KWK Architects, in partnership with architect of record ADG Architects of Oklahoma City, recently completed the first residential colleges in Oklahoma at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. A dedication ceremony for the new Headington and Dunham residential colleges was held on Oct. 11, 2017.
The new $75 million residential colleges are designed as living/learning spaces. The facilities opened the semester with 600 upperclassmen (300 students in each building). Oklahoma’s residential colleges are some of the first in the United States.
Taking cues from residential colleges on Ivy League campuses such as Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge, each building features a faculty master apartment and office, dormitories, private parking, seminar/conference rooms, lounges, study areas, libraries and dining rooms. The two residential colleges are also connected by a communal dining area and storm shelter, and each boasts a house motto, colors, crest and athletic teams. The architectural design of each college was influenced by the Cherokee Gothic style, which is featured on several buildings throughout the campus.
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