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2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference

Embracing the Dawn

Ron Frantz
For the past 40 years, Ron Frantz, a licensed architect, focused on historic preservation, Main Street revitalization, historic neighborhood commercial district stabilization, and wonderful old house restorations. As an ardent volunteer, Frantz has participated with almost 40 different community organizations throughout the years. He currently works at the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at The University of Oklahoma in Norman. He and his wife, Mary, continue work on their nifty 1968 house in the Camelot Neighborhood in northwest Oklahoma City

Ron Frantz's Schedule
Creative Placemaking in the Muskogee Depot District Part 1
Date: Friday – October, 29 2021 Time: 9:15am - 10:15am
Room: Pavilion
This University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) workshop will bridge together local and visiting conference attendees through an immersive experience of historic exploration, community storytelling, and a reimagining of the present and future of Depot Green. The first session will kick off with attendees learning about the Depot Green’s historic legacy and its connection to existing assets through a community-led walking tour. Next, attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear stories from residents and learn more about their connections to these spaces. IQC is the community engagement program of the University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture. IQC partners with students and communities across the state to address local challenges related to the built environment. Learn more at icq.ou.edu.

Creative Placemaking in Muskogee Depot District Part 2
Date: Friday – October, 29 2021 Time: 10:45am - 11:45am
Room: Pavilion
This University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) workshop will bridge together local and visiting conference attendees through an immersive experience of historic exploration, community storytelling, and reimagining the present and future of Depot Green. This second session will be a collaborative, small group design activity to imagine how cultural connections and assets can be utilized as tools to design the future of the Depot Green. The IQC is the community engagement program of the University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture. IQC partners with students and communities across the state to address local challenges related to the built environment. Learn more at icq.ou.edu.

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