KSQ Architects Purchases Historic Building in Downtown Tulsa for Renovation

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National architecture firm KSQ Architects will relocate its Oklahoma office into the building across from ONEOK Field that will also house a McNellie's Group sports concept brewpup.

KSQ Architects' redesign of the historic Gates Hardware building in Tulsa, OK.

“Our Oklahoma staff has been a part of downtown Tulsa for many years, and buying the Gates building is furthering our commitment to revitalization and the city as a whole,” said KSQ Principal and President David W. Short, AIA.

KSQ Architects has purchased the Gates Hardware building in downtown Tulsa and plans to restore the historic building in Tulsa located at 216 N. Elgin Avenue. KSQ Architects will move its 47 person staff from its current office in downtown Tulsa to the second story of the renovated building located across the street from the ONEOK Field ticket windows. The first floor of the building is 14,000 square-feet and has two tenant spaces, with one space reserved for McNellie's Group and Marshall Brewing Company’s sports concept brewpub.

“Our Oklahoma staff has been a part of downtown Tulsa for many years, and buying the Gates building is furthering our commitment to revitalization and the city as a whole,” said KSQ Principal and President David W. Short, AIA. “It’s already been an adventure to redesign this historic space, and every architect wants to design their own office from the inside out so this suits us well."

The 28,000 square-foot building sits on a rare 0.34 acre lot in the Greenwood Historic District. Ross Group Construction is the contractor for the project that will entail an overhaul of the concrete and masonry structure. The renovated building will have a more concise and upgraded parking area and the building will have an extensive glass front to take advantage of the ballpark views.

Design and construction has already begun and the project is scheduled for completion in the fall.

KSQ Architects is a full-service architecture firm with offices in Oklahoma, New York, Colorado, North Carolina, and Texas. The firm provides programming, planning, architectural, interior design and engineering services. In business for over 26 years, KSQ specializes in higher education student life, K-12, healthcare and multifamily housing facilities throughout the United States. The firm recently joined the elite one-percent of architecture firms in the U.S. with 100 or more employees, and has been recognized by Zweig-White as one of the “Best Firms to Work For” and a “Hot Firm,” and was recently honored as one of “Tulsa’s Fast 40.”

For more information about KSQ, please visit http://www.ksqthegarret.com.

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