The Bower OKC

Oklahoma, USA. 2019

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2019
  • Clients: City Center Development

Located in a rapidly developing residential context in downtown Oklahoma City, The Bower provides a unique mix of for-sale condominiums and townhomes to meet the area’s growing demands. Townhomes are situated along 4th Street maintaining an active street edge, while the two story massing introduces depth, shadow and relief, creating public and private amenities along the street edge. The main pedestrian entry is carved through the townhomes, breaking up the extended street frontage while leading to a shared lobby. Density is introduced with a multi-story condominium building at the rear of the site, providing varying unit types that respond to different spatial and budgetary needs. The building masses step up in height from 4th Street, introducing density which is sympathetic to the surrounding context. Cascading balconies become external rooms that act as shading devices providing spacious external space to each unit with varying downtown views. New landscaping is provided along 4th Street, the alley to the north, and the primary pedestrian paths, uniting the buildings and site with a consistent appearance.