OU educator Hans Butzer has been named dean of the OU College of Architecture. He has been a recipient of the highest national award given each year by the American Institute of Architects, the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.

OU President David L. Boren made the announcement today at the January meeting of the OU Board of Regents.

For more, read here.

OU Team Places 3rd in National Design-Build Competition

OU Team Places 3rd in National Design-Build Competition

The OU Team of Architecture (Arch) and Construction Science (CNS) students place 3rd in the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) 2016 National Student competition.  The competition included two phases.  The RFQ phase 1 began with 31 teams of students from 23 universities across the country.  Team responses to the RFQ were evaluated by a panel of DBIA professionals and 9 regional winners qualified to move on and receive the RFP in phase 2.  Three teams were then shortlisted based on their proposal to the RFP in phase 2.  The shortlisted teams were invited to defend their design and construction plans for a parking facility on a college campus in Tennessee in front of a live jury and audience at the Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The shortlisted teams included the University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado Boulder, and Washington State University.  Judges evaluated teams based on their delivery solutions and demonstration of team collaboration and synergy to solve design-build problems. The finalists varied in their solutions to approaching the project, but the overall scores were extremely close.  Team members included Chris Parker (CNS), Grant Baggs (CNS), Matt Festa (Arch), Jared Scarborough (CNS), and Joshua Schoenborn (Arch).  Faculty advisors for the team were Associate Professor Tammy McCuen (CNS) and Associate Professor Dan Butko (Arch).

Arctic Healthy Homes Has Been Approved!

Professor Callahan's Proposal of "Arctic Healthy Homes" Has Been Approved

Associate Professor of Architecture Marjorie Callahan's proposal to host the 2017 U.S. State Department Diplomacy Lab themed "Arctic Healthy Homes" has been approved!

Working with upper-level architecture students, Callahan's Diplomacy Lab project will document innovative water and sanitation systems in arctic environments. The project culminates with a presentation of their case studies in Anchorage, Alaska, in May 2017.

For more information about OU's Diplomacy Lab partnership with the State Department, visit:



Building Guthrie: A Museum Meet-Up


Explore the Eastern European-influences architecture of Oklahoma Territory's historic capital with Ron Frantz, associate professor, University of Oklahoma College of Architecture. This event will take place in Guthrie. Transportation from Norman will not be provided.
Meet Saturday, November 5th,  at 1 p.m. on the northwest corner of Harrison Avenue and Division Street to begin the walking tour.

Students Complete Topographical 3D Map of Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon


Students and Faculty in association with the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Museum and Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon ahave completed work on a topographical model of the marathon route. Landscape Architecture students are using the project to try and increase awareness and participation in the Memorial Marathon that is held each year, in April.

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Interior Design Division Students Win Interior Design Educators Council's Video Competition

Four students from the Interior Design division at the OU College of Architecture won First Place at the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2016 Video Competition. The theme of this years competition was "Interior Designers in Action". Students, Ashley Kime, Kylie Cowan, Paige McCumber and Sarah Flottman won for their video project titled: "Turning on the Green Light". Congratulations to them for their great work!

To view the winning video click here

OU Success at Associated Schools of Construction Region Five Student Competition


The 2016 OU Design-Build domestic team, comprised of Construction Science and Architecture students, placed 1st at the recent 2016 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region V Design-Build Student Competition in Dallas, TX. Read More

OU College of Architecture Center for Middle Eastern Architecture and Culture Host Symposium on Iranian City of Isfahan


Architects and urban planning experts from around the world headlined a symposium focused on the Iranian city of Isfahan’s evolution as a model of urban planning. The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture’s Center for Middle Eastern Architecture and Culture’s Isfahan Symposium was held on March 29 and 30 in the Buskuhl Gallery of Gould Hall on the OU Norman campus. Read More.

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