University of Oklahoma
Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Projected Budget: $20 million
Projected Completion: 2011
50,000 square foot facility

The University of Oklahoma’s School of Community Medicine identified a great need for a clinic in north Tulsa. This new facility, named in honor of the late basketball legend and Tulsa native, will provide specialty testing and treatment for Diabetes, Cardiac, and Oncology health concerns to a part of Tulsa that is currently underserved by the healthcare community. Funding for this project was a unique blend of a local philanthropy foundation, local hospitals, the University, and the State of Oklahoma. This facility will house an Urgent Care Clinic, Radiology with MRI and CT scan, an Ambulatory Care Clinic, a Specialty Care Clinic, an Ambulatory Surgery Center with Endoscopy Services, Chemotherapy treatment, and support services.


Connie S. McFarland, FAIA, FACHA, Programming, Charette Leader
F. Lubbock Davies III, AIA, LEED AP, Principal
Pamela Deatherage, AIA, Project Manager
Sami Al-Saqer, Associate AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect
Wallace Engineering, Structural
Lee & Browne Consulting Engineers, Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing
Sack & Associates, Civil Engineering
H.E.L.P., Medical Equipment

The First Phase of this larger project will consist of the site remediation of an old gas station located in the southeast corner of the project site. This package will be released for bids on August 6, 2009. Click on the link below to view the advertisement.

The new Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Center is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) registered project. Just as incorporating environmental smart design was a priority, so too was participation and involvement of the members of the community during the design phase. The McFarland Davies Architects team met with community members and led discussions to gather feedback and clearly communicate what the new facility offers.