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The Heritage

10.03.18 by Brad Thurman

Designed by renowned architect Solomon Layton in 1923 and later added to the Register of Historic Places in 1980, The Heritage, formerly known as The…

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Community Hospital

10.03.18 by Brad Thurman

Where some may see challenge, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation saw opportunity. When faced with the need to address an aging hospital, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation…

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Archer Building Renovation

10.03.18 by Brad Thurman

Once a blighted warehouse fronting Archer Street between Cincinnati and Detroit in the historic Tulsa Arts District, the Archer Building underwent extensive renovations and is…

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MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Center

10.03.18 by Brad Thurman

In 1993, Oklahoma City voters decided to turn around their struggling city by doing something unique: approving a new tax on themselves. The Metropolitan Area Projects…

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Spears School of Business

08.23.18 by Brad Thurman

The Spears School of Business is composed of seven academic departments with more than 100 tenure and tenure-track faculty. The student body is made up…

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Walmart Neighborhood Market

03.29.18 by Brad Thurman

Midtown Center is mixed-use facility developed by Walton Enterprises, just down the street from one of Sam Walton’s original five and dime stores. Located just…

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AutoZone Stores

12.11.17 by Brad Thurman

AutoZone’s history started with the vision of one man: J.R. “Pitt” Hyde III. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North…

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Jenks Northwest Elementary School

12.08.17 by Brad Thurman

For more than 100 years, Jenks Public Schools has provided students with a quality education in an environment known nationwide for high academic standards and…

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Bank of Oklahoma Branch Bank Program

12.08.17 by Brad Thurman

The Bank of Oklahoma is part of BOK Financial, which traces its roots to 1910. BOK Financial is a strong and stable partner with more…

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Love’s Convenience Stores

10.30.17 by Brad Thurman

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has more than 430 locations in 41 states, providing professional truck…

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Aldi Food Market

10.30.17 by Brad Thurman

A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,600 U.S. stores in 35 states. More than 40 million customers benefit from the…

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Casey’s General Store

10.30.17 by Brad Thurman

In 1959, Founder Don Lamberti leased a store from his father on East 14th and Broadway in Des Moines, Iowa. After nine years of operating…

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Highway Hospitality Program

08.07.17 by Brad Thurman

Love’s Hospitality, the hotel development and management division of the Love’s Family of Companies manages a growing network of hotels across the United States. Wallace…

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Audi Oklahoma City

07.25.17 by Brad Thurman

Founded in 1952, the Bob Moore Auto Group is one of Oklahoma’s oldest and largest auto dealers. Bob Moore Audi has served the Oklahoma City…

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Kanning Orthodontics

07.24.17 by Brad Thurman

Dr. Neil Kanning wanted to expand his business while enhancing a patient’s experience during visits. Kanning Orthodontics is the result of these concepts. The building is…

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Hearts for Hearing Corporate Office

07.24.17 by Brad Thurman

Hearts for Hearing was established in 2003 to provide funding for the initial set of hearing aids for Oklahoma children with hearing loss. In 2007,…

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USS Oklahoma Memorial

01.30.17 by Brad Thurman

On December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the American Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, thousands of Americans were killed or wounded in an…

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Schusterman Center Clinic

01.23.17 by Brad Thurman

The University of Oklahoma has been involved in the Tulsa community since 1957. OU-Tulsa has grown to be a nationally recognized center of higher education,…

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Facilities Assessment

01.23.17 by Brad Thurman

Wallace Engineering has extensive experience with a wide array of structural investigations. Our experience includes condition and assessment surveys of existing structures; forensic investigations of…

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North Dining Hall

01.19.17 by Brad Thurman

Constructed adjacent to Oklahoma State University’s new University Commons, the North Dining Hall is a light-filled hub for student community. Featuring six “mini restaurant” venues…

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H-E-B Grocery Stores

12.12.16 by Brad Thurman

For 100 years, the H-E-B Grocery Company has been a hallmark of the state of Texas. Founded in 1905, H-E-B has grown to be one…

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FlyingTee

12.12.16 by Brad Thurman

Modeled after contemporary sports stadiums, FlyingTee is Tulsa’s premier golf, dining and entertainment venue. Located on the banks of the Arkansas River, the facility features 60…

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Nike Stores

12.09.16 by Brad Thurman

Nike’s mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world…and if you have a body, you’re an athlete. Aligning the global…

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Tandy Family YMCA Expansion

12.09.16 by Brad Thurman

The YMCA of Greater Tulsa knows that lasting personal and social change comes about when everyone works together. That’s why strengthening community is their cause….

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Riverside Aviation Center

11.21.16 by Brad Thurman

Tulsa Community College has served Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma since 1970. TCC consistently ranks among the elite of the nation’s 1,150 community college associate degree…

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The Atherton Hotel

11.21.16 by Brad Thurman

Once nicknamed the “Waldorf of the West,” the Atherton Hotel at Oklahoma State University was the first purpose-built hotel housed in a university’s student union….

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Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter

10.13.16 by Brad Thurman

The Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter is a public, non-profit organization created to assist in finding permanent, loving homes for rescued animals. Founded in 2012, the…

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Norman Regional Moore

10.13.16 by Brad Thurman

On the afternoon of May 20, 2013, a devastating EF-5 tornado slammed into Moore, Oklahoma. Packing winds estimated at 210 mph, the tornado ripped through…

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Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

10.13.16 by Brad Thurman

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes works with students and educators across diverse academic disciplines to develop history projects that highlight role models who…

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Blue Moon Brewery RiNo

10.12.16 by Brad Thurman

Denver’s River North (RiNo) Arts District is a thriving, creative neighborhood just northeast of downtown Denver. RiNo houses art studios, galleries, architecture and design firms,…

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Jenks Public Schools

10.11.16 by Brad Thurman

For more than 100 years, Jenks Public Schools has provided students with a quality education in an environment known nationwide for high academic standards and…

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Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa

10.03.16 by Brad Thurman

The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center, or AHHA as it’s known, is a four-story, 42,500 square foot visual arts center located in…

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La Quinta Hotel & Convention Center

08.31.16 by Carly Chalmers

This flagship hotel and, at the time of construction, the second largest property owned by La Quinta was a dramatic departure from the other 300…

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Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity

08.31.16 by Carly Chalmers

Tulsa Community College has served Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma since 1970. TCC consistently ranks among the elite of the nation’s 1,150 community college associate degree…

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Petersen Automotive Museum

08.31.16 by Carly Chalmers

Located on LA’s “Miracle Mile,” the Petersen Automotive Museum is housed in a 1960s-era cast-in-place concrete structure originally designed as a department store. In 2013,…

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Cabela’s

08.31.16 by Carly Chalmers

Started as a direct-mail business in 1961, Cabela’s has grown from a kitchen-table startup to an international enterprise, producing 100 different catalogs each year and…

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