Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) hopes to win yet more work in Oklahoma City after receiving planning permission for a 3,250m² office project in the US town.
The practice is using architects from both its London and Oklahoma offices on the project - one of around a dozen on its books in the South Central state - to create offices for Claims Management Resources.
The scheme will see two warehouse buildings refurbished, an internal street created and a double-height atrium to act as a venue for art and cultural events.
With planning permission granted, the project has started on site and is due for completion in December.
AHMM associate director Wade Scaramucci told AJ that investment was flowing into Oklahoma City.
‘The city was destroyed by the 1980s oil bust, but there is a major initiative to regenerate and re—inhabit it.
‘Local government has upgraded the streetscapes, and private money is coming in now. We are incredibly interested in being part of the regeneration.’
Scaramucci added that the firm was looking at projects across the US.
‘One of the good things about the South West is that it’s always had strong agricultural and heavy industry sectors, so it has not been as affected as the coasts by the recession. We are lucky to be starting in the middle and branching out.