Please consider the following Medium Commercial 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.
Allied Health Building | Dewberry Architects, Inc.
Photography By: Jon B. Petersen
A collaboration between medical education and medical practice has found form on the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) Campus. Jointly the new facility creates space for learning in both academic and applied settings. Separately the building addresses a unique identity for both OSU-OKC students and Variety Care Clinic patients.
The College of the Muscogee Nation, Inaugural Building | Beck Design
Photography By: Donald K. Beck, Jr.
The inaugural building of the College of the Muscogee Nation (CMN) represents the dignity of Muscogee people by portraying the balance between traditional academic features and their culture, thus establishing a strong, unique, and distinctly Muscogee campus. From the eastern orientation of the building that expresses the Muscogee appreciation for the beginning of each new day, to the traditional arbor that addresses the setting sun, cultural influence permeates the structure. The primary form giver for the all of the elements of the College of the Muscogee Nation was derived from their historic cultural symbolism. The building plan takes the shape of the Creek’s sacred bird - the raven.
GreenArch Development | Freese Architecture, Inc.
Photography By: Ralph Cole Photography
GreenArch – located in the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa – is a 90,000 square foot mixed-use development offering 70 market-rate apartments and 10,000 square feet of restaurant/commercial space. The Program called for efficient, affordable apartments and commercial space, and an appearance both modern and complimentary to the historic district. The building was constructed for $85.00 per square foot. The exterior materials are cement board siding and split-face masonry to pay homage to the adjacent historic mercantile buildings. The building mass is visually reduced with a pattern of smaller elements approximating the proportions of the historic buildings.
Hardesty Leadership Center for Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma | Beck Design
Photography By: Donald K. Beck, Jr.
The design of the Hardesty Leadership Center is a bold expression of the Girl Scouts rich heritage. The iconic green sash forms the entry, creating a strong sense of arrival.
The Girl Scout Cookie Boxes and their design inspired the interior colors and spaces. The entry of the building is framed by an organic modern design with the natural colors expressed in the wood-type tile and stones one the wall and floor. The flooring design is creating a path through the building leading you to the symbolic fire-pit and bridge that Girl Scouts through-out the world walk across for their bridging ceremony from Brownies and to different levels of Girl Scouts.
Jenks Public Schools Education Service Center | GH2 Architects, LLC
Photography By: Yellow Dog Design Works: Susan Rainey
Featuring a unique bell tower entrance inspired by the original Jenks school building, constructed in 1909, the new Jenks District Education Service Center is now an iconic part of the Jenks Main Street Appearance District. The building includes administration office spaces, public board room, executive board room, conference rooms and support spaces. The open, airy lobby is naturally illuminated by curved convex skylights and is decorated by multi -colored glass rondels created by a local glass artist. The Education Service Center houses all of the District’s administration in one location, providing for the highest possible efficiency between departments.
Rogers State University Pryor Campus | Dewberry Architects, Inc.
Photography By: Jeremy Charles
Nestled in the rolling hills of Mayes County, this new building on RSU’s Pryor campus provides exciting new architecture for the neighboring community, and features state-of-the-art educational facilities that bring opportunities that were previously unavailable to its users. The design responds sensitively to the site, following the flow of the contours and minimizing the impact on existing trees. The main lobby, with its sweeping arch roof and expansive glass, is a visually dynamic and inviting architectural feature that welcomes users and serves as a central hub allowing easy access to all the building’s primary functions.