Announcing Grant to Honor Lynne Rostochil

The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture (OCFA) will offer an annual grant program to fund the preparation of National Register nominations for structures, sites, and/or districts in central Oklahoma.

This grant program has been established in memory of Lynne Rostochil, an architectural historian and photographer who, in her lifetime, passionately advocated for and diligently recorded Oklahoma’s rich architectural heritage. The OCFA intends to honor Lynne’s legacy by nominating structures, sites, and/or districts for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in order to continue her work to identify, evaluate, and promote the states’ historic resources.

The grant award amount will be based on the Preparer’s cost estimate for the preparation of the nomination and is presumed to cover any and all expenses related to the preparation of the nomination, including but not limited to travel, printing, postage, and photography.




Questions? Submit questions to okcarchitecture@cox.net

Help Support the Lynne Rostochil National Register Grant Program

All donations are tax deductible.


Oklahoma Modernism Weekend Postponed!

Sorry we can’t provide new dates just yet, but there are too many variables to make a decision right now. Stay posted! It’ll happen someday!

Architecture Activity Book!

We know many of the kiddos are learning from home right now so we dusted off our 2010 KIDesign Activity Book! Download for some Architecture Activities!


It’s a large file so give it a little time to download.


We’re Working Remotely

In accordance with the recommendations of the CDC, the Governor’s office and the City of Oklahoma City, we are doing our part to SLOW THE SPREAD of Coronavirus and will be working remotely through April 14th. If you need assistance, please email Melissa at okcarchitecture@cox.net

At this time, Oklahoma Modernism Weekend is still on track to take place June 5, 6 & 7 but with the uncertainty of Coronavirus, please check back in early May for updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.


Oklahoma Modernism Weekend will take place June 5-7 at Northpark Mall. Be sure to sign up for your booth today!


Interested in sponsorship for the event? SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Questions? Email to: okmodernismweekend@gmail.com

Save the Date! Oklahoma Modernism Weekend 2020

Local Organization Offers to Save Wavy Bank Structure

Friday, May 3, 2019

Contact: Melissa Hunt
Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture
Phone: (405) 948-7174
Email: okcarchitecture@cox.net

Photograph By: Lynne Rostochil

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture (OCFA) sent a Letter of Intent to Lease the Central National Motor Bank Annex (aka "the wavy bank building") to Oklahoma City Public Schools today. The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture is willing to assume the repair, liability and ongoing maintenance of the structure as a solution to save the iconic piece of architecture.

The OCFA Board of Directors believes the Foundation has the track record, interest and resources to make this endeavor successful. The organization was formed 20 years ago to save the abandoned and endangered First Church of Christ, Scientist building at 1200 North Robinson Avenue. The OCFA owned and maintained the building for almost a decade and in that time placed the building on the National Register of Historic Places. The building remains today because of the efforts of the Foundation.

The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture believes the "wavy bank building" is deserving of such care and protection for its distinctive roof design. The structure retains great architectural character that should be preserved.


The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture promotes design excellence in the physical environment through projects and education. You can read more about OCFA at www.okcarchitecture.com


Save the Date! Oklahoma Modernism Weekend

Get You OKC Foundation for Architecture Shirt!


$20.00 each (S-XL) (XXL $22)


If you'd like to pick up, rather than pay for shipping, please change your shipping method in the cart.

We will accept orders through February 8th and shirts will be ready around February 22nd.

Streetcar and Architecture Tour on January 26!

Join us on Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m. to learn about our fabulous downtown Oklahoma City Architecture while riding the new streetcar!

Our tour guide will be Oklahoma City Architect, Anthony McDermid, AIA, RIBA.

Anthony and his business partner John Ward founded The Architectural Partnership (TAP ARCHITECTURE) in downtown Oklahoma City in 1988. Anthony has design credentials for over one thousand projects in Oklahoma and across the nation and on several continents. In recent years, he had the opportunity to affect the urban landscape in Oklahoma City with visionary urban planning and designs that have helped reinvent downtown Oklahoma City. Anthony is not only a Licensed Architect in the state of Oklahoma but also a Licensed European Union Architect. His vast community involvement includes past President of The City Rescue Mission, AIA Oklahoma past President, and has received the Leadership Oklahoma City Paragon Award.


We will meet at the Downtown Library stop at 10:00 a.m. at 300 West Park Avenue. The stop is on the West side of the Library. The tour will last approximately one hour, depending on the stops along the route and we will end back at the Library stop.

This tour is FREE but we ask that attendees register in advance so we know how many to expect.


Please note:

Due to limited seating on the street car, some of our tour goers may have to stand during the tour.

Street parking is available nearby, especially along Main Street, Colcord Dr, Couch Dr, Hudson Ave, and Park Ave (street parking is free on Saturdays). The Arts District Parking Garage is also nearby at 431 W Main St (fees apply).








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