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DESIGN AWARDS | 2019

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2019 | FROM THE PRESIDENT

These awards coincide with this year’s AIA Arkansas State Convention, held in the bustling metropolis of Little Rock. This annual event, which brings together hundreds of architects, design professionals, allied members and friends involved in the design and construction industry, is organized to not only educate design professionals, but to celebrate the accomplishments of those who further elevate the built environment across the state. This year, 47 entries were submitted to an independent panel of judges. The individual jury members were selected for their diverse design backgrounds and sensibilities. The ranked submissions can be found throughout this publication. We thank all our entrants for their work and look forward to seeing what everyone puts together next year. In addition to the jury selected recipients, our Chapter honors two other award submissions through the Members’ Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award is an award that allows the public to view the entries and choose their favorite project.

LORI YAZWINSKI SANTA-RITA, AIA, LEED AP PRESIDENT, AIA ARKANSAS

The cover of this year’s publication highlights the 2018 Members’ Choice Award winner, the Mountaintop Residence in Pulaski County, designed by Fennel Purifoy Architects. This project was selected for this honor by AIA Arkansas attendees at last year’s convention. The Fay Jones Gold Medal Award is the highest award AIA Arkansas can bestow on one of its members and this year’s recipient is John Allison, Emeritus AIA. The Fay Jones Gold Medal recognizes an individual architect who has demonstrated touchstones of excellence through artistic vision and design, leadership and service to the state of Arkansas and the AIA Arkansas Chapter. Excellence is measured not only by the mark of architectural and individual achievement, but through the esteem and regard held for the architect by professional practitioners and the community. John founded Allison Architects over 20 years ago, focusing on sustainability and historic preservation. He has also dedicated his time to volunteering on various boards including AIA Arkansas and the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design advisory board. The Award of Merit is AIA Arkansas’s recognition of an individual, public official, member of any allied profession, public agency or company that through interest, activity and concern with the profession of architecture, shall have advanced the cause of good planning and design and/or contributed to the dignity and value of the architecture profession. This year’s recipient is community activist, Steve Clark. Steve has made a large social impact on the state through his work with the Clinton School of Public Service, the Walton School of Business and The Unexpected — a yearly art festival that draws talented muralists across the world to create work in downtown Fort Smith. His business ventures continue to have a large social impact on our communities. The Emerging Professional Award is intended to recognize a new professional, practicing for 10 years or less, who has expanded the role of the architect through civic participation and professional mentorship. This year’s recipient is Brandon Ruhl, AIA. Brandon tirelessly volunteers his time to his community through his work with the AIA and civic organizations. He is a leader within his firm, mentoring young designers while working on several multi-million-dollar design and construction projects. The Diversity Award is a new recognition designed to celebrate an individual, public agency, organization or company for exemplary commitment and contributions to inclusiveness of the architectural profession and education in Arkansas. The Alex Foundation exemplifies this award through their work in rural, underserved communities. Angela Courtney started the organization to introduce architecture to K-12 students across the state. The Foundation engages with a diverse group of Arkansas Architects, as well as the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design, to promote the profession and improve the inclusivity of the architecture field. We hope you enjoy this publication and its celebration of architecture in Arkansas. Congratulations to all our winners!

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It is an honor as the 2019 President of AIA Arkansas to present to you this year’s AIA Design Awards publication highlighting our chapter’s prestigious Design Awards Program and recipients of our Chapter Awards. The people and projects recognized here represent just some of the exemplary work of our members, and celebrate the collaborative effort of associated consultants, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and building owners and clients across the state of Arkansas.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS | 2019 AIA AWARDS 1 PRESIDENT’S LETTER 4 HONOR AWARDS 4 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 10 MERIT AWARDS 12 AWARD RECIPIENTS 14 2018 MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD ON THE COVER

16 FINALISTS 18 REMAINING PROJECTS 28 JUDGES

TIMOTHY VARNER, ASSOCIATE AIA Timothy Varner is a Project Designer at MAHG ARCHITECTURE who is hands on in every aspect of design, project delivery, and construction administration. Timothy moved to the Fort Smith area after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, emphasizing in sustainability, urban design, and architectural theory. While at the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, he and his classmates, in association with the UACDC, won the 2015 World Architecture News’ Future Project Urban Design award for their work on ‘Slow Street: A New Town Center for Mayflower’. Timothy is also an active Director for the AIA Arkansas Fort Smith Section, a representative for the AIA Arkansas Emerging Professionals, a member of the UAFS CGT Advisory Board, and served on the 2017 AIA Arkansas Convention Committee.


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JACKSONPORT STATE PARK VISITOR CENTER HONOR AWARD & PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

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FIRM: POLK STANLEY WILCOX ARCHITECTS CONTRACTOR: TATE GENERAL CONTRACTORS LOCATION: JACKSONPORT, AR OWNER/CLIENT: ARKANSAS STATE PARKS PROJECT TEAM: REESE ROWLAND, FAIA; AMANDA STURGELL, AIA; JOE STANLEY, AIA CONSULTANTS: PETTIT AND PETTIT CONSULTING ENGINEERS; ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS INC.; MCCLELLAND CONSULTING ENGINEERS; ECOLOGICAL DESIGN GROUP; TAYLOR STUDIOS

