Tag Archives: Architecture

Hogan faces opposition on Lower Bricktown project

Hogan first presented plans to OCURA commissioners in April to build an 11,000-square-foot building to house two restaurants. The site is a grassy lot between Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill and Earl’s Rib Palace. Hogan and his architect, Jason Wint with REES, presented plans that included a main entrance on the south

Land purchase approved for downtown school

The John W. Rex Charter Elementary school is the final new project in the MAPS for Kids program, and is a partnership between Oklahoma City Public Schools and the nonprofit group headed by Kirk Humphries OKC Quality Schools Inc. Oklahoma City Public Schools will apply for the school’s charter to the University of Oklahoma, and

City seeks RFPs for old jail

After sitting nearly vacant for more than two decades, finding a new use for the structure will pose redevelopment challenges, especially given its low ceiling heights, but Planning Director Russell Claus says it has too much historic value – as part of the city’s formative civic district that includes Civic Center Music Hall and City

Oh, Man!

“This year, we had 109 entries, which nearly doubles past entry totals,” says Melissa Hunt, executive director of the American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter, a nonprofit partner of the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture, which sponsors the OklahoManMade competition each spring. “The competition is growing, and it’s exciting because it really does showcase

SkyDance Bridge receives national award

Situated near Harvey Avenue, the 380-foot-long, $5.8 million bridge commissioned by the city of Oklahoma City includes a sculpture of a scissor-tailed flycatcher perched on it that rises 192 feet above the highway. Americans for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that works toward the advancement of arts and education. Public art experts Jean Greer,

Arch tone

One would be wrong. “There is no theme, per se,” says Melissa Hunt, executive director of AIACOC. “We decided that Architecture Week itself is the theme, because the week is all about celebrating architecture and promoting the importance of good design.” Fair enough, especially since the nine select spots comprising April 14’s self-guided tour harbor

Elliott + Associates architects awarded ‘Best of Year’ for Café 501 redesign

Among other honors, the firm received the distinguished “Best of Year” award in the casual dining category from Interior Design magazine. More than 700 entries were considered for the magazine’s prestigious “Best of Year” awards. Elliott + Associates also took home an Honor Award for the R. B. Akins project and two Merit Awards for

Yukon trail

Opting for a decidedly more urban lifestyle, the couple says they’re living a dream at Block 42, a loft-style condo. Stepping inside their light, airy threelevel home, the space’s appeal is obvious. Fabulous floor-to-ceiling windows dominate the main floor, providing perfect city views. The former Yukon residents’ decision to move roughly 17 miles east was

Seamans says

Ask Norman architect Andrew Seamans where he expects to take his D5 Architecture Company in the next decade, and he reaches for a 200-page notebook that sits next to his desk. “Ten years, you said?” Seamans says, flipping through the book he completed with the help of a business coach. A Michigan native, he’s always