Timeless Treasures: A Look at OKC’s American House Styles

Oklahoma City's neighborhoods represent an eclectic collection of historic America house styles, from Tudor to Craftsman and from Colonial Revival to Ranch. On this walking tour, we'll explore the variety of architectural styles on one block of an historic neighborhood, learning about style-defining details and appreciating the commonalities – and subtle differences – between them. (We will be viewing homes from the sidewalk and will not be going inside any of the homes).

The tour will be led by OKC Foundation for Architecture Vice Chair, Lisa Chronister.

Lisa M. Chronister, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP is the Assistant Director of the Oklahoma City Planning Department where she leverages her architectural expertise to influence public decision making, improving public and private development to ensure a vibrant, attractive environment for the entire community.

Before joining the Planning Department in 2014, Lisa worked for over two decades in traditional architectural practice, establishing herself as an accomplished manager of complex and large-scale building projects, both new and renovation. Throughout her career, Lisa has devoted her time and talent to teaching, mentoring, and professional service, including two terms as President of AIA Central Oklahoma, founder of the chapter's Women in Architecture group, and service as a longtime AIA representative to National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) visiting teams. Lisa has been appointed to multiple AIA national award juries and committees and is herself a recipient of national honors, including induction into the AIA College of Fellows.

Lisa earned a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. She also holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
5:30 – 6:0 p.m.

Meeting point: intersection of NW 18th St and Barnes Ave.

Parking: street parking is available on nearby streets.

Cost to attend:
OCFA Member: Free*
Nonmember Guest: $10

*please note, OCFA membership is separate from AIA Membership. Not sure if you’re a current member? Email us to okcarchitecture@cox.net.

Space on the tour is limited to 25 people. First come, first served.