Wild about wildlife
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation project was a $16M renovation and addition. The existing building was a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design that served as the influence for the new addition. The existing structure of 23,000 SF was completely stripped of all interior components leaving only the structural frame and the roof. It was then retro-fitted with new mechanical, electrical, IT and security systems. A new 12,000 SF addition was built; expanding the building to the west and north and introducing natural light to the interior of the building. Outdoor balconies were included to provided new vistas of Downtown Oklahoma City and the State Capitol. The new addition houses offices, a new auditorium, a grand lobby and a new front entrance.