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Why College of Architecture?
The Gibbs College of Architecture at OU is recognized for its high-performing alumni, award-winning teaching, and significant research in planning, design, and construction. We imagine a future in which all communities are designed for resiliency and empowered to maximize their social, economic, and environmental well-being.
The Institute for Quality Communities at Gibbs College of Architecture has completed more than 50 community projects1, addressing local challenges through best design practices.

1. OU Institute for Quality Communities

Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma is accredited by the NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)2, one of the oldest accrediting agencies for architectural education in the United States.

2. National Architectural Accrediting Board

Gibbs3 works closely with its active students and alumni to feature the incredibly impactful work they’re involved in. This includes featured stories, news articles, fellowship opportunities, and even their own podcast “The Gibbs Spotlight,” focused on featuring interviews with undergraduate and graduate students in its planning, design and construction programs.

3. Gibbs News Channel

The College
of Architecture/Gibbs Difference:

The Gibbs College of Architecture at OU is committed to developing new knowledge and training high-performing industry professionals to design resilient communities.

  • Gibbs College provides ideal and inspired learning environments for our students to practice our mantra: Design in Action.
  • We challenge our students to put the knowledge they’ve gained to the test by serving communities around the world. Our students are committed to public engagement for stronger communities, and moving their industries toward a more sustainable future.
  • Research, teaching, and service are grounded in our core values: contextual, resourceful, and entrepreneurial practice.

In Their Words

The College of Architecture prepares students to become leaders
Together, we imagine a future in which all communities are designed for resiliency and empowered to maximize their social, economic and environmental well-being.
— Hans E. Butzer
Dean, Gibbs College of Architecture
OU was a good fit for me as an adult student. It offered a very flexible schedule for me, it offered the ability to marry student life with the life of an adult and a businesswoman.
— Alumna Gina Sofola,
MS Regional and City Planning
I feel really lucky that I was in a graduating class that was very competitive with one another but had people with different design approaches and aesthetics; we pushed one another in a helpful way.
— Alumna Breah Page,
BA Architecture 2010
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