The semester is nearing an end, and the IQC Community Workshop is wrapping up. Students in the Alvis Hotel group are ready to present their final proposals in Pauls Valley. The students have chosen to reveal the proposal during a presentation at BrickFest in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma. The presentation will be Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at East Paul Avenue and South Santa Fe Street in Paul’s Valley.

Team members under the guidance of Professor Ron Frantz included Grant Evert, Samantha Norman, Khoi Nguyen, Hunter Read, Herve Sivuilu.

IQC students examine the Alvis Hotel in Paul's Valley, OK.

During the semester, the students traveled with Professor Ron Frantz and Associate Director Hope Mander to examine a variety of historic buildings, renovation projects, and new construction. The field trips to Pauls Valley, Shawnee, Oklahoma City, and Sulphur provided interesting precedent studies to help the students envision a future for the Alvis Hotel.

Along the way, property owners, developers, construction company representatives, Main Street directors and volunteers, and preservationists helped explain behind the scenes information about the building projects.  Professor Ron Frantz said the students were surprised by the great projects and dedicated people in Oklahoma, especially in the smaller towns.

The IQC Community Workshop traveled to the Garage Loft Apartments in Oklahoma City.

Visitors are welcome to attend the presentation in Paul’s Valley on May 5. See the invitation below.