Agency Representative

Oklahoma City • New York
Architectural Design Group serves as Agency Representative for the American Indian Cultural Center. ADG (Architectural Design Group) is an Oklahoma City-based firm founded in 1975 that provides quality program management, architectural, planning and interior design services. ADG provides a wide range of owner’s representative services including coordination and oversight of site clean-up activities, coordination of building and exhibit designs as well as project phasing and financial planning. ADG also provides assistance in fund raising, grant writing and compliance, coordination of art in public places, institutional organization, board communication and marketing.

Cardinal Engineering Inc.

Civil Engineers

Oklahoma City
In business since 1989, Cardinal Engineering Inc. has established itself as one of the leading engineering firms in the state of Oklahoma. Cardinal's exceptional staff makes it unique among its peers. The highly qualified staff of engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, environmental scientists, CAD technicians and support personnel allows Cardinal to provide a full line of service and support to clients. Following are some of the projects that Cardinal is working on in the areas of Civil Design, Transportation and Utilities.

Centennial Builders

Construction Manager

Oklahoma City
Centennial Builders represents a joint venture of two Oklahoma based, nationally recognized construction companies: Flintco, Inc. and Manhattan Construction Company. Flintco, Inc. was established in 1908 and is the largest American Indian-owned contractor in the world. Manhattan Construction Company was founded in 1896 as Oklahoma’s first corporate charter. Together, they combine more than 200 years of construction experience and have completed cultural and museum projects on a national level in excess of two billion dollars. The two contractors worked together to complete the national award-winning Oklahoma Capitol Dome and are currently working on the Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center, a new 18,000-seat events center located in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Department of Central Services

Contract Administrator

The Department of Central Services assists customers in accomplishing their missions by providing essential services and quality solutions through: procurement, facilities, real estate, construction, fleet, risk management; property reutilization; printing and distribution; and support to OCIA. The Department of Central Services operates cohesively and shares a consistent set of values so that agencies and other entities of the State of Oklahoma have confidence and trust in management systems operated by DCS, and actively partner with DCS to resolve State government administrative issues.

Don Fixico Ph.D

Native American Issues & Liaison with Oklahoma Tribes

Dr. Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole from Oklahoma) is the Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University. Before ASU, he was the Thomas Bowlus Distinguished Professor of American Indian History, CLAS Scholar & founding Director of the Center for Indigenous Nations Studies(a master's program)at the University of Kansas. Dr. Fixico is the author of numerous publications on Native American history and culture. Dr. Fixico and other significant commuity tribal leaders ensure the accurate inclusion of tribal concerns and interests in the development of design, content and institutional planning.

Hargreaves Landscape Architects

Landscape Concepts

San Francisco • Cambridge • New York
George Hargreaves is widely considered to be one of the most important voices in landscape architecture in the world today. Currently Chair of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University, Mr. Hargreaves’ work is noted for its strong use of landforms and incorporation of symbolic landscape elements, while always providing an engaging and urbane setting for people to use and enjoy. Three project of particular note are 21st Century Waterfront in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Louisville Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky and Crissy Field in San Francisco, California.

Harrison Price Company

Development Feasibility & Economic Analysis

Los Angeles
Specializing in financial feasibility planning for leisure facilities and tourist-related programs, Harrison Price established his expertise with Walt Disney in the selection of a site and development of Disneyland in California. The company has been instrumental in the development of hundreds of cultural and entertainment venues, including the Southwest Indian Museum in Los Angeles, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and the Richard M. Nixon Library and Birthplace.

Hornbeek, Blatt Architects

Co-Prime Architects

Working closely in association with Johnson Fain Architects, Hornbeek, Blatt Architects will not only assist with the design and production drawings, but will oversee the execution of the project contract. As one of Oklahoma’s City’s leading architectural firms, HBA brings experience coordinating international projects as well as expertise with local issues and local building conditions to the project. HBA will be instrumental in coordinating all of the design consultants, along with the orderly and timely development of the Center.

IBE Consulting Engineers

Los Angeles
We believe that engineering components should enhance the architecture of a building. IBE Consulting Engineers designs mechancial, electrical and plumbing systems that are responsive to architectural goals, meet clients budgets and technical expectations and achieve additional measurements such as energy efficiency, easy of maintenance and system integration. The cumulative experience of IBE 40-person staff accounts for every project type with a focus on inventive and reliable solutions.

Johnson Fain Architects

Master Planning and Building Concepts

With 70 years of professional experience in the United States and overseas. Johnson Fain Architects has an established record as an architecture and planning office known for its creative approach in the design of buildings, building complexes and new communities. The firm has garnered many awards for design excellence for its many high profile projects, including the Fox Plaza building in Los Angeles, the prestigious Opus One winery in the Napa Valley and the master plan for the 300-acre Mission Bay project in San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum expansion and re-positioning project.

