The American School
August 2019 Newsletter
Dear friends,

This issue of The American School newsletter highlights the official opening date for the "Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture" exhibition, to be held at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. This is a major retrospective of American School work from our archive, and we hope you will be able to join us.

In this issue, I am also pleased to share that we have created the Herb Greene Teaching Fellowship to bring an emerging scholar or designer to OU for two years to be immersed in our creative community. This fall, we will welcome our first Greene Fellow, RenĂ© Peralta. We also share news about a team of OU researchers who presented the work of the American School during the 2019 AIA National Convention in Las Vegas. The packed audience of over 100 architects were captivated by the work of Bruce Goff, Herb Greene and others, and inspired by their resourceful and experimental practice.
This issue also highlights the recent addition of the Bill Murphy Collection to the ever-growing American School Archive, which is part of OU Libraries' world-class Western History Collection. Murphy is an American School alumnus who continued his career in New York with partner Lou Mueller. Together, they had a diverse practice that spanned residential, education, and commercial design. He also designed exhibition spaces for art, fashion, and cultural events. We are thrilled to have Bill's collection of original drawings, letters and more in the archive.
Thank you for your continued interest in The American School project at OU. We look forward to providing you with more exciting updates soon.

Kind regards,
Stephanie Pilat
Director, Division of Architecture
Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture
The University of Oklahoma
"Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture" Opens Jan. 24
The "Renegades" exhibition features dozens of selections from the American School Archive, as well as virtual tours of several residences designed by Bruce Goff and digitally rendered by Skyline Ink of Oklahoma City!

When: Jan. 24, 2020 - Apr. 5, 2020
Where: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

For more information, click here
OU Creates Herb Greene Teaching Fellowship
To honor the legacy of Herb Greene, the Gibbs College of Architecture has created the Herb Greene Teaching Fellowship. The Greene Fellowship invites emerging designers and scholars to spend two years immersed in the creative community of the Division of Architecture. The Division will welcome the inaugural Herb Greene Teaching Fellow RenĂ© Peralta during the Fall 2019 semester. Peralta, who studied architecture at the New School of Architecture in San Diego and the Architectural Association in London, explores contemporary and future forms of the urban border between the United States and Mexico.

For more information, click here
OU Team Presents The American School During 2019 AIA National Conference
A team of researchers from the OU Gibbs College of Architecture recently presented The American School to over 100 attendees during the AIA National Conference in Las Vegas. They led an interactive seminar that was designed to help today's practitioners grapple with mind-numbing standardization, tricky sustainability issues, and increasing pressure to stand out in the Instagram era.

For more information, click here
Archive Highlight: The Bill Murphy Collection

American School alumnus Bill Murphy donated his stunning collection to the American School Archive in July 2019. Above, Bill is shown reviewing the collection with Dean Hans E. Butzer and Erik Baker.
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Please contact Erik Baker if you would like to support the American School project or click the buttons below to donate to a specific initiative.
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The American School project is led by the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma.