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New plans for OU dorms revealed

OKCTalk has obtained plans for the first phase of the total rebuilding of the freshman dorms at OU.

Funds were recently approved to demolish Adams Center, one of the three dorm towers just south of Lindsey Street.


The plans show that in place of the 12-story Adams, there will be two five-story brick buildings similar to the recently built residential colleges to the east.


In addition to new dorm rooms, each will have lounge and study areas as well as a large storm shelter. The north building will have a coffee shop; the south a convenience store.


All the dorm towers were built in the 1960s and President Joseph Harroz has said the university has adopted a “freshman housing master plan” which would systematically replace all. Once Adams is replaced Walker and Couch towers would also give way to similar new structures.


The university recently acquired the 1,200-bed Cross Center (Admas has 908) which will allow it to maintain a sufficient housing supply while they continue the demolish/rebuild process.


The architects are ADG/Blatt of Oklahoma City.


Repost from okctalk.

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