A Daily Collection of Creative and Community-Building Work at the University of Oklahoma

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Week of August 3:

The University of Oklahoma will present an honorary degree to nationally renowned home-builder and developer Christopher…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Gibbs College faculty Deborah Richards and Vanessa Morrison have partnered with Dr. Andrea Benjamin from the Clara Luper…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Graduate Regional & City Planning student Kimi Diedrich met with us to discuss her journey to the RCPL program and her passion for planning, especially in marginalized communities. Hear the full podcast here: spoti.fi/3fbRd8Q Also available on SoundCloud and Apple Music

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Please join us in remembering Jill Kozlowski. Jill was an Architecture major at Gibbs College and was known for her…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, August 3, 2020

Week of July 27:

Gibbs CoA alumni and affiliate faculty Gina Sofola is serving as a guest panelist on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Friday, July 31, 2020

Meet Dr. Suchismita Bhattacharjee, associate professor of Interior Design at OU. Dr. Bhattacharjee shares her educational journey and current projects she is working on. https://bit.ly/3jycr4b

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Gibbs CoA is hosting "Schools of Thought," a series of webinar conversations, on Aug. 6. They will be exploring how to…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Check out this magical design by Ernest Burden, created in a design studio taught by Bruce Goff in 1955! This is one of…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Assistant professor of Architecture Angela Person recently co-authored the article “Climate Change Communication:…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, July 30, 2020

We love this rhythmic design by Takenobu Mohri, developed in his fourth year design studio taught by Bruce Goff in 1954!…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, July 27, 2020

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Week of July 13:

OU Division of Architecture Herb Greene Teaching Fellow Rene Peralta has spent more than a decade researching the…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Enjoy this design of the Nuway Laundry Village by Norman Byrd (1963)! This piece is one of many in the "Renegades"…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Crimson and clean. Stay healthy, Sooners!

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The OU Center for Continuing Education, today's Thurman J. White Forum Building, was designed by Richard Kuhlman! This…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, July 13, 2020

Week of July 6:

UPDATE: The student, faculty, staff and Norman community petition to OU to adjust its reopening policies has reached just over 1,200 signatures:https://bit.ly/31IQ45m

Posted by OU Daily on Monday, July 6, 2020

Week of June 29:

Gibbs College Dean Hans E. Butzer and his wife, Torrey Butzer, have partnered with Oklahoma Native American artist and…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Gibbs College prof. Daniel Butko partnered with Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, (Marlon Blackwell Architects) to design a novel…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Friday, July 3, 2020

University of Oklahoma assistant professor of Regional & City Planning Dr. C. Aujean Lee has partnered with Dr. John…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Graduate Regional & City Planning student Kimi Diedrich sat down with us to discuss her journey to the RCPL program and…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Week of June 22:

Ben DeCuyper, a recent Gibbs College architecture graduate, shared some wisdom from his five years at OU and tells us what he will be up to next! https://bit.ly/302PDC6

