The Difference Between Hiring and Engaging an Architect

And Why it Shows in the Results

Good architecture is often easier to sense than to define. What exactly makes an architect’s work good? A long list of awards? A trend-setting or signature style? Or perhaps specializing in a certain building type, like sports arenas, with laser […]

Bringing Compassion Home

How Our Client's Mission to Save Animals Shaped Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS)

The people behind PAAS (pronounced “paws”) are on a mission to save the lives of stray cats and dogs by finding caring homes for them. Knowing it takes more than compassion to make a difference, they engaged Selser Schaefer Architects […]

Ross Group Building

The Single-Most Important Factor That Drives Good Architecture

It’s hard to imagine a time when an agricultural equipment dealership was located in the heart of downtown Tulsa. Built in the 1920s, the former International Harvester Building is being transformed into the headquarters for Ross Group Construction. Working in cooperation with […]

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council House

The Single-Most Important Factor That Drives Good Architecture

Honoring a building’s parti – and bringing its story to life – often stretches the traditional boundaries of architecture. Selser Schaefer Architects is involved in extensive, hands-on research to ensure the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council House is returned as closely as possible […]

Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center

Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education

The Single-Most Important Factor That Drives Good Architecture

The concept behind the Hardesty Center for Dance Education came from the Tulsa Ballet’s deep desire to share the love of ballet with more young people. This remarkable new center literally sets the stage for their vision – and ensures ballet will be […]