OU-Tulsa Construction Makes Progress

Construction on the OU-Tulsa Learning Center, the school’s first structure designed and dedicated solely to classroom and meeting space, is making progress and is expected to open in the summer of 2008, according to school officials.
The two-story, 47,000-SF building costs $12.2 million and was paid for by the State Higher Education Bond Issue and a gift from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Founders and Associates Inc., and the Diane and Lindsay Perkins family made additional gifts.
The building’s conceptual design derives from the advanced instructional methods used in academic programming at OU-Tulsa. The center will feature the Perkins Family Lecture Hall, which will seat more than 360 students. Two smaller lecture halls will each seat 90 students, one large classroom will seat 70 students and eight additional classrooms will seat an average of 32 students.
There are also student-gathering areas including lounge areas and group study rooms. The facility will also feature advanced classroom technology and wireless computer access.
The focal point of the center is the Founders Hall and academic commons. This multi-purpose space will provide group study and social space for students and will allow OU-Tulsa to host University and community events. The addition will allow as many as 400 people can attend lectures or events in the Schusterman Center.



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