Please consider the following Large 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.
to face Highway 75 and Route 66 just outside of downtown Tulsa, the new,
four-story Tandy Medical Academic Building features "America's Brightest
Orange," drawing attention to this state-of-theart educational,
simulation, and clinical skills facility. Designed to address unique needs for
training and educating doctors in the Oklahoma State University Center for
Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) curriculum and working in concert with OSU-CHS, our
team defined the physical space needs required to support the mission and
vision of the curriculum. This program shaped a design that will improve
student outcomes and provide a valued resource through continuing education and
hands-on medical simulation.
The school houses Pre-K through 5th grade students and includes the following spaces: 30 pod-style classrooms; eight special use classrooms including art, media center, music and STEM; full-size gymnasium with stage, spectator seating and a storm shelter; cafeteria and kitchen; main offices; clinic; multiple playgrounds; a bus oval; and separate area for parent pick-up and drop-off. The public spaces are carefully designed to be centralized for security.
Jenks Public Schools had two
overcrowded elementary schools, Jenks East and West, and the new Jenks
Northwest was structured as a mix of each unique zone. The facility was planned
to be the link to bring together students from both sides of the Arkansas River
and bridge the socioeconomic divide between the previously separated zones. The
project had many obstacles including a compressed design and construction
schedule and a small, steeply-sloped parcel of land on a congested street. The
result is a large facility with a small footprint nestled in the hillside with
unique play areas and off-street parking with minimal disruption to surrounding
Dedicated to the art of
healthy living the Tandy Family YMCA is located across from LaFortune Park in
the heart of residential Tulsa. Originally constructed in 1968, our firm
recently completed a transformation of this facility that included a 52,174
square foot renovation and a 42,790-square-foot addition. The intent of the
project was to reflect the character of the organization in the design and to
promote the core values of the YMCA (a healthy mind, body and spirit), while
reinvigorating the dated facility to remain a landmark within the local
The Children’s Center Rehabilitation
Hospital focuses on serving traumatically injured children and those dealing
with debilitating illnesses. We were selected to design a new building for the
Children’s Center campus which would allow them to serve hundreds more
medically fragile children per year. The new facility will help them meet the
growing statewide and regional demand for their inpatient and outpatient
services. The 100,000 SF facility includes specialty spaces such as 16
long-term critical care units, 24 short term units, several diagnostic and
treatment rooms used for a full spectrum of therapy services, two therapy gyms,
an out-patient clinic, a chapel, multiple classrooms, and staff support spaces.
In addition, the first floor features a conference center that can accommodate
one large session of 350 people or several small trainings or meetings.
When faced with the need to
address an aging hospital in Okemah, Oklahoma, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation
responded by designing a comprehensive regional wellness campus. The main
building, a 122,000 square foot hospital, needed to proudly tell the story of
the Muscogee People.
The task at hand was twofold, telling the history of a strong culture while also embracing and celebrating their future.
Located at an abandoned municipal airport site,
the design vocabulary of this new sustainable grocery store was inspired by the
original airport as evidenced by the swooping entry element reminiscent of an
airplane wing. Today the area known as Market District, is a highly sustainable
mixed-use urban village, which attracts residents interested in green living.