Tagged: aia design awards

Charles Witsell, Gordon Wittenberg Recipients of AIA 2014 Dick Savage Memorial Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Charles Witsell, FAIA, and Gordon Wittenberg, FAIA, are retired principals of the Little Rock architecture firms WER Architects/Planners (Witsell Evans & Rasco) and WD&D Architects (Wittenberg Delony & Davidson) respectively. They are the dual recipients of AIA’s 2014 Dick Savage Memorial Award.

Jonathan Opitz Named AIA's 2014 Emerging Professional

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Jonathan Opitz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a project architect at Little Rock’s AMR Architects. He is a board member for studioMain, the Architecture Design Network, and the American Institute of Architects Arkansas Chapter. He is the current chairman for the AIA Arkansas Central Section, the AIA Arkansas Sustainability Committee, the AIA Arkansas Convention Speaker and is also its Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXVIII representative.

Jeff Shannon Receives 2014 AIA E. Fay Jones Gold Medal Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Jeff Shannon, FAIA, has devoted most of his career to practicing and teaching architecture in his native Arkansas. Educated at the University of Arkansas and at Rice University, he was dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at Arkansas from 2000 to 2013.

The 2014 AIA Design Awards Jury: Sheila Dial-Barton, Price Harrison and Kem G. Hinton

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Sheila Dial-Barton is an Associate at EOA Architects. Price Harrison founded Price Harrison Architect and Associates PLLC in 1998. And Kem G. Hinton is a founding partner at Tuck-Hinton Architects. All three of this year's judges hail from Nashville, Tennessee.

Meet 2014 AIA Design Awards Chair Tim Maddox

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Born and raised in Jonesboro, Tim Maddox has spent over 20 years studying and practicing architecture in his native state.

AIA Finalists: Polk Stanley Wilcox, AMR Architects, and UA Community Design Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

A new Residence Life and Student Center lifts expectations through innovation and clarity of vision in keeping with ASMSA’s exemplary mission. Arkansas Tech doubles the seating capacity of Chambers Cafeteria on a 5-month timetable, within budget. And the Trailhead Complex at the Maumelle Nature Center is conceived as an exhibit landscape that curates visitors’ passage through unique ecological facilities, landscapes, and architectural structures.

AIA Citation Award: Marlon Blackwell Architects

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The design for the Grand Salon of the Renwick Gallery provides an adaptive, contemporary destination space that references its classical heritage using rich, sustainable materials.

AIA Merit Awards: UA Fay Jones School of Architecture Design Build Program, Hight Jackson with DLR Group and Marlon Blackwell, SILO AR+D

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The Courtyard House is a pre-fabricated, single-family residence, designed and built in Fayetteville by UA students and then installed in the South Main neighborhood of downtown Little Rock. The first phase of the new Fayetteville High School houses new administration, cafeteria, performing arts and athletic facilities. North Presbyterian Church transforms an industrial warehouse into a multi-purpose worship space for an urban congregation that serves the homeless and needy in Cleveland, Ohio.

AIA Honor Awards: David W. McKee, Modus Studio, Maurice Jennings + Walter Jennings, Marlon Blackwell and Polk Stanley Wilcox

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation has found a new home in an old building at 315 Mountain. A modest ranch-style home at 560 Vinson is expanded atop Mt. Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Hunt Chapel is a stone, wood, and glass chapel. And the addition and renovation to the Fay Jones School of Architecture in Vol Walker Hall at the University of Arkansas is a complex but resolute hybrid of a beautifully restored historical building and a modern addition and insertion.

Message from 2014 AIA President Wesley R. Walls

by Wesley Walls 10/20/2014 12:00 am

It is an honor as president of AIA Arkansas for 2014 to present to you this year’s AIA Design Awards, highlighting our chapter’s prestigious Design Awards Program as well as individual recipients of our Chapter Awards.

AIA Judges: Juan Miró, Heather McKinney and Richard Archer

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

These three architects served as this year's panel of judges for the AIA Arkansas Design Awards.

AIA Design Awards Chair: Travis R. Bartlett of MAHG Architecture

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

Since joining MAHG, Travis R. Bartlett has served as the project architect on many of the firm’s largest projects, and has in this capacity been responsible for the coordination and scheduling of large design teams consisting of numerous specialty engineering and design consultants.

AIA Award of Merit: June Biber Freeman

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

Currently, as director of the Architecture and Design Network, June Biber Freeman oversees a series of free, public lectures by architects and design professionals. Now in its tenth season, the program she conceived and has run as a volunteer is supported in part by the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and the Arkansas Arts Center.

AIA Emerging Professional Award: James Meyer of WER Architects

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

James Meyer, Assoc. AIA, is a project designer at WER Architects in Little Rock. He is also a founding member of studioMAIN, a board member of the Architecture + Design Network, the Associate Director of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the rising Regional Associate Director for the Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects.

AIA Finalist: Restoration and Renovation of Peabody Hall

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

Due to its historically significant location, great care was taken to respect the site and the building’s historic character while providing a state-of-the-art facility.

AIA Finalist: Hugg & Hall Mobile Storage

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

Containers are not just for storage anymore. A portable storage company needed a new corporate facility. An office building and shop structure was built using repurposed shipping containers in the design. This approach was both cost-efficient and environmentally friendly.

AIA Finalist: HA House

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

The HA house is a single-family residence for a retired couple relocating to the Ozark Mountains from California.

AIA Finalist: Epley Center for Health Professions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

The Epley Health Center was expanded from 20,000-SF to 40,000-SF and contains two departments, the nursing school and the center’s speech and hearing clinic.

AIA Finalist: Courtyard House

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

The Courtyard House is a pre-fabricated modular home designed and built by students, and it is a single-family, affordable house in downtown Little Rock.

AIA Finalist: 28 Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2013 12:00 am

28 Springs is a new restaurant venture featuring Ozark plateau cuisine in a refurbished auto dealership. The streamlined aesthetic enlivens the space with movement and vitality.