The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication facility provides a state-of-the art teaching facility and learning environment for a fast-paced industry. Exterior architecture draws from the Cherokee Gothic vernacular, prevalent on the historic Norman campus’ academic core. The two-phase 106,500-square-foot project includes multimedia computer labs, classrooms, lecture halls, a library, broadcast production and technical facilities, a sound stage, an auditorium and faculty offices. These functions support the various education sequences such as professional writing, journalism, public relations, broadcast, production and advertising.
Embracing the live/work/play environment of other public spaces in universities, REES did a superb job of providing a unique, breathtaking collaborative space on a number of levels while remaining faithful to the president’s views. REES’ strong creative impulses made this vision come together in an inspiring way. Many would have stumbled on this point, but REES soared…The project proceeded as flawlessly as anyone could have imagined due, in no small way, to the highly committed, highly talented team from REES. All of us in Gaylord Hall consider REES family.
Dean and Edward L. Gaylord Chair, University of Oklahoma