from the ADG newsroom
OU Dorm and Dining Master Plan Underway
Norman, OK, May 7, 2012 — ADG was recently hired to lead a dorm and dining
master plan for the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus. Kickoff meetings with administrators, students and consultants began in April. ADG is supported in this effort by national student housing experts: architecture firm, Mackey Mitchell Associates, who specializes in buildings for education and residence halls, and Brailsford & Dunlavey, a firm that specializes in facility planning and financials for student life and athletics.
So far, the team has conducted needs assessment interviews, focus groups and a visioning session with senior administration. A thorough review of mechanical and electrical systems throughout the central student housing complex (towers, as well as ancillary buildings) has also been completed by ADG’s in-house engineering team. The design team has worked alongside OU’s facilities management team to focus special attention future growth opportunities on campus.
Visioning meetings and building assessments were followed by a survey sent out to over 22,000 students soliciting them for their input regarding improvement ideas for student housing and dining. The design team will work vigorously over the summer with plans to present the master plan to the OU community in the fall.
For over 35 years, ADG, Inc. has provided services in Oklahoma and throughout the nation, creating successful projects for education, corporate, healthcare, housing, church and government clients. With 15 registered architects and over 40 employees, ADG consistently ranks as one of the largest design and program management firms in Oklahoma. Notable design experience includes OU’s Wagner Hall, Dean McGee Eye Institute and the Bricktown Ballpark. ADG is also the Program Manager for Norman Public Schools, coordinating the design and construction of nearly $100 million worth of district-wide school improvements.
For more information on Architectural Design Group, contact Anne-Marie Funk, Director of Business Development at 405.232.5700, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on housing and dining at the University of Oklahoma, contact Diane Brittingham, Director of Residential Life and Assoc. Director of Housing & Food Services at 405.325.1284, email: email@example.com or visit OU’s web site.
Photos by Amanda Bleakley for ADG, Inc.back to news