Angela Sexton, AIA, LEED AP
“I am constantly inspired by the transformational power of architecture. Every day, we get to experience the process of ideas and lines on the computer screen becoming concrete and steel that are assembled to create spaces where our clients work, learn, and play.”
With over 20 years of experience, Angela is an insightful architect with broad and deep experience in both new construction and renovations across a wide variety of project types, including retail, hospitality, education, athletics, historical restoration, medical, and industrial. Throughout her career, she has striven to provide organized and collaborative client-focused design. She consistently works to keep projects moving forward while fostering synergistic teams that include the client, contractor, and consulting engineers.
Get to Know Angela
Education, Licensing, Boards, Publications, Presentations, Awards:
- Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University
- AIA Eastern Oklahoma, Board Member 2007-2008
- AIA Oklahoma, Leadership AIA Class III
- OSU Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture Design Studio Jury
- Professionals Advisory Committee, Oklahoma State University
- Building Committee Chair, Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
What is your favorite type of project and why?
My favorite type of project is anything that directly impacts my community. I’ve had the opportunity to design Santa’s House with my (then) seven-year-old son, work on several remodels at my family’s favorite Oklahoma State Park and renovate the building where I was a teaching assistant in my last year at OSU.
What do you find most rewarding in your career and working with your clients?
I have some of the absolute best clients, many of whom I now consider friends. I enjoy getting to know each client in a way that helps me develop a project to meet their individual needs. I have yet to have two projects that are exactly the same, even when designing multiple buildings for a single client. The people and this variety is what keeps our profession exciting year after year.
What do you love about Tulsa?
I love that Tulsa is ever evolving. As a native Tulsan, I know it wasn’t long ago that downtown was dark and empty every evening, development along the river tapered off south of 41st street, and if you wanted to see a big-name musician, a road trip was in order. The last decade in Tulsa has been thrilling and has renewed my love of the city.
What skills did experience teach you that formal education did not?
Experience has taught me how to make mistakes, get back up, and keep moving forward.
What or who inspires you?
My clients inspire me. In recent years, I’ve worked with a clinical neuroscientist who is studying the effects of addiction on the human brain, a non-profit director who is working to eliminate food deserts in our community, public school staff who are revitalizing their facilities to better prepare students for college, and coaches who are working to attract the best and brightest athletes to their university. How can you not be inspired by that?!
If you had a free afternoon to do anything, what would you do?
I would climb Turkey Mountain with my family, including our two dogs, followed by relaxing with a chai latte and book in the hammock chair on my back patio.