Monday, January 31, 2005
Pawley Hall wins national design award
By Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
Carlotta and Dennis Pawley Hall has been recognized for outstanding design in American School and University magazine.
Pawley Hall was designed by DSA Architects, a member of the SHW Group, located in Berkley, Mich. The 132,000-square-foot building houses the School of Education and Human Services, including its classrooms, faculty offices, counseling facilities, a reading clinic and the Lowry Early Childhood Center.
“The SEHS faculty and staff met numerous times with the DSA design team to describe our vision of the ideal learning environment. They worked with us to create a spacious building that supports our teaching and learning mission,” said Mary Otto, dean of the School of Education and Human Services.
According to the article in American School and University magazine, the objective to the design was to blend the building with the campus environment, the natural surroundings and to control environmental elements effects on the building.
Pawley Hall was recognized with a number of other educational institutions from a variety of categories in the November 2004 Architectural Portfolio issue of American School and University. Applicants are judged by a jury of architects and school administrators.