The facility, owned and operated by the University, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a tenant, provides a state-of-the-art research, operational, and teaching facility. The center fuses renowned educational, research, service and operational components into a single environment while promoting an international reach for the University of Oklahoma. The resulting 244,000-SF Meteorology Center benefits NOAA, which gains access to unique equipment, and benefits the university, which gains an academic facility with a greater sense of purpose due to the interaction with NOAA professionals. To encourage eight university groups and four NOAA entities to work together, the facility was designed with an open-area space plan to promote interaction among interdisciplinary research groups, while providing quiet individual spaces. As NOAA is a federally funded agency, a security system was incorporated to meet required government measures, yet allowed openness for the student population. The facility stands as the southern gateway to the University and sets a tone for future Campus Research and Technology Park buildings.
At a glance
Joint Venture of NOAA & University of Oklahoma
Open area space plan to promote interaction
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment