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By | 2021, 4th Quarter, LWPB

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LWPB Welcomes Larson Design Group!

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve joined forces with Larson Design Group, a national architecture, engineering, and professional consulting firm! David Martin, LDG’s president and CEO, says “Combining LWPB’s experience and expertise in these [Federal and Education] markets with our national reach positions LDG to better serve current and future clients.” We are thrilled about this new partnership, and we are so excited to welcome Larson Design Group to LWPB!

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#LWPBAdventures

By | 1st Quarter, 2021, LWPB

#LWPBAdventures

LWPB Principals Dan Pruitt and Rick Siler headed to sunny Florida a couple of weeks ago to check out progress on one of our projects at Eglin Air Force Base. The new 78,000 SF Integrated Training Center includes classrooms, virtual trainers, aircraft mockups, administration and operations areas that support the F-35. It’s always great to see things coming together!

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By | 1st Quarter, 2021, LWPB

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Meet Angie Clarkson!

I came to LWPB in the summer of 2010, just after the birth of my second son (it’s 'Testosterone City' at our house!). I’d been at LWPB for about a week when it became clear that this is a great place to be a working parent – my previous employer didn’t provide the flexibility and family-friendly environment that is LWPB’s trademark. Wrangling two small children and managing a full-time job was suddenly much more manageable!

Originally, I was brought on for my expertise in government projects and healthcare design. I enjoy all sorts of design problems and was happy to contribute to these sorts of projects. However, as soon as I was afforded the opportunity to work on a K-12 project, I fell in love. I’m a public school teacher’s kid. I often joke that, while I adore child development (cognitive, emotional, and physical), I lack the temperament for classroom management – I never would have made it in the classroom! I’m not equipped to shape future generations the way that teachers do, but we can all use our unique talents to contribute in other ways. Being a teacher is one of the most challenging professions on Earth. Education is hard. School administration is hard. Public education is changing all the time, with schools taking on more and more responsibility for the health of their communities – and public school districts are taking on these imperatives with fewer dollars per student. As architects and school planners, we can’t fix a lot of these things. What we can do is devise and craft learning environments that remove barriers and increase flexibility. We can also help aging schools identify ways to improve their existing facilities. When we create learning spaces that can be changed and shaped to support the teaching and learning of the future, we empower teachers to do their best work.

Over the last decade at LWPB, I’ve been given the opportunity to make a difference in my community and in the State of Oklahoma. It’s a vocation and not a job to me, and I find myself excited about even the smallest renovation projects. It’s exciting to have found a niche that speaks to my heart so strongly and mentors that encourage me to grow and learn.

#ExcellentDesignEveryTime

By | 1st Quarter, 2021, LWPB

#ExcellentDesignEveryTime

Oakdale Park Bond

Oakdale Public School passed their bond election, which will include a recreation area the students have named The Launchpad. We provided this promotional video to excite everyone’s imagination. We are ready to get started!

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By | 4th Quarter, LWPB

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LWPB COLORING PAGES

In celebration of National Crayon Day we’ve put together some new coloring pages featuring a few of our projects: KC-46A Fuel Maintenance Hangar, Mooreland High School, and Trinity Church. Flex your creative muscle and be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram so we can share your art with the world!

#LWPBAdventures

By | 4th Quarter, LWPB

#LWPBAdventures

This past quarter, members of our team have toured all corners of Oklahoma as we’ve begun work for the Oklahoma Tourism Department. We’ve enjoyed plenty of fresh air and sunshine, and even a sunset or two! We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to Quartz Mountain, Little Sahara, Robber's Cave, Beaver's Bend, Boiling Springs, Roman Nose, Lake Murray, Sequoyah, and Green Leaf as we scoped out existing lodges and cabins, and began creating solutions to meet the growing needs of these State Parks. 2021 is sure to bring many more adventures and many more site visits, and we can’t wait! A lot of us are already crafting our personal state travel “bucket lists” as we anticipate the amazing changes and improvements that are going to be taking place!

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By | 4th Quarter, LWPB

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Meet Brian Winterscheidt!

Brian Winterscheidt began working for LWPB in 1999 as a student intern while he completed his degree at Oklahoma State University. Those days were spent running the diazo machine to make bluelines, driving drawing sets to clients all over the state, and rummaging through the musty off-site storage archives. As the field of architecture has seen rapid technology development over the last 20 years, many of those jobs are now obsolete – but Brian has made it a point to stay on top of the ever-changing and adapting software world.

When Brian graduated in 2003, we put him to work on real drawing and design, first in education projects, and – for the last 15 or so years – on the Federal side. He has worked on numerous projects throughout the state and nation and has enjoyed trips to both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and many places in between to meet with clients. He is a thoughtful, meticulous designer and natural strategist, and brings skill, dedication, and a professional approach that clients and team partners alike have come to rely on as he leads many of our Design/Build projects. Brian has also distinguished himself as the go-to-guy for all things Revit. Since the firm adopted Revit, Brian has created more than 1,000 families within Revit, plus all the firm's templates and custom content. He’s also the one that gets us out of binds when the software gives us fits!

In his spare time, Brian loves spending time with his wife and 6 children; camping, hiking, playing board games, and experimenting in the kitchen. He also loves traveling and has been to Asia, Europe, and on many road trips throughout the United States. His family has been planning an extended National Park mega-road trip that they can’t wait to take, once the COVID world settles down a bit.

"Brian's broad expertise makes him an integral part of the team across all LWPB sectors. We're thankful for his extensive knowledge and continuous leadership to provide Excellent Design, Every Time." - Craig Foster, AIA, Principal

#LWPBGivesBack

By | 4th Quarter, LWPB

#LWPBGivesBack

We tried to spread a lot of cheer this holiday season! Our OKC office once again partnered with CareShare to supply two children with new bicycles for the holidays, and put together 10 wreaths to brighten the doors and the spirits of families staying at the OU Children’s Ronald McDonald House! Our Norman office pulled together some great gifts to make the holidays brighter for a pair of boys, including some incredible custom tackle boxes made by our very own John Brown!

#ExcellentDesignEveryTime

By | 4th Quarter, LWPB

#ExcellentDesignEveryTime

LWPB COLORING PAGES

We’re wrapping up another great year with more fun coloring pages featuring a few projects that we’re so proud to be a part of–Lincoln Park Golf Clubhouse, Edmond North Stadium, and Soldier & Family Care Center. These pages can be downloaded and printed below. Want to show off your artwork? Be sure to tag us on social media! We’d love to share your colorful creations!