The Hardesty Center Showcases the Best of Dance and Metal Buildings

Date:April 11, 2024
Contact:Tony Bouquot, General Manager

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has created a library of free, downloadable resources for architectural students and their professors at The newest addition is a 16-page folio that explores the design and construction of The Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

“The folio series was created for architectural faculty and students to learn about metal building systems and their extraordinary possibilities,” says Tony Bouquot, MBMA general manager. “Each publication analyzes the design goals, priorities, and outcomes for that facility. Our newest folio provides a look inside the design and construction challenges of Tulsa Ballet’s inspiring education and training center.”

MBMA created The Hardesty Center for Dance Education folio in coordination with Selser Schaefer Architects, now Narrate Design. It includes:

  • Exclusive interviews with architect Robert Schaefer and the construction team.
  • Project design insights for the 21,000 square-foot metal building that features four dance studios, a spacious lobby and waiting area, dressing rooms, dance store and more.
  • Abundant photos, drawings and graphics that illustrate phases/elements of the design and construction process.

This is MBMA’s ninth Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings folio. The complete portfolio consists of: Alamo Beer Company in San Antonio; the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts; the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Complex in Los Angeles; the Haulover Marine Center in North Miami Beach, Florida; the Jacksonville University Basketball Performance Center in Jacksonville, Florida; the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy, Ohio; the Firehouse Ministries Shelter in Birmingham, Alabama; and the St. David’s Performance Center in Austin, TX.

Download The Hardesty Center folio at