Awards

REES Wins Top Awards from AIA and IIDA



REES won top awards from the AIA Centeral Oklahoma the IIDA Texas & Oklahoma Chapter. We're honored to receive this recognition and thankful to our clients for allowing us to partner with them on so many exciting projects.

IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter

Each year the IIDA selects one firm in three size categories to receive a Pinnacle Award. This award represents the highest honor the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter can bestow upon a design firm. It is granted only to firms that have consistently contributed to the highest aspirations of the profession of interior design, to the community and to IIDA. REES won the 2016 Pinnacle award in the medium firm category.

REES also won the IIDA’s Best in City Center award for Oklahoma City. The Best in City Center award recognized the Mercy Coletta Building project for excellence in interior design and architecture.

AIA Central Oklahoma Firm of the Year

The Solomon Andrew Layton Firm of the Year Award was presented to REES for distinguishing itself over the past five years, to the betterment of the profession and community, through leadership, vision and design. This is the second time REES has won the Solomon Andrew Layton Award. The firm also received the award in 1999.

Awards

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

IIDA Texas & Oklahoma's Best in City Center Award, 2017

Thackerville, Oklahoma

ABC Excellence in Construction Award, 2016

Sunbeam Family Services
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

ABC Excellence in Construction Award, 2015

Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic – Southeast Clinic
Gilbert, Arizona

2015 Medical Office Project of the Year
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Arizona Chapter.

Norman, Oklahoma

2015 Great Inspirations Award
Creative Oklahoma

Wyoming Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care
Round Rock, Texas

Award of Excellence from ALFA, 2014

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

AIA People’s Choice Award, 2014.

Oklahoma State University Henry Bellmon Research Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Excellence In Construction Award, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., 2011

East Central University Fine Arts Center
Ada, Oklahoma

"Outstanding Design, " American School & University magazine, 2010

Texas Christian University - Bob Schieffer School of Journalism
Fort Worth, Texas

“Outstanding Design,” American School & University magazine, 2010

University of Oklahoma Gaylord Hall College of Journalism
Norman, Oklahoma

Bronze “Brick in Architecture” Award, Brick Industry Association, 2010

Saint Clare’s Hospital Pediatrics
Denville, New Jersey

Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, 2009

Baylor Labor & Delivery
Dallas, Texas

American School & University Educational Interior Design Excellence, 2008

Mercy Cancer Resource Center
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, 2008

Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Office - San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

Golden Trowel Award for San Antonio Masonry Contractors, 2008
Golden Trowel Award for Texas Masonry Contractors, 2008

WJLA - TV
Washington, D.C.

Craftsmanship Award from the Washington Building Congress, 2003

George Allen Courthouse
Dallas, Texas

Certificate of Merit from The American Institute of Architects
AIA/ACA Exhibition of Architecture for Justice, 2002/2003

WFLA-TV/Tampa Tribune Newsroom facility
Tampa, Florida

Outstanding Special Use Building – Judges Choice Award in Technology from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2000

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Justice (CAJ), Justice Facility Review, 1998-1999

Texas Department of Transportation Traffic Management Center
Dallas, Texas

Honor Award Unbuilt Design from the American Institute of Architects - Dallas Chapter, 1997

Anadolu Medical Center
Suburban Istanbul, Turkey

Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase Honorable Mention, 2006

2017

IIDA Best in City Center Award
Mercy Coletta Building
Oklahoma City Best in City Center Award

Solomon Andrew Layton Award
AIA Central Oklahoma
Firm of the Year Award

University of Oklahoma Bizzell Memorial Library
Bizzell Memorial Library
Dean's Special Recognition Award 

Design Appetit People's Choice
Design Appetit
SPUN Project

2016

IIDA Pinnacle Award - Medium Firm Category
Texas / Oklahoma Chapter

Winstar Conference Center
Thackerville, Oklahoma
ABC Excellence in Construction Awards

2015

Multi-Family
Sunbeam Family Services
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ABC Excellence in Construction Award, 2015

Government
Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic – Southeast Clinic
Gilbert, Arizona
2015 Medical Office Project of the Year
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Arizona Chapter.

Education
University of Oklahoma Bizzell Library Renovation
Norman, Oklahoma
2015 Great Inspirations Award Creative Oklahoma.

2014

Senior Living
Wyoming Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care
Round Rock, Texas
Award of Excellence from ALFA, 2014.

Corporate
KD’s Southern Cuisine
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
AIA People’s Choice Award, 2014.

2011

Higher Education
Oklahoma State University, Henry Bellmon Research Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Excellence In Construction Award, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., 2011.

Government
Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower
Berne, Indiana
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Design Award - “All Precast Solution,” 2011.

Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower
Berne, Indiana
Outstanding Achievement in Concrete, American Concrete Institute - Indiana Chapter, 2011.

2010

Education
East Central University Fine Arts Center
Ada, Oklahoma
"Outstanding Design, " American School & University magazine,2010

General Firm
REES 
Texas Construction magazine, Top Green Design Firm, 2010.

REES
Interior Design magazine, Top Interior Design Giants, 2010.

Healthcare
Mercy Health Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6A Renovation project in association with JE Dunn Construction. Build Oklahoma Award from The Associated General Contractors of America, 2010.

Higher Education
East Central University, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
“Outstanding Design,” American School & University magazine, 2010.

Texas Christian University, Schieffer School of Journalism
“Outstanding Design,” American School & University magazine, 2010.

University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Bronze “Brick in Architecture” Award, Brick Industry Association, 2010.

2009

Healthcare
Saint Clare’s Hospital - Roberta C. Ferguson Pediatric Unit
Denville, New Jersey
Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, 2009.

2008

General Firm
Rees Associates, Inc.
Journal Record Beacon Award, 2008.

Rees Associates, Inc.
OKC Business Best Places to work in Oklahoma, 2008.

Healthcare
Baylor University Medical Center Caruth Labor and Delivery Center
Dallas, Texas
American School & University Educational Interior Design Excellence, 2008.

Mercy Cancer Resource Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, 2008.

Weatherford Regional Hospital
Weatherford, Oklahoma
Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, 2008.

Education
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Center Campus
Tulsa, Oklahoma
American School & University Educational Interior Design Excellence, 2008.


Government/Military
Federal Bureau of Investigation
San Antonio, Texa
 Golden Trowel Award for San Antonio Masonry Contractors, 2008.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
San Antonio, Texas
Golden Trowel Award for Texas Masonry Contractors, 2008.

2007

General Firm
REES
Interior Design 100 Interior Design Giants, 2007.

REES
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma’s #14 Best Place to Work for Small to Mid-size Companies

Healthcare
REES 
Modern Healthcare Top 100 Healthcare Architectural Firms, 2007.

Higher Education
Meadow Run Apartments Phase II
Arlington, Texas
Certificate of Achievement from The University of Texas System for Outstanding Accomplishment of Historically Underutilized Business Participation, 2007.

Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Pollock, Louisiana
Marvin M. Black Award Special Recognition for Partnering Excellence from the Associated General Contractors of America, 2007.

2006

Healthcare
Anadolu Healthcare Village
Gebze, Turkey
Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase Honorable Mention, 2006.

Saint Clare’s Hospital Katena Center
Denville, New Jersey
Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase Honorable Mention, 2006.

2004

Corporate
Marriott Parking Garage
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Excellence in Construction Award from the Association of Builders and Contractors in Oklahoma;
REES received an award as the Architect of Record, 2004.

Education
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Norman, Oklahoma
State Best Building in the $10-15 million range from the Association of General Contractors, 2004.

Government/Military
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Best of 2004 Editor’s Choice from Southwest Contractor, 2004.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Merit of Excellence from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2004.

2003

Broadcast WJLA-TV Washington, D.C. Craftsmanship Award from the Washington Building Congress, 2003. Justice Dallas County Civil Courts George Allen Building Dallas, TexasAIA/ACA Exhibition of Architecture for Justice, 2002/2003.

2002

Healthcare OU Physicians Oklahoma City, OklahomaCitation of Merit from Healthcare Design, 2002.

2001

General Firm Rees Associates, Inc. Oklahoma City, OklahomaOklahoma City Center Firm of the Year Honor Award from the International Interior Design Association, 2001.

2000

Broadcast WFLA-TV Tampa Bay, Florida Outstanding Special Use Building – Judges Choice Award in Technology from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2000. Corporate Prestonwood Baptist Church Plano, Texas Golden Trowel Award from the United Masonry Contractors Association, 2000. Education Terrell Elementary Replacement School Denison, Texas Process of Planning Award from the Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association of School Boards, 2000. Healthcare Stillwater Medical Center Stillwater, OklahomaFirst Place Award for Excellence in Design in the Healthcare Design Category from the American Society of Interior Designers, 2000.

1999

Government/Military Rees Associates, Inc. Solomon Andrew Layton Award for consistent leadership, vision and ability over the past five years from the American Institute of Architects, 1999. Justice Earl A. Davis Correctional Facility Holdenville, OklahomaAmerican Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Justice (CAJ), Justice Facility Review, 1998-1999.

1998

Healthcare McBride Clinic & Ambulatory Surgery Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma Excellence in Healthcare Design from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1998. Senior Living Heartsworth House Senior Living Community Vinita, Oklahoma Oklahoma Excellence in Hospitality Design from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1998.

