Christopher C. Gibbs Death – Christopher C. Gibbs has died on November 11, 2021. Gibbs, OU Class of 1967 earned his bachelor of science in architecture from the school. Gibbs founded two successful home construction and land development companies. Gibbs was a long-time supporter of OU, he was honoured with the largest gift in the history of the College of Architecture. In 2017, the college was named after him “OU Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture”. After his graduation from the college, he devoted his career to the home construction and development industry.
OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. made a statement following the death of Christopher Gibbs, “Throughout his extraordinary career, Christopher Gibbs has steadfastly supported his alma mater, particularly through his investment of time and resources in the College of Architecture and our students. His distinguished achievements and exceptional dedication to OU are a great inspiration to our entire university community.”
In 1992, he founded PLC Land Co. and PLC Christopher Homes, which have been responsible for the planning, financing, design, construction, marketing and sales of more than 15,000 homes throughout southern California, Florida and Texas. In 2011, Gibbs and Ania his wife put to place an interactive learning centre in Gould Hall that features state-of-the-art technology to help students collaborate and present their work. Also, the couples whole-heartedly supported OU architecture students through scholarships and enrichment funding for field trips and a lecture series.
During the 50 years of Gibbs successful career, he received numerous regional and national awards for design, merchandising, marketing and sales excellence.
- In 2017, he received the OU Regents’ Alumni Award in recognition of his superior dedication to OU.
- In 2020, the University of Oklahoma recognized Gibbs with an honorary degree.
The cause of death has not been made known to the public. The obituary and funeral arrangements will be officially made known by his family.
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