The American Institute of Architects

A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Medium Commercial Architecture Projects 

Hardesty Adaptive Sports Complex at the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges | 

Architect: KKT Architects

Photography by: Flintco


The Hardesty Family Adaptive Sports Complex addition more than doubles the size of The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges. New amenities allow the facility to maximize sporting events as a U.S. Paralympics Sport Club and provide additional adaptive sport opportunities for its members. A regulation sports court, resistance therapy pool, accessible rooftop terrace, indoor track, adaptive rock-climbing wall, multipurpose spaces, and outdoor sports and therapy spaces allow expanded and enhanced on-site services, including new services for physically challenged children and youth. Distinguished signage promotes The Center at the busy 11th and Utica intersection. KKT Architects is honored to have been involved with this project starting at conceptual design for the fundraising campaign through the recent opening day and beyond. KKT is a proud advocate for the Center’s services and proudly supports all their members, clients and mission.


Variety Care Britton Area Clinic | Hornbeek Blatt Architects 

Photography by: Brandon Snider Photography


A new 32,700 square foot clinic was completed in June of 2018 and contains a 24-hour Urgent Care Clinic, a six chair Dental Clinic, WIC facilities, and general office space for several non-profit service groups.


Mustang Education Resource Center | Architect: GH2 Architects

Photography: Yellow Dog Design Works


The Mustang Education Resource Center is a hub for district patrons and faculty. The Center allows the district to have central enrollment open year-round, board room suitable to fit all members during meetings, and brings essential district positions to one location. The facility creates a secure work environment for district members and ample room the public. The Mustang Public Schools Educational Resource Center was inspired by traditional characteristics but includes modern features for a distinguished and academic aesthetic. The rusted red brick exterior, prominent clock tower, and large glass curtain walls provide a pronounced and recognizable entry to the campus. This design integrates well with the other buildings in the district, using similar materials including masonry, metal panels and glazing. The slanted gray screen wall edging the roof enhances the architectural style of a traditional peaked roof but serves a dual purpose by screening the mechanical roof top units and equipment. This 27,563-square-foot facility will house administrative functions, such as central enrollment, the Information Technology shop, a board room, training rooms and offices.


Capitol Hill Center Renovation | 

Architect: FSB Architects & Engineers

Photography by: McNeese Stills + Motion


Oklahoma City Community College’s Capitol Hill Center reaches out to a socio-economic class that may not otherwise be exposed to educational opportunities beyond secondary education and, in a welcoming community setting, introduces them to the opportunities that advanced education can bring. In order to continue building strong community relationships, the Capitol Hill Center needed a permanent home. In Capitol Hill’s once thriving commercial district, the Center now occupies two adjacent buildings; one was previously a Katz drug store and the other a three-story department store. The design weaves the two buildings with dissimilar floor elevations into one holistic, integrated design that pays respect to the original character of the buildings while making a unique statement for OCCC. With input from OCCC and the community, the final design included creative, flexible educational environments and large multi-purpose spaces. The facility also provides space available to the community for evening and cultural activities, including a rooftop plaza. The Capitol Hill Center is helping to revitalize the area. In fact, the Cine Latino Film Festival returned to the district this year using the Center’s community room. The Vice President for Community Development says “the Center has empowered the community at so many levels.”

MAPS3 Senior Health & Wellness Center No. 1 | 

Architect: GSB, Inc.

Photography by: Kerry Azzarello


The MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center No. 1 promotes healthy active lifestyles, social interaction, and overall quality of life for Oklahoma City residents 50 years and older. The project includes a mix of fitness facilities, casual social spaces, and multipurpose rooms to support a wide variety of group activities, educational programs and other events. The 40,000-square-foot facility has exceeded membership projections by more than five times. The main lobby and lounge serves as a welcome center and social hub, and features a small cafe. One wing contains the fitness spaces including a 75-foot hybrid fitness pool, gymnasium, fitness center, and aerobics studio, as well as secondary social interaction areas. The other wing contains numerous multipurpose meeting rooms, private consultation rooms, demonstration kitchen, and art studio. Windows are in locations that provide daylight while limiting glare and heat gain. The design includes generous corridors and clearances, additional (and oversized) restrooms, higher lighting levels, acoustic enhancements, extra seating opportunities, privacy features, and enhanced accessibility measures. Accommodations outside include higher lighting levels, curb-less parking lot design, extra handicapped parking, covered porte cochere, and limited travel distance to the entrance.


McAlester Regional Health System ED Renovation & Addition | Architect: HFG Architecture

Photography by: Brandon Snider Photography


Health Facilities Group (HFG Architecture) designed the 18,300 square foot Emergency Department Replacement at McAlester Regional Health Center in McAlester, Oklahoma using Lean Design principles in order to identify layouts for patients and professionals that optimize operational efficiencies. Organized with an efficient front-of-house / back-of-house design to allow for separate patient and staff flows, this state-of-the-art facility features 14 treatment rooms, 4 Level III trauma rooms, a stat lab, and a radiology room. The expanded facility will also complement a decentralized and scalable nurse staffing model for maximum flexibility. As a result, the new ED is equipped to manage a maximum future volume of up to 50,000 annual emergency department visits. The new facility opened in 2018. Total construction costs for this project were $9.65 million. HFG Architecture has designed multiple projects for McAlester Regional Health Center, including a master planning study, a Geri-Psych unit renovation, and a new cancer center.


Francis Tuttle Industrial Technology | Architect: Bockus Payne

Photography by: Justin Miers


Francis Tuttle Technology Center services seven counties in Oklahoma and is among the fastest growing educational systems in the state. The team designed a facility that not only supports the needs of the diverse student population but that is also reflective of the campus’ expanded instructional offerings. It was important for the building to fit into the existing campus’ architecture, but with a more distinctive and expressive look. 


Pioneer Public Library Norman East | 

Architect: MSR Design and The McKinney Partnership 

Photography by: Brandon Stengel


Operated by Pioneer Library System, Norman Public Library East expands library service to a previously unserved area. Its design brings the elements of material and daylight together as a welcoming and familiar set of experiences inspired by Oklahoma’s iron rich topography, dramatic weather, red dust, and prairie. The new branch features highly flexible spaces that support collaborative learning, new education models, digital literacy, and information sharing. The building is oriented on the site to mitigate solar gain in the summer and accentuate long views to the horizon. The site features local xeriscape plantings and visible stormwater management that offers an opportunity for library visitors to learn about water conservation. Clerestory windows ensure daylight reaches all spaces within the library.