1997

Education Ellison Ninth Grade Center Killeen, Texas Honorable Mention Golden Trowel Award from the United Masonry Contractors Association, 1997. Corporate Granger Recreation Center at Central Park Garland, Texas 25-Year Award from the American Institute of Architects - Dallas Chapter, 1997. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Visitor Information Centers Texarkana and Waskom, Texas Honor Award Unbuilt Design from the American Institute of Architects - Dallas Chapter, 1997. Senior Living Promise House Dallas, TexasAward for Excellence in Architectural Design from Texas Construction Magazine, 1997.

1996

Corporate Black Entertainment Television Washington, D.C. First Place Corporate Category from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1996. Black Entertainment Television Washington, D.C. First Place Design Detail Category for Staff Cafeteria from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1996. Education Palo Alto Middle School Killeen, Texas Honor Award for the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards, 1996.

1995

Broadcast Black Entertainment Television Washington, D.C. New Production Warehouse Facility, Excellence in Mechanical Construction for the New Production Warehouse Facility from the Association of Builders & Contractors, 1995. Corporate Dallas Convention Center Expansion and Heliport Dallas, Texas Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects - National Chapter, 1995. Dallas Convention Center Expansion and Vertiport Dallas, Texas Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects - Seattle Chapter, 1995. Healthcare Presbyterian Hospital Based Nursing Facility Oklahoma City, OklahomaOklahoma Excellence in Healthcare Design from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1995.

1994

Broadcast W*USA-TV, Gannett Co., Inc. Washington, D.C. Honorable Mention for Excellence from the National Commercial Builders Council, 1994. Corporate Dallas Convention Center Expansion and Heliport Dallas, Texas Merit Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. - North Texas Chapter, 1994. Dallas Convention Center Expansion and Vertiport Dallas, Texas Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects - Dallas Chapter, 1994. One First Union Center TOBY Office Building of the Year Award (over 500,000 s.f.) from the Building Owners and Managers Association - National Chapter, 1994. Education Brookhaven Intermediate School Killeen, Texas Honor Award from the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards, 1994. John W. Robinson Middle School Plano, Texas Most Outstanding Construction Project from the Associated General Contractors of America, 1994. Healthcare Presbyterian Hospital Concourse Oklahoma City, OklahomaAward for Excellence in Design from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1994.

1993

Broadcast K*USA-TV, Gannett Co., Inc. Denver, Colorado Excellence in the Aesthetic Use of Precast Concrete from the American Concrete Institute, 1993. Corporate Rees Associates, Inc. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Excellence in Corporate Design from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1993. Robinson Plaza Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Special Recognition for the Creative Design Utilizing Precast & Prestressed Concrete from the Precast & Prestressed Concrete Institute, 1993.

1992

Broadcast WRIC-TV, Nationwide Communications, Inc. Richmond, Virginia Excellence in Corporate Design from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1992. WRIC-TV, Nationwide Communications, Inc. Richmond, Virginia Energy Conservation Award for Light Commercial Buildings from the Passive Solar Industries Council, 1992. WRIC-TV, Nationwide Communications, Inc. Richmond, Virginia Grand Award of Excellence for the Best Commercial Project 20,000 to 50,000 square feet from the National Commercial Builders Council, 1992. W*USA-TV, Gannett Co., Inc. Washington, D.C. Best Building-to-Suit Facility from the Washington/Suburban Chapter of the National Association for Office Parks, 1992. Corporate Southwestern Bell Telephone Data Center St. Louis, Missouri City Scape Award from Downtown St. Louis, Inc., 1992. Healthcare Methodist Medical Center Dallas, TexasHonorable Mention from the D/AIA Committee on Architecture for Health/Dallas - Fort Worth Hospital Council, 1992.

1991

Broadcast WESH-TV, H&C Communications, Inc. Orlando, Florida Night Beautiful Award from the Florida Utility Companies, 1991. WESH-TV, H&C Communications, Inc. Orlando, Florida Excellence in Corporate Design from the American Society of Interior Designers, 1991. Corporate Dallas Convention Center Expansion and Vertiport Dallas, Texas Future Category Award from the American Institute of Architects - Seattle Chapter, 1991. Education H. Wayne Hendrick Middle School Plano, Texas Citation from the American Association of Schools Administrators, 1991. Healthcare Methodist Medical Center Dallas, TexasDallas Urban Design Award from the City of Dallas/Urban Design Advisory Committee, 1991.

1990

Education Seagoville Middle School Dallas, Texas Citation from the American School & University, 1990. Seagoville Middle School Dallas, Texas Citation of Honor from the Texas Association of School Boards/Texas Association of School Administrators, 1990.

