Archer Building
Archer Building

Archer Building

The Archer building was built in 1926; its original design was not intended to accommodate modern air conditioning systems. Additionally, the building is of historical registry & holds significance in the community. This added an additional layer of complexity to an already challenging project, as portions of the building were to remain undisturbed to preserve the natural patina & historic value of the structure. The age of the building, combined with severe space restrictions for modern mechanical systems, a wide gamut of tenant spaces — ranging from artist studios with fully functional kiln rooms, to restaurants preparing, storing & serving kimchi onsite, to hot yoga studios operating at 95F indoor temperature — made this vintage two-story building renovation & preservation project an intricate puzzle that required every discipline of engineering, architecture & contractor to work in unison to achieve the dream put forth by the GKFF & the citizens of Tulsa.