13th Architectural Tour is set
The American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter will have its 13th annual self-guided Architectural Tour from noon to 5 p.m. April 12. It will include residences and commercial buildings as part of Architecture Week, April 7-13.
Tickets go on sale March 31 and can be purchased online at www.aiacoc.org/tour or at TAP Architecture, 415 N Broadway or the AIA Central Oklahoma office, 3535 N Classen Blvd. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the tour at any stop. Tour stops include:
Walters Home — 6219 Riviera Drive, owned by former governor David and Rhonda Walters. The renovation architect for the project was James Loftis Architects. The 7,800-square-foot home, built in 1963, is a former home of deep gas pioneer Robert A. Hefner III.
430 — 430 NW 12, owned by Midtown Renaissance Group. The architect is Fitzsimmons Architects. The nondescript two-story office building constructed in 1955 was converted to apartments and a third story added, increasing the area from 14,160 to 22,336 square feet.
Calvary Baptist Church — 300 N Walker, owned by Joy and Dan Davis. The architect is MODA. The building went on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 based on architectural and cultural significance for its pivotal role in the civil rights movement in Oklahoma City. Converted to office use and Dan Davis Law Firm.
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