University of Tulsa, Collins Hall Welcome Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The two-story Collins Hall Welcome Center is situated at the end of a new three-block-long campus green that runs perpendicular to a major thoroughfare at the edge of the University of Tulsa (TU).

The 39,103-square-foot building signals arrival at the TU campus with a three-story stone and glass entry tower. The exterior reinforces the Collegiate Gothic ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$194.63FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas style found on campus by using a rich ashlar stone mixed with stone trim and slate tile roofs.

Collins Hall features a 2,000-square-foot “living room” that serves as the lobby. It is designed for comfort, yet is flexible enough for special events, along with adjacent patios that overlook the campus. The high windows, as well as various lighting elements, allow it to be used for either day or evening gatherings.

Collins Hall houses the TU president’s administrative suite, alumni offices, development offices and the Heritage Room, which displays TU’s storied history and accomplishments. It gathers many student-focused functions, including financial aid and admissions, in one location to better serve student needs.


“Elegant. A beautiful, timeless design that signifies a strong institution with a deep history.”--2008 jury