Women’s Firstep - Kitchen & Dining Hall
SDG Architects and OKC Metro Alliance began working together in the Summer of 2017 to investigate options for the addition of a commercial kitchen and dining facility for the Women’s Firstep campus in Southeast Oklahoma City. SDG provided preliminary plans and promotional materials for fundraising during 2018. In the Summer of 2018, the OKC Metro Alliance was able to raise the full construction amount to build a new commercial kitchen and dining facility on the current Women’s Firstep Campus. The building was designed as a prefabricated metal building shell with a complete interior finish out to include a full service commercial kitchen, pantry, accessible restrooms, and a ,1,300 square foot dining hall. The design of the building was guided by the intent to keep the overall cost economical while still providing a light and airy space for the Women and all visitors to enjoy for many years to come. This facility is now the heart to the campus and provides a place for the residents to dine, and learn valuable skills for re-entering the workforce.