By Ronald G. Smith, NCARB, AIA GSB Inc.

Since 1979, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma based GSB Inc. Architects and Planners has consistently proven its ability to produce exceptional architecture. While calling Oklahoma City home, we are proud of being the only resort architects in Oklahoma. We are nationally recognized and respected for our architectural design work on multifamily residential condominiums, resort hotels, resort communities, convention centers, entertainment facilities, and historic preservation and restoration projects. Our outstanding reputation is due to our firm’s relentless pursuit of architectural excellence and our bright and talented staff of architects, designers, and support personnel.

From the beginning we have maintained our values of delivering architectural projects with high quality design on time and on budget. Whether engaged as a provider of complete Architectural services, as Design Architect, or as the Architect of Record, our objectives have remained un-changed. We seek to create outstanding architecture by incorporating not only the site, context, and economic realities of the project into the design solution, but most importantly the client’s vision. We believe our clients are principle members of the project design team.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma based GSB Architects turns visions into reality. Our experience over the years has enabled us to refine this process. We have developed the organizational and management skills necessary to successfully complete large and complex architectural projects effectively. Although certain basic planning principles are common in all successful projects, each project has its own specific design criteria. There are unique site and market considerations that are important to understand for each project. We understand how to effectively deal with these considerations in planning, design, value engineering, construction documents, and construction administration. Because our Oklahoma City based firm has operated on a nationwide basis for many years, we are familiar with local zoning regulations in many states and most building codes. Being Oklahoma located resort architects gives us the advantage of being centrally located to many coastal communities. We often get a puzzling response from clients when we say we specialize in resort architecture and call Oklahoma City, Oklahoma our home. We value the work ethic of the architects in Oklahoma and are able to use it as an advantage when competing with east or west coast architects. The friendly people and a competitive cost of living make Oklahoma City, Oklahoma a great place to live and practice architecture. Being centrally located in the United States, it is also a great place to leave from we say with a smile.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in every area of our architectural practice. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma based GSB Architects has received critical praise for our attention to technical detail in the production of construction documents with great attention given to code compliance and construction costs. We maintain a professional staff to provide the architectural services you require. Teaming is a very important part of our management plan. Our staff of architects, designers, CADD technicians, specification writers, construction administrators, administrative assistants, along with our engineering and specialty consultants, have all worked together on a multitude of projects of varying types and sizes. We have a proven history of success in managing large and complex resort projects by selecting a team that is best qualified for each specific type of project. Nothing is more important to our firm than our reputation for providing the quality of service our clients deserve and expect. How do you measure quality? The same way you measure success.


Ronald G. Smith, NCARB, AIA
GSB Inc.

Since founding GSB Inc. in 1979, Mr. Smith has been involved in the design of hospitality and entertainment projects in excess of $1 billion. With nearly four decades of experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to resort hotel and resort projects across the United States.