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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Message from 2015 AIA President Mark O. Cahoon

I am honored to present the 2015 AIA Arkansas Design Awards, showcasing the outstanding design talent belonging to Arkansas firms. These projects represent the best our design community has to offer. This publication will be distributed by Arkansas Business all across the state, showcasing the rich design diversity, incredible talent, and wonderful projects AIA Arkansas' architects have produced. read more >

AIA Merit Awards: SILO AR+D, Marlon Blackwell Architects, Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

A live-work space, Mood Ring House consolidates work functions on the ground, with a majority of living spaces above. read more >

AIA Citation Award: All Saints' Episcopal Church by Marlon Blackwell Architects

Significant constraints and steep topography on site result in a small triangular footprint that informs and influences the form of the All Saints' Episcopal Church. read more >

AIA People's Choice Award: Mid-America Science Museum by Wittenberg Delony & Davidson Inc.

The challenge for Mid-America Science Museum at the Donald W. Reynolds Center (MASM) in Hot Springs was to create a unique visitor experience that utilized the museum's natural wooded context & existing facility, originally built in 1979, while reinforcing science education through hands on learning and adventure play. read more >

AIA Finalists: W. Chris Sheppard, Hight Jackson Associates, Core Architects, Jackson Brown Palculict Architects

The Burton residence is a dream project for a widow. Elkins School District has a new building with a sense of permanence. Pinnacle Springs One is a commercial, mixed-use building designed to fit its natural surroundings. And the Pulaski Technical College Fine & Performing Arts/Humanities Building is 
a multi-functional humanities, arts, and community-focused facility arranged in a multi-level design. read more >

AIA Fay Jones Gold Medal Ward: Blakely C. Dunn, AIA

Blakely C. Dunn, AIA, is president of CADM Architecture Inc. in El Dorado. Since it was founded in 1936, CADM has become one of the oldest architectural firms in continuous practice in the state of Arkansas . read more >

AIA Award of Merit: Timothy Hursley

Born in Detroit in 1955, Timothy Hursley began an apprenticeship in architectural photography with Hungarian photographer Balthazar Korab in 1972. Hursley moved to Little Rock in 1980, where he started his own architectural photography studio, The Arkansas Office. read more >

AIA Emerging Professional: Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA

Josh Siebert, associate AIA, is the lead designer and co-founder of architecture and prototyping firm Modus Studio in Fayetteville. read more >

The 2015 AIA Design Awards Jury: Dan Brown, Brad Satterwite, Josh Shelton

Dan Brown is Hufft Projects' director of residential design. Brad Satterwhite is a principal of KEM Studio and a LEED accredited professional. Josh Shelton joined el dorado in 1999 and became a principal with the firm in 2002. read more >

AIA 2015 Design Awards Chair: Jonathan Opitz

Jonathan Opitz is principal at AMR Architects. He's passionate about providing client focused services tailored to meet each client's preferences, values, and needs. read more >