Students Travel to Muskogee

Students have been working on a Muskogee Downtown Plan.

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Community Hope Workshop

Learn about a workshop held in downtown Muskogee to gather community feedback.

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Oklahoma Creative Communities

The Oklahoma Creative Communities project is a new initiative by Creative Oklahoma. 8 communities have been selected to participate in the project which will foster solutions to local problems that enhance creativity and quality of life. The project began March 18-19...

Sundial House Project

Students in the Historic Preservation Planning and Historic Buildings of Oklahoma course, led by Professor Ron Frantz, spent the Fall 2015 semester working on a project for the Sundial House in Northeast Oklahoma City. The course is part of the core curriculum for the...

Memories of Boley

Boley is a town with an amazing history as a thriving all-black community in Oklahoma, now known best for its annual Boley Rodeo. We visited last spring to meet with community members and help generate some ideas for community projects. We were struck by the vibrant...

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...