Are You Hip?

There seems to be a lot of Mid Mod from Tulsa in the media lately.

The Fall issue of Prairie Hive features a hip pad in Wedgwood called the Futurama. The former Parade of Homes standout suffered several years of abuse by tenants and landlords before being rescued through Nick and Jinger's...
Pop Mod Partnership

The October issue of Oklahoma Magazine has a nice pictorial on the Lortondale home of Brandi Hezinger. Purists may scoff at the modified floorplan- but the hip vibe is fully intact in this...
Retro Redux


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No "Boxes with Little Holes"

Excellent article on the "futuristic architect who inspired Frank Gehry."

Yes, they're talking about Bruce Goff. Includes some excellent photographs of Shin'enKan, the Ledbetter House and the late, great Bavinger House. Enjoy.

Autobank Now Dispensing Lunch

Today new life breathed into one of my favorite structures in Downtown Tulsa.

Flagpoles and RoofA new eatery opened in the space originally known as the First National Autobank. Built in 1959 the complex was a model for suburban banking- back when "suburban banking" meant four blocks from the main bank. When the bank opened it was an instant landmark. It was designed by local firm of Mc Kune, Mc Kune & Associates who gave Tulsa many modern additions to its skyline (Petroleum Club Building, McClure Hall, Holiday Inn).

TFA Virtual Tours Highlight Modernism

Architecture tours are a big deal at the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. But the pandemic has put a damper on Second Saturdays, the popu...

Modern Choices