Please consider the following Urban Design & Planning 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.
important Memorial is to honor the 4 that perished in the plane crash on
November 17, 2011 which took the lives of head coach Kurt Budke, Assistant
Coach, Miranda Serna, of the Oklahoma State University Women’s Basketball Team,
as well as former State Senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula. It was
intended to memorialize the lives that perished and their connection to each
other. The connection of the 4 honorees became the form giver of the precious
Memorial. The number 4 is a whole number and is symmetrical as are the lives
represented in this monument. The design is divided into 4 equal elements with
a physical connection to the alternate 3 .The 4 elements contribute to create
an inner space of strength with individual edge lighted etched portrait panels
of acrylic portray their backgrounds and lives.
Downtown Tulsa has seen a revival in recent
years. This urban plaza brings a truly unique shopping destination to downtown
and contributes to a vibrant streetscape, positively impacting the surrounding
area merely by its presence.
Re-purposed shipping containers converge on a
once vacant lot, forming inviting spaces at
an intimate, but public scale. The bottom level surrounds a courtyard while the tops support a wooden boardwalk with space for gathering, live music and entertainment creating its own
eco-system of street life, community and vibrancy.