The First Americans Museum

The American Indian Cultural Center provides a living center for contemporary American Indian culture and reflects its people’s diverse heritage, background, character, homelands, and values. The new 85,000 SF cultural center is built on approximately 300 acres of land. Visitors to the Cultural Center enter from the east through the “Court of the Wind,” a circular plaza surrounded by 39 tree-like pipes that resonate the sound of the wind. From there, visitors approach the main entrance to the Museum. The museum will house a unique array of artifacts selected by Oklahoma tribes from the national Smithsonian collection. Future projects include a family discovery center that allows children to work with docents to create Indian crafts inspired by traditions and contemporary Native Culture. A theatre, a visitor’s welcome center, and a cafe are included in the project.



Oklahoma City, OK




85,000 SF


April 2021


Oklahoma Department of Central Services


Hornbeek Blatt Architects, P.C.


Joint Venture - Manhattan Construction Company

Delivery Method

CM - At Risk