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Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of AIA Names Tulsa-Based GH2 Architects Firm of the Year


WELL DESIGNED: An excellent team of employees has catapulted GH2 Architects to become the AIA Eastern Oklahoma Chapter Firm of the Year.


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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Eastern Oklahoma Chapter has named GH2 Architects, LLC, as 2017’s Firm of the Year. GH2 Architects is an international architecture and design firm headquartered in Tulsa.

The award, announced at the AIA’s Year-End Awards Party Nov. 30, recognizes an architectural firm that has distinguished itself over the past five years to the betterment of the profession and community through leadership, vision and design.

“GH2 was a great choice for Firm of the Year,” says Lindsey Ellerbach, AIA Eastern Oklahoma Chapter executive director. ‘Not only do they produce great work, but they make an extra effort to produce great architects. They show a real commitment to their staff by encouraging licensure, participating in AIA at all levels and most importantly, supporting the community.  GH2 is an exemplary firm, and we are proud to give them this award.”

“For more than 44 years, GH2 Architects has shown a commitment to the profession of architecture through their work at all levels of AIA,” says Jonathan Crump, AIA Eastern Oklahoma president. “They have participated in Leadership AIA, served on local boards and chaired national committees.  The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards named GH2 Architects an exemplary Architectural Experience Program firm earlier this year for the company’s dedication to helping its employees earn licenses.  GH2’s support for the community extends beyond our AIA chapter. The company’s employees have been involved as volunteers for more than 45 different community organizations in the Tulsa metro area.

“The AIA Eastern Oklahoma board congratulates GH2 as the 2017 Firm of the Year in recognition for its award-winning work, promotion of the architectural profession and creating a ‘fun’ work environment,” Crump says.

GH2 Architects was founded in Oklahoma City in 1973, opened its Tulsa office in 1992 and moved its headquarters to downtown Tulsa in 2001. The firm celebrated its 45th anniversary on Jan. 1, 2018. Steady, sustainable growth has built the internationally-renowned 50-person firm with two office locations. The firm’s leaders include Michael Hall, AIA; Cara Shimkus Hall, FAIA; Chris Seat, AIA; and Steve Jaggers, AIA. Together, they dedicate their time and talents to their team, clients, profession and community.
“Turning ideas into reality is what we do best, but our greatest reward comes when we see a school or nonprofit facility that we’ve designed help people in our community,” says Michael R. Hall, AIA, CCS, principal at GH2 Architects. “In these situations, our client’s projects serve others’ needs – and knowing we’ve contributed is very rewarding for our team.”

GH2 has been recognized with more than 90 industry and design awards, including the recent AIA Eastern Oklahoma Honor Award for a Tulsa residential project.

GH2 Architects is an award-winning, international architecture and design firm with offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The firm offers architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and cost estimating services in-house. In addition to the distinguished general practice, GH2 also has several specialty practices in the areas of hospitality, equestrian and historic preservation architecture that have gained GH2 international recognition.

To learn more about the firm, visit www.GH2.com.

Updated 01-26-2018

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