In Defense of Using Local Architects

Posted on 28 Feb 2015 in All Posts, Firm Blog, Small Thoughts Blog | 0 comments

The south/central region of the United States has weathered the economic storm over the past decade quite nicely, thanks. In particular, Oklahoma City has enjoyed continued and sustained growth due to a diversification of its economy – as compared to the bust of the 1980’s. Admittedly, the most recent elevated growth in development has still […]

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Oklahoma Veterans Memorial

Posted on 07 Nov 2013 in Saras Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Did you know that Veterans day is coming up on Monday, November 11th?  Did you also know that Oklahoma has our very own Veterans Memorial located in Oklahoma City?  The memorial honors all Oklahoma war veterans. It is located in State Capitol Park southeast of the State Capitol and directly north of the Oklahoma State […]

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Parking Spaces and Urban Areas

Posted on 31 Oct 2013 in Crystals Blog | 0 comments

An issues has come up on one of my projects about parking.  This project is in an urban part of Oklahoma City that encourages street parking and thus requires no on-site parking.  The site has existing parking on it that we can retain, but we can’t add any new parking which the user requested.  Unfortunately […]

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2013 AIA Central States Region Convention

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 in Crystals Blog | 0 comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 AIA Central States Region and AIA Oklahoma Convention and Tradeshow.  It was held at the Skivin Hotel in Oklahoma City and included attendees from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.  It was a great way to meet new people associated with the profession and it had […]

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Unexpected Surprises at Historic Sites

Posted on 03 Oct 2013 in Crystals Blog | 0 comments

Today I did a site visit at the Emerson Alternative School in downtown Oklahoma City.  The contractor was just finishing up the dirt work for the new addition.  The original building and a six story tower were constructed in 1894, but they burned down and no longer exist today. From old maps we were able […]

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