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Tulsa Foundation for Architecture

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The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) was founded in 1995 by members of the professional membership organization, the Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, to provide a credible voice for and expertise in the area of historic preservation and related issues in Tulsa. The organization serves as a resource that recognizes, records and encourages preservation of the built environment and advocates quality future development that enhances Tulsa’s livability.

The organization has established a number of ongoing successful programs and events to promote its mission including:

  • Foundation Awards: programs that recognize important landmarks, lifetime achievement and leadership in Tulsa
  • White Glove Open House: more than 50,000 architectural drawings, 200 bound periodicals and artifacts are preserved in the TFA Archives located in the historic Kennedy Building, 321 South Boston, Lower Level.
  • Downtown Living Tour: a tour of living spaces representing all socio-economic levels located in and near downtown Tulsa; the importance of living downtown is crucial to the revitalization of our city center.
  • Modern Tulsa Committee: mid-century architecture is highlighted at gatherings held in residential and commercial structures to celebrate and underscore the importance of these often undervalued examples of post World War II architecture.
  • Historic Homes and Neighborhood Tour: held in May (National Preservation Month) to engage the public and showcase Tulsa’s historic neighborhoods and homes.