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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 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.

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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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Reconstructing Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era.

Assistant Professor of Architecture Stephanie Pilat wrote a new book called "Reconstructing Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era."

Assistant Professor of Architecture Stephanie Pilat wrote a new book called "Reconstructing Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era." This book examines what made Ina-Casa a success among so many failed housing experiments, focusing on the tenuous balance struck between the legislation governing Ina-Casa, the architects who led the Ina-Casa administration, the theory of design that guided architects working on the plan, and an analysis of the results-the neighborhoods and homes constructed.

Do you want to explore Italy for yourself?! Then study abroad next spring as we travel to Rome! Find out more about our upcoming Rome session by visiting our Study Abroad page.