David G. Murray (1919-2015)


    David G. Murray

    The architectural community and TFA mourn the loss of David Murray, who passed away February 17 at the age of 96. Murray was principal of Murray-Jones-Murray Architects, a firm well known to fans of modernism and responsible for some of Oklahoma’s most notable buildings.

    Dave was a native Tulsan and enthusiastic supporter of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. The collective works of Murray-Jones-Murray is one of the most treasured collections in the TFA archive.

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    Remembering Herb Fritz

    Life is short. Live it to the fullest.A leader in historic preservation and a highly respected architect for nearly four decades in Tulsa, Herb Fritz, AIA, was a co-founder of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and its first president.

    Herb passed away on September 7, 2014 at age 64, but left a legacy of community service and work that will outlive generations to come.

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    How Much Does Your Building Weigh?

    KSQ Architects is sponsoring a week long run of the architectural documentary “How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?” at Circle Cinema in Tulsa.


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    Vote for Notable Architecture

    Ponca City Savings & LoanEach year the Eastern Oklahoma chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honor the year’s best projects with their Design Excellence Award. The winners are chosen by a vote of the architectural and design community. This year, for the first time, they are awarding a People’s Choice Award– and you can participate!

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    Sneak Peek III: Dwell in the IDL Tour

    Two more stops on our 2014 Dwell in the IDL tour will be the Aloft Hotel and the Mayo 420 Building. Both of these properties are existing structures that were converted to residential, and they’re both great examples of re-purposing existing buildings.



    Aloft_hotelConstructed in 1969, the old City Hall building in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma had sat vacant for many years.  Many residents and city officials wanted it torn down, but thanks to the vision of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and developer TOCH LLC, the 11-story structure has been given new life as the Aloft Tulsa Downtown Hotel.

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