Contractor Tabbed for Gilcrease Museum Work

Jul 16, 2019

Credit Catherine Roberts

The City of Tulsa announced Flintco was selected to lead the Vision Tulsa construction projectfor Tulsa’s most historic and valuable cultural institution, Gilcrease Museum.

Flintco will work with the City of Tulsa, Gilcrease Museum, Gallagher & Associates, and architects SmithGroup and 1 Architecture on the renovation project that will lead to the Museum’s improved design that will allow for better engagement with the Tulsa community as well as its national audience through architecture, exhibitions and programming.

“Tulsans own the greatest collection of American Art and history outside of that owned by thefederal government, and I am excited that Flintco - a world-class Tulsa company that employs our fellow Tulsans - has been selected to construct the revitalized Gilcrease Museum,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said.

“Flintco is honored to be selected as the construction partner for the renovation and expansion of Gilcrease Museum. This collection is a national treasure for our community,” Dave Kollmann, President of Flintco said. “We are grateful our fellow citizens voted to support improving the Gilcrease campus, and are excited to collaborate with the City, TU and design and consultant teams to deliver this unique and important work. As a 111 year-old Tulsa headquartered company, our Flintco team loves being involved with projects that create energy and sense ofplace for generations to come.”

With the construction management contractor in place, planned improvements for the museum will be guided by the Museum’s recently completed interpretive master plan and feasibilitystudy, developed by Gallagher & Associates, and focused upon transforming the visitor experience and effectively showcasing the vast Gilcrease collection.

In addition, the improvements will allow for more of the Gilcrease collection to be exhibited as well as the addition of expanded space for hosting traveling exhibitions. Some of the other features will include a new building façade, a grand entry and great hall, open storage space for additional displays, and dedicated education space.