OKC architects win three awards
Oklahoma City's Elliott + Associates Architects won three 2012 American Architecture Awards. The awards are presented annually by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. They honor America's top new contemporary architecture projects.
Of the 87 winning entries, three were from Elliott + Associates: the 9,400-square-foot Kirkpatrick Oil Field Office in Hennessey, which became the centerpiece of the town's Main Street revitalization effort; Chesapeake Energy Car Park Two, a five-level structure that uses light and color to turn a utilitarian building into a destination on the Chesapeake Energy campus in Oklahoma City; and the 54,570-square-foot, $13 million Stuart Wing and Adkins Gallery at the University of Oklahoma's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman.
“We believe architecture can complement the natural beauty of the landscape from rural Hennessey to the urban core of Oklahoma City, from car parks to art galleries,” said Rand Elliott, principal of Elliott + Associates. “To be recognized with America's top firms is humbling, and we are grateful to be listed among them.”
Auction Network notes 5th year
TULSA — Auction Network, the global interactive programming network owned by Williams, Williams & McKissick, observed its fifth anniversary this week, and has telecast nearly 18,000 live auctions of real estate valued at more than $2.5 billion.
The company — website www.auctionnetwork.com — has named Matt Williams as vice president of programming and development and promoted Bonnie Childers to director of auction operations. Programming additions include a new original program called “Auction Limelight” billed as an “MTV Cribs”-style look back at the upscale and unusual homes auctioned by Auction Network's sister company, Williams & Williams Worldwide Real Estate Auction.
“When we created Auction Network, the idea was to leverage technology to bring more people to live, on-site auctions to increase competition and results,” said CEO of Williams, Williams & McKissick and founder of Auction Network. “We married our television and media expertise with our auction know-how to create a real time, remote bidding experience that is second only to physically attending the live auction. It is virtual reality at its finest.”