- Project Name
- A Gathering Place
- Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
- Kaiser Family Foundation
- Project Types
- Project Scope
- New Construction
- Year Completed
- Shared by
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Architect, Architect of Record
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Landscape Architect
Crossland Construction, Construction
- Other: DSNWRK LLC
- Project Status
The vision to gather the people of Tulsa, Oklahoma, at a large, free, public destination, was pioneered by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and countless donors. The sixty-six acres of park space hugs the Arkansas River, welcoming all people by creating a place for everyone.
The playful use of material, form and multilayered event programming of the Lodge, Boathouse and Cabana buildings transform the visitor’s expecations and experience of public architecture. Visitors discover amongst a network of paths, playgrounds, skate/bmx spaces and sports courts, open fields and wetlands, a new world where large wooden cranes perch, timber fortresses rise, the walls of buildings bulge and rooftops float, and imaginations can run free.