OU Alumnus’ Project Recognized by Texas Society of Architects

Rachel Franklin, AIA, graduated from the Gibbs College of Architecture in 2013. She has been working with Omniplan, a Dallas based architecture firm since her graduation. Now, she is a Senior Associate at Omniplan. One of her recent projects was the Architecture and Design Exchange (ADEX).  

The design of ADEX recently won a Texas Society of Architects’ 2020 Design Award. It was one of nineteen projects recognized. Located in Downtown Dallas, the ADEX space also includes the Dallas AIA offices and serves to encourage public conversations about how architecture matters. The design is centered around ideas of connectivity, people-movement, and flexibility. 

The corner of the lower level of the space was removed to accommodate a more meaningful public entrance.

A “portal-vestibule” entrance leads to a collection of multi-use spaces that can be utilized by the public and Dallas AIA for a variety of events including galleries and lectures. The multi-use environment features exhibit panels on tracks, moveable walls, and adaptable break-away furniture. Wood, concrete, and brand colors were used to create a space that is inviting, authentic, and timeless.

The Gibbs College of Architecture is incredibly proud of Rachel Franklin’s work on this project and congratulates her on her recognition!  

Explore the ADEX project below.