TAP ARCHITECTURE was selected to design and coordinate the renovation and restoration of Oklahoma State University’s oldest and most distinctive building, Historic Old Central.

Research, investigation, documentation and authenticity are de-rigueur for restoration projects, but the design team used graphic innovation as they prepared computer models to identify and evaluate every component and space of this precious object.

The design concept required every new component to be evaluated in the computer model before becoming an eligible part of the project.

 “Historic Old Central began as a beacon of potential and promise on the Oklahoma prairie and stands today as a fitting symbol of the enduring presence and importance of Oklahoma State University.  Opened in 1894 as the first campus building, Old Central has faithfully served a variety of roles…..loving care and painstaking attention restored this magnificent campus icon to its glory as the appropriate new home of the OSU Honors College and returned Old Central to its rightful place as a point of pride for OSU alumni and friends.” 

                                                                                                                - Burns Hargis, President, Oklahoma State University



Old Central Honors College, Oklahoma State University

Project:  Old Central Honors College
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
Construction Cost:
Historic Preservation, Interior Design
University Campus



​​415 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City
OK 73102