Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, housed in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center, was built around, inside, and above the original 1947 Centre Theatre. The 110,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Museum features 15 exhibit galleries, a 250-seat theater, a retail store, a café, a collections care center, a library/resource center, administrative offices, and educational/classroom space. A 55’ high glass sculpture, created by world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, is permanently displayed in a three-story atrium.
In the west addition, limited structural depth and column-free gallery spaces, forced the 40” deep steel girders that spanned up to 70’ to be designed with web openings. These openings allowed the integration of other building systems to occur within the depth of the structure, rather than below the structure.
Construction Cost: $22.5 million
Architect: Allen Brown Architects
Photos courtesy Allen Brown Architects.