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Architectural Design Group Team Selected for MAPS 3
Oklahoma City, OK, December 7, 2010 — Today City Council members confirmed Architectural Design Group, Inc., an Oklahoma City-based program management and design firm, to serve as program consultant for the City of Oklahoma City’s $777 million MAPS 3 community improvement program.
The program consultant contract is based on the MAPS 3 scope of work over the next ten years. ADG will assist with programming, planning, design review and construction oversight. The program consultant will help oversee the design and construction process for each of the eight projects that are part of the MAPS 3 program. Projects range from a new $280 million downtown convention center to a 70-acre downtown park, a modern street car, Oklahoma River improvements, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds improvements, miles of sidewalks and trails and health and wellness aquatic centers.
ADG first worked with the City of Oklahoma City on the original MAPS program starting in 1994 with the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark and continuing with the MAPS for Kids school improvement program.
“We are excited to have another opportunity to work with the City,” Tom Wilson, president of Architectural Design Group, said, “We are honored to help move Oklahoma City forward and contribute to raising the quality of life in Central Oklahoma even higher.”
The ADG-led team includes nationally acclaimed consultants for transit (James Graebner of Denver-based Lomarado Group), park and community buildings (Paul Peninger of Bay Area Economics with offices in Emeryville, CA and New York), convention and event specialists (John Kaatz of Minneapolis-based CSL International) and cost estimators (Vijay Desai of New York City-based VJ & Associates and Bill White of Oklahoma-based White & Associates).
Another integral member of the team is local public relations firm Gooden Group/Public Relations. Gooden will lead the team with public outreach, social media and strategic communications. Oklahoma City-based Funnel Design Group will contribute their creative talents in the areas of branding, interactive content, and graphic design.
“All of us at ADG are honored to be entrusted with this incredible opportunity to help make a significant impact on Oklahoma City and enrich the quality of life for all City residents and visitors. We take our role very seriously,” said Mike Mize, principal at Architectural Design Group.
Mize serves as the director of the firm’s owner services division including the efforts to improve schools in Oklahoma City via the OCMAPS program. His team is also working on improvements for Norman Public Schools and the development of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.
The City’s MAPS Office will continue its successful oversight of another multi-year, multimillion dollar community improvement program with MAPS 3. In December 2009, voters approved the one-cent sales tax continuation. Architectural Design Group currently serves The City of Oklahoma City as the program consultant on the MAPS for Kids school improvement program.
For over 35 years, Architectural Design Group, Inc. has provided services for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and throughout the nation, creating successful projects for government, corporate, healthcare, education, housing and church clients. With 15 registered architects and 44 employees, ADG consistently ranks as one of the largest program management and architectural services firms in Oklahoma. Other notable program management experience includes the Oklahoma Heart Hospital South and ProCure Proton Therapy Treatment Center in Oklahoma City. Design experience includes the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, recent campus expansions at St. Anthony Hospital, the City Center Parking Facility, Wagner Hall at the University of Oklahoma, Crossings Community Church and Dobson Communications Headquarters.
For more information on Architectural Design Group, contact Anne-Marie Funk, Director of Business Development at 405.232.5700, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on MAPS 3 contact the Oklahoma City’s MAPS Office: Mark Beck, 405.297.3461 or via email: email@example.com to news