SandRidge Energy Commons

Oklahoma City, OK

SandRidge Energy, an independent natural gas and oil company, moved from the suburbs to downtown Oklahoma City to help the city’s revitalization efforts. The master plan for their new headquarters spans multiple buildings and city blocks, where architecture and landscape architecture weave to balance company needs with civic engagement. SandRidge Commons draws from a long history of placemaking. Though privately owned, the project organizes renovated and new buildings around a central landscape for the use of SandRidge employees and for the open enjoyment of residents and visitors in Oklahoma City. The two-block site is sandwiched between the city’s planned green connector and another major downtown street lined with lower scale fine-grained commercial buildings. This civic space enables employees and the community to enjoy native eco-regional landscapes in the city, protected from high street-level winds.

AIA National Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design
AIA NY State Award of Excellence
AIA TriState Merit Award
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award
American Society of Landscape Architects, Oklahoma Chapter, Honor Award
Architectural Lighting Outstanding Achievement Award
ASLA Illinois Chapter Honor Award
International Design Award, Urban Design Bronze Prize