September 8, 2009
MODA Founded on Belief that Work Should be Fun
Oklahoma City, Okla. –MODA Architecture was founded on the premise that work should be fun.
“We love good design, but we are committed to building a team that our clients can trust, made up of people they enjoy working with,” said Omar Khoury. “Life can be stressful. Working with an architect doesn’t need to be.
“Our goal is to give our clients laughter, trust and excellence. They should get all three,” he continued.
Oklahoma City architects Omar Khoury, AIA, LEED®, and Chong Branson, AIA, opened their new firm in Bricktown. Both graduated from local high schools and Oklahoma State University, returning to Oklahoma City to practice.
“We wanted to create a firm that believes in collaboration,” said Chong Branson. “Our clients inspire us with their dreams. Then we help turn those dreams into tangible spaces.”
The new firm also brings a focus on sustainable design to each project. With a LEED® Accredited Professional on staff, they give clients the opportunity to create healthier work environments and realize energy savings.
“We incorporate basic sustainable and energy efficient design practices into all projects,” says Khoury. “But if you decide to seek LEED certification, we have a structured process to meet those requirements and keep our client on schedule and budget.”
Local projects that the two founders have worked on include the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Civic Center Music Hall Renovation, University of Oklahoma Aquatics & Recreation Complex, Shidler Elementary School, Willow Brook Elementary School, U.S. Grant High School, Oklahoma City Community Foundation, and the American Indian Cultural Center.
MODA Architecture brings experts from all disciplines together to design a place that captures the human spirit. They assemble of teams of architects, engineers and interior designers that are right for each client and each project.