AEP Fitness Center/OKC Ballet

Oklahoma, USA. 2015

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2015
  • Clients: American Energy Partners LP

The AEP Fitness Center extends an unused basement structure in northern Oklahoma City into a sports and leisure hub. A series of arched steel trusses are placed over an existing concrete basement. The trusses are clad with industrial-scaled profile metal sheeting to enclose a singular hangar-like volume with fully-glazed gables. Two boxes are then inserted; a single storey steel-clad volume punches through the front gable to provide an entry vestibule to the east, while a larger cube is placed within the central space containing two racquetball courts within and an adaptable climbing wall on its western face. Additional internal facilities include a basketball court, fitness studios of varied sizes, changing and locker rooms and a café. On the outside a running track, courtyards, terraces and a sunken retention pond (which doubles as a volleyball court) cater for a wide range of external activities.


AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Award - Merit Award 2016 American Architecture Award 2016 American Institute of Architects Central States Regional Design Excellence 2016 Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Award Honorable Mention 2016 Urban Land Institute award for Best Large Scale Infill Development Project 2016