Inventive Strategies Keep Santa Fe Square on Pace

Santa Fe Square represents the culmination of 20 years of development on downtown Tulsa’s east side. The project came about as a desire to invest in Tulsa’s downtown and further the resurgence of the district by creating a diverse mix […]

Historic Greenwood District Boundary Markers

Race Massacre Commission’s Final Project Marks the True Extent of the Greenwood District

The first of what will eventually be six markers showing the boundaries of the historic Greenwood District was unveiled at the corner of Archer Street and MLK Boulevard on Friday, November 5, 2021. This project marks the perimeter of the […]

Putting “People First” to the Test

Covid-19 Response + Office Reopening Plans

In 2017, Selser Schaefer Architects namesakes Janet Selser and Bob Schaefer handed over their firm – their life’s work really – to the next generation of leaders. Faced with cultivating the firm’s success and legacy, new partners Shane Aaron AIA, […]

Access, Connection, and Change

Selser Schaefer Architects’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship Program + Equity Initiative

Selser Schaefer Architects’ 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. Ideally, our team would reflect the communities we serve. However, […]

Greenwood Rising Project Update

The Architecture and Project Details of Greenwood Rising

In June of 2021, Tulsa will observe the centennial anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The tragic events of May 31-June 1, 1921 destroyed the historic African American business district known as Black Wall Street and the surrounding community […]

Greenwood Rising – Building the Future by Respecting the Past


Greenwood Rising’s Project Architect and Lead Designer Stephen Dinnen RA, LEED AP was among the featured guests at the AIA Eastern Oklahoma Virtual Chit Chat about “Healing” on March 18, 2021. In his presentation, Stephen gives an update of the […]

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship Program

Selser Schaefer Architects

The Selser Schaefer Architects’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship Program was created to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture and interior design. This scholarship includes a one-time award of $2,500 to offset the student’s tuition […]


As 2020 draws to a close and we reflect on this tumultuous year, one word comes to mind. Gratitude. We are grateful for our staff’s health, talent, and unflappable dedication to architecture. Grateful for the team spirit and commitment of […]

Restoring One of Oklahoma’s Oldest Buildings

The historic preservation of NSU’s Seminary Hall.

Seminary Hall is a historically significant building constructed in 1889. Originally built as the Cherokee Nation Female Seminary, the building was purchased by the state of Oklahoma in 1909 and became NSU. Cherokee Nation, NSU, and Selser Schaefer Architects, in […]

H-E-B Carves New Path for Foodservice

Main Streat Food Hall Opened August 25

Texas grocery chain H-E-B is betting on food halls to weather the coronavirus crisis better than stand-alone restaurants, due to more recession-friendly prices and larger spaces for social distancing. They recently opened Main Streat Food Hall in Austin, TX featuring […]

What Will Architecture Design Look Like After COVID-19?

Shane D. Aaron AIA shares his thoughts on the post-COVID-19 future of retail design. This article digs into the American Institute of Architects’ report released earlier this summer. “Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that building for virus […]

Stillwater Middle School shows off additions at open house.

Celebrating the successful completion of the SPS Middle School upgrades.

After providing support to help pass a 2017 bond issue directed at Stillwater Public Schools (SPS), Selser Schaefer Architects designed improvements and additions to several SPS schools, including the Middle School. Working with input from administrators, teachers, parents, and students […]

A Pocket Community

An up-and-coming development of small homes on Grand Lake focuses on minimalism and fellowship among neighbors.

Selser Schaefer Architects was tasked to design a concept for a Tiny Home Community that could be site adapted to recreational sites. Crafted around an intimate, human scale, these tiny home communities will offer the perfect recreational getaway — one […]