The American School
Fall 2019 Newsletter
Dear friends,

This issue of The American School newsletter highlights the publication of the book Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture (OU Press, 2020), which is now available for pre-order. This stunning book features more than 190 color drawings and photographs, many never-before-published. A significant number of these works are housed in the American School Archive at the University of Oklahoma Libraries' Western History Collection.

In this issue, I am also pleased to share that a traveling version of the  Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture exhibition recently opened at Texas A&M University in College Station. On January 24, 2020, the largest Renegades exhibition to-date will open at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. You don't want to miss this stunning collection of original drawings, models, photos and more. Please save the date!
We are passionate about engaging today's students in honoring the legacy of the American School. This issue shares two recent initiatives that connect students with American School ideals, including the "Creativity Through Sketching" collaborative exhibition, as well as a recent travel study experience at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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 Book Available For Pre-Order
The Gibbs College of Architecture is excited to announce that  Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture (University of Oklahoma Press 2020), edited by our own Luca Guido, Stephanie Pilat, and Angela Person, is available for pre-order. Publication of  Renegades coincides with the major exhibition of American School work opening at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in January 2020.

For more information, click here
Exhibition of American School Work Opens at Texas A&M
The daring, unconventional residential designs by Bruce Goff, one of the most provocative yet unheralded architects of the twentieth century, as well as that of his students is featured in a new exhibit Oct. 21 - Dec. 12, 2019, at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.

When: Until Dec.12, 2019
Where: Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center, Texas A&M campus

For more information, click  here
"Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture" Opens Jan. 24
The largest "Renegades" exhibition to date will feature 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, Norman, Oklahoma

For more information, click here
Architecture, Painting Students Collaborate on "What Would Renegades Do?" Exhibition
Founding American School architect Bruce Goff saw design elements as catalysts for abstractions of form, materiality, texture, color, rhythm and patterns. Recently, 60 students in ARCH 4513, "Creativity Through Sketching," led by Associate Professor of Architecture Dave Boeck, and ART 2413, "Beginning Painting," led by Associate Professor of Painting Jason Cytacki, collaborated to explore these elements by illustrating the meanings of different songs.

Read more here
Students Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West During 8-Day Course
As part of an eight-day immersive program, 13 students from Interior Design, Architecture, Environmental Design, and Regional and City Planning divisions traveled to The School of Architecture at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, in June. The course provided students with an in-depth, studio-based experience which included tours and individual exploration of the house, educational lectures and discussions, and studio exercises. 

The exercises were crafted to deepen students' understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's design approach and how his work influenced the work of Bruce Goff, who helped developed the American School approach to design and architecture at OU. Students had the opportunity to work in the same studio space in which the original fellows worked alongside of Wright.

Read more here
Support the American School
Please contact Angela Person if you would like to support the American School project or click the buttons below to donate to a specific initiative.
Donate to the Herb Greene Teaching Fellowship
Donate to the American School Exhibition at the Fred Jones
American School Project Supporters
OU Division of Architecture Professional Advisory Board
The American School project is led by the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma.