Tools of the Trade

Tools, Techniques, Technology — and the Art of Storytelling

To Selser Schaefer Architects, design is problem-solving. We begin every project by building a strong connection with our clients, then we look for ways to solve their unique concerns. In doing so, we consider: who will encounter the environment we create? How […]

Ways That Wow

Ever evolving technology provides an unprecedented number of ways to visualize and communicate design. A 3D environment enables us to stand in and walk through a space like never before. And it gives our clients the ability to truly participate in the […]

Design That Puts People First

When you’re passionate about your work, it’s because you know the “why” behind it. As you go through your day, you’re constantly aware of that one reason you do what you do. It’s the motivation that drives you to keep looking […]

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, […]

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 […]

ARTFUL SPACES

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FOUND SPACE

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 […]

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 […]

Creating Places To Be

Words have a way of trending in architecture that make them seem like innovations. Placemaking is one of those words. Placemaking, an approach to urban planning and design that creates inviting environments on a community scale, has always been a […]