A construction contract was signed for the new Dr. Pickens Museum of Turquoise Jewelry and Art at the offices of Rick Scott Construction, Inc. on Friday.
The Dr. Pickens Museum of Turquoise Jewelry and Art is being built to display Dr. Pickens collection of turquoise jewelry as well as paintings, fiber art, and sculpture by Oklahoma and Native American artists.
The museum will be located on a tract of land located approximately three miles west of Ponca City on Highway 60. The newly built structure will be approximately 16,000 square feet in size. It will be 270 feet long, 60 feet wide, and 40 feet tall at its highest point.
The museum is being designed by architect Caveh Masum and the firm amoARCH out of Houston, Texas. Final detailed design documents are expected to be complete by the end of the year with construction beginning in 2019.
The facility is expected to open in late 2020.
Rick Scott Construction Inc. is the construction manager for the Dr. Pickens Museum of Turquoise Jewelry and Art.
“Our experience, having built the Standing Bear Museum and Education Center and Conoco Museum along with our renovation of the Pioneer Woman Museum, makes us a perfect fit for this exciting new project for Ponca City. Our team is excited to work with architect Caveh Masum, AIA, NCARB, Senior Principal and Design Director of amoARCH along with Mr. Pickens to make this a world class facility for thousands to enjoy each year,” said owner Rick Scott.