Application for 2021 Architecture Scholarships Open!

Support the OCFA Scholarship Fund


The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture awards two scholarships annually – one each worth $1,000 to a professional degree-track student at The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

1. Students must be enrolled and working toward an NAAB accredited BArch or MArch degree at OU or OSU.

2. Students must be enrolled in at least the third year of a BArch program.


Completed applications (including all attachments) must be sent via Dropbox, Google Drive or some other ftp site service no later than March 26, 2021.

Questions? Contact: Melissa Hunt (405) 948-7174


Awards will be based on academic performance, graphic ability, and commitment to design in Oklahoma.


Award recipients will be notified no later than April 30, 2021.



Photography Winners – November 13


We’ve Moved! Please make note of our new address.

1330 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 209
Oklahoma City, OK 73106


Announcing Grant to Honor Lynne Rostochil

The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture (OCFA) will offer an annual grant program to fund the preparation of National Register nominations for structures, sites, and/or districts in central Oklahoma.

This grant program has been established in memory of Lynne Rostochil, an architectural historian and photographer who, in her lifetime, passionately advocated for and diligently recorded Oklahoma’s rich architectural heritage. The OCFA intends to honor Lynne’s legacy by nominating structures, sites, and/or districts for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in order to continue her work to identify, evaluate, and promote the states’ historic resources.

The grant award amount will be based on the Preparer’s cost estimate for the preparation of the nomination and is presumed to cover any and all expenses related to the preparation of the nomination, including but not limited to travel, printing, postage, and photography.




Questions? Submit questions to

Help Support the Lynne Rostochil National Register Grant Program

All donations are tax deductible.


Oklahoma Modernism Weekend Postponed!

Sorry we can’t provide new dates just yet, but there are too many variables to make a decision right now. Stay posted! It’ll happen someday!

Architecture Activity Book!

We know many of the kiddos are learning from home right now so we dusted off our 2010 KIDesign Activity Book! Download for some Architecture Activities!


It’s a large file so give it a little time to download.


We’re Working Remotely

In accordance with the recommendations of the CDC, the Governor’s office and the City of Oklahoma City, we are doing our part to SLOW THE SPREAD of Coronavirus and will be working remotely through April 14th. If you need assistance, please email Melissa at

At this time, Oklahoma Modernism Weekend is still on track to take place June 5, 6 & 7 but with the uncertainty of Coronavirus, please check back in early May for updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

Save the Date! Oklahoma Modernism Weekend 2020

Local Organization Offers to Save Wavy Bank Structure

Friday, May 3, 2019

Contact: Melissa Hunt
Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture
Phone: (405) 948-7174

Photograph By: Lynne Rostochil

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture (OCFA) sent a Letter of Intent to Lease the Central National Motor Bank Annex (aka "the wavy bank building") to Oklahoma City Public Schools today. The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture is willing to assume the repair, liability and ongoing maintenance of the structure as a solution to save the iconic piece of architecture.

The OCFA Board of Directors believes the Foundation has the track record, interest and resources to make this endeavor successful. The organization was formed 20 years ago to save the abandoned and endangered First Church of Christ, Scientist building at 1200 North Robinson Avenue. The OCFA owned and maintained the building for almost a decade and in that time placed the building on the National Register of Historic Places. The building remains today because of the efforts of the Foundation.

The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture believes the "wavy bank building" is deserving of such care and protection for its distinctive roof design. The structure retains great architectural character that should be preserved.


The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture promotes design excellence in the physical environment through projects and education. You can read more about OCFA at


Save the Date! Oklahoma Modernism Weekend


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