USPS Office and Courthouse Historic Restoration & Renovation 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This 217,000 square foot federal building, built in phases between 1912 and 1932 and on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974, was nearly destroyed by a 1967 modernization.  A complete renovation was done in the non-historic areas, upgrading mechanical systems, improving energy performance, and meeting current building and accessibility codes.  A comprehensive historic restoration was done in the once ornate public areas and building exterior.  Original materials were uncovered or replaced, fixtures and hardware were recreated, and previously forgotten hand-painted ornamental ceilings were restored.  This GSA-owned facility benefited from $11,206,000 in improvements.

This project has received a myriad of local, state, and national awards for Historic Preservation and Restoration including:
American Institute of Architects Design Award of Excellence, 1999
Shirk Memorial Award for Historic Preservation, 1998
Oklahoma City Historical Preservation Landmark Commission Historic Preservation Award, 1997
US GSA Public Building Service National Honor Award for Historic Restoration, 1994
American Institute of Architects Award of Excellence in Architecture, 1994
American Society of Interior Designers Historic Preservation Award, 1993
Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Officer's Citation of Merit for Exemplary Historic Rehabilitation, 1993