Insights We know the best building solutions are achieved through collaboration. We encourage you to explore and share our collected knowledge, trusting that it will spark meaningful innovative dialogue. Choose a Market AviationCivicCorporateEducationFederalInfrastructure & TechnologyNative American Choose a Service ArchitectureCivilConstruction AdministrationElectricalFire ProtectionInterior DesignLandscape ArchitectureMaster PlanningMechanicalOwner’s RepresentativeSecurityStructuralSustainabilityUncategorized Search: Search Creating a collaborative environment amongst stakeholders is a key strategy to designing a new building or redefining existing spaces. FSB has developed a specialized design workshop process – FSB Design Discovery Lab – that creates a partnership between an owner, and the design team, resulting in… The Discovery Process: Design by Collaboration The length of multiple football fields end to end, and with ceilings as high as ten stories, an aircraft hangar might house hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of aviation assets on any given day. Since 1951, the designers and engineers of FSB have begun each federal,… Top Flight: Best Practices for Long Span Design of Aircraft Hangars “We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.” - Winston Churchill This quote may be equally applicable to… Creating tailored corporate workspaces aligned with the latest interior design trends Since the space race of the 1950s and 60s, politicians and economists alike have linked math and science education with… Promoting STEM education through design As higher education budgets tighten and environmental consciousness grows, university administrators are turning to the mechanical engineers of FSB now… A Tailored Approach to Energy Savings for College Campuses Few projects involve more requirements and regulations than those with federal agencies. Between carefully controlled funding documents, environmental considerations and,… Navigating Sustainable Projects for Federal Clients In August of 2014, a group of nearly 30 people traveled from Oklahoma City to Durant, Oklahoma for a cultural… Tribal design: Cultural awareness is key Tornados, unfortunately, are part of life in Oklahoma and surrounding states, an area known by many as Tornado Alley. Here,… Designing Safe Learning Environments for Tornado Alley OKLAHOMA CITY – Questions like, “What’s the wingspan of a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker?” and “How tall is the McDonnell-Douglas KC-10?”… Sharing Economy: FSB app helps builders design aircraft facilities FSB stepped up to help the Oklahoma Department of Tourism expedite its office relocation into the Department of Commerce building… Emergency relocation — Smart, functional design on a tight timeline Checklists, requirements and standards are commonplace in the world of Commercial and Federal Aviation. This consistency promotes occupational safety and… Aircraft Maintenance Hangars: Floor Markings for Function & Safety Although earthquakes in Oklahoma have historically been low on the list of threatening natural disasters, the state has experienced a… FSB seismic design specialists in Oklahoma apply world-class expertise locally The Groundwork In 2013 Choctaw Nation leadership invited architects and engineers from FSB to visit land the tribe had begun… Groundwork for a Legacy: Master Planning for Tribal Facilities Before cement mixers pour concrete, engineers configure HVAC systems or architects create renderings, building owners must first determine what type… Design-Build? Design-Bid-Build? Construction Manager At Risk?