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The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture prides itself on providing students with a dynamic professional education in each of our divisions.

The College of Architecture offeres four undergraduate degrees; Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science, Bachelor of Interior Design and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design. Collaboration is fostered at every level and every division has curricula that encourage teamwork and cooperation for stronger development.

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The College of Architecture offers eight master's degrees in five disciplines and an interdisciplinary doctoral program. Programs are available for those with undergraduate degrees in both related and unrelated fields of study.

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The College of Architecture has several opportunities for students to get assistance, get motivated and get involved. With several robust organizations, ample scholarships and the support of OU Career Services, the college can help students meet their needs and achieve their goals.

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Explore the world! Enroll in one of the affordable faculty-led study abroad programs offered by the College of Architecture. Picture yourself strolling up winding streets filled with design details, discovering plazas rich in community life and experiencing structures constructed generations ago.

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Five Divisions. One College.

The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture prides itself on providing students with a dynamic professional education in Architecture, Construction Science, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Regional and City Planning through a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in interdisciplinary and collaborative settings emphasizing excellence in education, research and service to the community. Read more about our Mission.

Recent News

OU College of Architecture: Construction Science Division Students Place Second In International Competition

CNS Students

Four students from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Architecture, Construction Science Division celebrated placing second in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 8 competition.

Construction Science students Ryan Lopez, Martin Kornhaas, Tyler Sublett, and Jonathan Healey guided by Professor Ken Robson and coached by Professor Somik Ghosh, travelled to Birmingham, UK to take part in the ASC competition, which was held at Birmingham City University. Read More.

Melissa Reddout; winner of the Outstanding Senior Award

Outstanding Senior Award

We would like to congratulate College of Architecture student, Melissa Reddout for winning an Outstanding Senior Award last week. She is an Interior Design major, an outstanding student and a great asset to the college.

OU Architecture Students Place in Top Three in National Design-Build Competition

D-B Team

A team of students from the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture placed in the top three in a national design-build student competition at the institute’s recent conference and exposition in Dallas.

“This latest recognition is strong evidence that our College of Architecture has reached national stature,” said OU President David L. Boren.

The sponsor of the competition, the Design-Build Institute of America, is a professional organization for the architecture, engineering and construction industry that promotes “design-build” as a project delivery method that brings together designers and constructors in a collaborative team.

“Our students are very well prepared to compete at a national level,” said Tammy McCuen, associate professor in the College of Architecture’s Construction Science Division and adviser to the Design-Build Team. “This is only our second year to participate, so we’re just gaining momentum. The competition itself is only three years old.”

The OU team members – Martin Kornhaas, Ryan Lopez, Holly Snow and Minh Tran – faced competition from 36 other university teams, including teams from California State University-Long Beach, Iowa State University, Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Washington. Read More.

Uptown 23rd | An Urban Environment Framework

IQC Better Block Norman

A team from the Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) here at the OU College of Architecture worked with the City of Oklahoma City’s Commercial District Revitalization Program and the Uptown 23rd Association. Uptown 23rd is rapidly evolving as an urban commercial district. As changes continue, there is a desire to determine a shared vision for the physical growth and change of the district.

Based on stakeholder input, this Urban Environment Framework sets out a basic structure for the design and evolution of the physical environment along 23rd Street. The framework will serve as a tool to guide future development and investment. It sets the aspirations, structure, and limits in which more detailed work on planning, design, and implementation can take place. Read more. 

The ideas and aspirations of Uptown 23rd’s property owners, business owners, and visitors guided the development of this framework. Additional collaborators included representatives from neighborhood organizations, business associations, important institutions, and the development community. The planning team gathered information from these groups to learn how people currently view Uptown and how they want to see it grow through an online survey and a series of public and stakeholder meetings. This information was combined with a study of existing conditions and knowledge about best practices from a range of local experts.

Uptown Stakeholders identified the pedestrian experience as the most important priority that is incorporated in the following four major areas of the framework:

  • Street Design proposes guiding principles for creating a safe walkable public environment.
  • Parking and Business Mix provides an overview of the current parking inventory, projected changes based on future business growth, and strategies to manage parking supply.
  • Transportation and Mobility focuses on bicycle and transit networks that enhance accessibility to multi-modal options and commercial development opportunities.
  • Building Form and Design considers the key elements of building design that will support a walkable streetscape and allow quality development to coexist with established neighborhoods.
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The ideas and aspirations of Uptown 23rd’s property owners, business owners, and visitors guided the development of this framework. Additional collaborators included representatives from neighborhood organizations, business associations, important institutions, and the development community. The planning team gathered information from these groups to learn how people currently view Uptown and how they want to see it grow through an online survey and a series of public and stakeholder meetings. This information was combined with a study of existing conditions and knowledge about best practices from a range of local experts.

Uptown Stakeholders identified the pedestrian experience as the most important priority that is incorporated in the following four major areas of the framework:

  • Street Design proposes guiding principles for creating a safe walkable public environment.
  • Parking and Business Mix provides an overview of the current parking inventory, projected changes based on future business growth, and strategies to manage parking supply.
  • Transportation and Mobility focuses on bicycle and transit networks that enhance accessibility to multi-modal options and commercial development opportunities.
  • Building Form and Design considers the key elements of building design that will support a walkable streetscape and allow quality development to coexist with established neighborhoods.
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