Moore Norman Technology Center—Health Education Building

Norman, Oklahoma

  • FIRM

    JHBR Architects, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Moore Norman Technology Center

  • AREA

    75,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $7,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/1998

The Moore Norman Technology Center—Health Education Building is a split-level, 75,000-square-foot building designed as a high-tech facility. It consists of 15 classrooms, a computer lab, dental labs, surgery-tech labs and a research library. It also has a state-of-the-art interactive videoconference center, which can be linked to the lecture halls and main ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMOlivo & AssociatesCAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$93.33FEATURED IN1999 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYVocational/Industrial arts rooms.

The beige brick veneer, steel-frame structure complements the existing campus facilities. The design is punctuated with the use of standing-seam overhangs, which shade the many windows overlooking the lake facing the main campus.

The split-level main lobby provides a dramatic space with exposed painted-steel trusses and high clerestory windows, which flood the area with natural light. The exterior brick was brought into the interior, creating a warm atmosphere, and relating the space to the whole facility. At the end of each wing of the upper and lower floors is a student snack area, which has a continuous ribbon of windows overlooking the surrounding landscape.

Patterned terrazzo, carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl tile, vinyl wallcovering and acoustical lay-in are used throughout the interior.

Photographer: ©Roger Bondy