Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Building Chapter presented Build Oklahoma Project Awards to members at its annual statewide meeting.
Awards are considered for new construction and renovation in commercial projects. Small and large projects are considered equally.
An independent panel of judges review nominations, which represent the best commercial and industrial projects in Oklahoma, and make their selections based upon strict criteria.
Awards were presented for the following projects completed in 2008:
Atlas General Contractors LLC
Edmond Memorial High School Freshman Academy
Architect: Paul Nybeck, Glover Smith Bode Inc.
Project Manager: Mike Owen
Barbour & Short Inc.
Purcell High School
Architect: Boynton-Williams & Associates
Project Managers: Gary Shockley and Bruce Jones
Architect: Miles Associates
Project Managers: Phil Hamberger and Link Cowen
Crossland Construction Co. Inc.
Warren Theatre, Moore
Architect: Spangenberg, Phillips Architecture
Project Manager: Cody Beall
Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Norman
Architect: Lohmeyer-Russell Architecture Professional Corp.
Project Manager: Bobby Byrd
JE Dunn Construction
University of Tulsa HA Chapman Stadium Addition and Remodel
Architect: 360 Architecture
Project Manager: Scott Sherry
Lambert Construction Co.
Exchange Bank, Stillwater
Architect: Ken Corbin, Corbin Associates
Project Manager: Gregg Bradshaw
Lippert Bros. Inc.
Oklahoma State University Multi-modal Transportation Facility
Architects: Tim Christle, Carl Walker Inc. and Patrick Schoenfelt, Studio Architects
Project Manager: Tom Lippert
Manhattan Construction Co.
First Council Casino, Newkirk
Architect: Kuhlman Design Group Inc.
Project Manager: Kyle Nelson
Nabholz Construction Corp.
Cherokee Nation Three Rivers Health Center, Muskogee
Architect: James R. Childers Architects Inc.
Project Manager: Brian Travis
Timberlake Construction Co. Inc.
Perimeter Technology Data Center
Architects: David Hornbeek and Tony Blatt, Hornbeek Blatt Architects
Project Manager: Tom Biddick
Tulsa Vision Builders — A Joint Venture Between Flintco and Manhattan
Architect: Matrix Architects/Engineers/Planners in collaboration with Odell and Associates and Pelli Clarke Pelli
Project Directors: Bart Boatright and Bob Eggleston
Crafton Tull Sparks Announces New Board Member
Tulsa architect Shane Hansen Fernandez, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, was elected to the Crafton Tull Sparks board of directors.
Shane serves as the corporate director of architecture for the firm and is based in its Tulsa office.
He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in architecture and urban design from the University of Oklahoma. Fernandez has more than 16 years of experience in architectural practice.
He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a licensed interior designer. He is on the executive committee and board of directors for the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Electrical Examiners for the City of Tulsa and the board of directors for the Oklahoma Conference for Community and Justice.
As a proponent of Tulsa, he is actively involved in the community as the immediate past chairman of Tulsa’s Young Professionals, a member of the Young Contractors Forum, and a volunteer with Youth Leadership Tulsa, Youth Services of Tulsa, Tulsa Street School, the Tulsa Zoo, and Youth at Heart.
Crafton Tull Sparks has more than 300 employees. Founded in 1963, they provide architectural, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, and surveying services across the nation.
Whitlock Opens Facility In South Tulsa
Whitlock Plastic Surgery and Reflexion Medical Spa is moving into a newly-built 7,000-SF building at 3912 E. 91st St.
Whitlock Plastic Surgery was founded as Tulsa Plastic Surgery by Bryan Whitlock in July 2000.
Whitlock specializes in quick recovery brE. augmentation and is one of the top brE. augmentation surgeons in the region, treating patients from across the United States. In addition to brE. surgeries, Whitlock has also started performing buttock augmentation, a surgical procedure also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, that creates a shapelier, fuller derriere.
AIA Elevates Hall to College of Fellows
The American Institute of Architects elevated 112 architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made contributions of national significance to the profession.
Cara Shimkus Hall, a principal of GH2 Architects, was elected to receive this honor because of her contributions to the profession’s body of knowledge specific to practice management.
As an architect and attorney, Hall unites sound risk management philosophies and legal expertise with award-winning design. It is her passion for architecture in all forms, particularly its execution, that prompts Hall to share her strategies for creating a business model that has consistently produced a minimum of 20 percent net growth annually for more than a decade. Hall’s contributions and commitment to improving the practice of architecture have revolutionized AIA agreements, liability insurance, and state law, thus distinguishing her as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Out of a membership of more than 86,000, fewer than three percent of AIA members are distinguished with the honor of fellowship. Oklahoma has 15 fellows. Of those practicing, only two are women. Hall is the youngest woman to receive the honor in the State’s history and the only Oklahoman to be elevated this year.
