Hadden Hall
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Challenges
Hadden Hall (circa 1910) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a contributing resource to the Automobile Alley Historic District in Oklahoma City and any modifications had to meet their criteria.  Originally a hotel, interior spaces needed to be reformatted to accommodate an apartment building.

Solutions
Exterior historic elements were enhanced to provide an elegant presentation.  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 19, 1995.  Restored the hallway and grand staircase.  Interior spaces were reconfigured to accommodate a change in building usage from hotel to apartments.

 


 

Cline Hotel
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Challenges
Cline Hotel (circa 1910) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a contributing resource to the Automobile Alley Historic District in Oklahoma City and any modifications had to meet their criteria.  Originally a hotel, interior spaces needed to be reformatted to accommodate an apartment building.

Solutions
Restored the front entry, exterior facades, grand staircase and hallways, as per the U.S. Department of the Interior guidelines.  Reworked hotel room layout to create an apartment building showcasing contemporary residential amenities that blend with the historic nature of the building.

 


 

1217 N Francis Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK

Challenges
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.

Solutions
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.

 


 

909 NW 12th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Challenges
Historic residential property – hotels, rooming houses – that was dilapidated, structurally unsound, and had been vacant for years. 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. Existing floor plan was not conducive to modern living standards.

Solutions
Building was reconfigured as an eight unit apartment building. Each unit was spacious one bedroom unit. As circulation was consuming too much square footage, stair towers were created at each end of the building, each accessing four units, keeping circulation to 10% of total square footage. Finishes were contemporary with light wood floor, maple cabinets, glass tile. Site parking was provided at the rear of buildings so as to not disrupt the residential feel of the neighborhood along the street.