Plow Building

Oklahoma City, USA. 2014

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2014
  • Clients: Rock Island Plow LLC

The Plow Building reinvents a robust but disused warehouse building in Oklahoma City into flexible new office space. To exploit its inherent character, the building is stripped back to its heavy timber frame and structural brick shell. Lightwells are cut into the floor slab, which, combined with new sawtooth rooflights and large perimeter windows, draw natural light deep into the office bays across all four floors. New metal clad openings to Oklahoma Avenue, formed within existing window bays, are paired with new steel canopies that signal the main entrance to the west and the reinstated entrance to the south. These new interventions are designed to contrast with the found fabric.


State Historic Preservation Officer's Citation of Merit - Oklahoma 2018 AIA Adaptive Reuse Citation Award 2017 AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Award - Honor Award 2016


AIA Oklahoma awards

AHMM has picked up five awards from the American Institute of Architects’ Oklahoma chapter. Given at the chapter’s annual conference last Friday (20 October), the AIA Oklahoma Design Awards recognised four AHMM projects in Oklahoma City and Grand Lake o’the Cherokees: the Commercial Architecture Honor Award was given to Bob Moore Campus, and the Residential Architectural Honor Award to Grand Lake Poolhouse. The Plow Building – AHMM’s home in Oklahoma City – was given an Adaptive Reuse Citation Award, while Jesus Saves won an Adaptive Reuse Citation Award and the People’s Choice Award.


AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards


AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has picked up four awards at this year’s AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards. Jesus Saves, a former bible bindery converted into a two family dwelling, was awarded the Merit Award for Residential Architecture. Two AHMM projects were awarded a Merit Award for Commercial Architecture: OKSea, a collection of 17 shipping containers repurposed to house a corn dog bar, a donut shop, juice bar and office spaces; and AEP Fitness Centre, which involved the redevelopment of an unused basement structure in northern Oklahoma City into a new sports and leisure centre. The Honor Award for Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse was presented to the Plow Building, now the home of AHMM’s Oklahoma office.

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