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Elliott + Associates Wins Award for Work on KJ McNitt Building

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Elliott + Associates Wins Award for Work on KJ McNitt Building

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Elliott + Associates Architects of Oklahoma City has won a 1998 Business Week/Architectural Record Award for its work on the K J McNitt Construction building at 300 NW 61st St.

Designed by architect Rand Elliot, the building was renovated at a cost of $400,000. The goal for the project developed by Elliott and McNitt was to create an affordable building with walls and facades that openly illustrate the versatility of concrete construction. According to McNitt officials, in the first year since its completion, the company has acquired three construction clients using their building as an architectural calling card.

The annual global awards program, created in concert with The American Institute of Architects, recognizes exceptional partnerships between architects and their clients proving that "good design is good business." "It's clear the award-winning executives and architects respect one another's problem-solving abilities," says AIA President Ronald Arthur Altoon. "Without exception, their collaborative solutions are reaping benefits beyond intended goals to reach a new level of competitive advantage." The new Biltmore Oklahoma City's Radison Inn will become the Biltmore Hotel Oklahoma on Dec. 1. According to William A. Davis, chairman of the board for Biltmore, all previous policies and commitments will be honored during the change. Originally opened in 1972 as the Hilton Inn West, the hotel was renamed in 1993 as the Radison Inn. "We are a unique hotel," says Davis, "a vintage blend of business suits and blue jeans." Hotel ownership and management will remain unchanged during the conversion. The hotel will continue its multimillion dollar renovation program, which includes interior and exterior improvements. "We believe our most valuable assets are our professional and friendly staff of 250 Oklahomans," Davis notes, "many with tenure over 15 to 20 years. …

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