University Center was designed to support advanced placement and dual-credit college courses for the students of Enid High School. The facility includes a distance learning center, 16 classrooms, four laboratories, administration offices and multiple gathering spaces.
The architecture celebrates the adjoining 1912 high school building, while ASSOCIATED FIRMThe Carter Group (Program Management)CAPACITY403COST PER SQ FT$135.47FEATURED IN2014 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized a sophisticated collegiate vernacular through the use of reinterpreted neoclassical characteristics and traditional materials. This design concept is carried throughout the interior by the use of refined forms, colors, and rich woodwork.
Another concept carried throughout was inviting interiors promoting collaboration and community. Special consideration was given through the building's main corridor by providing students with cozy study niches and clerestory windows that borrow light from perimeter classrooms. The expansive open atrium invites social interaction and academics by including private study carrels, as well as movable furniture to allow the students to configure their own learning environments. A digital billboard displays student work, advertises programs, and promotes district activities, connecting the students with the public while creating an inherent sense of community.