REES Celebrates Design and Honor Recognitions at the 2024 AIA Central Oklahoma Awards Celebration

Architects across central Oklahoma recently gathered to recognize the people and places making exceptional contributions to the industry at the 2024 AIA Central Oklahoma Awards Celebration. REES celebrated Benjamin Shullaw’s recognition for B.H. Prasad Honorary award and winning the People’s Choice Award in Healthcare Architecture.

Benjamin Shullaw, AIA, NCARB

B.H. Prasad Honorary Award Recipient

A licensed architect specializing in design and visualization, Benjamin enriches the firm with his collaborative, hands-on approach. Exceptionally tech-savvy, Benjamin’s expertise in design is channeled into his creative endeavors of videography, photography and animation. His knowledge even extends to drone videography, and he is a Certified Remote Pilot!

Benjamin not only brings his talent to REES team, but he also uses it to promote AIA Central Oklahoma’s events. In recent years, Benjamin has dedicated many hours to interviewing, filming and editing incredible content for AIACOC — his production credits include the annual Architecture Tour and the Architecture Awards video shown at the Winchester Drive In when the organization could not gather together in 2020. He has also served as Secretary for a term on the Board of Directors and is part of this year’s Leadership AIA Class VII.

Stillwater Medical Center Surgical Unit & Women’s Health Center

People’s Choice Award in Healthcare Architecture

Driven by the community’s demand for accessible treatment options, Stillwater Medical Center sought extensive enhancements to expand its main facility’s capacity of care. The renovations and additions to these units offer cutting-edge medical technologies and comprehensive services to Stillwater residents, rivaling those found in major metropolitan areas.

The 44,000-square-foot surgical unit caters to diverse patient needs. Video-integration in operating rooms provides physicians a streamlined surgical workflow, while the latest robotic technology supports minimally invasive surgery. Click here to read more about the project.

The 26,000-square-foot Women’s Health Center offers previously unmet women’s healthcare services to the region. The postpartum rooms improve patient care and elevate the birthing experience for new mothers and their newborns with larger, more inviting spaces and enhanced newborn monitoring equipment. The Level 2 NICU supports babies born at 32 weeks or later and newborns requiring continuous care—this addition enables families to stay together after delivery, increasing positive outcomes for babies and mothers. Find out more project here.

Thank you to AIA Central Oklahoma for these meaningful recognitions of our team and our incredible clients!