Woody Guthrie Center

The Woody Guthrie Center, located in the burgeoning Brady arts district in Tulsa, is the feature tenant in this not for profit center.  The center not only highlights Woody’s life, but also houses his personal archives.  This 12,000 square foot space includes rehearsal rooms for the Tulsa symphony and theatrical groups, as well as space for other arts groups.

Tracks at the ceiling level allow for flexibility and blend into the ceiling.  The glass pendants and glass downlights in the lobby create an inviting space to draw pedestrians in.  The gently illuminated entry auditorium plays a show every half hour about Woody’s life and work.  All of this is governed by a sophisticated control system that allows for a  variety of settings and runs each room individually.

This project was a joint venture made possible by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the City of Tulsa.

Location

Tulsa, OK

Architect

kinslow, keith & todd, inc. / Gallagher & Associates