Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects' design of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center in Little Rock has been honored in the American Institute of Steel Construction’s annual awards.
Robinson Center is a multipurpose venue. It must accommodate the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Broadway plays, Ballet Arkansas and commencement ceremonies — in addition to conventions and conferences — and each of these has different and sometimes even opposite technical requirements, particularly acoustical requirements.
Reese Rowland has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, awarded to fewer than 4 percent of AIA members. He was one of 46 architects selected in the design category. The fellowship program honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and their communities.
World Services for the Blind honored Reese Rowland with the 13th annual Vision Award at the DoubleTree Hotel. An architect with Polk Stanley Wilcox, Rowland was recognized for his far-reaching vision in business and community that betters society for both sighted and visually impaired citizens.
Money remains tight in what continues to be a slow economic recovery, but the plans for Robinson presented last week, which feature a stunning glass-walled conference space overlooking the river, use the city’s great asset, the fast-flowing Arkansas, to beautiful effect.
After several bumpy years, the U.S. Marshals Museum project in Fort Smith is starting to gain traction. The $50 million project, to be situated on the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, was first proposed in 2008.
The Central Arkansas Library System’s $12 million Children’s Library & Learning Center will open next month on the south side of Interstate 630, and its developers hope it will transform the surrounding neighborhoods of midtown Little Rock.