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The mission of the Haskell and Irene Lemon Division of Construction Science is to prepare our students to be leaders in the construction industry by fostering a student centered, collaborative learning environment that benefits local, state, national and international communities through innovative teaching, research and service.

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OU Commercial Team Placed First at the 2017 ASC Region V/TEXO Competition

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The OU Commercial Team placed 1st among nine in the category at the recent Associated Schools of Construction Region V/TEXO Student Competition in Dallas. The Design-Build domestic team was placed 2nd in the category; Design-Build International teams were placed 2nd and 3rd in the category. Students also won best presenter awards in the Commercial and Design-Build International categories. The annual competition, hosted by construction association TEXO, included four competition categories, out of which OU participated in three categories.

OU Placed 3rd in National Design-Build Competition

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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 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. 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).

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CNS Faculty Awarded Outstanding Educator by NAHB

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The NAHB Student Chapters program awarded Matthew Reyes, Outstanding Educator at an award ceremony held at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in January.

Sponsored by Delmar Cengage Learning, this prestigious award recognizes and encourages high quality standards in teaching construction education. Educators are recognized for their voluntary extracurricular activities, including those with construction industry organizations, as well as their construction experience and professional initiatives.

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OU Placed in Top Three in Various Categories at the 2016 ASC Region V/TEXO Competition

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The OU Design-Build Teams and Commercial Team placed among the top three at the recent Associated Schools of Construction Region V/TEXO Student Competition in Dallas. The Design-Build domestic team was placed 1st in the category among seven teams from different universities in the region. Students also won best presenter awards in the Design-Build category and Commercial category. The annual competition, hosted by construction association TEXO, included three competition categories.

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C5: Collaborate, Create, Construct, Capstone Charette


C5 is an interdisciplinary design-build project designed as a collaboration between architecture, interior design, and construction supported by the use of building information modeling. The winning team of 2016 was comprised of Trisha Murray, Shelby Little, Nicholas Norsuorthy, Josh Hogsett (Arch students), Tyler Sublett, Jonathan Healey (CNS students), and Katie McCarley (ID student).

Associate Professor of Construction Science Tammy McCuen, Associate Professor of Interior Design Elizabeth Pober, and  Associate Professors of Architecture Lee Fithian and Marjorie Callahan organized the charette this year. The event was sponsored by JE Dunn Construction and supported by Studio Architecture.

CNS Students in the ASC Region VIII International Competition

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Four students from Construction Science Division participated in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 8 competition.

Construction Science students Tyler Sublett, Jonathan Healey, Chris Parker, and Grant Baggs travelled to Dublin, Ireland to take part in the ASC Region VIII competition, which was held at Dublin Institute of Technology. This is the second time the Division has taken part in an international competition outside of the US. Though not placed, the team made a strong showing in the competition.  


Director, The Haskell and Irene Lemon Division of Construction Science

The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture invites applications for the full-time position of Director in the Haskell and Irene Lemon Construction Science Division with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must be a tenured (or have qualifications sufficient for appointment as an) associate or full professor.

We seek a leader who will continue to strengthen industry relationships, support and help develop faculty and their research, maintain transparent teamwork within the division, promote collaboration at the College level, and ensure the continuing success of the Division of Construction Science’s undergraduate and graduate curriculums and competition programs.

Required Qualifications:
• A Master’s degree is mandatory. At least one degree must be from an accredited construction program.
• Construction expertise related to at least two courses in the BS and MS curricula
• Evidence of successful and sustained leadership in a construction related academic or industry setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A minimum of three years significant construction experience.
• Strong interpersonal skills to lead the division and be a leader within the college.
• Experience in academic administration.
• Management experience in the U.S. construction industry.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
• Proven track record of funded research and interdisciplinary collaboration
• Ph.D. in a relevant field.

The Haskell and Irene Lemon Division of Construction Science was formed in 1983, is ACCE accredited and is affiliated with the Associated Schools of Construction. The program has earned a national reputation as one of the country’s premier programs. Our success is measured by award-winning students, recognized research faculty, dedicated alumni and the unparalleled support of the construction industry. The decades-long partnership between the Construction Science program and industry has helped generate highly demanded graduates who benefit from a rigorous project-based curriculum.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.

Applicants should submit the following materials in a PDF not to exceed 100MB:
1. Application letter explaining how the candidate’s experience will support our goals of (a) strengthening industry relationships, b) supporting faculty professional development and research, (c) fostering transparent teamwork within the division and (d) ensuring the continuing success of the Division of Construction Science’s curriculums and competition programs.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Summary of funded research and scholarly work
4. Description of specific responsibilities with teaching, academic administration and industry management
5. Names of five references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers (confidentially held as appropriate)

Applications should be submitted to:
Application review will begin January 2017

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.