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University of Oklahoma

February 13, 2012

Assistant Professor of Architecture Thomas Cline has completed the design, fabrication, and installation of a tabernacle for the St. Thomas More University Parish in Norman, Oklahoma.  The existing parish and student center was designed by Raymond Yeh, FAIA, former Dean of the OU College of Architecture. The white oak tabernacle features a gold-leafed carving of a pelican feeding its chicks, a traditional Eucharistic symbol of the Catholic Church. 

Stan Carroll, AIA, joined the Division of Architecture as a Professor of Practice for the Spring 2012 semester. He will be working with the 1st year students to help transform the way they think, both digitally and in the Creating_Making focus of the division’s new curriculum. Stan is president of Beyond Metal and works as a hands-on designer of sculpture, architecture, furniture, and architectural metal specialties. 

 The OU College of Architecture’s undergraduate program was named among the top 10 in the South, according to Design Intelligence, a twice-monthly report of the Design Futures Council. The design recognized three aspects of the college — creative programs, outstanding faculty and premier facilities. Read more. 

The Institute for Quality Communities continues their Streets for People lecture series this semester among other lectures and event in the College. 

Two students received top honors at a national competition sponsored by The American Institute of Architecture Students and VT Industries. The competition challenged students to develop a door around the theme of looking at this type of threshold in all facets: energy passage, security, universal accessibility, physical composition, and most of all design. Jorge Calvo, a third year architecture student from Alicante, Spain, was the overall competition winner, receiving a $1,500 prize. See Jorge Calvo’s winning design. Third year architecture student Ryan Williams, from Colleyville, Texas, received an honorable mention for his AIAS President’s door design. See Ryan William’s design. The students were advised by architecture professor Bob Fillpot

Assistant Professor of Construction Science Tamera McCuen and Associate Professor of Architecture Lee Fithian were recently approved for a Dream Course in Fall 2012 by the University of Oklahoma to continue this virtual teaming venture. The course, entitled "BIM for Constructors," will raise the University of Oklahoma's image as a leader in interdisciplinary collaboration enabled by innovative technology. The Dream Course will provide a unique opportunity for students to work with design and construction professionals on virtual teams. By working with the City of Oklahoma City and industry partners, students will further their discipline knowledge and collaborative skills in a project based learning environment that is the leading edge technology and innovative project delivery methods for the 21st century architect, planner, and builder.

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