New joint facility to provide space for OSU-Tulsa, CHS
Oklahoma State University–Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences will team up to create a new facility that will be used by both Tulsa campuses.
The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents recently approved the selection of an architect and construction manager for a new medical and academic center for OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. Regents selected Dewberry of Tulsa as architect and Flintco LLC of Tulsa as construction manager at risk to design and construct a new academic building on the corner of Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard. The team recently designed the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center.
“This new facility will provide essential space for both of our OSU campuses in Tulsa,” said Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. “The joint project will combine the resources of OSU in Tulsa to provide a facility to benefit all our students and the Tulsa community.”
Tentative concepts for the medical and academic center call for classroom space, faculty offices and areas for student services.
“As we continue to grow our class sizes in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, we’ll be able to utilize the new space to best serve our students,” said Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “The joint project will provide vital space that can be utilized by both our campuses.”
Representatives from OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa will begin Phase I of the design process by meeting with architects to discuss the specific needs for the facility. The architects will use the input to design the facility and create a proposed budget for the project.
Oklahoma State University surpasses $20 million energy savings milestone
Oklahoma State University has saved more than $20 million through its energy conservation efforts over the last five years. Since July of 2007, OSU has saved nearly $20.4 million in energy costs. The savings figure includes all five campuses in the OSU system. OSU in Tulsa saved more than $2 million.
|OSU Campus Savings -- July 2007 to July 2012
Earlier this year, using OSU as a model, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 1096 that directs all state agencies and higher education institutions to achieve at least 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency and conservation by the year 2020. OSU's $20 million in energy savings represents a 19 percent improvement.