1989

Education H. Wayne Hendrick Middle School Plano, Texas Energy Award from the Texas Society of Architects Energy and Materials Resources Committee, 1989. H. Wayne Hendrick Middle School Plano, Texas Citation of Special Honor from the Texas Association of School Boards/Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Society of Architects, 1989.

1988

Broadcast NBC Chicago, Illinois Award of Merit for Lighting Excellence from the Chicago Lighting Institute, 1988. Education H. Wayne Hendrick Middle School Plano, Texas Citation from American School & University, 1988. Corporate One First Union National Bank Center Charlotte, North Carolina Business Beautification Award from the Charlotte Clean City Committee, 1988. Outdoor Learning Center Plano, Texas Honorable Mention - Educational Buildings from the Construction Specifications Institute, 1988.

1987

Corporate 300 Galleria Atlanta, GeorgiaCorporate Facility Award from the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Professionals Industry Choice Award, 1987.

1986

Corporate Bell Plaza Dallas, Texas Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, 1986. Healthcare Woodward Hospital And Health Center Woodward, OklahomaDesign Excellence from American Institute of Architects/Modern Healthcare, 1986.

1985

Healthcare Chocolate Bayou Liverpool, Texas Medical Specialty Award from the Texas Society of Architects for Health Design Awards, 1985. Justice Cleveland County Correctional Center Norman, Oklahoma Touring Exhibition from the American Institute of Architects/Committee on Architecture for Justice, 1985. Kay County Detention Facility Newkirk, OklahomaCitation from the American Institute of Architects/ Committee on Architecture for Justice, 1985.

1984

Corporate Founders Square Dallas, Texas Historic Building of the Year for Building Owners and Managers Association of Dallas, 1984. Founders Square Dallas, Texas Keystone Award from the Historic Preservation League, 1984. Justice Lew Sterrett Justice Center Dallas, TexasExhibit of State-of-the-Art Justice Facility Design from the American Institute of Architects/American Correctional Association, 1984.

1983

Corporate Charlotte Plaza Charlotte, North CarolinaMerit Award for Design Excellence from the Southeast Builders Conference - Aurora Award Competition, 1983.

1982

Corporate Charlotte Plaza Charlotte, North Carolina Anaconda Amarlite Environmental Award, 1982. Broadcast KAUT-TV, Golden West Broadcasters Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Runner-up Station of the Year from Broadcast Management/ Engineering, 1982. Education Lake Dallas Primary School Lake Dallas, TexasCitation for Excellence from the Texas Society of Architects/Texas Association of School Administrators, 1982.

1981

Corporate Fair Park Music Hall Dallas, Texas Special Recognition from Architecture Dallas Month by the City of Dallas, 1981. Union Station Dallas, Texas Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects - Dallas Chapter, 1981. Walnut Hill Library Dallas, Texas Special Recognition from Architecture Dallas Month by the City of Dallas, 1981. Education Seagoville High School Dallas, Texas Citation for Excellence from the Texas Society of Architects, 1981. Texas Tech University Student Recreation Center Lubbock, Texas Citation for Architectural Excellence from the American Institute of Architects - Dallas Chapter, 1981. Justice Mabel Bassett Correctional Center Housing Facility For Women Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Citation from the American Institute of Architects/ Committee on Architecture for Justice, 1981. Oklahoma City Criminal Justice Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Citation from the American Institute of Architects/ Committee on Architecture for Justice, 1981.

1980

Corporate 2001 Shop Dallas, Texas Honor Award from the Texas Society of Architects, 1980. 2001 Shop Dallas, Texas Citation for Architectural Excellence from the American Institute of Architects, 1980. Union Station Dallas, Texas Texas Restoration Award for the Texas Historical Commission, 1980. Broadcast KOCO-TV, Gannett Co., Inc. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Station of the Year from Broadcast Management/Engineering, 1980. Education R.C. Clark High School Plano, Texas Honor Award from the Texas Society of Architects, 1980. Texas Tech University Student Recreation Center Lubbock, Texas Honor Award from the Texas Society of Architects, 1980.

1979

Education Cedar Valley College Dallas, Texas Merit Award from the Texas Society of Architects, 1979. Cedar Valley College Dallas, TexasMerit Award from the American Institute of Architects - Dallas Chapter, 1979.

1978

Education Armstrong Middle School Plano, Texas Citation for Excellence from the Texas Society of Architects, 1978. Plano High School Plano, Texas Citation for Excellence from the Texas Society of Architects, 1978.

1976

Education Cedar Valley College Dallas, TexasHonor Award from the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges/American Institute of Architects, 1976.

1975

Education Prestonwood Elementary School Dallas, Texas Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects/American Association of School Administrators, 1975.