Architecture firm on short list
Projects by Elliott + Associates, Oklahoma City architecture firm, were short-listed for international awards this fall. The short list for the World Architecture Festival awards, Oct. 1-3 in Singapore, includes representatives from more than 40 countries. Elliott + Associates has two projects, RJ Marfa and the Oklahoma State University Postal Plaza Gallery, featured in the residential and culture categories; it is the only U.S. firm with finalists in those categories. Also, three projects by Elliott + Associates were short-listed for the Oct. 30 World Interiors News Awards at the Saatchi Gallery in London, which received 610 entries from 53 countries across 13 categories. The Museum and Exhibition Spaces category short list includes two projects by Elliott + Associates, Marfa Contemporary Gallery and Oklahoma State University Postal Plaza Gallery; it was the only U.S. firm selected for the Museum and Exhibition short list. In addition, Lingo Construction Services was short-listed for the Workspace Interiors category.
Storm shelter rebates offered
Homeowners in the Oklahoma City limits have a chance to receive up to a $2,500 rebate on the purchase and installation of a new storm shelter thanks to a $2.075 million grant from the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma. Apply through Sept. 30 at www.okc.gov. A total of 830 rebates will be awarded by electronic lottery. Shelters cost from $2,000 to $8,000. The city will select 400 homes from Ward 5, which was hit hardest by the May 2013 tornadoes. Sixty-one homeowners will be chosen from each of the other seven wards. Recipients will be notified by mail and given 30 days to return a voluntary participation notice. Shelters can be installed only after participants receive a notice to proceed from the city. Recipients then will have nine months to install their shelter.
Homebuyer education class set
MOORE — First Fidelity Bank will play host to a homebuyer education class at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at Community Christian Church, 2010 N Eastern Ave. in Moore. Mortgage lender Keith Siess will present information on all the phases of purchasing a home, from finding the right home to evaluating the buyer’s credit. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Tammy Millington at 801-8081.
Parade of Homes scheduled
The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association’s 69th annual Parade of Homes will be Sept. 20-28 with more than 100 new homes open free to the public. Three Edmond neighborhoods will be featured: Iron Horse Ranch, Birnam Woods and Rush Brook.