OU GALLOGLY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
DEVON ENERGY HALL
THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Devon Energy Hall fulfilled the OU Gallogly College of Engineering’s basic need for offices, classrooms, technology laboratories, and an experience-based learning laboratory. The building design was driven by a new engineering curriculum emphasizing team-based and hands-on learning. The building itself is an experiment in physical learning and an opportunity to put engineering on display, making it more visible and accessible to students, faculty, and the larger community.
The facility features classrooms, team rooms, teaching labs, and flexible research space; all designed with a primary focus on interdisciplinary collaboration where students, faculty, and staff from all engineering disciplines can share ideas and resources. The first floor features a computer-science teaching lab and a digital design lab. Floors two through four contain flexible research space and modular break-out rooms consisting of both small and large lab modules for privacy and security when conducting research. Here, the faculty/principal investigators’ offices are arranged around the research-space perimeter with one door providing access to an open laboratory and one door opening to a public corridor allowing students to access professors without entering the labs.
The 5th floor of Devon Energy Hall houses the Microelectronics Cleanroom, a state-of-the-art, ISO-6 microelectronics cleanroom and semiconductor fabrication space. The facility’s cleanroom area features over 3,300 square feet of Class 10,000 general and Class 1,000 photo-lab space. The equipment housed within allows for ongoing research and the fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices. Located directly adjacent to the cleanroom, laboratories containing Metal Oxide Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) systems are designed to advance compound semiconductor materials growth research.