News & Awards

James Ronald Childers : Building on History


December 25, 2011

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / By Rich Polikoff


James Childers wanted to do it all.   When Childers was fresh out of the University of Arkansas’ School of Architecture in the mid- 1970s, he landed an internship in St. Louis with the international architecture firm HOK. Today the largest architecture firm in the world,...

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Cherokees Honor Fort Smith Architect


November 14, 2011

Southwest Times Record / By Jeff Arnold


When Fort Smith architect James R. Childers attended the dedication ceremony for the Redbird Smith Health Center, he remembers wondering why he didn’t design “this beautiful clinic” in Sallisaw.   “I thought, ‘I should have done that clinic.’ How come I didn’t...

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Cherokee Nation Three Rivers Health Center Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine


September 1, 2008

As seen in Healthcare Design Magazine


In 2001, Cherokee National Health Services developed a long-range plan which identified a need to expand health services in Northeast Oklahoma including the Muskogee area.  In 2005, Cherokee Nation Health Services submitted a Joint Venture Construction application to Indian Health Service...

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Choctaw Nation McAlester Health Clinic Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine


September 1, 2008

As seen in Healthcare Design Magazine


The Choctaw Nation McAlester Health Clinic is a 44806 sq. ft. outpatient facility designed & constructed on a fast-track schedule.  The design projects a modern, sophisticated image that not only reflects today's Choctaw people, but also reflects the culture, history and heritage of the...

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Muskogee (Creek) Nation Koweta Indian Health Facility Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine


September 1, 2007

As seen in Healthcare Design Magazine


As this project developed it was clear that the Muskogee (Creek) Nation was interested in its identity as “people of the earth” and how that connection would be reflected in the building's form and use of materials. The patient experience also was identified as a goal for the project. The...

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Choctaw Nation Idabel Health Clinic Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine


September 1, 2007

As seen in Healthcare Design Magazine


     The Choctaw Nation Health Clinic in Idabel, OK is an excellent example of what is possible when the architect, owner, federal government, and construction management team work together during the design and construction process to complete a facility that projects the...

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