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

This is a rendering of the Geological Survey Building, today’s Gould Hall! Designed by Robert and Walter Vahlberg in…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, June 22, 2020
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As a Tulsa local and in honor of #juneteenth, I want to share with everyone my love for the @greenwoodculturalcenter, the Greenwood District and its residents, and the @greenwoodmarkettulsa, so that you may feel inspired to research this area and what happened here 99 years ago. In the fall of 2018, the @gibbssooner Urban Design Studio was invited by the Greenwood District community to aid in the creation of conceptual ideas to recreate #blackwallstreet after it was senselessly destroyed in the 1921 Race Massacre. This tragic massacre lasted 2 full days… unjustifiably angry and racist Tulsans destroyed homes, businesses, and murdered hundreds of people. Families were destroyed and the once vibrant area that is modern-day Greenwood in Tulsa, doesn’t have the same economic presence that it once had before 1921. However, on Juneteenth every year, Tulsa is blessed with a sparkle of the energy that once filled the streets of Greenwood. I am happy to share a few conceptual renderings my team and I created of the proposed #LittleBlackWallStreet. It was suggested to be located at B.S. Roberts Park, which is near the Greenwood Cultural Center and across the street from @langstonuniversity. A collaboration between the OU Urban Design Studio and the community of Greenwood led to several community engagement events with regards to improving the park and growing the Greenwood economy. My team and I asked the community what THEY would like to see in their park, and then over the next 10 months, we created a feasible, phased-design proposal based on their needs as well as a lot of site analysis. Here are some conceptual images of the proposed Little Black Wall Street Plaza, open-air farmers and artisans market, basketball court, playground, and tranquil walking/biking trail. It is my hope that these images my team and I designed will continue to inspire the community to see the future of Greenwood as, once again, a vibrant and thriving Black Wall Street. • • • • • For more information about B.S. Roberts Park and how you can help #GrowGreenwood visit our website growinggreenwood.com🤗🌳 #oklahomansforearth #missoklahomaearth #oklahomaforgreenwood #1921racemassacre

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Week of June 15:

Robert W. Vahlberg, designer of Gould Hall, created this design for a church and Sunday school group in 1935. This piece…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, June 18, 2020

The first Schools of Thought Summer Webinar event is today! The topic is “Teaching Design Studios Online: Sharing Best Practices,” at 4:00pm EST. Register now! https://bit.ly/2Bdhfdt

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, June 18, 2020

See what Prof. Stephanie Pilat had to say about the online Renegades exhibition we created with Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art!

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

This is a sketch of The University of Oklahoma Memorial Union, designed by Sorey & Vahlberg Architects, from 1927. This…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, June 15, 2020

We recently sat down with first-year Urban Design graduate student Virginia Paiva to talk about being an international student at Gibbs! https://bit.ly/3eONvlw

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Week of June 8:

The University of Oklahoma Office of Diversity Equity, and Inclusion is hosting a #WeAre Webinar summer series at 4:00…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Senior Geography and Regional & City Planning graduate student, Erin Stanley, talks about her experiences at Gibbs,…

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Led by the University of Oklahoma Construction Science instructor Bryan Bloom, 12 Gibbs College students recently completed a building for the Osage Forest of Peace campus in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. The new structure will provide climate-controlled storage space for the forest operations.

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, June 8, 2020

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We are delighted to feature the Bates family for #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. The Bates are known for their broad campus impact through mentorship and advocacy. At home, the Bates practice physical and mental activity daily. "Whether we are working out, going for walks, or participating in virtual fitness classes. We also take time together as a family and we practice 'me time.'"⁠⠀ 💭⁠⠀ Tiffani is an Academic Life Coach. She says: "During life coaching sessions with my students, I encourage them to create their own journey. I suggest not to always follow others people process’ because you really don’t know what they had to do to get there. Your success should be created for you, by you.⁠⠀ Doing this, it allows you to free your mind and explore whatever your heart desires."⁠⠀ 💭⁠⠀ Rodney is Director of Graduate Student and Postdoc Retention and Support. Rodney says, "I always encourage students to seek counseling. I use myself as an example to destigmatized mental health. I let them know that it’s okay not to be okay and when anxiety happens, you can try distressing tips, breathing exercises, and most importantly go speak with a professional in the mental health field."⁠⠀ 💭⁠⠀ We thank the Bates family for their work in the classroom, on campus, and in our community. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #mentalhealthmatters #collegehealth #MHM2020

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Week of May 11:

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Week of May 4:

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No Bake 🍓🍌Pie

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Week of April 27:

Tour Renegades Online

Experience a virtual reality tour of Renegades as it was installed in the Records Gallery of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Explore the installation below, or view it in VR on a compatible device.

Each of our division directors would like to share some words with you during this unprecedented time. This week, we have Landscape Architecture Director Leehu Loon sharing his thoughts. Stay tuned for more next week! The University of Oklahoma #GibbsAtHome

Posted by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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