Sarkeys Energy Center, OU

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The first building I chose to blog on is Sarkeys Energy Center, located at the very northeast corner here on campus. As an engineering student, it is a building that I spend a lot of time attending class and studying in. My first encounter with the building, as a freshman on a tour, left me feeling intimidated at both its height and confusing interior organization. I liked the red brick exterior, but felt a little conflicted as to whether I liked the color on such a plain, undecorated structure. Inside, the lowest floor is underground and has dark hallways, leaving me with a feeling of being cut off from the rest of the world. However, this feeling is interjected when I enter a study area with a massive skylight, or venture further up in the building. Every space is utilized, whether for research labs, computer labs, or offices. Although not the most luxurious building on campus, it has many nooks and crannies that are perfect for studying. It also has a lot of familiar faces in professors and other students, so this building has started to feel less overwhelming and more like home.

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