OKC Projects Dominate AIA Awards

Oklahoma City structures represented 10 of 12 projects honored this month by the Oklahoma statewide chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Projects from the state capital were selected for five of six Honor Awards in categories including Adaptive Reuse, Urban Design, Interior and Preservation.
Tulsa residence 302 E. Brady St. was recognized as a Merit Award recipient. The project was designed by Selser Schaefer Architects and recognized by the local chapter of the AIA last month.
Additionally, Don Beck of Tulsa firm Beck Design was honored for the preservation of Oklahoma City’s Colcord Hotel.
Jurors for the competition were Eddie Jones, AIA, of Jones Studio in Phoenix; David Brininstool, AIA, of Brininstool + Lynch in Chicago; and Jeffrey Scherer, FAIA, of Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle in Minneapolis. Seventy-six projects were entered for consideration.
Award recipients are as follows:
Architecture Honor Award
Project: Elements Restaurant at Chesapeake, OKC
Architect: Rand Elliott, FAIA, Elliott + Associates Architects
Owner: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
GC: Smith & Pickel Construction
Adaptive Reuse Honor Award
Project: Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, OKC
Architect: Rand Elliott, FAIA, Elliott + Associates Architects
Owner: Oklahoma Heritage Association
GC: Smith & Pickel Construction
Urban Design Honor Award
Project: 23rd Street Courts, OKC
Architect: Brian Fitzsimmons, AIA, Fitzsimmons Architects
Owner: Tharasena Properties
GC: Mike Tharasena
Interior Honor Award
Project: Red Prime Steak
Architect: Rand Elliott, FAIA, Elliott + Associates Architects
Owner: Red Prime Steakhouse LP
GC: Smith & Pickel Construction
Preservation Honor Award
Project: Historic Old Central at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Architect: Rick Lueb, AIA, TAP Architecture
Owner: Oklahoma State University
Preservation Honor Award
Project: Colcord Hotel, OKC
Architect: Don Beck, AIA, Beck Design
Owner: Devon Energy
GC: Manhattan Construction
Architecture Merit Award
Project: West entry addition to the Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City
Architect: Randy Floyd, AIA, Randy Floyd Architects
Owner: State of Oklahoma
GC: Lingo Construction
Architecture Merit Award
Project: Chesapeake Fitness Center – East Addition, Oklahoma City
Architect: Rand Elliott, FAIA, Elliott + Associates Architects
Owner: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
GC: Smith & Pickel Construction
Residential Merit Award
Project: 302 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Architect: Selser Schaefer Architects
Owner: 200 E. Brady LLC
Residential Merit Award
Project: OKasian House, Oklahoma City
Architect: Brian Fitzsimmons, AIA, Fitzsimmons Architects
Owner: Brian Fitzsimmons, AIA, and TiTi Nguyen
GC: Brian Fitzsimmons, AIA
Residential Merit Award
Project: Hook Residence, Oklahoma City
Architect: Randy Floyd, AIA, Randy Floyd Architects
Owner: Jann and Terry Hook
GC: Lingo Construction

Jurors also presented the “25 Year Award” to the Hertz Data Center, Oklahoma City, as an excellent example of leading edge design in a suburban development, which still provides excellent service to its occupants. The architect was Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates PC of Oklahoma City.
AIA Oklahoma is the state component for the American Institute of Architects, representing over 525 licensed architects statewide.



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