Oklahoma Contemporary
A silver building with dramatic clouds behind it


Awards, honors and nominations

The opening of Oklahoma Contemporary's new facilities generated great buzz and a ton of awards for our architectural firm, Rand Elliott Associates, and for our organization as a whole. Awards from 2020 and beyond listed alphabetically below, including being named one of USA Today's Best New Museums, nominated for an LCD New Cultural Destination and Architecture Masterprize, hitting a ton of "best of" lists for 2020-21 and winning a Creative Placemaking Award from Paseo Arts Association.

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AIA Central Oklahoma Design Awards | 2022 Honor Award, Excellence in Craft

AIA Central Oklahoma Design Awards | 2020 Honor Award, Large Commercial Architecture

AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design Awards | 2021 Merit Award

AIA Oklahoma Design Awards | 2021 Merit Award

American Architecture Award | 2021 Best New Museum and Cultural Building

American Council of Engineering Companies | 2020 Nebraska Honor Award

Architect’s Newspaper | 2020 Best of Design Editor’s Pick

Architecture Masterprize 2020 | Cultural Architecture

Architizer | 2021 A+Awards Finalist Architecture+Facades

Blueprint Awards Shortlist 2020 | Best Public-Use Project (Privately Funded)

Dezeen | Top 10 U.S. Architecture Projects of 2020

Elle Décor | 22 Most Beautiful Architectures of 2020

Interior Design | Best of Year Award Finalist 2020 | Bright Golden Haze

LCD Berlin | New Cultural Destination of the Year Nominee 2021

Metal Architecture Awards | 2021 Grand Award Winner

Metal Architecture Awards | 2021 Smooth Metal Wall Panel Winner

Paseo Arts Award | 2021 Creative Placemaking Award

ULI Oklahoma Impact Award | Large Scale Development Award 2021

USA Today 10Best | Top Three Best New Museum, 2021

World Architecture News 2020 WAN Award Shortlist | Civic Category


Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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