Opening our doors in January 2000, we began with a mission to create meaningful architecture that responds to its local environment. Our approach has always been to include the client as part of the design team, believing that this approach develops equity in the success of each project, and allows us to reach the best design solution.
Over the past two decades, this mission and philosophy remain our guiding principles. We have evolved to become a comprehensive architectural, planning and design firm with project successes spanning from coast to coast in the continental United States. Our specialties include Religious Places of Worship, Historic Renovation, Cultural Centers, Museum Design and Planning, Healthcare, Commercial / Retail, Offices, Restaurants, Education, and Civic / Government facilities.
In October of 2010, our firm acquired a historic building in downtown Edmond, Oklahoma, and completed a full rehabilitation / renovation before relocating our team. Our headquarters is equipped with a large conference room for client and contractor meetings, an open studio work space for our design professionals, and a curated finish library for Interior Design services.
Our staff possess the qualifications, expertise, and experience necessary to provide complete design team management and architectural services for oversight of a project from inception to completion. We devote equal attention to projects small and large, and have built our reputation on meeting our client’s schedule and budget requirements.
We work closely with our clients to create design solutions that best serve the project needs. We understand the importance of relationships and remain committed to providing the highest level of service in pursuit of accomplishing common goals.
Since our inception in 2000, we have consistently garnered respect and notoriety from both the design and business communities.
Our work in Historic Preservation has been acknowledged by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the State Historic Preservation Office in 2007 (Oklahoma Territorial Schoolhouse), 2012 (The Peoria Indian Schoolhouse), and 2015 (our own office building at 108 S. Broadway / Edmond).
We were acknowledged in 2006 with recognition for our work on the Territory Golf Clubhouse, receiving the Finalist Award for the Clubhouse of the Year by Golf, Inc.
We have been awarded numerous honors for Celebration Church, located in Georgetown, Texas (an Austin suburb). These include the 2017 Outstanding Construction Award by The Associated General Contractors and our most recent, the third award for cultural (built) in the 2019 Global Architecture and Design Awards.
Beyond design awards, our firm has been recognized by the local business community through the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce (Metro 50 Award in 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2018), and the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2011. The latter award was bestowed on our firm from a list of over 70 applicants, recognizing the contributions our business has provided to the local community and acknowledging the quality of service we provide to our clients.
Thomas Small, AIA/NCARB:
PrinciPAL/Director of Architecture
Mr. Small has been in practice since 1982. Having formed The Small Group in 2000, the firm has continuously expanded since. He leads the professional staff on a daily basis, and maintains direct control of all projects commissioned to the firm.
Notable projects completed by Mr. Small include the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center, the Rehabilitation of the Journal Record Building, the Renovation and Expansion of the Putnam Heights Elementary School, the Emerson Alternative School, the Bricktown Police Substation, multiple Life.Church campuses, and the Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma City Campus.
“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan” — Eliel Saarinen
108 South Broadway
Edmond, OK 73034