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a view from the NE 2nd Street side with Deep Deuce district sign.  mh

AIA announces architecture tour sites

  Eight properties will be featured on this year’s tour. The Walters Home: 6210 Riviera Drive. James Loftis Architects handled the renovation of this home built in 1963. The owners are former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters and his wife, Rhonda. The Walters bought the 7,800-square-foot house from Robert Hefner III. It is known as The Villa on Riviera. The house

Architecture accolades

Awards are divided into three categories, with the most prestigious being the Honor Award, followed by the Merit Award and Citation Award. Projects are categorized into commercial, residential, interior and restoration entries, and the jury awards citations in each of the categories. Elliott+Associates Architects took home the most awards with three. The projects and their

It’s a mod, mod, mod, mod city

Mid-century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th-century developments, oftentimes with a very “futuristic” (by mid-century standards, of course) look to it that wouldn’t be out of place on an episode of The Jetsons. You’ll know it when you see it—and you probably do every day. With so many

Brick by brick

“Taft Stadium is definitely an icon in Oklahoma City,” he says. Armbruster, principal with MA+ Architecture, is handling the designs to bring Taft and Speegle stadiums into the 21st century. Both high school stadiums were built as New Deal projects in the 1930s and for decades have been the homes for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Developers plan new apartment projects Downtown

Eric Schmid, with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and Richard McKown with a sample of the exterior of Mosaic, an apartment project McKown is developing Downtown. Photo by Kelley Chambers Marva Ellard renovated the 1920s Sieber Hotel, 1305 N. Hudson, into 38 apartments, which has been full since it opened in 2009. Richard McKown developed Level,

Constructive forces

“This is the first time we have ever had an underground location on our tour,” says Melissa Hunt, executive director of AIACOC, referring to Mike and Mary Price’s loft home, where 14 inches of soil and sod serve as a roof. Its uniqueness, she says, is merely one example of the wide appeal of homes

Back to the future

The Paramount building, 701 W. Sheridan, was designed for screening and distribution of Paramount Pictures movies and promotional materials for theater operators around the state when film reels arrived by rail. From roughly the 1930s until the 1960s, every major movie studio had a film exchange building on Film Row. As air travel became commonplace,