Please consider the following Historic Preservation 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.
Beta Theta Pi House Rehabilitation and Addition | GH2 Architects, LLC
Photography By: Simon Hurst Photography
The Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Campus, is an iconic limestone landmark. The prominent structure, designed by noted local architect Harold Gimeno in the Italian Renaissance style, was constructed in 1928 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original house, rehabilitated with meticulous attention to the original architectural style, is carefully integrated with a new four-level addition that doubles the size of the facility. The stunning new addition includes a 70-person study hall, alumni center, dining room and kitchen, as well as a variety of new resident rooms.
E House | 1 Architecture, LLC
Photography By: Melissa Lukenbaugh
Located in the heart of Tulsa’s historic Pearl District, this renovated 5,000 sf Plains Commercial building now serves as a modern office. A creative solution was implemented to overcome structural challenges resulting from 20 years of neglect while providing a cohesive aesthetic solution that preserves as much of the original façade as possible and maintains the 1920’s character of the district. While designing the interiors, the team focused on highlighting the juxtaposition of the new construction against the old. New construction incorporates a vibrant, urban aesthetic while showcasing the innate beauty in the original 100 year old structure.
International Harvester Dealership | Selser Schaefer Architects
Photography By: Ralph Cole Photography
The company’s new headquarters in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District was originally home to the International Harvester truck and tractor dealership. Built in 1938 the brick and steel structure had been abandoned for decades. The overarching goal of this project was to celebrate the history of International Harvester and its 1930’s industrial aesthetic while maximizing historic tax credits. And, at the same time, incorporate the technology and systems required for today’s office environments.