Building Community

Our work is about more than buildings, structures, and inside spaces. It’s about connecting people and creating community. It’s about giving people a place to be — and belong.

Whether we’re designing a center for the arts or master planning a campus, we not only explore how people will interact with the spaces we create — but also how the spaces will invite people to interact with each other. This requires an appreciation of what draws people together combined with an intimate understanding of your goals.

As architects, we have a unique responsibility to foster community through design. But our first responsibility is to our clients. We design to your budget and needs, using our experience to find opportunities for time and cost savings.

Hardesty Arts Center

In 2012, the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa brought in Narrate to design the Hardesty Arts Center — the first flagship building in the Tulsa Arts District. The goal was to bring an art exhibition and education facility to […]

Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa Ballet reaches more than 40,000 individuals each year and is regarded as one of the top ballet companies in North America — consistently bringing the finest works in classical and contemporary dance to the Midwest. Nurturing young dancers since 2003, […]

The Lawn at Oneighty

The entire 5-acre site is a flexible, multi-purpose space where the community can gather to enjoy a range of activities — outdoor concerts, movies on the lawn, food trucks, seasonal festivals, and even yoga and fitness classes. Each space has […]

Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter

Pronounced “Paws,” PAAS stands for Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter. But what this no-kill shelter truly stands for is saving the lives of stray cats and dogs as it transitions them into permanent, caring homes. In keeping with this new-home focus, […]

TCC Center for Creativity

When TCC asked for a highly collaborative learning environment and walkable urban experience for its downtown campus students, Narrate Design listened. We knew the building had to make a bold statement to capture the spirit of the creative individuals who […]