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Situated at the confluence of Arkansas’ White and Black Rivers, Jacksonport was a thriving 1800’s port town serving steamboats that held up to 200 passengers. Because of its accessibility to the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers, Jacksonport was a Civil War strategic stronghold, being held five different times by Union and Confederate forces and serving as each general’s headquarters. Most importantly, Jacksonport was the location of the Confederacy’s surrender of Arkansas. In 1872, a beautiful Courthouse became the town’s centerpiece and county seat. When the railroad bypassed Jacksonport and river commerce waned, the town suffered. Devastating floods led to levee construction that forever separated town from river. In the 1960’s, to save from demolition the only historically significant structure left, the courthouse, a new State Park was established. Visitors, however, were still separated visually from the river. While our task was to design a functional Visitor Center, our challenge was to create a stage to experience and engage both river and town, past and present. Public charettes revealed expected desires for visually replicating structures like a steamship, an 1800’s saloon/ hotel, or a dock & warehouse…but the inability for authenticity within the present site drastically altered by the levee changed the focus from “being seen” to “seeing history”. Lifting the park up physically and visually (even with Corps of Engineers restriction of not building within 15’ of the levee) to see both river and park simultaneously became paramount. The War’s history, two entities becoming one, generated a diagram drawn from another historic Arkansas structure, the “dog-trot.” Conceived as a modern dog-trot, the new Visitors Center juxtaposes two glass cubes imbedded in the earth representing the divided North and South under one roof connected by a bridge...a symbol of reunification. Underneath, a covered outdoor classroom allows visitors to climb above levee height to view the river for the first time since levee construction, extending the park experience visually to the water. The center creates three distinct, second-level exhibit experiences: The river gallery overlooking the port, the town gallery overlooking the park/courthouse, and the inner exhibit gallery sheltering light-sensitive displays. Three free-standing metal and wood clad volumes (gallery, elevator, and service) are inserted like cargo on a ship, allowing perimeter circulation with views along the glass exterior. We call the Visitor Center our “Miesian dog-trot,” but it’s really a modern platform to see and experience the past, and more importantly understand the value of our state’s history.


HONOR AWARD | THE LAMPLIGHTER SCHOOL INNOVATION LAB

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PHOTOGRAPHER TIMOTHY HURSLEY

FIRM: MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS CONTRACTOR: HILL & WILKINSON LOCATION: DALLAS, TX OWNER/CLIENT: THE LAMPLIGHTER SCHOOL / JOAN BUCHANAN HILL, ED. D. PROJECT TEAM: MARLON BLACKWELL, FAIA; MERYATI BLACKWELL, AIA, ASID, LEED, AP BD+C; BRADFORD PAYNE, AIA; SPENCER CURTIS, ASSOC. AIA; STEPHEN REYENGA, ASSOC. AIA; CYDNEY JAGGERS, ASSOC. AIA; STEPHEN KESEL, AIA; KERTIS WEATHERBY, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; JONATHAN BOELKINS, AIA CONSULTANTS: REED WELLS BENSON AND COMPANY; RAYMOND L. GOODSON JR. INC.; TALLEY ASSOCIATES INC.; ESSENTIAL LIGHT DESIGN STUDIO LLC.; ACCESS BY DESIGN INC.; SSTL CODES AMP | OCTOBER 2018

Originally designed by O’Neil Ford in the late 1960s, The Lamplighter School enjoys a rich architectural heritage. The campus boasts a design highlighted by open learning spaces, a close relationship with nature, and a “village” composition developed from the original O’Neil Ford plan. Together, the landscape and architecture beautifully reflect the school’s teaching and learning styles. In the spring of 2014, The Lamplighter School undertook an ambitious plan to reimagine its campus. An updated masterplan shifts vehicular circulation to the periphery of the site, enlarges the central landscape, and provides space for a new, freestanding Innovation Lab and Teaching Barn. Renovations and additions to the existing buildings and a refreshing of the surrounding landscape instill new energy within the campus. The approximately 10,000 square foot Innovation Lab serves the school’s 450 Pre-K through 4th-grade student population. Programmed with hands-on learning classrooms, including a woodshop, robotics lab, and teaching kitchen, the building is an expression of the educational values and vision of the Lamplighter School, one that suggests a holistic approach to design, systems, and learning with

a relationship to the natural environment. The Innovation Lab contributes to the vitality of the existing campus of buildings and landscape spaces, while establishing a 21st Century identity. The building is wrapped in copper and lined with wood planks at the exterior porches and the interior ceiling, introducing a refined, yet soft and lasting material palette that complements the original campus buildings. The dynamic form encloses light-filled, open interiors that compress and expand under the pitch and roll of the roof to accommodate varying classroom volumes and programs. A single bend in plan realigns the exterior walls with significant campus features and provides entrances at the east and west. At this fold, a third entry from the south is dropped low to the scale of a child then expands upward to the primary interior space, a teaching kitchen, located at the intersection of the east-west movement through the building. Undulating painted-wood delineates the interior perimeter of the Innovation Lab, complements the warmth of the wood ceilings, and creates a dynamic play of light across the perimeter surface; its variability provides hanging surfaces for student work.


HONOR AWARD | LIBRARY ANNEX

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The University of Arkansas desired a readily constructible and financially cost-effective Library Annex. Located in the Art and Design District expansion of campus, the existing structures fall under industrial warehouse typologies. Early into the project, however, it became apparent that the site space restrictions prohibited the deployment of typical steel and tilt-up construction.

