Oklahoma State University, Human Sciences Addition

Stillwater, Oklahoma


Oklahoma State University


76,700 sq.ft.

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The Human Sciences Addition includes three levels of instructional, collaborative, and experiential learning spaces. The building is organized around the Great Hall, an atrium that connects each level and showcases the diverse activities of each department. The atrium is highlighted by a design element affectionately called the “Orange Glow,” a vertical orienting element at the intersection of the Great Hall and the existing building’s main horizontal circulation.

The “Orange Glow” as a literal component is the combination of the Grand Stair and a translucent elevator tower. Primary sustainable strategies include daylighting, which is incorporated into all teaching and public spaces where the function is not negatively affected by the presence of daylight. Informal social learning environments are integrated throughout the space to provide interaction that supports learning and collaboration among departments. The architectural character of the building is designed to complement the Modified Georgian context on the campus. The design was a collaboration between LWPB as architect of record and DLR Group as design partner.

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DLR Group

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