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$18 million Holiday Inn Express planned for Bricktown

J.C. Witcher, with ADG, shows a rendering for a 124-room Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown to members of the Bricktown Urban Design Committee Jan. 22. Photo by Kelley Chambers   Scott Dedmon and J.C. Witcher, with architecture firm ADG, presented the plan to the Bricktown Urban Design Committee Jan. 22 for approval, on behalf of

OCURA approves office space proposals atop Downtown garage

To add additional Downtown parking options, the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority hired TAP Architecture last year to design a $20 million, 750-space garage on OCURA land just south of city hall, including a parking lot that is part of the adjoining Hightower Building. The plans initially called for ground-floor retail, with eight parking

Building excellence

Honored were SXL, Butzer Gardner Architects, TAP Architecture, Elliott + Associates Architects, Fitzsimmons Architects, ADG Inc. and LWPB Architecture. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Elliott + Associates Architects MVP, Fitzsimmons Architects Level, ADG Inc. 18th Street Studio, Fitzsimmons Architects SLVR, Butzer Gardner Architects Northwest Library, LWPB Architecture

Osler overhaul

After selling the Colcord to Devon Energy in 2008, he is re-entering the Oklahoma City market with plans for a hotel in MidTown. This time, he plans to convert the seven-story, blond-brick Osler building, 1200 N. Walker, into one of his Ambassador-branded hotels. Coury closed the $2.5 million deal in early December. As chairman of

View master

Two dedicated elevators in the lobby whisk diners up to Vast. On the 49th floor, 726.2 feet above street level, visitors enter a lobby, then take a right into the bar. Dining areas open on both sides of the bar, with views to the south, southeast and southwest. No matter where you sit, you have

Coury courts DDRC with Ambassador design plan

  Chairman of the Ambassador Hotel Collection, Coury plans to open the hotel in the Osler building, 1200 N. Walker, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places this year. The first three floors were built in 1928, the second three in 1929, and the seventh floor was added in 1949. It was

Holiday Inn Express back on in Bricktown

Rendering of Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown   Witcher plans to return to the committee in January with a formal plan, but presented an overview and renderings of a five-story, brick, 124-room hotel to sit at 101 E. Main, home to the former Steffen Ice Cream building. A previous plan, by developer Alex Patel, called

Hogan gets thumbs up from urban renewal for restaurant building

Rendering of proposed restaurant in Lower Bricktown   Hogan and his architect, Jason Wint with REES, presented a new design that takes away about 1,000-square-feet in favor of a wider walkway with a glass curtain wall on the building and a cantilevered roof. The new design calls for a 10,000-square-foot, single-tenant building, rather than the

Architect selected for MAPS convention center

The recommendation to hire Kansas City-based Populous and GSB to conduct a conceptual study for the convention center will go before the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Committee on Thursday. If passed, it will then go before the City Council for approval. Populous was the firm responsible for weighing and narrowing down the prospective sites for

Preliminary designs for downtown parking garage unveiled

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority hired TAP Architecture this summer to design the $20 million, 750-space garage. The firm is working with Chicago-based Desman Associates. COTPA will own the garage, but it is slated for land south of city hall that is controlled by OCURA, and the parking lot of the neighboring Hightower

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