Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Day of Celebration and Ribbons

Photo Courtesy of the Ardmoreite

Photo Courtesy of the Ardmoreite

The milestone that signifies the Owner’s public celebration of the completion of the project is the Day of Dedication more commonly known as the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The ceremony inaugurates the official opening of a facility for its planned use. Amongst a hat trick of grand openings, the Visitor Center was dedicated along with the new Bedre Café and the ARTisian Gallery. All these facilities occupy the main Sulphur downtown intersection of First Street and Muskogee Avenue. It is fitting that the 100th Post of the FSB Blog would celebrate this major milestone of the Chickasaw Visitor Center. Continue reading

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Finding Our Way

Toledo

Toledo

It is interesting to find parallels in cultures and experiences across the globe. I had the recent fortune to visit ancient cultures in Spain. The heart of Spain is Madrid its current capitol. It is literally in the geographic center of the country and is considered mile “0”. Continue reading

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FF&E in the Raw

FF&E Floor Plan

FF&E Floor Plan

Earlier in the design phases when we are designing and exploring furnishings, we typically put together a rendered floor plan that provides a suggestion of how furniture would lay out in the spaces. The process we go through is shared in the post “FF&E what duh heck are we talking about.” We have reviewed the approach to FF&E planning and had a conversation with the interior designer for the project, so now it’s time to look at the documents that were produced for pricing and installation. No pretty pictures, no touchy feely material samples, just plain raw data for getting ‘r done. Continue reading

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The Transformation of a Site

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Over the past year, the site has seen a major transformation from a dusty piece of property with concrete remnants left from a previous structure. It has been a while since we talked about exactly where this site is located. The site for the Chickasaw Nation Visitor Center is located in the town of Sulphur, Oklahoma. Sulphur is known as the City of Springs because of the local mineral waters and was initially named Sulphur Springs. Within twelve years of being formed as a township in 1892, the city has a unique history of being moved between three different sites. The population of Sulphur in 2009 was 4900. For you geomappers, the current location of Sulphur is 34˚30’33” N 96˚58’31”W on the globe. Continue reading

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