Jesus Saves

Oklahoma, USA. 2014

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2014

Jesus Saves explores modes of regeneration by transforming a former industrial building into a two-family dwelling in Oklahoma’s outer urban zone. The existing two-storey brick shell is bounded to the south with a large terrace atop a garage, while new stucco and signage – both acknowledging found conditions – define the street facade. Internally, a new steel structure, staircase and a minimal number of walls are inserted into the building to divide it into two principal volumes: the two-bedroom residence above and the one-bedroom residence below. Each residence connects to its own external room to augment living space whilst creating a buffer to the surrounding streets. These external spaces are wrapped with a woven steel mesh veil that provides both privacy and shelter whilst maintaining a degree of transparency.


AIA Adaptive Reuse Citation Award 2017 AIA People’s Choice Award 2017 AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Award - Merit Award 2016