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A M A P TO L I V I N G W E L L A SLEEK, CONTEMPORARY TABLE IS ACCENTED WITH A COLORFUL PAINTING BY OKLAHOMA ARTIST MATT GOAD. THE PAINTING IS ONE OF SEVERAL WORKS BY TULSA ARTISTS ENRICHING THE FIRM’S EYE-CATCHING DECOR.
Nuts and Bolts Overhaul TPC Studios refurbishes the old Swinney Hardware space with a vibrant, contemporary look. By M. J. Van Deventer • Photos by Nathan Harmon
n aging hardware company in Tulsa’s historic Kendall-Whittier district has been revitalized into an upscale, trendy ofﬁce for TPC Studios, a cuttingedge branding and event planning organization known for its originality and creativity. Clients of TPC ﬁnd their new meeting space a vibrant, colorful,
contemporary setting, anchored at First Street and South Lewis Avenue in the original Swinney Hardware Company. TPC Studios, organized in 2012 as Talmadge Powell Creative, has planned spectacular events in Tulsa since 2000. In 2012, TPC expanded into a full-service branding agency, originally based in an old automotive repair shop at 11th Street and Cheyenne Avenue. The ﬁrm not
only outgrew that location, but it surpassed the original business plan. So Talmadge Powell and partners Todd Pyland and Pat Chernicky went shopping for a new corporate address. They previewed properties for a year. Swinney Hardware, which dates to the 1900s, kept calling them back. Their ﬁrst visit to the store was intimidating. “It was raining. There was MARCH 2017 | WWW.OKMAG.COM