LaPlaca Cohen

Institutional Identity Development

New York
LaPlaca Cohen is a strategic marketing, advertising and design firm that helps arts organizations better connect and communicate with their audiences. Our work is rooted in a deep commitment to the power of culture to engage, enlighten and inspire. We thrive on the dynamism of the ever-changing cultural landscape and the opportunities it creates.

LORD Cultural Resources

Institutional Planning

Toronto • Washington • New York • Berlin • Madrid • Paris
Founded in 1981 in response to an emerging need for specialized planning services in the museum, cultural and heritage sector, Lord Cultural Resources is now the world’s largest cultural professional practice. With the successful completion of more than 1,400 projects in 36 countries on 5 continents, the firm has earned an international reputation for sector leadership, innovation and excellence. We distinguish ourselves through a comprehensive and integrated full-service offering, tailored to meet client needs. We conduct ourselves with respect for local adaptation, cultural diversity and collaboration, embodying the highest standards of integrity, ethics and professional practice. Three notable current projects are the New Center for Arts and Culture, National D-Day Museum, Museum of African Diaspora.

Museum Consultants Network

Discovery Center and Programming Consultants

Los Angeles
Museum Consultants Network is a diverse and innovative group of museum professionals dedicated to creating meaningful and relevant museum experiences. We believe museums have a transformative power by creating provocative forums for exploration and dialogue that currently exist in no other community venue. Our unique approach is created by an international roster of creative thinkers with specific content expertise. MCn works with art, history, and science museums and other informal learning environments to offer a broad range of services including: exhibition interpretation and design, audience development, visitor research and evaluation, media production, strategic planning and facilitation, community building and partner development, new museum projects and non-profit administration and discipline-based research and investigation.MCn is honored to work with The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in the development of its Discovery Center and will be assisting  public programming initiatives.

Nabih Youssef & Associates Structural Engineers

Structural Engineers

Los Angeles • San Francisco • Irvine • Ventura
Since our inception in 1989, Nabih Youssef & Associates has become an internationally recognized structural engineering firm. We provide our clients with specialized structural and earthquake engineering consulting for new and existing buildings for civic, educational, high tech, commercial and residential projects. NYA has significantly contributed to the development of Earthquake Engineering Codes and Standards, seismic base isolation, and value-engineered strengthening concepts. We are a team of academics: highly qualified engineers, designers and analysts, experts with the latest building codes and standards performing advanced research and analysis. Many of our engineers, including Mr. Youssef, have served on reconnaissance teams for damage evaluation after major earthquakes, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Three projects of note are J. Paul Getty Museum Villa in Malibu, CA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art.


Well Restoration

The OERB has represented the very best of the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma since 1994. Funded by voluntary contributions from our producers and royalty owners, the OERB restores orphaned and abandoned well sites across the state. In addition, the OERB provides energy-related curricula, teacher training and educational materials to Oklahoma schools at no cost. Three recent project of note are the Tallgrass Prairie, 6,000th abandoned well site and the 7,000th abandoned well site.
The OERB's restoration activities for the The American Indian Center consisted of removing concrete slabs, engine pads, foundations, piers, rig corners, flowlines, sucker rods, drilling cable, and deadmen/helical anchors from 10+ sites. The OERB transported that material offsite to a reclaimer/recycler. The OERB also performed additional grading, seeding, and fertilizing.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is responsible for the regulation of oil and gas production and related environmental issues, as well as other items of key concern to the Oklahoma economy. For the AICCM project, the OCC staff spent hundreds of hours researching, locating, and plugging more than 2 dozen old oil and gas wells to enable construction of the facility to move forward. Prior to that, the OCC staff joined with other federal and state agencies in a massive remediation effort to restore the site and adjoining property, where a refinery once stood.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Thematic Approach Exhibit & Interpretive Concepts

New York City
RAA's work in exhibition design has garnered attention in a wide social, political, and academic sphere, as well as within the design community. The firm's illuminating display of dinosaur fossils at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, its profoundly moving interpretive program at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and its rich evocation of the Clinton era in the Clinton Presidential Library have captured world attention. Its work in the subject of native peoples has won praise internationally and includes The Heard Museum in Arizona, the Rochester Museum & Science Center in upstate New York, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Native Voices Observatory at the Utah Museum of Natural History; the Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art; and the California Indian Heritage Center in Sacramento.

Rick Carter

Creative Consultant & Entertainment Technologies

Los Angeles
Rick Carter’s vision is unparalleled. As a production designer and frequent collaborator with filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, his vision has become America’s vision, realized through such familiar movies as Amistad, Jurassic Park and Forrest Gump. He served as design advisor to JFA in the master plan for the Dreamworks Studios complex in Los Angeles, and has a broad and current grasp of the relationships between entertainment and advanced technology.