Current Students – Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

Current Students

CHRISTOPHER C. GIBBS COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENT RESOURCES

The Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture provides numerous resources for its students. College-wide resources include an annual career fair, advisors and liaisons, and student organizations. Details on these resources can be found below.

Additional resources–such as writing and math assistance, a food pantry, student advocate groups, and more–are offered through the University of Oklahoma. For student convenience, a few of these resources are listed below.

Travel

Northern Uganda

Engage

Houston

Make

Creating_Making Lab Project

Career Fair

Each year more than 30 firms attend the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture Career Fair, where they recruit skilled students from across the college for both permanent positions and internships. Information about this year’s career fair can be found below. If you have questions, please contact Erik Baker (ebake@ou.edu) for more information.

 

Oklahoma Memorial Union

3:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Thursday, February 21st 2019

Sign up for this event on Handshake.

Student Organizations

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

The American Institute of Architecture Students is the official voice of students studying the profession of architecture and design. In addition to providing work and learning opportunity, we work with the college to better suit the student culture.

For more information contact the AIAS at hello@aiasou.com

Faculty advisor: Ken Marold, ken.marold@ou.edu

Construction Student Association (CSA)

The CSA strives to make leadership, scholarship and citizenship a regular part of our members’ lives through industry networking, community service and classwork.

Members of the CSA are encouraged to give back to the local community by volunteering their time with organizations like: Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-A-Street, and the Cleveland County Christmas Store. Students also contribute to the club by volunteering at events like the Skeet Shoot, the Career Fair and the Golf Tournament.

The CSA welcomes not only Construction Science majors but minors, Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Regional & City Planning and graduate students.

For more information please contact the CSA President Travis Skaife (travis.skaife@ou.edu) or the CSA Vice President Drake Mouse (drakemouse@ou.edu). You can also email us at csa@ou.edu

Faculty advisors: Somik Ghosh, sghosh@ou.edu and Matthew Reyes, mdreyes@ou.edu

Interior Design Student Association (IDSA)

Visit the Interior Design Student Association (IDSA) website.

The Interior Design Student Association is a student group whose purpose is to provide students exposure to the interior design industry. This exposure is gained by providing them access to the market or industry through various functions held year round. The Interior Design Student Association is the combination of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Student Chapter and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Chapter.

Faculty advisor: Natalie Ellis, Ph.D, nellis@ou.edu

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.

Faculty advisor: Dave Boeck, dlb@ou.edu

Society for Urban Design Students (SUDS)

Faculty Advisor: Shawn Schaefer, sschaefer@ou.edu

Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA)

The Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects is a subset of the national organization, American Society of Landscape Architects. The purposes are as follows: (a) To promote professional and intellectual stimulation among the students by services as a vehicle for exploration of ideas outside the formal classroom contents; (b) To facilitate the exchange of information between the faculty, staff and students in the department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oklahoma (c) To promote good fellowship through sponsorship of social activities; (d) To assist new landscape architecture students and visiting educators through such activities as determined by the executive committee or as the membership may direct.

Faculty advisor: twoodfin@ou.edu

Student Planning Association (SPA)

The purpose of the Student Planning Association is to provide a forum for applied learning and the development of professional planning practice.

Each semester, SPA holds several meetings to exchange ideas and fun events to promote the planning program at the University of Oklahoma. Often SPA participates in volunteer events such as the City of Norman’s tree giveaway and the Big Event.

Faculty advisor: Charles Warken, cwarnken@ou.edu

U.S. Green Building Council Student Chapter

The USGBC is dedicated to educating, activating, and engaging students and connecting them to their community. The world is larger than our campus and our impact should be as well. The USGBC believes that being a good steward of our environment begins locally.

For more information please contact the USGBC Co-chairs Emily Hays (emilyshays@ou.edu) and Errin McKnight.

Faculty Advisor: Lee Fithian, leefithian@ou.edu

Undergraduate Advisors

Dave Kyncl

Construction Science Advisor
dkyncl@ou.edu

Erin Tyler

Architecture, Environmental Design, Interior Design
etyler@ou.edu

Graduate Liaisons

Landscape Architecture

Leehu Loon
lloon@ou.edu

Regional + City Planning

Meghan Wieters
kmeghanwieters@ou.edu

Urban Design

Shawn Schaefer
sschaefer@ou.edu | Schusterman Center, Tulsa Campus

University of Oklahoma Student Resources

Career Services

Career Services is available to students looking for a job who need help writing a cover letter, creating a resume, or practicing for interviews.

Health Services

Offers many services for students at Goddard Health Center, such as a pharmacy, vaccinations, counseling, and a full service medical clinic.

Honors College

Undergraduate students of any major can graduate with honors through the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma. For more information, please visit the Honors College website.

Faculty-in-Residence

Our Faculty-in-Residence program allows students living in university housing to receive mentorship from current OU faculty. In this program, faculty members and their families live in apartments in the residence halls and plan events for the residents. OU is one of only a few universities in the nation to have this program!

Gateway to College Class

This class helps high school students transition to college. Taught by some of the most enthusiastic and well-known professors on campus, the three primary study areas include success in academic life, success in personal life and success in accessing OU resources. For more information, visit ou.edu/univcoll.

Gender + Equality Center

OU’s Gender + Equality Center provides resources for the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ Community Lounge, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, is a place where people of all identities within the LGBTQ+ community can gather together in an accepting environment.

Math Center

OU’s Math Center provides math assistance with tutors who are certified to tutor certain subjects from college algebra to upper division classes.

OU Food Pantry

The OU Food Pantry aims to solve food insecurity for OU students, faculty, and staff. Located right next to the Residence Halls, it is easily accessible and open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

OU Writing Center

Available to assist all students with any writing, whether it is a class essay, an application, or just for fun. With multiple locations and the availability to make appointments, help is always available at the Writing Center.

Project Threshold (Trio)

A resource that is extremely helpful for first-generation students, Trio includes academic advisement, financial aid information, enrollment assistance, computer lab acess, tutoring, and free printing.

Sooners Helping Sooner

One Sooner Family. One Big Way to Help. Sooners Helping Sooners is a student led initiative to raise money for an OU Emergency Allocation Account. This fund was created to help students who find themselves in extenuating circumstances and in need of emergency financial assistance. Examples of such circumstances can include apartment fires, the death of a family member, and emergency medical care, among others. The goal of SHS is to come together and show compassion and support so that every Sooner has an opportunity to succeed at OU.

Sooner Success

Graduation coaches meet regularly with students to discuss academic services on campus, goal setting, career and major choices, getting involved on campus and leadership skills training. To learn more, click here.

Student Life

Mission is to guide students in realizing academic, professional, and personal goals as they progress toward graduation and beyond. There are more than 400 student organizations to choose from, including groups that celebrate your culture and background and others that are tied to your major.

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