Casady School Chapel

Education
Casady School
Chapel Expansion

For more than 65 years, Casady School has served the Oklahoma City community as a premier independent school in which highly motivated students can flourish in the classroom and beyond. The school’s integrated educational experience offers pre-K through 12th grade students exposure to rigorous academics, competitive sports, moral and ethical principles, community service and fine arts. Casady’s scenic 80-acre campus with more than 25 buildings provides an idyllic atmosphere in which to learn.

Rooted in the Christian faith tradition, Casady School provides daily chapel for students and faculty to experience a time of spiritual refreshment, prayer and worship. When Smith & Pickel was awarded the negotiated project of expanding the school’s chapel, originally built in 1949, the project was to nearly double the facility’s space. The addition of 4,400 square feet of space created two new wings with cloisters for the chapel. The work involved demolishing the existing wood West wing, replacing it with a limestone structure and adding a similar East wing, as well as mechanical updates to the existing building. A 51-foot bell tower with a carillon was tucked into the West wing, and the old gas-fired heating system was replaced with a geothermal system that draws from a nearby lake.

Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Size
8,100 square feet

Architect
Cram & Ferguson Architects LLC

Other projects for Casady School

  • Arts & Science Building
  • Activity Center
  • Student Center
  • Lake Improvements
  • Temporary Labs
  • Math Building (LEED Silver)
  • Middle Division Facility
  • Athletic Center
  • South Locker Rooms Renovation

Faith-based
Memorial Road Church of Christ
Family Life Center

Memorial Road Church of Christ strives to be a dynamic community of faith, hope and love by providing biblical teaching, caring service and life-changing ministries to the community. Upon experiencing explosive growth in the church’s youth and university ministries, Memorial Road Church of Christ negotiated with Smith & Pickel to build a new Family Life Center.

Completed in 2003, the Family Life Center relies upon its architecture and materials to both complement the existing church building and engage the young people it endeavors to serve. The facility includes a competition-level gymnasium, large-capacity assembly halls, divisible classrooms, administrative offices, a kitchen, playful student lounges and a dramatic vaulted lobby corridor, which mimics a narrow city street. 

Location
Edmond, Oklahoma

Size
30,834 square feet

Other projects for Memorial Road Church of Christ

  • Elevator addition, 2011
  • Restroom interiors, 2011
  • Preschool addition, 2010
  • Sanctuary addition, 2007
  • South addition, 1993