Image used with permission of author / “Campus Sunset” (c) 2011 Jeremy Green
The College of Architecture is excited to be back on campus, having just moved into the beautiful new Gould Hall. As part of the new building, the Institute for Quality Communities has a permanent home and base of operations. We are grateful for the resources and hard-work that made the new space possible and eager to use it to carry-out our mission of making Oklahoma communities better places! For more on the new building, check out the College of Architecture photo gallery or read the Oklahoma Daily article below:
New buildings to open in time for fall semester
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
After three years of planning and building, the new College of Architecture home is finished and will be ready for classes in the fall. Gould Hall will house architecture, construction science, interior design, landscape architecture and regional and city planning, university spokesman Chris Shilling said.
Architecture professors moved in and got settled into the building during the summer, Shilling said.
Architecture students worked in the old Hobby Lobby building on Main Street while renovations to Gould Hall were in progress, according to Daily archives.
The new building was scheduled to open in January, but there were construction setbacks due to problems with asbestos, according to Daily archives. The renovations to Gould Hall include a larger studio area for architecture students to work in, state of the art lecture facilities and a large gallery to showcase architecture projects, Shilling said.
“Because they expanded and added further lecture facilities and offices and other studios, it is bringing all the departments of the college of architecture under one roof,” Shilling said.
This includes the five divisions of the college, which are architecture, construction science, interior design, landscape architecture and regional and city planning, Shilling said. The date for the Gould Hall dedication ceremony was not set at press time.