Design in Action - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

Design in Action


At the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture (GCA), we imagine a future in which all communities are designed for resiliency and empowered to maximize their social, economic and environmental well-being. The GCA aims to cultivate high-performing industry professionals, measurable community impact, and peer-reviewed research and creative activity at the leading edges of our allied disciplines: Architecture, Construction Science, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Regional & City Planning, and Urban Design.

Construction Science students help build two affordable housing units in Norman, Oklahoma. Read more.

Architecture graduate student, Tayana Ghosh, is using fungus as a sustainable material for built environments. Read more.

Dr. Shadravan talks about her research, which helps create safer homes. Read more.

Regional + City Planning alumnus Gina Sofola describes how her degree made all the difference. Read more.

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GCA Programs Ranked by Design Intelligence

The GCA’s Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs rank among the “Most Hired From” in Design Intelligence’s 2018 rankings.
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Alumna Accepts APA Great Neighborhood Award

Rebecca Blaine, Urban Design alumna, accepted the American Planning Association’s Great Neighborhood award on behalf of the City of Guthrie.
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Students Build Houses, Give Back to the Community

Over 40 students from the Haskell and Irene Lemon Division of Construction Science helped build two affordable housing duplexes in Norman, OK.
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GCA Students Explore Design at Fallingwater

Student from three different GCA Divisions participated in an intensive studio-in-residence at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
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The American School Goes to Venice

The GCA’s “Do Not Try to Remember” exhibit told the story of The American School during the 2018 Venice Biennale.
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GCA Team Tests Design Methods in Zambia

A GCA Team has been using photovoice and focus groups to design more effective facilities in Lusaka, Zambia.
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