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AIA 2015 Design Awards Chair: Jonathan Opitz

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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.

AIA Emerging Professional: Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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

AIA Award of Merit: Timothy Hursley

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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 .

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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

Message from 2015 AIA President Mark O. Cahoon

by Mark O. Cahoon 10/19/2015 12:00 am

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.

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.


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