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 Sedovic Architects, in the restoration of the Council House. Together, our comprehensive research will guide us in restoring how this structure stood in 1878 so that we can retain the rich history of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for generations to come.


International Harvester Building

Located in downtown Tulsa’s revitalized Blue Dome District, the International Harvester Building began life as an agricultural equipment dealership in the 1920s. For its next chapter, Selser Schaefer Architects is collaborating with Ross Group to transform the historic structure into an office building for this construction company. As part of its historic preservation, the building will maintain its original 1920s industrial aesthetic while incorporating the technology and systems required for business today.

Learn more about Ross Group’s office.


Fischer Building

The Fischer Building became a modern wonder as the first steel-frame building in Iowa in 1895. Standing seven stories above Main Street in Dubuque, the structure housed a bank and professionals of the day. Time marched on and in the 1950s, the building was altered with the removal of some of its classic terra cotta skin. Selser Schaefer Architects is working with the building owner to develop a plan to restore the building to its original state-of-the-art status while respecting its historical and architectural significance.


OSU Edmon Low Library Cupola

Libraries tend to be iconic buildings, and this centerpiece of OSU’s campus with its towering cupola is no exception. In collaboration with our preservation consultant, Walter Sedovic Architects, we conducted a holistic evaluation of the library’s exterior envelope. The resulting preservation plan will restore and strengthen the 1940s structure and illuminate it with a state-of-the-art lighting system to inspire memories for generations of students to come.

Learn more about the restoration of OSU’s Edmon Low Library Cupola.


Atherton Hotel

From its picturesque vantage point overlooking the Formal Gardens of OSU’s campus, the Atherton Hotel has welcomed dignitaries, alumni and students’ families since 1950. After OSU asked us to modernize the hotel’s infrastructure, the university’s focus quickly turned from “what’s needed” to “what’s possible.” We created a masterplan to give Atherton Hotel guests a truly modern, luxurious experience while holding true to the building’s signature Neo-Georgian architectural style.

Read more about the Atherton Hotel.


The Smokestack

Regarded as the finest hotel in Dubuque in 1854, we’re helping this building come back to life as a gathering space known as The Smokestack. We designed a series of conceptual renderings being used to secure grant funding to renovate the building into a vibrant nightlife destination featuring a gastro-pub, dance club, event space and more.