Mental Health Association of Oklahoma

Bringing people together

Since 1955, Mental Health Association Oklahoma has brought people together to help those affected by mental health issues. But for years, the agency’s own staff members were often isolated, working from random office locations around the city to make the most […]

A New Leaf

Cultivating a Stronger Community

When A New Leaf provides people with developmental disabilities a place to live and learn horticultural skills, it gives them something more: increased independence and life choices. The Tulsa-area nonprofit has been creating vocational opportunities for individuals through its greenhouses and retail centers […]

CAST Tech High School

Centers for Applied Science and Technology

Appropriately situated among leading businesses in a thriving downtown, San Antonio’s CAST (Centers for Applied Science and Technology) Tech is not your typical prep school. This innovative new high school, a restoration | renovation of two formerly unused industrial arts complex buildings, […]

County Officials Break Ground for New Juvenile Justice Center

Selser Schaefer Architects is so pleased to be part of this important community project!

TULSA — County officials have been talking about building a new juvenile justice facility for so long, it’s easy to forget why. So Friday, after the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tulsa County Family Center for Juvenile Justice, Alondo Edwards explained […]

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 […]