The $27 million research facility, completed in 2004, includes 94,600 square feet of reconfigurable laboratory and office space to accommodate rapidly changing programs and new initiatives. It houses 251 faculty and student researchers working in a wide variety of disciplines, including chemistry, zoology, microbiology, botany and engineering.
The 244,000-square-foot National Weather Center opened its doors in September 2006. One of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, it houses 12 OU, state and federal organizations with more than 650 employees, faculty, researchers and students.
The Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center, opened in the summer of 2010, provides the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with 160,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, highly-flexible research laboratories and office space. The $75 million facility also aids in the further development of the University’s research strengths in genomics and integrative life sciences. It includes space for joint projects with industry, core research support facilities to serve the entire campus, and the infrastructure to foster more collaboration with the OU Health Sciences Center.
The 50,000-square-foot One Partners Place opened in fall 2004 and is anchored by Weathernews Americas, which is privately owned by Japanese parent company Weathernews Inc.. Weathernews is the largest publicly traded private weather company in the world.
The second floor of the facility, completed in February 2007, houses the university’s radar innovations lab.
Construction on this 56,000-square-foot office building was completed in 2007. The facility houses the university’s Center for Applied Social Research, K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal, and Center for Spatial Analysis as well as private companies, including Atmospheric Technology Services Company Inc.
Three Partners Place
Construction on this 75,000 square-foot office building began in late 2007 and was completed June 2009. The facility houses the offices of three University Vice Presidents– the Office of Technology Developement, University Research Cabinet, and the Office of the Vice President for Research as well as the Office of Research Services, the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, Intellectual Property Management Office, Commerce and Investment Venture Oppotunites, and the Office of Export Controls. It is also home to a number of private companies such as Dow Lohnes, MSCI, and Weather DecisionTechnologies, Inc.
This building, which opened in Fall 2012, houses offices dedicated to water surveys, climate science and export controls. 4PP is also home to private companies including Power Costs, Inc.
Five Partners Place
Construction on this building is in progress and scheduled to open in Fall 2015. Follow us on Twitter (@OUURC) for regular updates on the progress of the facility.
To capitalize on campus momentum to improve teaching, research, skill development and entrepreneurship with innovation equipment/spaces, programs and experts, OU is creating an Innovation Hub, which will include a 5,000 sq ft digital fabrication lab/ makerspace in Three Partners place opening in early Spring 2016.
- Digital Fabrication Lab – 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines
- Economic Development – Co-working space with business incubator and accelerator
- Visualization Zone – Fully immersive, experimental virtual reality for data visualization
- Collaboration Zone – Highly flexible space for increased communication
- Experiential Programs – Agile product design, software Business Accelerator and Social Entrepreneurship
- Research Support – Library services including informatics and data management