OKC Foundation for Architecture


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Oklahoma Capitol Tour

Join us as we tour the Oklahoma State Capitol on Thursday, December 7th at 5:30 p.m. Our tour will be led by Trait Thompson.

Executive Director Trait Thompson has led the Oklahoma Historical Society since January of 2021.

Thompson began his career with the state as policy director for former Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. During that four-year service, Thompson read every bill submitted to the senate, met with citizens from across the state and learned how to work with others to achieve shared goals. In 2014 he assumed the project manager role for the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project, shepherding the preservation and restoration of one of Oklahoma’s most important historical artifacts-the State Capitol. He is author of The Oklahoma State Capitol (2022).

Thompson is the co-host of A Very OK Podcast, which explores the interesting stories and fascinating personalities that make up Oklahoma’s unique history. Look for new episodes each month. OHS members receive updates from Thompson in each issue of Mistletoe Leaves, the bimonthly membership newsletter of the OHS.

Attendees will have a chance to win a copy of Trait's book, The Oklahoma State Capitol!

OCFA Members: Free
Nonmember Guests: $15.00


Buildings & Bikes

In partnership with Ride OKC, this leisurely 4-mile guided bike excursion will showcase the architectural treasures of Oklahoma City, spanning Route 66, Uptown 23rd Street, The Paseo, Mesta Park, and Heritage Hills. You'll explore notable locations featured in Sam Anderson's renowned book, "Boom Town," and enjoy refreshments at the conclusion of the tour.

The ticket to this tour is $30. If you need to rent a bike, add one at checkout for $10 and it will be waiting for you at the starting location.


Drinks X Design Cancelled

We’re sad to report that Drinks X Design has been cancelled this year but stay tuned for our next quarterly tour announcement!

Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine Tour

Join us for the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine Tour!

Join the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture, ADG | Blatt Architects and Cooper Project Advisors for a tour of the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine building on Tuesday, July 18th at 4:30 p.m.

Ground was officially broken on the site of the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine on November 19, 2019. Hundreds gathered for a “festival”-like celebration, which included food, games, dancing and music.

Spanning 4 years, the construction of the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine was a significant undertaking. This historic building in the life of the Church in Oklahoma, and the United States, was designed in the Spanish-colonial style to pay homage to the parish of Saint James the Apostle where Blessed Stanley served in Guatemala.

The dedication of the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine was divided into a week of events, culminating in the Feb. 17 dedication Mass of the shrine.

Join us for a tour led by JC Witcher, AIA of ADG|Blatt Architects along with Cooper Project Advisors.

Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine Tour
Tuesday, July 18th
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
700 SE 89th Street, OKC

Advance registration is required. Space is limited.

OCFA Members: Free
Nonmember Guests: $15.00


Photography Along Park

You're invited to the Photography Along Park event!

Join the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture and Architectural Photographer, Mel Willis, on a walk along Park Avenue to enjoy some of downtown Oklahoma City's stunning structures while learning tips and tricks for getting that perfect shot! All skill levels are welcome including iPhones, Android phones, and tablets.

Mel Willis is an architectural and interior photographer with over 15 years of experience in helping designers grow their visibility. Her work can be seen in: Architectural Digest, Designboom, Dezeen, National Geographic, Forbes, Fast Company, Southern Living Magazine, and more.



OCFA Members: $10
Nonmembers: $20
Space is limited.


Structural Masonry House Tour

Join us for our March Tour!

This Dutch inspired home rising up in the heart of Wheeler District is built to last centuries, using the age-old practice of structural masonry. With 16" thick walls and over 90,000 brick, the playful stepped gable and old-world charm expresses itself in a solidness and authenticity that only something real can. It is cozy and sophisticated, rugged yet refined. The subtle variation of each brick serves as a reminder that it is humans, with all their skill and imperfections, who built it, which affords a sense of comfort and familiarity that can't be mimicked. Rather than degrading, this home will get richer and more beautiful with each passing year.

Join us on Thursday, March 9th for a tour and hands on brick laying experience led by Austin Tunnel, founder and owner of Building Culture.

A special thanks to the Wheeler District for sponsoring the tour and providing beverages from The Big Friendly.

OKC Foundation for Architecture Members attend FREE (but advance registration is required)
Not sure if you’re a member? CLICK HERE

Nonmembers: $15.00


Drinks X Design on November 4!

Join us on Friday, November 4th for an evening of food, drinks, design and fun!

We will hop on a bus and head to Norman for our first stop at CWA Group who has teamed with 405 Brewery and Good Life Dining Group.

From there we will head to The Well, a project by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, who has teamed with Equity Brewing Company and Scratch Kitchen.

Our next stop will be back in Oklahoma City at The Joinery by Cord Construction, where you'll enjoy drinks and food form The Joinery.

And our last stop will be hosted by ADG|Blatt Architects at the newly renovated Mary Eddy's Pool Bar. You'll enjoy coffee, drinks and desserts.

Tickets are $65 for OCFA members and $75 for nonmembers. Tickets are limited! First Come, First Served.




Tour of the SNU Campus!



BancFirst Tower Tour

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
5:30 p.m.
BancFirst Tower
100 N. Broadway, OKC

OKC Foundation for Architecture Members attend FREE!
(not sure if you’re a member? Click here for our membership list)

Nonmembers: $15.00



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