The American School Project
March 2018 Newsletter
Dear friends,
We are excited to invite you to two special events in Venice celebrating the opening of the American School exhibition during the 2018 Venice Biennale. In addition, the American School Archive, developed in conjunction with OU Libraries, continues to grow. As always, if you are interested in getting involved in the American School Project, please click here.

Celebrating the American School in Venice

ECC Biennale Preview Party
May 24, 2018 & May 25, 2018

The European Cultural Centre (ECC) is hosting a special preview of its "Time Space Existence" collection of Architecture Biennale exhibitions at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, Italy, on May 24 and May 25, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Join us during this exclusive event to tour the American School exhibition with two of its co-curators, Luca Guido and Michael Hoffner! 

Exhibition Tour with Dean Hans Butzer
June 1, 2018

Gibbs College of Architecture Dean Hans Butzer, co-curator of the American School exhibition in Venice, will host an opening reception and private tour for alumni and special guests on the evening of June 1, 2018.
If you would like to attend either of these historic events in Venice, please contact Angela Person (, by May 15, 2018.
Above: An original drawing by OU alumnus Vince Mancini. American School Archive.
American School Archive Grows

The American School Archive added incredible works from alumni in recent weeks. Among new additions to the archive include mounted graphite drawings produced by Vince Mancini. In addition, dozens of graphite and colored pencil drawings by John Hurtig and Jim Gardner were recently donated. Thank you for your contributions!

If you are interested in donating your materials to the American School Archive, contact Erik Baker (

The American School Archive is profiled in the Spring 2018 issue of
Sooner Horizon, the University of Oklahoma Libraries Special Collections newsletter. In the article, American School Project curator Luca Guido describes the significance of this growing special collection. " I believe that the drawings realized by Goff's students during the 1950s and '60s are unique for their quality and creativity, especially considering students' work in other schools of architecture in the US at the same time. It is important to protect and preserve these drawings for future generations of students and scholars."
Click here to access the Spring 2018 issue of Sooner Horizon .
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
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.