U.S. Federal Building
- Division: Institutional
- Location: Oklahoma City, OK
- Architect: Ross Barney + Jankowski Inc.
- Client: General Services Administration
- General contractor: Flintco Construction Co.
- Consultants: Sasaki Associates Inc.(Landscape Arch.); Weidlinger Associates, Inc. (Blast Design & Structural Engineer); Schiff & Associates, Inc. (Security Consultant); Heery International (Construction Manager); The Benham Group (Consulting Engineer/Architect); Brad Goldberg (Artist); Doug Hollis (Artist)
This new facility is about the future, seeking to reunite the federal community and standing as a symbol of freedom. It sits in a transition zone between the central business district and the north downtown neighborhood. Since security was paramount, building mass, glazing inside the courtyard, and bollards were constructed to maintain the sense of safety. The design also maximized sustainability and workplace productivity initiatives. It incorporates daylighting, indirect lighting, individually controlled task lighting as well as underfoot air supply energy for efficient distribution and individual comfort control. Jurors were impressed with how architecture and structure were combined to create a safe vibe. "The feeling of security is particularly important in this building, in this space," said one.