36 Degrees North

Tulsa, OK

The Universal Ford Building, originally constructed in 1917, once housed the Ford Motor Company and Ford Model T showroom. The design and adaptive reuse of the building and showroom involved the historic renovation of 37,000 square feet of the two-story structure. The mixed-use renovation project resulted in 23 apartment units, 6,5000 square feet of restaurant space and 11,000 square feet of office space including 36 Degrees North.

As Oklahoma’s first entrepreneurial hub that offers flexible workspace, community resources, and startup programs for entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey, 36 Degrees North has activated one of Tulsa’s oldest neighborhoods by attracting young talent to the district. Flexibility is the key to meeting the needs of this dynamic group of professionals. The design focuses on flexible, multi-purpose spaces where this community can gather to enjoy a range of activities from casual gatherings, dedicated work stations, to full scale event productions. Communities from across the nation look to 36 Degrees North as a premier case study for its use of space.


Adaptive Reuse / Historic Preservation / Office


Lilly Architects, Tulsa OK

Commercial / Residential Architecture, and Interior Design

Phone: (918) 582-5044

“Lilly Architects helped us take a human-centered approach to thoughtfully consider all of the potential ways our space could be used. When we give tours guests are blown away by the utility and thoughtfulness throughout our facility.”

Dustin Curzon
Executive Director, 36°N
Tulsa, OK

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