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AIA Arkansas Announces 2023 Design Award Winners

The Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently announced the 2023 AIA Arkansas Design Award Winners at its state convention in Hot Springs. read more >

AIA People’s Choice Award 2017: ATA International Headquarters by Wittenberg Delony & Davidson

The ATA International Inc. World Headquarters is the center for martial arts training worldwide, designed around the legacy of Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee, who in 1977 founded ATA in Arkansas read more >
Marlon Blackwell

AIA E. Fay Jones Gold Medal Award 2017: Marlon Blackwell

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, and serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. read more >
Timothy Maddox, AIA

AIA Dick Savage Award 2017: Tim Maddox

For over two decades, Tim Maddox, AIA, has represented the architecture profession with poise, pride, and professionalism. read more >
Heather Davis of Polk Stanley Wilcox

AIA Emerging Professional Award 2017: Heather Davis

Heather Davis, AIA, is an associate at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, where she is responsible for coordination and production in all phases of a project from concept design through construction. read more >
Dogwoodtrot House

AIA Finalists 2017: DeMx, Hight Jackson, Modus Studio

Four projects from three firms selected for AIA Finalists in the 2017 Design Awards. read more >
James Meyer

Meet AIA Design Award Chair James Meyer, 2017 Jury

James Meyer is a project designer and architect at Taggart Architects. He is also a founding member of studioMAIN, a board member of the Architecture + Design Network and former regional associate director for the Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects. read more >
Travis Bartlett, AIA president

From the President: AIA Arkansas Design Awards Highlight State’s Built Environment

It is an honor as the 2017 President of AIA Arkansas to present to you this year’s AIA Design Awards publication which highlights our chapter’s prestigious Design Awards Program as well as individual recipients of our Chapter Awards. read more >

AIA Honor Award 2017: Graphic House by Marlon Blackwell Architects

The Graphic House is a single-family home for a middle-income family of four that occupies a corner lot within a typical suburban neighborhood. read more >

AIA Honor Award 2017: UA Art & Design District Sculpture Studio by Modus Studio

The new sculpture studio facility for the University of Arkansas School of Art is the first and defining building for a new remote district of campus located in a 3.8-acre raw industrial brownfield block in south Fayetteville. read more >

AIA Merit Award 2017: Harvey Pediatric Clinic by Marlon Blackwell Architects

The Harvey Pediatric Clinic is the new home of a thriving pediatric clinic based in Rogers. The building’s bold profile provides a visual identity to the clinic while establishing a strong presence along South 52nd Street. read more >

AIA Merit Award 2017: Office 1011 by Modus Studio

Office 1011 serves as a new model to transform traditional status quo city-based architectural design standards of cornice and window articulation into a modern palette. read more >

AIA Merit Award 2017: Walton Arts Center by Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

A new design creates a dramatic transformation of the Walton Arts Center public identity. read more >

AIA Citation Award 2017: Greers Ferry Water Garden by UA Community Design Center

This study revives the forgotten vision for a public water garden to accompany the Greers Ferry Dam in Heber Springs. read more >
Fayetteville Montessori Primary School | Marlon Blackwell Architects

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 >
B House | Skiles Architect PA

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 >
Parking Deck 101: A Study in Urban Infill | AMR Architects Inc.

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 >
Hayden Padgett Memorial Press Box | Morrison Architecture PC

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 >
Fayetteville High School Addition and Renovation – Phase II | Marlon Blackwell Architects

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 >
Kyle Cook, AIA

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 >