Matteson Capital and architecture firm AO plan to request a variance from Oklahoma City to increase the height for one tower in the already entitled development known as The Boardwalk at Bricktown. If approved, the height variance will make the structure the tallest building in the country as well as currently the sixth tallest in the world.

The mixed-use development features three, 345-foot towers and a fourth supertall tower referred to as Legends Tower. Ascending 1,907 feet, the height nods to the year Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state of the United States.

Within approximately 5 million square feet, the project includes a 480-key Dream Hotel by Hyatt with 85 residential serviced condominiums in the Dream Tower; an additional 350-key Hyatt hotel with 100 serviced condominiums in the Legends Tower; 1,776 residential units ranging from market-rate to affordable workforce and luxury options; and a retail and dining scene with over 110,000 square feet of space designated for commercial use, food, and beverage, and a workforce development center for the community at the street and second levels. The top floors of the supertall tower will offer a public observatory, as well as a restaurant and bar.


“Oklahoma City is experiencing a significant period of growth and transformation, making it well positioned to support large-scale projects like the one envisioned for Bricktown,” says Scot Matteson, CEO of Matteson Capital. “We believe that this development will be an iconic destination for the city, further driving the expansion and diversification of the growing economy, drawing in investment, new businesses, and jobs. It’s a dynamic environment, and we hope to see The Boardwalk at Bricktown stand as the pride of Oklahoma City.”

Incorporating extraordinary public spaces, The Boardwalk at Bricktown is poised to become a central hub for community engagement. Among these spaces is an impressive 17,000-square-foot lagoon and water feature surrounded by a boardwalk that adds a tranquil, yet lively, entertainment atmosphere. The project also boasts several expansive roof decks, providing residents and visitors with unparalleled views of the city.

“We are excited to embark upon this pivotal undertaking with a carefully assembled team of talented and experienced architects and designers from within our ranks,” says Rob Budetti, AO managing partner. “Crafting a project of this significance is an honor, and the collaborative process with the city, Matteson Capital, Hensel Phelps, and a top-notch team of engineers, consultants, and development partners has been exceptional. Managing the intricacies of such a project, ensuring seamless integration of all components, is a significant challenge. Fortunately, this aligns with one of AO's core strengths."

Bricktown, which has become a premier destination within Oklahoma City, offers attractions such as the Amtrak station; a movie theater; an NBA sports arena, which is home to the OKC Thunder; the recently renamed Oklahoma City Dodgers’ minor league baseball stadium; as well as a forthcoming soccer stadium. The public also voted to fund a $900 million bond to build the Thunder a new state-of-the-art arena in the area.

In addition to AO and developer Matteson Capital, the project team includes development partners ThinkBox and Legends Capital Management; structural engineer Thorton Tomasetti; civil engineer Johnson & Associates; Siemens, fire life safety and energy; general contractor Hensel Phelps; and hotel management companies Hyatt and Dream.