Wheeler Block 13
The Wheeler District, directly adjacent to Downtown Oklahoma City, is a 150-acre urban development situated on the south bank of the Oklahoma River. The unique site includes the former Downtown Airpark, which operated from the 1940s until 2005. The site boasts spectacular views of the skyline and is envisioned as a new urban village, growing over time that takes advantage of the long-range planning and history of Oklahoma City. The urban neighborhood offers a walkable, bikeable neighborhood with a range of for-sale and for-rent housing options.
Wallace Design Collective provided structural engineering services for a new three-story, 30,000 square foot mixed-use space. The new building includes 9,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space on the first floor and 18,000 square feet of office space on the second and third floors. The building was designed to appear to be only two stories plus the barrel roof, which follows the current Wheeler housing design. The design is also intended to pay homage to the nearby historic airpark terminal with the window placement designed to be a “playful reinterpretation” of the former airpark’s flag checkerboard pattern.
Photography: ©Eric Schmid Photography