Rand Elliott Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Austin McKiel to Project Manager.
The DFW native’s first experience in an architectural office was as an intern with Elliott while studying Oklahoma State University.
In 2018, after receiving his Bachelor of Architecture, with minors in Architectural History & Geography, he returned to Texas. There he gained valuable experience as a Project Coordinator for a Fort Worth firm.
In February 2021, Austin was pleased to return to Oklahoma and work alongside Rand Elliott once again. His passion about the design process compelled him to make the move. His first work focused on Oklahoma Contemporary and Heartland Payment Systems, both in Downtown Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley.
Projects in which Austin plays leading role include the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in Sulphur, OK, the Pivot Project, a four-story, 53k SF office building now under construction in OKC Midtown on Hudson, and a multi-structure downtown gateway project now in development in Oklahoma City’s Flatiron District.
He believes even the smallest detail has a huge impact, and REA’s design practice is noted for its emphasis on producing carefully conceived and executed details. In fact, the AIA Central States awards jury presented REA a 2022 Honor Award for Excellence in Craft – “Detailing Folding Light.”