FIRM: MILLER BOSKUS LACK CONTRACTOR: CON-REAL LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR OWNER/CLIENT: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT PROJECT TEAM: ROGER BOSKUS, AIA, MBL; MARK BRADLEY, AIA, MBL CONSULTANTS: ROBBINS ENGINEERING; BERNHARD TME; BINDERHOLZ; HOLZPAK LLC; DCI

Alternatively, the Design Team explored a mass timber solution. Cross-Laminated Timber panels for roofs, walls and floors and glulam timbers for moment frames, columns and beams provided the strength, rigidity, stability and pre-fabrication desired. The CLT and glulam systems sped up the construction and delivery of the building, with materials arriving on-site ready to be assembled, saving time and money with an accurate building process resulting in little job site waste. With solid timber being natural, warm and inviting, the Design Team opted to keep all of the wood exposed on the interior, enriching an otherwise mundane work environment for the Library Staff. Each of the day-to-day, front-of-house work areas, whether they be the Large Storage Room for maps, microforms and 3D physical objects, the Staff Work Room for order processing and collections digitization, the Preservation Room for collections maintenance, the Quarantine Room for new acquisitions inspection and treatment or the Kitchenette, all have exposed CLT walls and ceilings that enrich and enliven the work environment. The back-of-house, high-density storage room is a large, single volume, windowless space necessary to house 1.8 million volumes of circulating and special collection library material as well as works of art. The enormity of this collection and the shelving units that contain them are similarly embraced with the warmth of wood providing a natural backdrop and a humanizing scale to this otherwise massively repetitive space. The nature of the wood also brightens up the room, defying the lack of natural light penetration in and views out to the exterior. Fully exposing the wood on the interior of the project resulted in locating the building’s insulating layers on the exterior, requiring that the mass-timber structure be alternately sheathed. With the desire to elevate the typical warehouse typology, the Design Team developed a simple massing strategy of a front-of-house rectangular volume that responds to the scale of the surrounding buildings attached as an appendage to the larger book-box volume, both supporting the expression of a modern architectural style. As a response to the existing building context, the front-of-house volume is clad in ribbed metal panels. Further, with the project location being prone to tornadoes, the Design Team opted to clad the larger, high-density storage volume in both a durable and cost-effective, locally sourced stone-filled gabion basket base wall and a heavily-charred wood upper shroud that not only could be easily repaired/replaced due to damage but also provided a fire retardant and rot, insect and decay resistant facade. Both materials inherently create a dynamic façade composed of unique textures and a variety of natural colors. These design solutions elevate a typical warehouse workspace and provide the Library Staff with a uniquely warm and welcoming work environment while providing the University with a aesthetically uncommon building that far exceeds their initial expectations of a warehouse storage facility.

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HONOR AWARD | RAYONIER HEADQUARTERS

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PHOTOGRAPHER TIMOTHY HURSLEY

FIRM: POLK STANLEY WILCOX ARCHITECTS CONTRACTOR: DANIS CONSTRUCTION LOCATION: WILDLIGHT, FL OWNER/CLIENT: RAYONIER INC. PROJECT TEAM: WENDELL KINZLER, AIA; DIAN BARTLETT, AIA;REESE ROWLAND, FAIA; DAVID PORTER, AIA; DAVID ROGERS, AIA CONSULTANTS: POWELL AND HINKLE ENGINEERING; HENDERSON ROGERS INC.; GAI CONSULTANTS; GENSLER

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When Rayonier decided to allow a key land holding to be developed into a township called Wildlight, Florida, the company also determined its headquarters could be its centerpiece, expressing commitment to the region while consolidating three separate office locations spread from Jacksonville to Fernandina. Located ten miles inland from the Atlantic east coast and just seven miles from the Georgia border where palms meet thousands of acres of pines, Wildlight is planned to reflect the unique nature of the Atlantic Coastal Low Country, a region running from Jacksonville to the Carolinas. Our challenge was to create a headquarters that would set an authentic tone for Rayonier while adhering to the strict architectural requirements of Wildlight.

Low Country’s water shed, drawing primarily on early utilitarian Rayonier timber sawmills and regional agricultural buildings that express the virtues of simplicity. One Rayonier’s major theme, community, is manifested in the arrangement of free standing, constituent communal forms within the building under the big shed, all naturally lit by clerestories. A linear circulation path emulates the movement of wood through a saw mill along a central spine. Three meeting towers are clad with three primary Rayonier woods (pine, cedar, and cypress) displaying a key resource. Conventional break areas are combined into one expressive larger café, affectionately dubbed “Uncle Ray’s” by staff, and located in the most prominent loft position overlooking the lake.

The architecture had to enhance the company’s new philosophy of “One Rayonier”, where people, from lumberjacks to executives, would all be consolidated and treated as equals under one roof, building relationships that foster innovation through collaboration. Just as critical, this headquarters had to meet a key company principle, value, by not exceeding the cost of multiple existing office leases, which resulted in a budget of less than $200 per sf. Research uncovered rich parallels between low country authentic regional structures and Rayonier’s history and philosophy. Based on the idea of the “Big Shed”, the resulting architecture distills Rayonier’s story into a physical, site sensitive narrative that also reflects the

“One Rayonier” is a large shed in the woods where the palms meet the pines, and a transformative architecture that has infused a corporate culture with a Low Country style.

