Bricktown Exterior Lighting Wins IES Award
A view through one of the underpasses to Bricktown in OKC
View of the catenary lights along the Bricktown walkway

Bricktown Underpass and Walkway Relighting

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

From the Intermodal Transportation Hub located at the Santa Fe Terminal in Oklahoma City, the Bricktown entertainment district is a short walk away to local eateries and attractions, such as the Bricktown water taxi. To encourage both commuters and visitors to take advantage of the convenient walk, the City of Oklahoma City invested in a relighting project of the Sheridan and Reno Avenue underpasses, as well as the walkway into Bricktown, to make it safer and more inviting for pedestrians.


  • Alvine Engineering designed the lighting for the Bricktown underpasses and walkway to connect the Santa Fe Terminal and the entertainment district through light and theme.
  • Triangle and diamond-shaped light fixtures were used in the Sheridan and Reno Avenue underpasses to pay homage to the art deco style of the Santa Fe Terminal and connect the two spaces thematically. They also act as a wayfinding guide, pointing pedestrians through the underpass.
  • Wallwash light fixtures were also used in the underpasses to highlight murals painted by local artists.
  • Achieving appropriate lighting levels for public safety along the Bricktown side of the walkway was extra challenging because lights could not be mounted to the wall as it was not owned by the City. Instead, the Alvine team proposed a catenary lighting solution with a zig-zag shape and lights similar to the rest of the art deco design.
  • In the end, the catenary lights were chosen for their art deco style and reminiscence of old train station lanterns, tying them back to the Santa Fe Terminal on the other side of the underpasses.
  • The project also features color-changing LEDs, connecting it with many of downtown Oklahoma City’s other icons, including Myriad Botanical Gardens, Devon Tower, and Scissortail Park.

Drone video and photography credit: Braggphotographics

Photography credit: Theresa Bragg

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