Architecture - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


International Students: The Bachelor of Architecture (B044) and Master of Architecture (M046 and M047) degrees qualify students on an F-1 visa to work in the U.S. for up to three years following graduation. Learn more here.


Our design pedagogy is founded on a philosophy of Creating_Making, which is grounded in experiencing the tangible connection between the creative endeavor and the physical act of making. As such, we are committed to maintaining a foundation in the material practices of design, in promoting intellectual engagement with creative processes, in providing both alternative cultural and professional work experiences and in fostering intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary opportunities for collaboration. The philosophy of Creating_Making encourages diverse research, critical inquiry and informed experimentation dedicated to reinforcing our core beliefs: a commitment to fostering critical engagement, material aptitude, manual competence and most importantly an ethical commitment to the real, the tangible and the human capital that is architecture. Architecture is a Social Act.

Alumni Voices

“The faculty and staff are committed to helping students explore their own academic interests, supporting them through research and award applications, and helping them find financial aid and employment opportunities.”

Adelle York

Graduate Student at Harvard Graduate School of Design

“There is a culture of experimentation, no doubt a vestige of Bruce Goff, combined with a deep-seeded spirit of pragmatism … This tension is highly productive.”

Khoi Nguyen, Architecture AlumKhoi Nguyen

Partner at Future Projects


Dave Boeck

Associate Professor

Daniel Butko

Associate Director | Associate Professor

Marjorie CallahanMarjorie Callahan

Associate Director | Graduate Liaison | Professor

Sam Callahan

Lecturer of Architecture

Lisa Chronister

Internship Coordinator/Affiliate Faculty
Email TBD

Anthony Cricchio

Associate Professor | Curriculum Coordinator

Lee Fithian

Associate Professor

Cory Henry

Affiliate Faculty

Ken Marold

Assistant Professor

René Peralta

Herb Greene Teaching Fellow


Angela Person

Assistant Professor

Stephanie Pilat

Director | Associate Professor

Ted Reeds

Adjunct Professor

Deborah RichardsDeborah Richards

Assistant Professor

Shideh Shadravan

Assistant Professor

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OU admission applications are now open! Many new changes have been introduced to help students in this difficult time, including going test-optional for admissions and scholarships! To find out more about this and other new options, visit admissions here:

Have you ever been to E. Fay Jones' @ThorncrownC (1980) in Eureka Springs? Thorncrown is one of many designs featured in our "Renegades" online show. Take a look at the entire interactive exhibit here!

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: Also available on SoundCloud and Apple Music

Gibbs College faculty Deborah Richards and Vanessa Morrison have partnered with Dr. Andrea Benjamin from the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies to create think tank that engages the local community.

The University of Oklahoma will present an honorary degree to nationally renowned home-builder and developer Christopher C. Gibbs in a virtual ceremony at noon on Aug. 7. Gibbs graduated from OU in 1967 and is the namesake of our own Gibbs College.

Please join us in remembering Jill Kozlowski. Jill was an Architecture major at Gibbs College and was known for her incredible joy and positivity, her love of music, art, animals, friends and family. More info and the link to her memorial can be found at
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