While collaborative sitting steps have become somewhat trite as a design feature in pure corporate settings, at Rayonier the lobby acts as a community theater used by the public extensively, on display under the shed, physically opening to a civic plaza/ muse to bring the outside in. An iconic wood sunscreen protects the space, while echoing natural wood patterns. Bridging corporation to town, the space states Rayonier’s desire to be a community pillar…and a civic partner.


HONOR AWARD THE EVANS TREE HOUSE AT GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS

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FIRM: MODUS STUDIO CONTRACTOR: CDI CONTRACTORS LOCATION: HOT SPRINGS, AR OWNER/CLIENT: THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAY JONES SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS PROJECT TEAM: CHRIS BARIBEAU, AIA; JOSH SIEBERT, ASSOC. AIA; SUZANA ANNABLE, AIA; SCOTT PENMAN, ASSOC. AIA; PHILIP RUSK, ASSOC. AIA; JODY VERSER, ASSOC. AIA; JASON WRIGHT, ASSOC. AIA CONSULTANTS: ECOLOGICAL DESIGN GROUP; ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS INC.; 3 FROMME DESIGN AMP | OCTOBER 2018

PHOTOGRAPHER TIMOTHY HURSLEY

Nestled in a natural Ouachita Mountain hillside along Lake Hamilton at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden welcomed a new tree house to the grounds in summer of 2018. This tree house is the first of three planned for the garden that will provide an interactive educational experience for visiting children as part of an ambitious plan to bring children back into the woods. The tree house uses a rich visual and tactile environment to stimulate the mind and body to strengthen connections back to the natural world, while accommodating the needs of all users. This unique structure is a defining small project for the designers. From design to fabrication, they were able to merge their childhood-earned knowledge of the natural world with their hard-earned, think-make-do philosophy. Because of the designers’ own mostly rural upbringing, it is easy to take for granted their strong connection to the creeks, forests, insects, and animals of Arkansas. However, many children in the modern world are unfortunately disconnected from this type of play. The underlying theme of dendrology, the study of trees and wooded plants, drives both the form and program of the structure. The 113 ribs comprising the thermalized Arkansas-sourced Southern Yellow Pine screen creates a semi-transparent and evocative form dynamically shrouding multiple levels of spaces for children and adults alike that refocus attention to the natural wonders of the forest canopy. The mysterious form; creative play of shadow, light and sound; exploration of material, and adventure that the tree house provides becomes a magical experience within the Ouachita forest…easily bending among native pines and oaks.


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MERIT | 8TH STREET MARKET Located in Bentonville, the 8th Street Market project transformed a blighted Tyson Foods processing plant into a community-focused food hub. Anchored by the Brightwater culinary arts school, 8th Street Market is home to a variety of restaurants and retailers, as well as craft brewery Bike Rack Brewing Co. The market is the first phase of a 55-acre master plan for Bentonville’s Market District, and has helped ignite the district’s redefinition as a destination.

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The design created an authentic and unique lifestyle hub for the public, catalyzed by an increased interest with local food production, communal activity and the beautiful natural landscape of Northwest Arkansas. The main conduit for this transformation and regrowth is called “The Vine.” The Vine is a shade structure that created a covered band of activity around the existing building, recalling the traditional covered zones found in historic markets. Inspired by a combination of the traditional market typology and agricultural vernacular, it provides opportunities for activity while integrating landscape and site amenities. It will become a literal zone of regrowth as the landscape matures around the structure.

FIRM: HUFFT | CONTRACTOR: NABHOLZ CONSTRUCTION | LOCATION: BENTONVILLE, AR OWNER/CLIENT: FOOD HUB NWA | PROJECT TEAM: BRAD KINGSLEY, AIA; MATTHEW HUFFT, AIA CONSULTANTS: J&M ENGINEERING; HENDERSON ENGINEERS; CEI ENGINEERS; RENFRO DESIGN; ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN GROUP; ZAHNER

MERIT | VAULT Crafted in a raw yet warm palette of concrete, wood, steel, and leather, Vault is a straightforward bar concept, drawing basic inspiration from the idea of distillation; the designers and clients sought to extract the essential meaning of each carefully chosen material for the space in service to joining people with amazing whiskeys and delicious cocktails. The design of the former bank vault demanded a genuine interaction between the visitor’s eye, hand, and palette, with carefully detailed and fabricated tactile materials like black oak slab tables, a charred white oak wood wall-akin to the inside of a bourbon barrel--and the penultimate pleasurable engagement of leather wrapped over steel for the bar itself. As great whiskeys get better with age, real materials patina with real character. The space is at once modern and minimal, unpretentious, and animated with backdrop of the best bourbon selection in the state of Arkansas.

PHOTOGRAPHER TIMOTHY HURSLEY

FIRM: MODUS STUDIO | CONTRACTOR: MODUS SHOP | LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR OWNER/CLIENT: BOURBON BROS LLC | PROJECT TEAM: CHRIS BARIBEAU, AIA; KIARA LUERS, ASSOC. AIA; JASON WRIGHT, ASSOC. AIA CONSULTANTS: ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AMP | OCTOBER 2018


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2019 | CHAPTER AWARD WINNERS JOHN ALLISON | FAY JONES GOLD MEDAL

STEVE CLARK | AWARD OF MERIT

In the early eighties, John cofounded Allison Moses Redden (now AMR), a multidiscipline firm that helped develop the River Market district. Early in his career, he became involved in AIA, and in 1987 was awarded the Dick Savage Memorial Award “in recognition of notable contribution to the Chapter and significant service to the profession”. In 1996, he founded Allison Architects, now Allison + Partners, and served as President of AIA Arkansas in 1997. He became a member, and then president, of the Professional Advisory Board for the School of Architecture, now the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design from 1998 through 2001. Dedicated to sustainable design, John earned the LEED Accredited Professional designation in 2010.

