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Donald Lee Fritzler was born in 1930 and raised in Optima, a blip of a town in far west Oklahoma near Guymon.  His future partner Robert C. Knoblock, was born eight years later and grew up not too far away in Amarillo.  For college, both men found themselves at OU during the School of Architecture’s heyday when Bruce Goff led the department.  Fritzler graduated in 1955 and Knoblock followed him three years later.  After the men earned their licenses, they formed their firm in 1963 and soon became one of the most active partnerships in town.  They designed many of the medical buildings surrounding Baptist Hospital and were responsible for designing numerous churches in OKC and beyond.  At some point, Knoblock returned to Texas and, tragically, Fritzler and his wife, Mary Ann, died in the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995.


Fritzler & Knoblock
Fritzler, Knoblock, Furry & Ass
Fritzler & Associates
FKW, Inc.


Dunn-Reynolds Urology Clinic, OKC
Cardiovascular Building, OKC
Medical Tower, OKC
Jack Young Dermatology Building, OKC
Otologic Medical Clinic, OKC
LDS Church, OKC
First Baptist Church, Norman
First Baptist Church, Moore

Mod Blog Features:

The Architecture of Fritzler-Knoblock
The Founders District: A History of Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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