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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.

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OU College of Architecture Opens Urban Studio on Film Row

Ribbon Cutting

The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture opened its doors to its new Community Design Center in Oklahoma City’s downtown Film Row District on Wednesday, Sept 23. The center will provide OU students the opportunity to work with professionals from architecture and allied disciplines in an urban setting.

The 2,800-square-foot versatile design space includes studio spaces, conference and function areas, critique areas and a small gallery. The studio will serve as a satellite for the college and will be shared by all five of its divisions: architecture, landscape architecture, regional and city planning, interior design and construction science. Read More.

OU Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed Universal Design Lecturer Cynthia Leibrock


Cynthia Leibrock, an award-winning author, international lecturer and universal designer, will deliver a series of lectures on her work to improve the lives of older and disabled people through universal design at the University of Oklahoma next week. Students, professionals and the public are invited to attend the lectures, sponsored by the OU College of Architecture. Read More

National Signage Research & Education Conference To Be Held At College of Architecture

Past Meets Present: Signs From Hand-Painted To Digital

Signage Conference

Past Meets Present: Signs from Hand-Painted to Digital” will be the theme of the National Signage Research and Education Conference, scheduled for Oct. 11 at the University of Oklahoma.

“It’s only fitting that such an event should be held here in Oklahoma,” said Charles Graham, dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture. “Signage is a part of our Oklahoma heritage. We created the yield sign, and many iconic landmarks of Route 66 are based solely in this state. Despite the ups and downs of the country, these have remained a constant on our landscape, evoking nostalgia and intrigue for decades. Read More

College of Architecture Students Return to Zambia For Service Learning


On May 16th 2015, professors and students of the College of Architecture’s Study Abroad program will return to Zambia.  Professors Dave Boeck and John Harris will be leading the trip and teaching the Zambia course.  Five RCPL students and two Architecture students are participating in the program.  The students will have the opportunity to stop and tour Dubai first before reaching their final destination, Lusaka, Zambia.  Read More

Tommy and Bill Shaw Family Scholarship


This year, a new scholarship will be added to the College of Architecture.  The Tommy and Bill Shaw Family Scholarship was named for brothers Tommy and Bill Shaw who are University of Oklahoma Architecture Alumni from the graduating class of 1953 and 1955 respectively. Read More.

OU College of Architecture Students Dominate Regional Design-Build Competition

1st Place

A team of students from the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture won top honors at the recent Associated Schools of Construction Region 5 Student Competition in Dallas.The OU Design-Build Team, composed of construction science and architecture students, placed first overall in the competition. Students also won second place in the design-build international category and two individual best presenter awards. Read more.