Charlie Plaza, Oklahoma City

Photo: Tracey McCoy

To enhance the exterior elevation and promote natural daylighting, Michael L. McCoy Architects Inc. designed Charlie Plaza strip mall with an all-white, geometric-shaped metal canopy.

Project goals included a combination of geometric patterns and shapes utilizing different façade infill materials. The goals were met with a metal building system, freestanding canopy and aluminum storefront systems.

A single-sloped, pre-engineered metal building system provides clear span interior spaces that enable adaptability for tenant layouts. The shape of the freestanding canopy necessitated the use of steel tubing for column and shade canopy structure.

At the storefronts, Brady’s Properties, general contractor and erector for the project, installed YKK AP America Inc.’s insulated glass storefront systems and Kalwall Corp.’s translucent panels.

For the roof, Brady’s Properties installed 30,000 square feet of Terry’s Buildings’ 24-gauge standing seam roof system in White. Terry’s Buildings also supplied three metal building systems for the project. Charlie Plaza houses 26,000 square feet.