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2016 AIA Eastern Oklahoma Design Awards - People's Choice
Adaptive Reuse

Please consider the following Adaptive Reuse Projects submitted in this year's AIA Eastern Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards.  The link to vote for your favorite can be found at the bottom of this page.

Project: 8:10 Building | Architect: Cyntergy

Photography By: Jon B. Petersen


Interior and exterior materials create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. In order to create a more centralized work environment, areas such as the breakroom and plot room were placed adjacent to the open stair created between floors. The large windows spanning all four exterior walls serve as a driving factor for the vision of the tenant build out. Circulation was placed in the middle of the building in order to allow natural light to deeply filter. A large boardroom placed prominently off of the entry incorporates glass doors and becomes the focal point for the lobby.

Project: Broken Arrow Public Schools Oak Crest Elementary School Renovation and Addition | Architect: GH2 Architects, LLC

Photography By: Yellow Dog Design Works: Susan Rainey


Originally built in 1964, Oak Crest had six subsequent additions encompassing five individual structures that lacked a cohesive connection, ADA accessibility, contemporary finishes and lack of growth potential for the student population. The renovation and addition of Oak Crest allows the elementary school to be used more effectively and efficiently, while the open design provides room to grow and plenty of natural light. With stunning “before-and-after” comparison images, the renovation included new finishes, addressed accessibility, and upgraded the mechanical and lighting systems. Added spaces include a new lobby and office, media center, music and art rooms, and upgraded toilet facilities.

Project: Fire Station No. 8 | Architect: James Boswell

Photography By: Ralph Cole Photography


The Renovation & addition of Fire Station No. 8 has received positive support and admiration from the public and professional Community. It exemplifies the firm’s commitment to adaptive reuse and modernization of old & historic, unreplaceable buildings.

Project: Gates Hardware Building | Architect: KSQ Design

Photography By: Melissa Lukenbaugh


The historic Gates Hardware building in downtown Tulsa was renovated and adapted to become a 28,000 square-foot mixed-use space with a microbrew pub and jazz club on street level and a design firm and graphic design firm sharing 14,000 square-foot of open studio space paying homage to the building’s hardware roots.

Project: Green Country Rehab | Architect: W Design

Photography By: Ben Chau


Green Country Rehab clinic celebrates the history of the three structures in their new home.

Project: University of Arkansas Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity | Architect: Cyntergy

Photography By: Jon B. Petersen


The Pi Kappa Alpha Alpha Zeta chapter at the University of Arkansas commissioned an 8,000 square foot addition and renovation to the historic PKA house. The building provided a unique challenge with the addition of a second floor, and the modern structure was studied in-depth in order to provide a design that would both compliment the style and improve the functionality and durability also. The original building was designed by John G. Williams, the first dean of the University of Arkansas School Of Architecture. Adding a second floor to this 1950s Modern structure was a delicate challenge.