Tulsa Community College, Riverside Aviation Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • FIRM

    GH2 Architects, LLC


    Tulsa Community College

  • AREA

    55,000 sq.ft.





Design team
Michael Hall, AIA, CCS (Principal); Terry Maytum, RA (Associate Principal); Wayne Nunemaker, RA (Senior Architect); Jeremy Carlisle, ASLA, CCT, CDT (Associate Principal); Kayla Hein, Assoc. IIDA, SEGD

GH2 Architects designed the stunning renovation of the Tulsa Community College (TCC) Riverside Aviation Center in Tulsa, Okla. Inspired by the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMMPW Engineering (MEP/Fire Protection), Impact Engineering (Civil), Wallace Engineering (Structural)CAPACITY494COST PER SQ FT$69.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation of an airplane wing, a bold TCC blue curve highlights the front entry. The addition includes an observation deck used for the instruction of take-offs and landings.
The focal point of the lobby entrance is a repurposed 747-Half Cowling reception desk salvaged from a 747 Jumbo Jet. A large student lounge with an open, airy feel features high ceilings and custom Tulsa skyline wall graphics. The airplane hangar was modernized with all new finishes, LED lighting and a foam generator fire suppression system. Existing small offices, which had low ceilings, non-code-compliant restrooms, vertical conveying systems and obsolete HVAC and lighting systems, were replaced with new stairs and an elevator, a VRF HVAC system and energy-efficient LED lighting.
The Riverside Aviation Center curriculum includes air traffic control and flight instruction as well as general education courses. This renovation provides a creative, authentic and effective learning environment for students.