In 1999, Clark founded Propak, a transportation and supply-chain management company that now employs over 1,500 people with operations stretching from California to New York. In the Arkansas business community, he is probably better known for co-founding Rockfish, a globally recognized, award-winning digital innovation firm. In 2014, Rockfish was recognized by Hubspot as one of the top ten fastest growing mobile marketing agencies in the U.S.

A native of Morrilton, Arkansas, John enrolled at the University of Arkansas in 1966 where he received Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1971. He married Mary Wilson in 1969, and they have two children, Amy and Wilson, who both now reside in Arkansas.

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In the 22 years at Allison + Partners, John and his firm consistently received awards for design excellence on both state and regional levels. Most recently, Allison + Partners received the 2017 AIA Gulf States Region Award for Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Steve Clark is an entrepreneur and startup investor and advisor. He has been ranked as one of Arkansas’ top business innovators and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas in April 2015.

In 2013, Clark founded Noble Impact, an education venture in partnership with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. This innovative program teaches entrepreneurship and public service to empower the next generation of problem solvers. Additionally, he founded Future School of Fort Smith in 2016, a public and tuition-free charter high school that offers diverse education and learning models, the first and only of its kind in Fort Smith.

Retiring from his position at Allison + Partners in 2017, John is now a fulltime painter. His paintings have been placed in private, institutional, and corporate settings including the Central Arkansas Library System, the Bank of America Plaza, and Uniti Inc. in Little Rock. His work was also chosen for inclusion in the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center.

In 2015, Clark founded 64.6 Downtown, an organization creating vibrant spaces in downtown Fort Smith through creative place-making, art and culture, and community development through programs like Propelling Downtown Forward Master Plan, Garrison Commons Pocket Park, the renovation of the historic New Theatre, and most notably, the award winning The Unexpected, an event that brings urban and contemporary art to Arkansas.

ALEX FOUNDATION | DIVERSITY AWARD

BRANDON RUHL | EMERGING PROFESSIONAL

Angela Courtney is the Alex Foundation’s executive director. She and her mom established the organization in 2010 in memory of their beloved Alex, who majored in architecture. A licensed contractor, Angela volunteers to help low-income elderly residents access funding to renovate and repair their home.

Under Angela’s leadership, the Alex Foundation’s STE+AM (science, technology, engineering, architecture and math) is offered to students in the Arkansas Delta and Central Arkansas throughout the year at no cost to the schools. Alex Foundation collaborates with Fay Jones School of Architecture to provide middle-school and high-school students with an on-campus summer design experience, many who would be first- time college goers. With books donated by the Alex Foundation, and books on the built environment donated by Heifer International, the Foundation has delivered books to low income communities, transitional housing shelters, nonprofit organizations and public schools. The Foundation supports National Architecture Week and engages architects in reading books during this national observance. To date, the Alex Foundation has delivered over 10,000 books to various organizations. Angela has also taught children in the village of Walmer, South Africa, and donated books there. The Alex Foundation convenes an architecture + design summer camp in the Arkansas Delta, of which one session is all girls and one is co-ed. The Foundation is an American Institute of Architects 2019 Diversity Recognition Program Honoree for its architecture + design summer camp. This recognition celebrates architects and organizations actively committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession. For more information on the Alex Foundation, visit www.alex-foundation.org. | OCTOBER AMP 2018

Born in Pine Bluff in 1983, Brandon was raised by a custom classic-car builder and a dance chorographer. After his parents divorced at an early age, he found himself spending his weekdays helping out at the dance studio after school and turning wrenches on the weekends. Little did he know that this crossfire between performance arts and mechanics would lay the foundation for his future career as an Architect. By senior year of high school, Brandon became entrenched in his ability in drafting class. So much so, that his drafting instructor began to pay him to produce house plans during and after school. Then the instructor would sell to local housing developers. After graduating high school in 2001, Brandon wasn’t sure which career path he wanted to pursue. When his girlfriend asked him, “If you could do anything in the world, what would that be?” His answer was “an Architect”. This encouragement would turn out to be the best, and the possibly the worst, challenge that anyone had ever presented him. Due to financial restraints, Brandon spent the next year at UCA on a gen-ed track and then three years of working full-time while taking night classes at NWACC. That perseverance paid off after he was accepted into the School of Architecture at U of A in 2005. He sailed through first- and second-year studios like he was meant to be, but after third year he decided to marry his high school sweetheart and start a family. The next two years provided him the opportunity go to work as an intern Architect for Lewis Architects in Little Rock. Excelling at the firm, Brandon knew he must return to Fayetteville to complete his degree so he could get licensed to practice. So in the spring of 2010, he returned up the Hill and proceeded to attend studio throughout the week while returning home to Conway on the weekends to be with his family. All the while interning for Taggart during the summers and every holiday break for the next two years until he graduated in 2012, acing all but one studio semester.


