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The unique exterior shell is constructed from bright-dipped anodized aluminum, resulting in an ethereal facade designed to capture the state’s ever-changing light and sky. Photography: Scott McDonald, Gray City Studios

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Firm LocationOklahoma City, United States
CompanyRand Elliott Architects
Lead ArchitectRand Elliott, FAIA
Design TeamArchitect: Rand Elliott Architects (Rand Elliott, FAIA; Bill Yen, AIA; Cody Pistulka, AIA); Engineer - Civil: CEC Engineer - MEP: Alvine & Associates, Inc. Engineer - Structural: Wallace Engineering - Structural Consultants, Inc. General Contractor: Smith & Pickel Construction, Inc. Theater Consultant: Schuler Shook Acoustics: Audio Video Designs Food Service: Oswalt Restaurant Supply
ClientOklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma Contemporary’s new downtown campus stands as a sculptural expression of the nonprofit’s mission to provide accessible, inclusive arts experiences. The 53,916 square-foot, four-story building, “Folding Light,” anchors the 4.6-acre campus which includes a renovated 1910 historic warehouse and a three-block arts park. The unique exterior shell is constructed from bright-dipped anodized aluminum, resulting in an ethereal facade designed to capture the state’s ever-changing weather conditions, reflecting, and embracing the dramatic changes in light and sky that characterize the local lands