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ODOT Experiments with Optical Illusion Crosswalk

ODOT is piloting a new approach to making more visible crosswalks.

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Make Guthrie Weird

How Guthrie is attracting people to visit its historic downtown.

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Environmental Design Course Will Assist Recreation Area

Students in the Environmental Design Capstone Course recently toured the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the site of their spring 2016 project. The group is working with park staff Ken Ruhnke, Bill Wright, and Larry Bell to improve  amenities for visitors to this...

Bricktown Accessibility Review: Day 3

After site tours, discussions, and brainstorming on Day 1 and Day 2, the IQC team was ready to finalize graphics and explain concepts for a presentation to stakeholders this afternoon. Ron Frantz began the presentation with an extreme example of the two-level...

Bricktown Accessibility Review: Day 2

After collecting information and talking to Bricktown experts on Day 1, the IQC team got to work brainstorming ideas to increase access in Bricktown. We spent the morning defining important areas to focus on for a closer look, and thinking about how they could...

Bricktown Accessibility Review: Day 1

Working in collaboration with Downtown OKC, Inc., the IQC team has begun a project in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown to examine accessibility and walkability around the district’s signature canal. The Bricktown Canal presents unique challenges for...

Students Tour Automobile Alley, Art Exhibition

Students in the Historic Buildings of Oklahoma course (Division of Architecture) and the Historic Preservation Planning course (Environmental Design program) took a walking tour of Automobile Alley in downtown Oklahoma City on Monday, November 2. After starting the...

Okmulgee Rising

The IQC team enjoyed a visit to Okmulgee this week. With guidance from redevelopment expert Ron Drake, Okmulgee leaders from institutions like OSU Institute of Technology, Okmulgee Main Street, and the city government are all coming together to restore downtown...

Ron Frantz at Oklahoma Main Street Training

Ron Frantz had the opportunity to present IQC ideas and case studies related to walkability and commercial main streets at the Oklahoma Main Street Center’s Program Manager and Volunteer Training on August 4. The presentation includes data about how main streets...

Ada’s Sugg Clinic

Ron Frantz is featured in this short “Explore Ada” documentary, sharing the history and design of the Sugg Clinic, a building in Ada, Oklahoma. In the video, Ron describes how the Sugg Clinic, in the streamline moderne style, is an example of Oklahoma towns keeping up...

Western Avenue Update

In 2013, we assisted the City of Oklahoma City with a design for the Western Avenue Streetscape in a commercial district between 41st and 46th Street. Our design for Western Avenue focused on maximizing pedestrian space, making it safer and more comfortable to be...

Placemaking Residency: Chuck Marohn and Tripp Muldrow

We extended the reach of the 2015 IQC Placemaking Conference by sending three conference speakers on the road in Oklahoma during the week of the conference. Gil Penalosa traveled with the IQC to Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Chuck Marohn and Tripp Muldrow traveled with the...

Placemaking Residency: Gil Penalosa

We extended the reach of the 2015 IQC Placemaking Conference by sending three conference speakers on the road in Oklahoma during the week of the conference. Gil Penalosa traveled with the IQC to Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Chuck Marohn and Tripp Muldrow traveled with the...

Highlights from the 2015 Placemaking Conference

We were pleased to welcome more than 800 guests from 55 communities around Oklahoma and other states to the 2015 Placemaking Conference last week. Videos of the lectures will be available soon. Until then, here is a review of the best insights of the day through the...