ARCADIA, OKLAHOMA

Route 66 Thematic Town Revival Master Plan

While it was borne of an agrarian heritage, Arcadia gained life from its main artery: Route 66. American travelers happened upon Arcadia and its iconic Round Barn as they zipped along the Mother Road. Like a great black hole on the cosmic horizons, Arcadia of the future will draw people in from all directions with an immense force.

Don't miss out on the Round Barn exhibit to see the true contrast between the past and the contemporary! Before you know it, you'll hear "Stop the hovercar!" The new and improved Arcadia is purpose-built for the extravagant. Join friends and strangers alike in a grand festival of music, food, and fun when stop-overs come to town!

This project was both an exploration of masterplan strategy as well as the impact and implications of new development in Small Town America. Arcadia of 2018 is a dilapidated town with few inhabitants and a single tourist "destination" in the Round Barn. The delicate nature of a small town's culture and history is not something to be discarded in the name of new development. Rather, in this project, the height of Space-Age American road-trip tourism was brought back into the town with character and delight.

Round Barn Interpretive Center
Round Barn Interpretive Center

See how progress has brought us so far! Showcased here is the town's final testament to the past: the Round Barn!

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Interpretive Center Interior
Interpretive Center Interior

Stop in for gifts, snacks, or even to get hitched in the big, red wonder itself!

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"Down the Drag" Bar and Grill
"Down the Drag" Bar and Grill

No matter how many years zoom on by, travelers of all shapes and sizes still need one thing: a fresh, hot meal!

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"Down the Drag" Interior
"Down the Drag" Interior

Whether you're here for a few minutes or a few days, we've got a tasty plate with your name on it!

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"Starlight Armada" Stopover Cabins
"Starlight Armada" Stopover Cabins

While your hovercar does most of the work, managing that miles-per-minute life on Route 66 leaves you weary and tired. Have no fear! The Starlight Armada fleet of cozy cabins is here! Stop in to rest up for the continuation of progress in the morning!

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Main Street Music Store
Main Street Music Store

Come on and get your kicks, your drum sticks, your guitar licks, or even your trumpet fix right here on Route 66! Grab an instrument from our shelves and send your song to the stars in our practice spaces or even across the street in a community jam session!

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Arcadia Performance Space
Arcadia Performance Space

Located between Down-the-Drag Bar and Grill and the Round Barn is the Arcadia Community Amphitheatre. A convertible stage serves small jam sessions or large, community gatherings with ease!

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Interpretive Center Floor 1 Plan
Interpretive Center Floor 1 Plan
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Interpretive Center Floor 2 Plan
Interpretive Center Floor 2 Plan
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