Callahan, M - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

Callahan, M

Marjorie P. Callahan

Marjorie Callahan


University of Massachusetts
MS, Architectural Design

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Architecture

Mills College
BA, Urban Economics and Painting


Marjorie is a Professor whose teaching prepares students for the practice of architecture and leadership roles in their communities. Business acumen and political savvy are traits her students are led to understand through intense discourse with entrepreneurs and state political leaders and lobbyists. Having received significant grant support for community-based projects, Marjorie’s studios shape a forum for students and real world clients to exchange ideas and viewpoints.

Marjorie is also a practicing architect and active artist. Designing residential scaled projects, she maintains a healthy appreciation for contracts and the intricacies of client management that eventually benefit her students in the classrooms.  Her advocacy work includes serving on local civic boards, as well as the Interstate Design Standards Commissions.

Current Focus — Rethinking the Design of Women Prisons

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Professional Credentials

LEED AP. (January 1, 2006-Present).

American Institute of Architects. (1998-Present).

National Council of Interior Design Registration. (April 1, 1992-Present).

Selected Publications

Shadravan, S., Fithian, L. A., Callahan, M. P., Mahdi, A. (2019). “DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: ARCHITECTS’ EARLY IMPACT ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY.” AEI- 2019 Proceeding Conference DOI: (Accepted)

Ghosh, T., Callahan, M. P., Shadravan, S., Fithian, L. A. (in press). “Composite Mycelium-Glass Brick Unit.” Stockholm, Sweden, Advanced Material Congress (AMC) Conference 2019. (Accepted)

Shadravan, S., Callahan, M. P., Obasade, Y. (2018). Blending Structural Application into Design Studios. OKC: Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). (Accepted)

Callahan, M. P., Reisweber, D. (2015). Sooner State of Mind: Forging Leadership Legacies North of the Red River.

Callahan, M. P. (2015). “Teaching Leadership Skills: A Case Study in Active-Learning Pedagogy.” International Journal of International Education Studies, Common Ground.

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Callahan, M. P. (Principal Investigator), Loon, L. (Co-Principal Investigator), “Tomorrow’s Yukon,” Sponsored by City of Yukon, Oklahoma, State. (August 1, 2012- July 31, 2013).

Callahan, M. P. (Principal Investigator), “Diplomacy Labs #32 and #37,” Sponsored by US State Department on Global Diplomacy, Federal, $15,000.00. (January 2017- May 2017).

Callahan, M. P. (Principal Investigator), “Human Virtues,” Sponsored by OU Institute for Human Flourishing, Private, $1,500.00. (September 2016- December 2016).

Callahan, M. P., “2015 Faculty Fellow Award,” Sponsored by University of Oklahoma Center for Teaching Excellence, The University of Oklahoma, $7,500.00. (February 2015- February 2016).


Ed Cline Faculty Development Award, University of Oklahoma. (2022).

Scholar in Professional Practice, NCARB (National Council for Architectural Registration Board). (2021).

Educator Contributor of the Year, American Institute of Architects, Oklahoma. (November 5, 2018).

2017 Provost Outstanding Academic Advising Award, University of Oklahoma. (May 2017).

Diplomacy Labs #35 Artic Home; #37 Global PPP, US State Department. (November 2016).

Executive Virtues Series in Coursework, OU Institute for Human Flourishing. (May 2016).

CTE Faculty Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Oklahoma. (January 2015).

Ed Cline Teaching Development Award to Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. (2014).

Superior Teaching, College of Liberal Studies, OU. (2014).

Merritt Foundation Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma. (May 2010).