GH2 transformed the historic Atlas Life Building, built in 1922, from an office building into a Courtyard by Marriott as part of the continual revitalization of downtown Tulsa. When our client purchased the iconic red brick and limestone building, it did not meet current codes, so in addition to designing all of the hotel elements, we designed all of the code upgrades, including adding a second 12-story interior stair, sprinklers and smoke evacuation.
We also prepared the rehabilitation tax credit application for the owner, and helped coordinate the application to place the building on the National Register of Historic Places. Given the urban location of this project, the first floor is entirely leased retail and the custom lobby is on the second floor. The 10 floors of guestrooms are custom room layouts with prototypical FF&E and décor and local art. GH2 Interiors provided the interior design for this project.