Urban Design – Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

Urban Design


Building Leaders. Creating Communities.

Since 1988, the University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio has focused on a three-part mission: to train urban design professionals through graduate programs in urban design and real estate, to advance understanding of the city through research and creative activity and to engage in community projects benefiting Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma. The Urban Design Studio is always looking for promising students and community partners for its endeavors.

Student Work

Street art crossing design by Amanda Yamaguchi

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Alumni Voices

“It is a true testament to the program to see how many Urban Design Studio projects have morphed seamlessly in to the fabric of our city today.”

Sarah Gould

Owner of KKT Architects

“I was able to gain hands-on experience working on community-based projects that had a lasting impact while making valuable connections in my professional field.”

Daniel Sperle

Executive Director of Tulsa Bike Share


Arjan Jager

Adjunct Faculty

Shawn Schaefer

Director | Associate Professor
sschaefer@ou.edu | Schusterman Center, Tulsa Campus