What won Heartland’s ULI Impact Award

The Urban Land Institute’s annual Impact Awards recognize projects that reflect its mission to shape the future of the built environment and have a transformative impact in their communities. And it’s hard to imagine impact greater than turning a crumbling, decades-old downtown surface parking lot into a gleaming, beautifully wrought seven-story building that fills a […]

Rand Elliott, Dean McGee Award’s First Architect

Today as we celebrate the 1976 anniversary of our firm, we applaud Downtown Oklahoma City’s recognition of Rand Elliott, FAIA with its top honor, the Dean A. McGee Award. As the first architect in the 35-year history of the program to receive it, Rand’s award is seen as a nod to the role architecture plays […]

2022 AIA Honor Award: Detailing Folding Light

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center south elevation

The centerpiece of the Oklahoma Contemporary campus earned one of three AIA Honor Awards — the top award for architecture– at AIA Central Oklahoma’s recent awards gala. Merit and Citation awards were also presented. The Honor Award was for Excellence in Craft. The building required craft at the highest level, inside and out, starting with […]

Science Museum Oklahoma Renovation Honored with 2021 AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Award

Science Museum Oklahoma

A venerable Oklahoma City institution, Science Museum Oklahoma is the state’s only hands-on science museum and one of the largest science museums in the nation. With the unveiling of a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation, SMO went from nearly shuttering in the early 2000s to recording its biggest days of attendance in its history. The renovation, […]

On a Global Stage: Oklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will re-launch in a stunning new building, Folding Light, designed by Rand Elliott Architects to reflect the unique quality of light and sky in the region…

Rand Elliott: Building Community Through Architecture

Rand Elliott: Building Community Through Architecture Oklahoma City’s Rand Elliott talks about how he became an architect, the creative impulse, and why Oklahomans deserve, as much as anyone, communities with the beauty of original art. Elliott + Associates would like to thank the Oklahoma Watch team, Dick Pryor, Ilea Shutler, and Dena Drabek, and the […]