The low slung, flat roof extends outward past the exterior walls to provide a protective barrier to the harsh, often temperamental weather that is so typical here in Oklahoma, while interior windows and sliding glass doors let in gobs of warm, natural lighting.
We had the outdoors and storms and rain and religious upbringing.
Here are a couple of vintage photo taken by architect Bob Bowlby soon after the building was completed in 1962: But, the real beauty of the building is in the details. Here are a couple of vintage photo taken by architect Bob Bowlby soon after the building was completed in 1962:. And the building today: The result is a graceful, native stone and glass masterpiece that is completely casual and vividly awe inspiring at the same time.
Whether it came from his childhood on the rural Oklahoma prairie, his experience as an architecture student during the glorious Goff days at OU, or his time as a student of the one and only Frank Lloyd Wright, creativity is something that Howard who died on August 4th at the age of 89 possessed in great abundance.
The building is such a gem, in fact, that the architecture schools at both OU and OSU regularly organize tours of the now 50-year-old clubhouse for their students a few times a year. The home is now for sale and awaiting a new owner to love the place as much as Howard did. September 9, 2012.
Okie Mod Squad is Online! During his talk about his experiences working with Wright, Guerrero looked around the naturally lit room and observed how comfortable Wright himself would feel in such a space. Sadly, Pedro Guerrero died on September 13, 2012 at the age of 95.
Howard wanted a building that would provide visitors with expansive views of the golf course while also sheltering them from the elements.
Take the intricate woodwork, for example. Howard also designed the P. An angled floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace dominates one side of the room, while floating, built-in shelves crawl down the insanely long wall to a cluster of windows and glass doors that look onto the second green.