by Malena Lott Another Cinderella story to report for a historic Art Deco building in Midtown in Oklahoma City at 1200 North Walker. The Osler Building, originally a medical offices building in 1929 through the 1960s, is now an Ambassador Hotel Collection boutique hotel with a full service restaurant on the first floor, 56 rooms
by Malena Lott Road trips are a summer staple for family getaways and date weekends. We’ve got two spots in Tulsa to take a look at for your next road trip. The first is Aloft Hotel, a contemporary chain that gets big points for the hip factor and value. Located in downtown OKC, both this
by Malena Lott As an architecture junkie, the AIA tour in Oklahoma City is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. Complete arch eye candy. While I was only able to visit two stops on the tour this year due to conflicts, I was able to bring you two goodies: the Guardian Lofts owned by
by Malena Lott Take a walk with Grant Humphreys as he explains how they came to decide the architectural style for their lakeside community and see houses and cottages of all sizes under construction. You can tell a lot of thought went into the space planning for Carlton Landing, from the boardwalks to the book
by Malena Lott For the longest time, the only reason I went to 23rd street was to visit Cuppies and Joe, a little cupcakery that looks like you’ve stepped into your great-grandma’s early 21st century farm house: old sofas and afghans and a collection of vintage tables and chairs with an old-fashioned at home feel.
If you love great architecture, the 13th annual AIA Architecture Tour is a spring must see. Save the date for Saturday, April 12, 2014 from Noon – 5:00 p.m. for the self-guided tour presented by the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter. See what our talented local architects have been working on in this spectacular showcase. From
Got some great shots of Oklahoma architecture? Consider entering your photos in this year’s Oklahomanmade Photography Competition hosted by the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture. The top entries will be used in future publications produced by the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture and AIA Central Oklahoma. The competition is open to the following Oklahoma residents.
I’d give my eye teeth to go back in time to 1928 and see Patti Adam Shriner’s Riverside Studio designed by Bruce Goff. Since I can’t find a time machine – and it’s almost as hard to dig up old photos – we must rely on telling stories the old fashioned way. Listening. I’m thankful
by Malena Lott I’m not quite sure when the lure of mid-century modern hit me, though it was way before the popularity of Mad Men, the 1960s Madison Avenue advertising drama series. Unfortunately the style didn’t fit in my home until I switched from a traditional two-story to a contemporary rock two-story and since then
How do we know what buildings are of historic value? Who keeps track? Who’s in charge? Preservation societies are space watchdogs, and in Oklahoma, several work to preserve worthy structures from homes to commercial spaces and landmarks. 1. Oklahoma Historical Society: collect, preserve, share Best known for: National Register of Historic Places: The National Register is