Gathering Place is the very first job of its kind to win a Platinum Award in the 22-year history of Building Design+ Construction’’ s Building Team Awards. All previous Platinum winners have actually been, as the program’’ s name would indicate, structures. And while Gathering Place does have 2 worthwhile structures—– a remarkable lodge and a terrific boathouse, both created by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects—– it is, at its core, a 66 ½- acre public park and play area serving the almost one million citizens of higher Tulsa, Okla.

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