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2018 MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD | MOUNTAINTOP RESIDENCE The Mountaintop Residence nests atop the Ouachita Mountains in a remote forest. Its seclusion among the treetops offers dramatic and expansive views after rising above the canopy. Capturing these views by organizing the program vertically and utilizing large windows was a primary objective for design. The owner, an avid climber, requested that the house feel like it was nestled among tree branches.

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A visitor to the house enters on the lowest level, which features a safe room, mud room and two-car garage, and is constructed from board formed concrete that acts as a base on which the rest of the house sits. As they climb to the next levels, the exposed glu-laminated structure and light filled space mimics moving up through the branches of the tree. Here, the living room, dining room and bedrooms each have generous windows and cantilevered balconies to extend into the natural surroundings. The tree climbing concept playfully appears throughout the residence; with actual climbing ropes installed for the owners’ use at vertical spaces connecting the loft, main level, and ground level. This idea is continued further into the master bedroom, where the bed is suspended from climbing ropes. The open plan allows the house’s spaces and structure to weave into one another. As one moves throughout the house, they are continually given different glimpses into the tree canopy beyond while surrounded by glulaminated braces and beams. The outside of the house is clad in a zinc rain-screen which subtlety changes color with the sunlight intensity as it is filtered through the surrounding forest. The highest point of the house is the “Crow’s Nest” where the building finally breaks free of the treetops and offers panoramic views the Ouachita Mountains. In addition to being a climbing enthusiast, the owner also enjoys star gazing and this spot above the trees is perfect for using the telescope.

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FINALIST | COLLEGE AND CENTER College and Center is a transformation of a 1930’s mercantile store and the new home for a growing architectural firm based in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas. Decommissioned for nearly a decade, the outdated, stone clad building was renovated to include a gallery, studio, and tenant space. Located one block from Fayetteville’s downtown square, the building resides at an important intersection in a dynamic urban environment. College and Center is the repurposing of a non-descript building, a physical reflection of a progressive architectural studio’s process and principles.

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FIRM: BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS CONTRACTOR: SSI INC. LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR

PHOTOGRAPHER TIMOTHY HURSLEY

OWNER/CLIENT: GRATITUDE PROJECT / MERYATI BLACKWELL

FINALIST | FLYRITE Flyrite is a new, locally rooted fast-food restaurant in Austin, Texas, with a focus on using no artificial ingredients and antibiotic-free chicken in their signature sandwiches and dishes. The recently complete Burnet Location is the first of a prototypical drive-thru and dine-in building. The expressive expanded metal screen addresses the street, shades the interior and exterior seating area while marking the entry. Simple materials are employed with elegant details to give the building a crafted and refined feel that reinforces the brand’s aesthetic.

FIRM: BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS CONTRACTOR: FRANKLIN ALAN LOCATION: AUSTIN, TX

PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL BARDAGIY

OWNER/CLIENT: KEVIN WARDEN

FINALIST | THE MOORE HOUSE The Moore House was designed for a young family on land in the heart of the city, split from a family parcel. The location is near walkable historic neighborhoods but with challenges that included steep site, small lot, existing surface water channel and tight budget. The collaboration between like-minded architects and clients focused on objectives to design a home with good balance both inside and out, with minimal well-composed and functional spaces.

FIRM: SKILES ARCHITECT, PA CONTRACTOR: JEREMY ELLISON LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL MOODY

AMP | OCTOBER 2018

OWNER/CLIENT: HEATHER AND BOBBY MOORE


OUR SERVICES

20 AIA 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

3New Construction

3Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels 3Room Additions 3Roofing 3Window Replacements Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, Double A Remodeling is a locally owned and operated construction, remodeling and renovation company that specializes in bringing your next home improvement project to life. We believe our exceptional customer service and quality workmanship will meet your every home renovation need. AMP | OCTOBER 2018

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2019 | REMAINING PROJECTS

18 AIA 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

PROJECT: ARCBEST CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

PROJECT: ARKANSAS ARTS ACADEMY

FIRM: CROMWELL ARCHITECTS ENGINEERS, INC.

FIRM: HIGHT JACKSON ASSOCIATES

CONTRACTOR: NABHOLZ CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION

CONTRACTOR: FLINTCO

LOCATION: FORT SMITH, AR

LOCATION: ROGERS, AR

PROJECT: ARVEST TRAILHEAD

PROJECT: BOXY BRIDGE

FIRM: HIGHT JACKSON ASSOCIATES

FIRM: SILO AR+D

CONTRACTOR: CROSSLAND CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACTOR: MARK FOSTER CONSTRUCTION

LOCATION: BENTONVILLE, AR

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR

PROJECT: CAMPBELL RESIDENCE

PROJECT: CITIZENS BANK CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

FIRM: JENNINGS+SANTA-RITA ARCHITECTS, PLLC

FIRM: CADM ARCHITECTURE, INC.

CONTRACTOR: MCMURTREY CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACTOR: CLARK CONTRACTORS, LLC

LOCATION: ROGERS, AR

LOCATION: BATESVILLE, AR


2019 | REMAINING PROJECTS

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PROJECT: COULSON OIL COMPANY HEAQUARTERS

FIRM: AMR ARCHITECTS, INC.

