Redland Childers Architects Portfolio

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About Redland Childers Architects



The People of RCA



Services We Offer



Ada Lodge at Falls Creek 7 Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities 9

EDUCATION Ada Early Childhood Center Chickasaw Nation Science Academy Ardmore Adventist Academy Davis Elementary & Auditorium Pontotoc County Vo-Tech Elmore City Elementary

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ATHLETIC Dunham Practice Facility Latta Panther Fieldhouse Chickasaw Nation Softball Complex Ada Cougar Activity Center

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COMMERCIAL Rural Electric Cooperative Cable One Offices Ada Vision Bank Durant Edwards Dental Clinic Oklahoma Blood Institute Donor Center East Central University Tiger Commons Stonewall School Cafeteria Mid-America Chevrolet Citizens Bank of Ada Stonewall Historic Bank Building

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CONTACT (580)436-0770 413 West 12th St, Ada, Ok 74820 Redland Childers Architects


BEFORE WE BEGIN We've provided architectural services for a broad range of project types and scale for three decades. Our experience is in athletic, commercial, educational, federal housing, healthcare, industrial, interior design, and religious facilities. Our goal is to make the built environment better. We do this by producing quality project documents, building relationships, maintaining integrity, using creative geometry, and incorporating sustainable building designs. We believe every project is unique. We start each project by identifying goals and establishing a scope. A careful study of the scope, site, and budget provides the framework for our design solutions. We're actively involved in our community by serving on boards and volunteering. We belong to professional organizations that provide support and keep us informed. Some of our affiliates are: • American Institute of Architects • National Council of Architects Registration Board • Science & Natural Resource Foundation • East Central University Green Building Advisory Board • Oklahoma Historic Preservation Architects • Chickasaw Nation Small Business Development • Ada Rotary Club • Ada Lions Club • Ada Kiwanis Club • Boys & Girls Club of Ada


Firm History

The company was established in 1979 by Glen Childers and was later joined by his brother Don Childers to form ChildersChilders Architects & Associates. An additional business venture was started in 2006 by Tim Elliott, Kim Prater, Forrest Neal, Glen, and Don called Redland Architects. In 2012 the two companies merged forming Redland Childers Architects. We're proud to be a Native American Owned and Operated business. Being located in the heart of the Chickasaw Nation has given us a great appreciation of our rich history while focusing on the future.



Timothy M. Elliott Principal

AIA, NCARB, RID Tim has over 19 years of architectural experience that includes an internship at Frankfurt Short Bruza, Oklahoma City, internship and project manager at Architects in Partnership, Norman, Oklahoma, project manager and architect at ChildersChilders Architects, Ada, Oklahoma, founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada and principal of Redland Childers Architects, Ada. He manages commercial projects with a focus on the sustainability and growth of the firm. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1999.

Forrest J. Neal

Principal Project Manager Forrest has over 17 years of architectural experience with single and multi-family housing projects and an additional 13 years of construction experience. He started his career in architecture by creating his own drafting company to provide single family house plans to clients and is a founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada and principal of Redland Childers Architects, Ada. Forrest manages housing projects with a focus on federal housing.

Kimberly S. Prater Principal Office Manager

Kim has over 15 years of experience with the firm in all functions of project administration and an additional 8 years of experience in accounting and administration with previous employers. She is a founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada and principal of Redland Childers Architects, Ada. Kim provides cohesion to the firm and manages the office with a focus on administration.


OF RCA Lashun L. Huff Assoc. AIA Project Manager

Kyle J. Taylor Construction Project Manager

Kyle has a background in Geotechnical and Consulting Engineering, where he worked for 11 years in Northwest Arkansas specializing in large scale commercial and public works projects as an inspector and project manager. He joined Redland Childers in 2011, handling project administration and site inspection with a common sense approach to providing quality projects while maintaining contractor-friendly solutions.

