An 11,800-square-foot structure originally built in 1920 as a home for silent films and vaudeville acts in Ada, Okla. Purchased by the Chickasaw Nation in 2002.
Upgrade and restore the original structure, maintaining its historic look and nature while adding function and flexibility. Existing building was landlocked on four sides.
Purchased an adjacent building to increase usable space. Refurbished the lobby and retail areas. Expanded the stage and seating. Installed state-of-the-art sound and lighting capabilities. Redesigned the second and third stories to house an art and receptions gallery as well as administrative offices. In the adjacent building, added concessions, restrooms, an elevator, dressing and green rooms, and prop and scene storage. Recreating an original feature, added a canopy to the front of the theater with electronic ticker tape signage.
Revitalize an old two-story church in east Norman requiring extensive structural, architectural and interior renovations. Previously, a day care was on the first floor (half the floor was a submerged basement), and a church was on the second floor.
By redefining space and using glass walls and millwork, illuminated and lightened downstairs to house administrative offices. Transformed upstairs into a modern, regional conference center for nonprofits with AV equipment, meeting space, a catering kitchen, restrooms and storage. Recreated the main entry as a new two-story entrance to the conference center with elevators for accessibility.
Historic Hadden Hall (circa 1910) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a contributing resource to the Automobile Alley Historic District. The project received its Certified Rehabilitation in 2011. Hadden Hall reintroduces residential urban living into downtown Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley and Midtown providing an anchor for future renovations and projects.
By restoring the front entry, exterior facades, grand staircase, and hallways, Hadden Hall honors its history while showcasing contemporary residential amenities that are classic in their design and execution. Given the project's past, it was important to maintain the scars from the bombing of the Murrah Building. The slightly off colored brick used to piece together the parapet was left as a reminder of the events of April 19th.
Circulation and transitions between spaces are a key element of Hadden Hall's historic restoration as well as apartment functions. Light and massing were used in interior spaces to connect spaces and program features in the apartments that were formerly used as a sleeping porch. The hallway and grand staircase were historically significant, so the apartment programming was developed around those key circulation spaces. These areas have become a place of gathering and social activity for Hadden Hall's tenants. This sense of community is carried over to the exterior in the use of the outdoor living and urban green spaces.
Historic Cline Hotel (circa 1910) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a contributing resource to the Automobile Alley Historic District. The project received its Certified Rehabilitation in 2011. Cline Hotel reintroduces residential urban living into downtown Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley and Midtown providing an anchor for future renovations and projects.
By restoring the front entry, exterior facades, grand staircase, and hallways, Cline Hotel honors its history while showcasing contemporary residential amenities that are classic in their design and execution. An addition at the rear of the original building was reconfigured to allow for three story access to south facing apartments.
Maintaining historical circulation elements, while maximizing leasable square footage, was key to the development of this property. “Hotel rooms” were repurposed to function as one and two bedroom apartments that flow effortlessly, blending historical and modern elements. This flow was enhanced by the exploitation of natural light, creating a unified theme of bright, open, clean space.
Building was historical office building of steel, concrete and brick – very unforgiving. Previous commercial use did not lend itself to residential development. Building was dilapidated, lacking all services, and vacant. Owner wanted to refurbish building to provide urban housing alternatives for young professionals moving into neighborhood. Site offered no amenities – green space, parking – as required by City standards.
The harsh commercial nature of the building was emphasized to create industrial one bedroom units, featuring gourmet kitchen, oversized bath and exposed structural elements. Three-story building was reconfigured to provide six one-bedroom units with single front stair access to minimize circulation. Finishes are upper end – but edgy – concrete counter tops, stained concrete floors, maple trim and cabinets, stainless steel accents. Site parking was provided at the rear of buildings so as to not disrupt the residential feel of the neighborhood along the street.