2700 Center rendering comparison
Sparks Reed was tasked with taking a mostly vacant, 1970s/80s architecture-generic office building and convert it into a Grade-A premium office complex. Its textured stucco was re-clad with a dry-stacked stone base capped with cast stone and smooth stucco. The random placement of the exterior windows was laid out in a more orderly fashion, and dry-stacked stone columns were added at regular intervals to break up the facade.
The building's heavy-looking front overhang/entry was re-envisioned by eliminating four unnecessary columns. We reclad the two needed columns with stone and slender round aluminum column covers to lighten up the overhang's appearance. The dark metal panels on top gave back some of the visual ‘weight.’
Interior walls were removed, and the overall plan was discussed with the City of Tulsa planning department to allow up to four different tenants and still comply with building codes.
When work was complete, what was an often-overlooked, and neglected building along Interstate 44 has been renovated into a premium office space with Interstate access and fine signage opportunities.