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.”