Lashun has 12 years of architectural work experience, beginning in 1994, which includes a 10 year break to raise her son. Her experience includes an internship with Clements+Poellot & Associates in North Little Rock, Arkansas where she was an intern architect and project manager. While at home with her son, she started her own interiors company. She joined Redland Childers Architects in 2014 as a project manager for commercial projects and provides expertise for the interior finishes/designs. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she received her Bachelor of Architecture in 1997.

Glen F. Childers 1937-2013

Donald R. Childers Founder, RA

Retired RA

Don has over 45 years of architectural experience with a variety of project types and scale. He is a former partner of Nicek-Childers-Sherman, Oklahoma City, founder and principal of Childers-Childers Architects & Associates, Ada, and founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada. Don manages and collaborates on various projects.

Glen founded the firm in 1979 and had over 46 years of architectural experience with an emphasis on federal housing projects. He was a former partner of James-Childers Architects & Associates, Ada; Founder of Glen Childers Architect, Ada; founder and principal of Childers-Childers Architects & Associates, Ada, and founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada. Glen passed away in June of 2013. He was a great teacher with a focus on family, friends, and relationships.



We provide architectural & engineering services for new construction, additions and renovation projects that include a broad range of project types and scale. We consult engineering for geotechnical, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical.


Identifies project scope, financial capabilities, quality, and estimated costs.


Creates a Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Building Elevations.


Develops the Schematic Design further. Identifies mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, interior components, material types, and special requirements.


Produces detailed Civil, Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical drawings. Includes a project manual with bidding instructions, contract information, and detail specifications.


Promotes the project to qualified Contractors, clarifies questions, and assists in evaluating bids.


On-site inspections and coordination with the Owner and Contractor to assure project goals are reached.



Cost analysis and preliminary designs for bond promotions, fund raising, and public awareness.


Recommendations to meeting building code requirements and handicap/accessibility provisions. Health, safety, and welfare are our primary concerns.


Long-range project planning to identify the Client’s goals and methods to obtain those goals.


Designs to foster and preserve historic buildings that have heritage, cultural, aesthetic, and environmental significants.


Computer generated models, animations, and artists renditions.



Ada Lodge at Falls Creek


Built in the Arbuckle Mountains of southern Oklahoma, Falls Creek has become one of the largest religious youth encampments in the world. This 27,000 square foot cabin consists of 3-stories and lodging for over 200 people. Spaces include outdoor Basketball & Volleyball Courts, Activity Area, Great Room, Commercial Kitchen, Dining Rooms, Lounges, 3rd-Level Convenience Kitchen, Guest Rooms and Restrooms.



Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities


We are extremely proud to work with the Chickasaw Nation in remodeling a former car dealership into the new home offices for the Division of Arts & Humanities. This 21,400 square foot building consists of an Art Gallery, Offices, Painting Classroom, Drawing Classroom, Black-Box Classroom, Library, Costume Work Shop, Pottery Classroom, Set-Building Shop, and accessory spaces.



Ada Early Childhood Center

At nearly 50,000sf, the Ada Early Childhood Center is one of the largest projects in Oklahoma utilizing insulated concrete forms (ICF). Advantages of ICF construction are strength, energy efficiency, and reduced noise levels. This school consists of 28 Classrooms, Administration Area, Library, Computer Lab, Music Room, Cafetorium, and a Gymnasium that doubles as a FEMA-Rated Storm Shelter. 11



Chickasaw Nation Science Academy A 7,000 square foot building designed to inspire and nurture students interests in Science, Aviation, Space, Robotics, Technology, and Math. The building is designed to fit in with surrounding educational buildings and includes Classrooms, Offices, Catering Kitchen, and Work Shop.


Ardmore Adventist Academy After a tragic tornado destroyed the rural Ardmore Adventist Academy, the school decided to rebuild. Located on 17 acre site next to the existing demolished building, the 14,000 square foot school includes large Classrooms, Science Lab, Music Room, Chapel with sound and recording Studio, Kitchen, Gymnasium, and Dressing Rooms. Building materials include a durable split-face CMU full height block corridor and smooth starter course for installation of the wall base. Attention to details like this made this project a success.



