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21c Museum Hotel 
Oklahoma City 

Art & Illumination: Transforming Your Experience at 21cOKC with Hotel Lighting Designer Illuminationworks

For its fifth 21c Museum Hotel, hotel lighting designer Illuminationworks developed a lighting design that plays a critical role in the transformation of a former Ford Model-T assembly plant into a contemporary hospitality experience that is unique to Oklahoma City.


The client brief called for the lighting to unify public spaces, galleries and guest floors whilst sensitively emphasising historic features of the building. The creative solution satisfies the individual requirements of a boutique hotel, destination restaurant and arts centre.


The 16,500 sqm project contains 135 hotel rooms, bar, spa, ballroom, conference centre and 1,300 sqm of exhibition space.

Design Architect

Deborah Berke Partners 

Executive Architect

Hornbeek Blatt Architects

General Contractor

Lingo Construction Services


Chris Cooper 

Mike Schwartz

Chad Rains

Original Architect

Albert Kahn



Hotel & Restaurant Project of the Year 

2017 Lighting Design Awards

Merit Award Winner - Adaptive Reuse 

American Institute of Architecture - Oklahoma


2017 Lifestyle Public Space Award

Hospitality Design Magazine

Top 15 City Hotels in US

World's Best Hotels

Best New Hotels in the World

2017 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

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