- Client:General Services Administration
- Location:Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Federal Building is the replacement facility for the Murrah Federal Building which was bombed in April 1995, killing 168 people. Benham was a member of the design team led by the architectural firm Ross Barney & Jankowski. This facility brings together twelve different Federal agencies along with supporting functions into one 184,000 SF structure.
Our responsibilities included architecture design services in the role of associate architect, space/building programming, prospectus development study, interior design, complete engineering design and construction documents, cost feasibility studies, participation in the preparation of the value engineering report and tenant fit-out.
Extensive programming identified the special requirements, functions, adjacencies and equipment requirements for each agency to be located in the building. This information was developed through a series of highly energetic and interactive work sessions with the perspective occupants and culminated in a formal program report which was then used as a basis for the design. Programming considerations included a heavy emphasis on security requirements and building protection. Program elements include open and closed offices, public lobbies and waiting areas, special security and screening, food service facilities, loading dock, mail handling, storage and building maintenance, conference / teleconference center and fitness center.