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
Email TBD

Anthony Cricchio

Associate Professor | Curriculum Coordinator

Lee Fithian

Associate Professor

Cory Henry


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

Associate Professor

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Gibbs College is pleased to announce that Irene Hwang, University of Michigan assistant chair of architecture, has been appointed as a Fall 2020 Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture. Find out more & join us for Irene's Oct. 29 Zoom talk!

Recent Gibbs College graduate Alecia Buffington spoke with us about why she chose OU, her student projects and how her Native American culture influenced her decision to work with OKC-based FSB architects. To read about her current projects and more:

A stunning marriage of modern materials and nature, Euine Fay Jones's award-winning Thorncrown Chapel, built in 1980, still stands today in Eureka Springs, Ark. Want to see more incredible work like this? View the "Renegades" interactive exhibition here!

Gibbs College is so proud of our amazing faculty & staff. Please join us in congratulating Interior Design prof. Mia Kile, who was recently interviewed by @NCIDQexam about her volunteer work. Thank you prof. Kile, for your service to the Council for Interior Design Qualification!

When COVID-19 forced the American School "Renegades" exhibition to close early, our team used a 3D scanner to make the entire experience available online. Ready to jump in & find some inspiration? View the entire interactive exhibition here! @UofOklahoma

This snake-like "Clinic and Hospital for University Students" was designed in 1955 by then-student John Hurtig. We're inspired by its connection to the natural landscape! Curious to see more? View our "Renegades" exhibition here:
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