Oral Roberts University, Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • FIRM

    KSQ Design


    Oral Roberts University

  • AREA

    28,000 sq.ft.





A vision for the future of Oral Roberts University (ORU) is represented by the construction of the Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center. As the first new construction project on campus in 30 years, this modern building represents a new era of growth and executive leadership, and serves as a critical component in making ORU a competitive force for years ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$393.00FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio come.

School administrators envisioned this building as a place for food, fun and fellowship, and the space programming delivers. In keeping with the university’s philosophy of openness, the design intent was to create a nearly transparent structure with views of the iconic ORU Prayer Tower and Lake Evelyn. This was accomplished with a blue glass “spine” down the center of the building and by encasing the majority of the exterior walls in glass. This LED-lighted central spine was placed on an axis directly in line with both the Prayer Tower and Lake Evelyn to best facilitate such views.

The slope of the roofline is symbolic of hands upraised in victory—a nod to ORU’s evangelical Christian foundation.