The design team, transformed Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens from an underused park to a vibrant center of activity for residents and visitors. By adding a new restaurant, open-air pavilion, bandshell and addition to the existing conservatory as well as redesigning the landscape, the design team gave the park new relevancy and appeal. The simple, elegant, and finely crafted new elements were designed to attract and connect park visitors to the grounds. The buildings are linked through consistent geometry derived from the pure Euclidian form of the original botanical conservatory. The compositional elements that form the architectural language include: single-story geometric forms, white cementitious panels, water-clear glass, extended overhangs, and a feeling of buoyancy. Each structure has its own unique character informed by its distinct program. The restaurant is a perfect 100’ x 100’ square. Cantilevered overhangs extend 18-feet on the west side to provide shade from the harsh summer sun. Twelve foot curved glass panels form the circular dining area. An interior circular drum houses the kitchen functions and extends through the ceiling to the roof where it conceals mechanical equipment. The restaurant has become a favorite site for weddings and other celebrations. The plaza adjacent to the restaurant becomes an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter. The open-air pavilion is a favorite family picnic spot. The bandshell is a complex 3D sculptural and monumental form. It has become one of the most iconic features of the park. The conservatory addition enhances the visitor experience. Since the park's grand re-opening, the new Myriad Botanical Gardens has added vitality to downtown Oklahoma City attracting thousands of visitors each year from around the globe and right down the road.