University of Oklahoma - Residential College
Two new 314-bed residential colleges meet the university’s vision for creating an Ivy League experience with students of several class levels living and learning together under the guidance of residential faculty. To meet the needs of sophomores, juniors, and seniors, a variety of unit types and community amenities are provided. To support the residential college program, each hall includes a faculty master apartment, several faculty offices, seminar and conference rooms, and a dining hall (supported by a single food storage and prep area).
The new halls are located on a prominent site near the center of campus. The exterior is designed in the ‘Cherokee Gothic’ architectural style predominant on the campus.
“The Residential Colleges will have a huge impact on student life at the University of Oklahoma,” University President David L. Boren said. “For the first time, we will be able to provide on campus housing for upperclassmen and women.” “The Residential Colleges will build close bonds between the students who will live there for three years and will associate closely with faculty fellows in each college,” Boren continued. “They will have their own dining rooms, athletic teams, and mottos. In a sense, they will be like residential clubs for upperclassmen and women.”
Architect of Record: ADG