Sustainability, Domesticated

What if you could reimagine your Saturday morning trip to the home improvement store, transforming it from an isolating hunt through daunting aisles to an inspirational journey toward a healthier home? That’s just what Texas retailer TreeHouse is doing with its bright and inviting […]

AIA/COTE Top Ten Recognition

When H-E-B said they wanted to break benchmarks for sustainability with their Market at Mueller, first we applauded —then rolled up our sleeves. In collaboration with Lake|Flato and H-E-B, Selser Schaefer Architects helped implement the first propane refrigeration system in […]

Making Headlines: Green Esteem

2016 Top Ten Green Project

Tulsa World featured Selser Schaefer Architects’ project, H-E-B at Mueller, as the first grocery store to receive the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment Top Ten Designation. The top ten was chosen from over 3,300 entries. The AIA COTE […]

Preserving History — and Resources

Sustainability is Part of Good Design

If you’re like us, you’ll often hear “sustainable design” described as if it’s a certain category of architecture separate from others. At Selser Schaefer Architects, we believe sustainability is an inherent principle of good design that is consciously woven into […]

Projects Preserving History

Muscogee (Creek) Council House It’s our privilege to be working with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Center & Archives, Historical Preservation Office and Tribal Construction, as well as the University of Tulsa Department of Anthropology and our preservation consultant, Walter […]

Speaking Out About Sustainability

ASSOCIATION FOR TRIBAL ARCHIVES, LIBRARIES, AND MUSEUMS (ATALM) CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Robert Schaefer AIA, LEED AP BD+C moderated a panel of speakers telling their stories of collaboration to restore the historic Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council House in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. […]

Delivering the H-E-B Experience

Every single H-E-B grocery store Selser Schaefer Architects has helped create throughout its relationship with the Texas-based brand is unique to its setting. Yet the experience encountered in each H-E-B store is designed to inspire the same feeling: “Here Everything’s […]

Our Long-Running Green Streak

We Believe Sustainable Design is Part of Good Design

Constructing and operating buildings consume more of the world’s energy and resources than any other endeavor. More than ever, people are talking about the importance of sustainability. At Selser Schaefer Architects, it’s an internal conversation we’ve had since our beginning. […]

So What Exactly Makes a Project Sustainable?

Certainly geothermal heating and cooling makes a huge — and smart — impact. The geothermal system at 200 E. Brady, for example, drastically cuts energy consumption and will pay for itself in less than five years. Daylighting cuts costs while improving the internal […]

H-E-B Montrose Market

Our Sustainable Commitment

For more than 11 years, Selser Schaefer Architects has helped H-E-B bring its “Here Everything’s Better” experience to grocery shoppers across the country. Part of that“better” experience includes friendly, modern stores that incorporate many sustainable features. Created through close collaboration […]

H-E-B Alon Market

Our Sustainable Commitment

Part of the LEED for Retail pilot program, this project gave Selser Schaefer Architects and H-E-B the opportunity to work with the United States Green Building Council and provide insights for the future of LEED for Retail.  

H-E-B Bunker Hill

Our Sustainable Commitment

Green business practices such as promoting organic and local produce are nothing new to H-E-B. Working closely with the owner, we extended this commitment to the entire store through a wealth of sustainable features that earned LEED certification.  

H-E-B Sienna Parkway

Our Sustainable Commitment

After collaborating with the owner on this LEED NC project, we worked with H-E-B to develop a training program to educate contractors about the LEED certification process.