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.
South had been in a temporary building that was in dire need of repair for
years. They were looking for a place to call home that would also foster the
needs of their diverse student body. An old mall in Oklahoma City was
repurposed to house this colorful Charter High School providing space and
flexibility for the growing classes. The heart and soul of this new space is
the student commons at the main entry, which creates a sense of arrival and
community belonging. This central collaboration space is a place in which all
of the grades and staff can come together as one integrated group.
Originally constructed in
the 1940’s, this downtown building complex was transformed into a beautiful and
charming call center for the cosmetic company, SeneGence International. The
extensive rehabilitation combines three buildings in a main street downtown
setting, and the resulting transformation blends the downtown charm and scale
with the contemporary face of the company.
adaptive reuse of this 95 year old building shows our commitment to honoring
the building and bringing it back to life…we need the historical
connection. The Jones Assembly
establishes strong roots for the future of the building.
For years, home improvement has been dominated
by orange and blue. Now there’s a new color in town – green. TreeHouse is a
home upgrade company with a mission to make our homes beautiful, healthy, smart
and sustainable. Their services include professional design assistance, curated
products and installation that places a premium on quality, health and
This new store, an adaptive re-use of an existing retail space, borrows from a Texas residential rather than a commercial aesthetic, and is itself a model of sustainability.