The Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of award-winning architect Hans Butzer, AIA, and the firm of Butzer Architects and Urbanism for the work of architectural redesign of the Bruce Goff "tepee".
Butzer was named a recipient of the American Institute of Architects 2016 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. According to AIA, "the award recognizes excellence in architectural advocacy and achievement." The AIA identified Butzer's leadership and innovative work, noting:
"Butzer is a gifted and accomplished architect who has built his career in Oklahoma City by dedicating himself to improving the built landscape and enriching the fundamental civic dignity of the city."
Butzer and wife Torrey founded the firm responsible for OKC landmark projects such as the Skydance Bridge, the Oklahoma City National Memorial, Century Center and numerous other projects. He was recently deemed interim dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture.
It is a great honor to have this firm working toward the rehabilitation of the building through creation of a master plan and design work.
We are also grateful for the hard work and outstanding efforts of Boy Scout Troop 985 of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma! Thank you, one and all, for your help and determination in clearing our ground floor demolition.