FIRM: FENNELL PURIFOY ARCHITECTS

CONTRACTOR: SALTER CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACTOR: BALDWIN & SHELL CONSTRUCTION

LOCATION: CONWAY, AR

LOCATION: NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

PROJECT: DECATUR MIDDLE SCHOOL

PROJECT: DON TYSON CENTER

FIRM: JKJ ARCHITECTS

FIRM: WER ARCHITECTS/PLANNERS

CONTRACTOR: KINCO CONSTRUCTORS

CONTRACTOR: NABHOLZ CONSTRUCTION

LOCATION: DECATUR, AR

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR

PROJECT: ESTEM EAST VILLAGE

PROJECT: FASSLER HALL AND DUST BOWL

FIRM: WER ARCHITECTS/PLANNERS

FIRM: AMR ARCHITECTS, INC.

CONTRACTOR: ECO CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACTOR: CENTRAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP

LOCATION: LITTLE ROCK, AR AMP | OCTOBER 2018

LOCATION: LITTLE ROCK, AR

AIA 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

PROJECT: CONWAY BLOCK


2019 | REMAINING PROJECTS

20 AIA 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

PROJECT: FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF LITTLE ROCK

PROJECT: FOX TRAIL DISTILLERY

FIRM: FENNELL PURIFOY ARCHITECTS

FIRM: CORE ARCHITECTS

CONTRACTOR: ALESSI-KEYES CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACTOR: BALDWIN & SHELL

LOCATION: LITTLE ROCK, AR

LOCATION: ROGERS, AR

PROJECT: HEADS HOUSE

PROJECT: HEBER SPRINGS FINE ARTS BUILDING

FIRM: SILO AR+D

FIRM: JACKSON BROWN PALCULICT ARCHITECTS

CONTRACTOR: BRANDON SCHROCK

CONTRACTOR: CLARK CONTRACTORS, LLC

LOCATION: GOSHEN, AR

LOCATION: HEBER SPRINGS, AR

PROJECT: HUFFMAN & CO. OFFICE BUILDING

PROJECT: INDEPENDENCE COUNTY LIBRARY

FIRM: WILLIAMS & DEAN ARCHITECTURE | INTERIORS

FIRM: POLK STANLEY WILCOX ARCHITECTS

CONTRACTOR: HUFFMAN & CO.

CONTRACTOR: CLARK CONTRACTORS

LOCATION: LITTLE ROCK, AR

LOCATION: BATESVILLE, AR


2019 | REMAINING PROJECTS

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PROJECT: MELBOURNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FIRM: MODUS STUDIO

FIRM: MODUS STUDIO

CONTRACTOR: CENTRAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP

CONTRACTOR: C.R. CRAWFORD CONSTRUCTION

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR

LOCATION: MELBOURNE, AR

PROJECT: MULTI-SPORTS COMPLEX

PROJECT: NEW BEGINNINGS HOMELESS TRANSITION VILLAGE

FIRM: AMR ARCHITECTS, INC.

FIRM: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTER

CONTRACTOR: CLINE CONSTRUCTION GROUP

CONTRACTOR: THE MARSHALL GROUP OF NWA

LOCATION: RUSSELLVILLE, AR

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR

PROJECT: IMPRESSIONS ONLINE BOUTIQUE

PROJECT: RESTORE BY KING DERMATOLOGY

FIRM: BILD ARCHITECTS

FIRM: DEMX ARCHITECTURE

CONTRACTOR: CR CRAWFORD CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACTOR: GREGORY COMPANY, INC.

LOCATION: SPRINGDALE, AR

LOCATION: MOUNTAIN HOME, AR

AIA 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

PROJECT: 112 WEST CENTER


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COLLABORATION

We are proud to provide MEPFS design solutions for the projects that shape our communities. Congratulations to all those nominated for AIA Design Awards this year!

501-666-6776 (Little Rock) • 479-521-8634 (Fayetteville) www.Bernhard.com/engineering

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2019 | REMAINING PROJECTS

24 AIA 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

PROJECT: ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

PROJECT: RUSSELLVILLE CENTRAL FIRE STATION

FIRM: HIGHT JACKSON ASSOCIATES

FIRM: JACKSON BROWN PALCULICT ARCHITECTS

CONTRACTOR: NABHOLZ CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACTOR: VAN HORN CONSTRUCTION

LOCATION: ROGERS, AR

LOCATION: RUSSELVILLE, AR

PROJECT: SKYLIGHT CINEMA

PROJECT: SPRINGHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FIRM: POLK STANLEY WILCOX ARCHITECTS

FIRM: JACKSON BROWN PALCULICT ARCHITECTS

CONTRACTOR: FLINTCO

CONTRACTOR: NABHOLZ CONSTRUCITON CORPORATION

LOCATION: BENTONVILLE, AR

LOCATION: SPRINGHILL, AR

PROJECT: STOCKTON MEDICAL PLAZA

PROJECT: THADEN FIELDHOUSE

FIRM: WILLIAMS AND DEAN ARCHITECTURE | INTERIORS

FIRM: HUFFT

CONTRACTOR: DAVE GRUNDFEST COMPANY, INC.

CONTRACTOR: CROSSLAND CONSTRUCTION

LOCATION: NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

LOCATION: BENTONVILLE, AR


2019 | REMAINING PROJECTS

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PROJECT: THE PAINT FACTORY

FIRM: BILD ARCHITECTS

FIRM: CROMWELL ARCHITECTS ENGINEERS, INC.

