Life is filled with noise, clutter, appointments, and deadlines. Seeking out a place to find solace or to unwind with friends is a necessity. Think about those moments when you really connect with a place. Perhaps it’s an unassuming bench placed in a light filled room. Or a rooftop terrace with amazing views of downtown. Settings like these mean something different to each person, yet they unite us with a special attachment to that place.
What if these places could also exist in our schools, retail environments and workplaces? Opportunities for special places can be found everywhere and are created for a variety of reasons: a business looking to attract a younger workforce, to increase employee retention rates, or to simply make customers feel welcome. A place well-attuned to an intimate, human scale has the power to create a sense of belonging and a desire to linger.
Architecture has the power to shape these place to be; they don’t happen by accident. Great design accomplishes this. Take a moment to explore your world with fresh eyes and find your place. A place to be enlightened. A place to revel in being human. A place to be.
Projects that feature spaces for human beings — and being human.
TULSA BALLET HARDESTY CENTER FOR DANCE EDUCATION
Tulsa Ballet trains young dancers — urging harmony of the body, discipline of the mind and enrichment of the soul. Because Tulsa Ballet cares so deeply they felt compelled to find a way to share ballet with even more young people.
ONEIGHTY OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER
Church On The Move’s main goal for this outdoor space was to foster community. The entire area is a flexible, space where people can gather to enjoy — outdoor concerts, movies on the lawn, food trucks, seasonal festivals, even yoga and fitness classes.
HOGAN ASSESSMENTS GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS
This design not only responds to the personality of downtown Tulsa and the Greenwood District, but also captures the dual “work hard, play hard” mindset inherent to the Hogan culture.
ROSS GROUP OFFICE
This project is a testament to the necessity of maintaining and restoring significant architectural structures. These buildings enhance the fabric of our community and enrich the lives of everyone that experiences them.
HARDESTY ARTS CENTER
Local artists were engaged in the creation of this space. Their love for their craft and collaboration in the process guided the design. What a wonderful thing – a building created by artists for the dispersion of their craft all focused around the creative process.
TCC CENTER FOR CREATIVITY
This inspiring new center engages not only students and faculty, but the surrounding community as well.
CAMPStreet, an adaptive reuse urban loft, is located within the Camp Street arts community just outside of downtown San Antonio. The historic 1926 Duerler Candy Factory was re-purposed for residential use.