Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for July 21 2018 –

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MA+ designs shelter for school

EDMOND — MA+ Architecture is observing its 50th year in business with completion of the state-of-the-art media center/storm shelter at Ida Freeman Elementary School, 501 W Hurd St., in Edmond.

“The additions to Ida Freeman will go far to enhance the learning each child receives at the school. It will also facilitate the activities of the staff with the additions adjacent to the media center. Its ability to double as a storm shelter gives added value to the addition,” said Gary Armbruster, principal and architect.

MA+ Architecture, 4000 N Classen Blvd., Suite 100N, was founded in 1968 by Paul Meyer. Current partners/principal architects are Armbruster and Heath Tate. With 23 employees, the firm specializes in education, athletic and government architecture, and has received numerous local, regional, and national awards for excellence in design.

The Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce recognized the firm three times as one of the area’s fastest-growing, privately owned companies with the Metro 50 Award. The firm has completed 860 projects worth more than $1 billion the past 50 years.

Tour to promote downtown living

Three new distinct downtown residences will be open free to the public for a self-guided tour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Anyone curious about downtown living is welcome to attend,” said organizer Tracey Zeeck. “The later time is intended to help beat the heat and also show what it’s like to live life downtown. It’s happening under the full moon, so attendees can go from the tour to dinner in Midtown or to the Myriad Botanical Gardens for the full-moon events including a run at 8 p.m. and a bike ride at 8:30 p.m.