Central Exchange

Oklahoma, USA. 2019

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2019
  • Clients: 6th Street Exchange LLC

Central Exchange reinvents a pair of robust but derelict historic buildings in Oklahoma City—originally warehouse and garage for the Pioneer Telephone Company—into flexible space for restaurants, brewery, retail and office. To exploit their intrinsic character, the buildings are stripped back to their concrete frame and structural brick shells. On the warehouse building lightwells are cut into the floor slab, which, combined with large perimeter windows draw natural light deep into all four tenant floors. A new addition on the north denotes entrance while the expressed stairs connect the floors and stimulate chance interactions. A modern canopy extends from a new north addition providing cover while physically connecting the historically separated buildings. The new layout accommodates a pinwheel of activity arranged around a central promenade acting as both circulation and social core.

ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards


ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards

Central Exchange and Social Capital have both won ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards, announced by the Urban Land Institute’s Oklahoma chapter last week. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise projects that exemplify best practice in the responsible use of land and their contribution to the built environment and the public realm. Central Exchange picked up the award for Large Scale Rehabilitation and Restoration, while Social Capital was joint winner (alongside The Collective Food Hall) of the Small Scale Developments Award.


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