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Two magazine covers, one with an aluminum building in black and white with "Blueprint 369" and one with a different view of the same buidling awash in purple with "Metropolis" and "North American Design Now"
Photo: Alex Marks.

Even with delays due to COVID-19, Oklahoma Contemporary's 2020 opening generated great buzz among architectural press. The new building made the covers of Blueprint and Metropolis, was nominated for awards by World Architecture News, Interior Design and Blueprint and was featured in year-end lists by The Architect's Newspaper, Dezeen, Elle Decor and more. Explore the stories below.

The American Architecture Awards
Oklahoma Contemporary selected as one of eight Best New Museum and Cultural Buildings in U.S.

AIA Oklahoma

Oklahoma Contemporary nominated for Large Commercial Architecture Project award


Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center // Rand Elliott Architects

Oklahoma Contemporary's new downtown campus


The Business of Balance: Smith & Pickel

Texas Architect

Contemporary Reflections


Oklahoma Contemporary named in shortlist for Blueprint Awards

New arts centre provides Oklahoma City with galleries, performance spaces and studios to support a growing local creative scene

Light is a recurring motif inside and out of Oklahoma City's new cultural landmark

The Architect's Newspaper

Oklahoma Contemporary selected as Editor's Pick in 2020 Best of Design Awards

Rand Elliott completes light-bending Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center

Architectural Digest

Oklahoma’s Light-Bending Contemporary Art Center Has Been Completed


New Oklahoma Contemporary draws on the region's light and sky

World Architect News

Oklahoma Contemporary among seven in global shortlist for 2020 World Architecture News Awards in Civics category


Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center named in Top 10 U.S. architecture projects of 2020

Zigzagging aluminium walls wrap Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Interior Design
Bright Golden Haze announced as 2020 Best of Year Award finalist

Rand Elliott Architects Plays with Diurnal Rhythms for Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Azure Magazine
Groundbreaker: Into the Fold


Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center opens its doors with luminous exhibition

Elle Decor
The 22 Most Beautiful Architectures of 2020 [English Version] | [Italian Version]

Oklahoma Contemporary and a Façade Reflecting the Open Skies [English Version] | [Italian Version]

Gray Magazine

Architect Rand Elliott talks about Oklahoma Contemporary's new home

Design Curial

Light+Tech: Facade lighting

Blueprint Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

Metal Architecture

Creating Folding Light

Aluminum Extruders Council
Oklahoma City Contemporary Arts Center Building Uses Extruded Aluminum to ‘Fold Light'

Ambientes Digital

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Centre por Rand Elliott Architects

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Photo: Scott McDonald, Gray City Studios

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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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