Seven Green Country Projects Win Architecture Design Excellence Awards
TULSA, Okla. — GH2 Architects, LLC, an international architecture and design firm with offices in Tulsa, Okla., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mesa, Ariz.; announces seven recent projects won design excellence awards from the AIA Eastern Oklahoma chapter. GH2's client submissions won the most honors of any other architecture firm.
Four projects won juried awards:
- Iron Gate, Honor Award in Architecture for Small Commercial
Iron Gate provides an essential service to the community by providing nourishment to both, the body and soul. Iron Gate's new design is a safe, warm and inviting space that includes a 230-seat indoor dining room, 55 outdoor seating, guest storage cubbies, dog kennels, three private family service rooms, commercial-grade kitchen, storm shelter, grocery pantry, offices and conference rooms.
- Holland Hall Tandy Dining and Wellness Center, Merit Award in Architecture for Large Commercial Project
The Tandy Dining and Wellness Center provides for Holland Hall's students physical and emotional needs. The design includes a 300-seat multi-use refectory with indoor and outdoor seating, wellness center with cardio and strength training, meeting rooms, spirit store, hall of fame exhibits, alumni lounge, conference rooms and athletic support spaces.
- Hotel Indigo, Merit Award in Interior Architecture
Hotel Indigo rises from Tulsa's Blue Dome District like an oil derrick on the prairie. It is a six-story boutique hotel offering homage to Tulsa's iconic past with a contemporary, playful twist referencing Tulsa's Blue Dome District of today. As the District's tallest building, this six-story, 93-key hotel features copper, brick and steel finishes.
- Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus Student Success and Career Center, Citation Award in Architecture for Medium Commercial
Tulsa Community College's new Student Success and Career Center on their Southeast Camus uses the 47,000 square-foot addition and renovation to create a distinct entry to the campus so any new student can easily navigate to the starting point of their educational journey. The new state-of-the-art student success center supports all Tulsa Community College students on their path to graduation.
Three projects won the People's Choice award:
- Broken Arrow Rosewood Elementary School
Rosewood Elementary School is a newly constructed 82,000 square foot Pre-K to fifth grade elementary school serving the community of Broken Arrow. It includes 34 classrooms, combination storm shelter gym and stage, playgrounds, an outdoor classroom, dining hall, and media center. The design exemplifies that through color, concept, and innovative teaching tools, learning environments can immerse students and be directly related to their success.
- Redbud Festival Park, City of Owasso
Redbud Festival Park is a new 1-1/2 acre park in the heart of Main Street Owasso, Okla. The park provides a multi-use outdoor public assembly place for the community to come together celebrate life, foster community engagement and provide for healthy living and botanic learning opportunities.
- Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma CALM Center
The Child and Adolescent Life Management (CALM) Center is a safe and caring place for youth who need immediate stabilizing support due to an emotional, behavioral or substance abuse crisis. The 1,500 square foot addition and renovation breathes new life into the fifteen-year-old space including a secure entry, lobby, and Milieu (group therapy and activity room) with seven sleep rooms, classroom and therapy rooms.
Michael Hall, AIA, GH2 principal, responds to the honors, "Our clients are amazing and we are grateful to work with them to bring good design to life."
He continued, "At GH2, we live by three words: design, service and solutions. When we see those values win awards on behalf of our clients, we call it a good day."
Since 1961, AIA Eastern Oklahoma, a Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, has represented the professional interests of over 300 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied construction and design professionals in the eastern portion of the state.
GH2 Architects began its pursuit of design excellence in 1973. Today, it is an award-winning architecture and design firm passionate about providing in-house architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, master planning, and cost estimating services on behalf of its diverse client base. In every project they undertake, three principles drive every decision: Design. Service. Solutions. In addition to GH2's distinguished portfolio, comprised of thousands of projects across more than 15 different industry types, it has specialty practices in hospitality, equine and historic preservation architecture, recognized internationally for their distinction. To learn more about the firm, visit www.GH2.com.