A native Tulsan, Hall is a graduate of Holland Hall School, the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture and the University of Tulsa Law School. At GH2, Hall is a principal and architect responsible for all hospitality projects in the firm.
Oklahoma National Register Listing
The State Historic Preservation Office added five new properties from Oklahoma to the National Register of Historic Places as of Feb. 23.
Northside and Parkside Elementary Schools in Blackwell, were constructed in 1956 and 1955, respectively. The schools were designed by the famed architectural firm of Caudill, Rowlett, Scott and Associates. The schools are an example of modern architectural style in Oklahoma.
Cynthia Savage prepared the nominations on behalf of Preservation Oklahoma.
Because of its low-maintenance materials and its modern styling, the Lustron House attracted significant attention from the government, the public and the media as an attractive and affordable solution to the post-World War II housing crisis.
Unlike its prefabricated predecessors, the modern conveniences and more traditional architectural styling of the Lustron allowed it to achieve marketplace success far beyond that of earlier metal prefabs. This single-story, rectangular home featured a low-pitched gabled roof and a recessed front porch, similar to that of other traditional homes of the period.
Ahead of its time in terms of design, the plan for this 1,000-SF home emphasized openness and utilized built-ins to maximize space in almost every room. It featured an exterior and interior skin of enameled steel panels bolted to a structural steel frame and a concrete slab foundation. The three newly listed Lustron Houses include: the Josephine Reifsnyder Lustron House in Stillwater, the Christian K. Usher Lustron House in Cushing and the Lustron House at 1554 S.W. Rogers in Bartlesville.
CB Richard Ellis Closes Sales
CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma, Oklahoma’s largest commercial real estate firm, announced that negotiations have been completed on the following transactions:
United Commerce Center Inc. purchased 14,592 SF at 10082 E. 82nd St. for $640,000. The seller was Richard A. and William R. Paschal. Shawna Hale, Dwayne Flynn, SIOR, CCIM and Bill Mizener, SIOR with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma represented the buyer and Larry R. Manley with Bauer & Associates represented the seller.
Tulsa Packing Specialists Inc. purchased 19,390 SF at 4223 S. Jackson for $750,000. The seller was Sulzer Chemtech USA Inc. Dwayne Flynn, SIOR, CCIM, Bill Mizener, SIOR and Shawna Hale with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
Ryno 4WD and Associates Inc. renewed their lease for 8,400 SF at 56th St. Warehouse, 11105 E. 56th St. Tom O’Brien, SIOR, CCIM, Matt Klimisch, SIOR, CCIM and David Glasgow with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
China Peng Acupuncture renewed and expanded their lease for 678 SF at Westwood Plaza, 6539 E. 31st St. Steve Baker, CCIM, Angela West, SIOR and Dorinda Dotlich with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
Mark Brooks has renewed and expanded his lease for 530 SF at Westwood Plaza, 6539 E. 31st St. Steve Baker, CCIM, Angela West, SIOR and Dorinda Dotlich with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
King’s Off Road Enterprise LLC leased 5,300 SF at 805 South 11th St. Shawna Hale, Dwayne Flynn, SIOR, CCIM and Bill Mizener, SIOR with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma represented the tenant. Jared Jones with Bauer & Associates represented the landlord.
Physicians Total Care expanded their lease to 1,676 SF at Business Commons Tech Center A, 12515 E. 55th St. Bob Pielsticker, SIOR with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
Sedona Fitness LLC leased 11,320 SF at Ranch Acres Shopping Center, 3133 S. Harvard. Mark Rooney with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
Sunderland Brothers Co. renewed their lease for 6,665 SF at Metro Warehouse, 5634 S. 122nd East Ave. Tom O’Brien, SIOR, CCIM, Matt Klimisch, SIOR, CCIM and David Glasgow with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
Summer Song of Tulsa Inc. renewed their lease for 6,000 SF at 1319 E. 4th St. Jim Brown, CCIM and Stacie Stuart with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
Murphy Energy Corp. leased 5,962 SF at IBC Tower, 2250 E. 73rd St. Mary Martin, SIOR, CCIM with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma represented the landlord and Ken Tooman with Tooman Partners LLC represented the tenant.
Dover Fluid Management Inc. renewed their lease for 1,743 SF at SouthEast Tech Center C, 5411 S. 125th East Ave. Bob Pielsticker, SIOR with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
RAM Energy Inc. expanded their leased space by 1,608 SF at Meridian Tower, 5100 E. Skelly Drive. Terry Payne, SIOR, Mary Martin, SIOR, CCIM and Peggy Davis with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.
Corrpro Cos. renewed and expanded their lease for 1,163 SF at Meridian Tower, 5100 E. Skelly Drive. Terry Payne, SIOR, Mary Martin, SIOR, CCIM and Peggy Davis with CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma handled the negotiations.