The University of Oklahoma has begun a major expansion of its campus on land immediately south of the existing main campus previously occupied by a U.S. Navy base. The South Campus master plan offers many opportunities to organize campus functions in innovative ways, focused around research and technology transfer.
The Stephenson Research and Technology Center is ASSOCIATED FIRMMiles Associates, Architect of RecordCOST PER SQ FT$183.50CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLaboratories first completed building on the site and the anchor for future development. It houses human genome research, functional genomic research, high-performance computing, adaptive systems and robotics research efforts. The facility also provides shared laboratory support and common support. The human genome research and functional genomics research departments combined use more than 33,000 square feet, the largest amount of square footage in the building.
The entire building was planned to create interaction and an exchange of ideas among scientists in the way they work and how they circulate throughout the building.
Also included in the planning is a conference center to support the South Campus development. The center will offer conference and meeting space.
"Great use of transparency to allow research and communication to come together."--2005 jury