Googie Influenced Architecture at Oral Roberts University

(Learning Resource and Graduate Center)

A couple weeks ago I spent an hour or so on the Oral Roberts University campus. I had my Holga 135PC pinhole camera with me. Most of the buildings on the campus were designed by one man, Frank Wallace are in a style now known as “Googie” but back then in the early 1960’s was known as “Space Age.” The buildings are ORU use lots of bronzed reflective glass.

(Learning Resource and Graduate Center)

(Christ’s Chapel – A Figurative Tent to reflect Oral Robert’s beginnings as a tent revival preacher.)

For a long time the architecture looked outdated and run down but the revival of all things retro and 1960’s it seems that the buildings are coming back in style. It helps that they now have money for maintenance and upkeep.

(A digital pic of Howard Auditorium with its geodesic dome)

(This isn’t architecture, this is just having fun)

(Shooting a shot with a pinhole camera into a reflection of the sun. My question is how can you have lens flare without a lens?)

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6 thoughts on “Googie Influenced Architecture at Oral Roberts University

  1. DrillerAA09

    You are having way too much fun with that pin hole camera. I don’t have any idea how you get lens flare without a lens, but the results are wonderful.

  2. DeniseinVA

    Interesting architecture and very Flash Gordon. His name just popped into my head. Beautiful tree shot and I loved the effect from your pin hole camera.

  3. Beryl

    These are great! I have a friend who is a professional photographer who has bugged me to get myself a Holga – says the pictures you get with it are like nothing else.

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