Please consider the following Small 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.
client's one directive: "Design a building that captures our culture ...
relaxed, welcoming, high tech."
Our solution centered on a concept they were intimately familiar with - the data server rack. Using this concept, we created interior spaces that were open, connected and full of energy.
We also explored pushing the data servers further in our out of the rack. The result - - exterior terraces and bay windows that give the building visual interest. Inside, we put the building's inner workings on display - - exposing the pipes, wires and ductwork to reflect the tech culture.
Schuessler is a
multi-tenant medical office building located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The owner
had a limited budget but wanted something more contemporary than is
traditionally seen in retail development. The shape of the buildable area could
have easily led to a typical medical office development with a residential
style roof longwise that ran adjacent to 6th street to the North of the site.
This would have resulted in another building on the street that had a 1/3
building and 2/3 roof façade. Instead we decided to turn the roof to run
perpendicular to 6th street giving the building two strong independent tenant