News Studio Built to Withstand Oklahoma’s Worst Weather

KFOR Channel 4 in Oklahoma City was constrained by the technical and physical limitations of their headquarters. Built in 1952, KFOR needed an upgrade into a space that would accommodate operations for a 24-hour news cycle. The design includes collaborative work spaces and upgraded technical and production areas. The facility is located in the heart of Tornado Alley and employees are often required to be on-site during coverage of severe weather. Our team designed a building that will be able to withstand tornado season. 


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Square Feet


Designed to Withstand Winds Up To

167 mph

Protected Parking Spots


The ability for REES to visualize and put to paper the client’s dream is second to none. The experience of the KFOR project is one I will never forget.

Tyler McManaman
Senior Project Manager at Manhattan Construction Company


Best High Tech and Laboratory Building Design Award
PCI Design Awards, 2020

Best Use Total Precast Hardened Structure Award
PCMA Best in Precast Concrete Award, 2018

Top Commercial Construction Project in the $10-$25M Range
ABC of Oklahoma, 2018

Engineering Excellence Finalist Award
ACEC Oklahoma, 2017

In the News

Taking Precast to the Next Level
Construction in Focus – March 2019

KFOR Building 4 the Future as station moves into state-of-the-art Media Center
KFOR – August 20, 2017