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Released July 12, 2018

Hope returns to Sparks Reed

TULSA (July 12, 2018) – For the second year in a row, Tulsa’s Sparks Reed Architecture and Interiors will benefit from the talents of summer intern Hope Bailey. This third-year student at Oklahoma State University’s School of Architecture is hard at work on several projects.


“She’s putting together drawings for us, graphics, renderings, a couple of videos,” said Sparks Reed principal David Reed. “She’s an outstanding architecture student. That’s why we brought her back!”


The diversity within this Tulsa company’s portfolio pleased Bailey, 20.


“I am most interested in doing commercial architecture,” she said. “I am also interested in designing museums, of any kind.”


Her career choice sprang naturally from her home environment. Hope’s father, Wayne Bailey, is an engineer, while her mother, Kelli, is an interior designer with Sparks Reed.


“My whole life I’ve been looking at different plans and blueprints left around the house, at the finishes my mom was considering, at all the design things she does,” said Hope. “At first, I thought I wanted to be an engineer, but then I realized it wasn’t as creatively stimulating as I wished it to be. Architecture was the next logical choice for me. It involves not just math and science, but also art and design.”


Her goal is to become a principal or owner of a firm, having a big hand in the overall design process and project choice.  “I really love this opportunity, working here at Sparks Reed and getting to be such a big hand in these projects I get to work on,” said Bailey. “It’s really awesome getting this much experience at such a young age!”

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