CONTRACTOR: CROSSLAND CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACTOR: CENTRAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP

LOCATION: BENTONVILLE, AR

LOCATION: LITTLE ROCK, AR

PROJECT: TYSON FOODS EAST EMMA

PROJECT: TYSON FOODS JTL BUILDING

FIRM: HOK

FIRM: HOK

CONTRACTOR: MILESTONE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

CONTRACTOR: MILESTONE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

LOCATION: SPRINGDALE, AR

LOCATION: SPRINGDALE, AR

PROJECT: U OF A UNION FOOD COURT

PROJECT: WHITMORE COMMUNITY FOOD HUB COMPLEX:

FIRM: HUFFT

FIRM: U OF A COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTER

CONTRACTOR: CDI CONTRACTORS, LLC

CONTRACTOR: N/A

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, AR

LOCATION: WAHIAWA, HI

AIA 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

PROJECT: THE HERSHEY COMPANY AT FOUNTAIN PLAZA


Val Harp First Grade Hackett Elementary

Kathy Brantley First Grade Quitman Elementary

A POWERFUL HISTORY OF TEACHING OUR FUTURE. We’re proud to recognize Kathy Brantley, a first grade teacher at Quitman Elementary School, and Val Harp, a first grade teacher at Hackett Elementary School, as the 2018 Arkansas Rural Education Association’s Teachers of the Year. Brantley and Harp were presented with a crystal apple gift and a check for $1,000 from the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. From electrifying one room school houses to powering campuses of the future, we’re thankful to play a part in educating the next generation. And we’ll continue to be there where you need us, powering our future, together.

1 Cooperative Way • Little Rock, AR 72209 (501) 570-2200 • www.aecc.com


LaToya Bouldes:

IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE Move-in ready homes located minutes from dining, shopping and entertainment options but removed just enough from the heart of the city to provide an idyllic community setting are available at Rausch Coleman Homes’ Trammel Estates in Sherwood. Agent LaToya McMullen-Bouldes can take you on a journey of discovery to the quiet living of Trammel Estates before its final phase sells out. These 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes range from 1,290 to 2,100 square feet and start at $140,000. Rausch Coleman’s mission is to provide quality homes at affordable prices. Let LaToya help find your next home. A licensed Realtor and broker and real estate instructor, she knows her stuff. Give LaToya a call today at 501-7656883 or email her at LaToya.McMullen@ RauschColeman.com.

LaToya Bouldes 6101 Trammel Estates Dr. Sherwood, AR 72117 501.765.6883 www.rauschcolemanhomes.com


2019 | REMAINING PROJECTS

28 AIA 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

PROJECT: ASU WELCOME CENTER FIRM: TAGGART ARCHITECTS CONTRACTOR: BALDWIN AND SHELL N.E. ARKANSAS DIVISION LOCATION: JONESBORO, AR

2019 | AIA AWARD JUDGES

PATRICK GLENN, AIA, REFP, LEED AP

AMY WYNNE LEVENO, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

JOE MCCALL, FAIA

Patrick Glenn, AIA, REFP, LEED AP, is a Partner and the Managing Principal for Glenn | Partners in Dallas. With more than 23 years of educational leadership, planning, and architectural design experience spanning a wide range of educational clients across the state of Texas, Patrick is known for listening to specific client needs and providing clear programmatic understanding and design direction of the critical issues facing school owners and educational facilities. Patrick offers unique expertise to help foster creative, organized and long-term design strategies to better enhance the personalized and collaborative learning environment. Patrick contributes this knowledge to participating in nearly 140 educational projects for 50 school clients during his career, including the following award-winning projects: Alcuin School, Cedar Ridge High School, Hector P. Garcia Middle School, Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy, Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Zan Holmes Jr. Middle School.

Amy Wynne Leveno earned her Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin as well as undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. She is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional that has worked in multiple cities across the country. Prior to founding OFFICIAL, Amy worked designing residential and commercial green buildings for a number of esteemed firms including Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Corgan, and Page. Deeply believing that architecture can create positive change, Amy is committed to designing with a social, environmental and aesthetic consciousness. OFFICIAL’s designs are enhanced by her technical interest in materials and details. Amy worked for two years as a professor of architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design and while teaching she won a Presidential Fellowship to travel and research contemporary construction techniques in Japan. She presently also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture.

Joe McCall has a strong background in both design and project management with 25 AIA award winning buildings to his credit. He leads the design effort and is actively involved in all aspects of the projects. He has been a principal of the firm since 1989 upon returning from having his own firm, McCall-Harris Architects, for 5 years. His 40+ years of experience includes multiple civic, office, medical, retail, corporate, religious, institutional and residential projects. Joe served as president of the Dallas Architectural Foundation. He regularly participates as a guest juror for design award programs, student juries and authored several published articles. He has been a guest speaker on design issues at numerous TSA State conventions and has served as a Visiting Instructor for the graduate design studio at UT Arlington School of Architecture. For the past several years, he chaired the AIA Dallas Fellowship Committee.


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#ARStateParks First impressions are important, and the visitor center at Jacksonport State Park is one of the state’s most striking. Renowned for its unique blend of contemporary architecture and natural beauty, the visitor center invites travelers to see both where the state has been and where it’s going. Plan your adventure at ArkansasStateParks.com AMP | OCTOBER 2018

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AIA Arkansas Design Awards 2019  

It is an honor to present to you this year’s AIA Design Awards publication highlighting our chapter’s prestigious Design Awards Program and...

AIA Arkansas Design Awards 2019  

It is an honor to present to you this year’s AIA Design Awards publication highlighting our chapter’s prestigious Design Awards Program and...

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