Building Community

Our work is about more than buildings, structures and inside spaces. It’s about connecting people and creating community. It’s about giving people a place to be – and belong.

Whether we’re designing a center for the arts or masterplanning a campus, we not only explore how people will interact with the spaces we create – but also how the spaces will invite people to interact with each other. This requires an appreciation of what draws people together combined with an intimate understanding of your goals.

As architects, we have a unique responsibility to foster community through design. But our first responsibility is to our clients. We design to your budget and needs, using our experience to find opportunities for time and cost savings.

Hardesty Arts Center

For years, the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa worked tirelessly to bring the concept of an arts exhibition and education facility to downtown Tulsa. Its primary goal was and still is to engage the community in the arts. By […]

Owasso Family YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Tulsa and the City of Owasso worked together to answer the Owasso community’s desire for a state-of-the-art recreational facility. Selser Schaefer Architects joined the collaboration to identify and prioritize program spaces that would make the new […]

Edmond Animal Welfare

When the City of Edmond collaborated with Selser Schaefer Architects on the design of their new animal welfare facility, the team envisioned a  facility that would not only increase animal adoption but also be valued as an important part of […]

Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter

Pronounced “Paws,” PAAS stands for Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter. But what this “no-kill” shelter truly stands for is saving the lives of stray cats and dogs as it transitions them into permanent, caring homes. In keeping with this new-home focus, […]

Center for Creativity

When TCC asked for a highly collaborative learning environment and walkable urban experience for its downtown campus students, Selser Schaefer Architects listened. We knew the building had to make a bold statement to capture the spirit of the creative individuals who […]