Architecture of the Arts — the Ultimate Canvas

If you are an arts influencer, or simply love art in its many forms, watch for these seven important considerations when designing an arts-specific facility that brings people and art closer. 1.   A BEHIND THE SCENES FOCUS, SO GUESTS CAN […]


Architecture that Serves Art and Draws People

Facilities for the arts have the power to become treasured, iconic structures within the community. Whether the building is purposed for visual or performing arts, however, the art itself must always come first. At Selser Schaefer Architects, we’ve had the great privilege of crafting an […]

Oklahoma Architects Recognize Peers in Annual Design Contest

BARTLESVILLE — The American Institute of Architects Oklahoma Chapter honored eight firms recently in the AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Program at the 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture. AIA Oklahoma received more than 90 entries in this year’s competition. Projects […]

What Makes An Inspiring Culture?

Any Number of Things.

Insights gained from 09 countries 04 newly licensed architects 36 different perspectives 11 LEED Accredited professionals 05 new energetic partners Recognized for excellence 103 times 07 new happy clients 16 nerf guns in the office 05 new sleepy parents 114 […]

Driven By Architecture

Our passion for architecture inspires a culture of collaboration.

Perspective is what gives a drawing dimension and depth. The same can be said of our team at Selser Schaefer Architects. Just as we’re known for our diverse body of work, the individuals who bring the Ice House to life […]

Mother Road Market

Getting our Kicks with the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

Combine the energy and bustle of a daily market with an indoor | outdoor bar, covered patio, children’s play space and a uniquely inspired commissary kitchen and you’ve got the ingredients for Tulsa’s Mother Road Market. This adaptive re-use of […]

Moving Forward while Honoring your Company’s Roots

Business Viewpoint with Hank Spieker

Hank Spieker an architect and partner of Selser Schaefer Architects, was recently featured in the Business Viewpoint section of the Tulsa World. Companies are often formed through entrepreneurial spirit and, undeniably, a lot of hard work. Such is certainly the […]

Unity Heritage Neighborhoods Design Workshop

University of Notre Dame Graduate Urban Design Studio

The University of Notre Dame Graduate Urban Design Studio will be traveling to Tulsa to work with our community to provide positive visions for future development.  The studio will be conducting a 3-month design study focused on the Unity Heritage […]

A Virtual Look

Mental Health Association Interior Renovation

A virtual reality experience can fool your brain into thinking what you’re seeing is real. The sensation of actually being inside a space is an incredibly powerful tool for communicating design intent. At Selser Schaefer Architects we’re taking steps to make the design […]

Developers Looking for Ways to Make Tulsa Less Dependent on Cars

Urban Designer John Griffin explains

Developers in larger cities are swapping parking for things like Uber concessions; and the discussion is starting to happen here, too. Hundreds of new apartments in downtown Tulsa area available for rent, shops are opening their doors, and a $150 million […]


The Transformation of Discovery to Design

Found objects in art transcend their original purpose and worth. Reclaimed and reimagined, they teach us to look beyond what was — to what can be. In architecture, a similar metamorphosis takes place with found space. Just as with found […]

5 Space Planning Trends

No two space planning projects are the same. Yet as designers, it’s good to stay on top of trends, like knowing today’s offices are ranging between 175 to 250 square feet per person. With that in mind, here are five […]

Making Headlines: 5 Questions with Selser Schaefer Architects

New Partner Team Talks Future with Tulsa World

Tulsa World recently sat down for “5 Questions” with our new partner team: Shane Aaron AIA; Nathan Koob AIA, LEED AP; Hank Spieker AIA; Whitney Stauffer and Jeff Thomas LEED AP, RAS. Here’s what they had to say: 1. What […]

National Case Study on First Living Office in the Midwest

Herman Miller spotlights Hogan's new world-class Tulsa office

Herman Miller highlights Selser Schaefer Architects’ project, Hogan Assessment Systems, in their latest case study. As the pioneer of successfully predicting job performance through personality assessments, Hogan Assessments leads its industry and serves some of the most powerful corporations around the […]

Placemaking on a Personal Scale

Life is filled with noise, clutter, appointments, and deadlines. Seeking out a place to find solace or to unwind with friends is a necessity. Think about those moments when you really connect with a place. Perhaps it’s an unassuming bench placed in […]