Arkansas Business City of Distinction 2011

AIA Arkansas' Design Awards program honors excellence in architecture and urban design in Arkansas. Recognizing achievement in a broad range of architectural work, the program inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice. The program includes the Fay Jones Gold Medal Award, the highest award the Arkansas AIA presents to members.

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Welcome Message from 2016 AIA President Timothy Maddox, AIA

This publication showcases the outstanding design talent belonging to Arkansas firms. These projects represent the best our design community has to offer. read more >

AIA Honor Awards: Marlon Blackwell Architects, Allison Architects, Modus Studio, Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Three properties in northwest Arkansas and one in Little Rock net honor awards from AIA-Arkansas. read more >

AIA Merit Awards: Skiles Architect, Miller Boskus Lack Architects

The B House is a dramatic addition to the corner of a transitional and diverse Fayetteville neighborhood. And the location of an overcrowded and undersized Starbucks became the impetus for the design of an expansion that captures space from an adjacent busy plaza. read more >

AIA Citation Award: Third Street Parking Deck by AMR Architects

The onus of refacing this parking deck on Third Street in Little Rock is to reuse the existing deck in a way that is minimally invasive. That means keeping the parking counts high while adding valuable retail and dinning space on the first floor and providing compact affordable apartments on upper floors. read more >

AIA People's Choice Award: Hayden Padgett Memorial Press Box by Morrison Architecture

Inspired by a courageous boy whose dream was to become a Mountain Home Bomber football player, the Hayden Padgett Memorial Press Box represents all Bombers gone too soon and the heart of a little boy who through his fight, touched so many and brought the community together. read more >

AIA Finalists: Marlon Blackwell Architects, deMx architecture, Modus Studio, WER Architects, Miller Boskus Lack Architects

Four Fayetteville facilities and one from Fort Smith make up the five finalists of the 2016 AIA-Arkansas Design Awards. read more >

AIA Dick Savage Award: Michael Lewis Lejong, AIA

Michael Lewis Lejong has represented the American Institute of Architects and the architectural profession on many levels throughout his career. read more >

AIA Award of Merit: Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree

Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree is Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, where she has been a faculty member sine 1992. read more >

AIA Emerging Professional Award: Patricia Opitz, AIA

This year's Emerging Professional Award recipient is Patricia Opitz, AIA, LEED AP. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design with a bachelor of architecture degree. read more >

AIA 2016 Design Awards Chair: Kyle Cook, AIA

Kyle Cook graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Architecture in 2003. After graduation he continued work at Miller Boskus Lack Architects in Fayetteville before he and his wife returned to his hometown of Jonesboro. He joined Brackett-Krennerich Architects in 2007. read more >