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Davis Elementary Auditorium


The 19,000 square foot, 16 classroom new elementary school was completed far below budget which afforded the school other building improvements. The building construction includes full height brick veneer, aluminum storefront windows, standing seam metal roof, hard tile corridors, tackable walls in each classroom, fire sprinkler system, and individual HVAC units and thermostats for each classroom.



Pontotoc Technology Center


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The 40,000 square foot multipurpose facility provides an indoor space for sports, band, and cheer leading to practice during inclement weather. Indirect lighting enables users to maximize the full height of the structure while providing a well balanced lighting level. A cushioned artificial turf was used to provide injury protection from users. The facility draws air from end to end to provide a comfortable temperature during use.



Latta Panther Fieldhouse

Located beside the Latta School Campus, this multilevel Gymnasium took advantage of a sloping site and space for event parking. Players access court level while spectators access an upper main entrance. Once inside, the spacious lobby includes Concessions, Restrooms, Trophy Cases, and Storefront Countertop Seating. At 46,300 total square feet, this Gymnasium seats 1,623 occupants with a combination of fixed chair-backs and bleacher bench seats. Court level spaces consist of Locker Rooms, a Multipurpose Conference Room, and a Weight Training Room.


Chickasaw Nation Softball Complex The softball complex includes two 300-feet fields and one 250-feet youth field, concessions, restrooms, press box, storage, covered dugouts, covered bleachers, playground equipment, warm-up areas, outdoor basketball court, secure access, and parking for 250 vehicles.



Ada Cougar Activity Center The Gymnasium and Auditorium utilizes a central Commons to divide the two spaces while accommodating a centralized entrance for large groups of people inside the building.


The Auditorium seats nearly 800 and the Gymnasium seats nearly 1,500 and includes a wrap-around 2nd level commons to avoid access interruptions during basketball games.





Cable One

The 9,000 square foot new office building replaced existing facilities to better service cable providers in the Ada area. The building shape is meant to be playful and inviting to customers. Spaces were defined for customers, administration, field support, and sales that include a Lobby, Teller Area, Customer Service, Customer Support, Offices, Printer/Copier Centers, Conference Rooms, Technology Services, Field Services, Break Room and separated Advertising Studio and support spaces.




Vision Bank Durant



This was the first new design for Vision Banks branch facilities. Located in Durant, the Owner wanted an inviting feel that was created using residential elements including stained wood trim, paneling, and warm colors. The banks portico identifies the main entrance and houses a clock and signage as an identifier.



Edwards Dental Clinic


The dental office includes seven exam rooms, dark room, laboratory, library, consultation office, staff lounge, and accessory spaces using advanced technology for general treatments, cosmetic dentistry, cleaning & prevention, orthodontic treatment, and sedation dentistry. The design created a separation between staff and patients to allow work to be completed at all times. The space uses warm colors and materials to promote comfort in patients of all ages. 32

Oklahoma Blood Institute Donor Center

The new Donor Center located in Ada includes a Community Room, Break Room that doubles as a Storm Shelter, controlled Reception Area, Screening Rooms,openplanDonorRoomwithSnackArea,Lab,Offices,MobilCommand Center, accessory spaces, and overhead canopies for Mobil Blood Drives. “Blood red� was the color of choice for the standing seam metal roof and accent colors to help identify and promote blood donations. The building is located on a wooded site across from a new hospital.




The student housing project known as Tiger Commons for East Central University filled several university needs that included increased enrollment, handicap accessible living, and off-campus style living. The project resulted in two 3-story apartment buildings with 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom units with handicap units located on the first floor. The buildings are located on campus next to fraternity and sorority housing. Security and north winds were some of the factors used in the design framework that resulted in an open corridor design. Matching building materials and designs make the buildings fit in with the rest of the campus.



East Central University Tiger Commons


Mid-America Chevrolet



Stonewall School Cafeteria

Citizens Bank of Ada


Stonewall Historic Bank Building






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