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Oklahoma City's LWPB Architecture still in school after 50 years

LWPB Architecture's almost 40 architects, interior designers and other professionals are making a mark in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or LEED, and building information modeling, or BIM, technology.
by Richard Mize Modified: December 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm •  Published: December 8, 2012

It's a long time to be in school, but Oklahoma City's LWPB Architecture has been hanging out in classrooms in Edmond and Norman for 48 years — and for retention, not detention.

Norman and Edmond public schools are among the longest-term clients for LWPB, which has been observing its 50th year in 2012.

More recently, LWPB, 5909 Northwest Expressway, Suite 600, provided architectural services for Bricktown Fire Station No. 6 at 21 N Lincoln Blvd., the first LEED-certified project by the city of Oklahoma City.

LWPB also designed Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122, which was the first branch library built by Metropolitan Library System in more than 30 years.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, a benchmark for construction by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Wendell Locke and Bob Wright founded the firm in 1962.

Locke retired in the 1990s and died in 2007. Wright has retired but is often seen in the office and still does consulting work.

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by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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