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.

Architecture students in Design III recently designed artificial habitats to meet the needs of specific insects. Read more.

Architecture students in Design III recently designed artificial habitats to meet the needs of specific insects. Read more.

In the Spring of 2020, the University of Oklahoma will host “Schools of Thought: Rethinking Architectural Pedagogy.” Read more.

Students and faculty recently used photovoice and focus groups in Zambia to help design more effective spaces. Read more.

Construction Science students recently built a “tiny house” as part of their Construction Fundamentals lab. 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. Read more

GCA Offers STEM OPT-Approved Degree Programs

Several GCA degree programs received STEM-related designations, allowing international students to work an additional 2 years in the U.S. after graduation. Read more

Explore "Renegades at Fred Jones" Online

The full “Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture” exhibit is available to explore online. Read more

Students Take a Trip to Taliesin West

GCA students spent eight days at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, as part of an immersive summer course. Read more

Students Design + Build Playhouse for CASA

GCA students recently designed and built a playhouse to help raise funds for CASA, a child advocacy organization. Read more

College of Architecture Earns National Award

Telesis The Renegade

In its first year of publication, the GCA student journal “Telesis” was awarded the 2019 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. Read more

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