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Rachel Patton of Preserve Arkansas wants higher historic tax credits for eligible projects.  Here, she’s outside one such project, Polk Stanley Wilcox’s building on Spring Street.
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2021 Forecast Murky for Architects, EngineersLock Icon

While Arkansas architects and engineers say they expect continued growth in 2021, others across the country don’t share that outlook. read more >
Marlon Blackwell

Marlon Blackwell to Receive 2020 AIA Gold Medal

Marlon Blackwell, an architect and University of Arkansas professor, has been awarded the the 2020 Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects. read more >
Ngozi Brown is only the second African-American woman licensed as an architect in Arkansas.
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AIA Arkansas, Fay Jones School Work to Make Architecture More InclusiveLock Icon

The Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design are working to expose more young people to the profession and to expose more young people to successful professionals who look like them and who come from similar backgrounds. read more >
From left, Tommy Bond and Bill Hannah

Four New Construction Hall of Fame Inductees Named

Associated General Contractors of Arkansas, the American Council of Engineering Companies in Arkansas, the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers announced Thursday the 2018 Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame inductees. read more >
David Sargent, principal and CEO of WER Architects/Planners In Little Rock, expects the health care sector to generate a significant amount of work for Arkansas firms in the year ahead.  “We’re seeing more of these senior living neighborhoods where there’s either duplexes or apartments for 55 and up,” he said.
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Blueprint For 2018? Architecture Firms See Busy YearLock Icon

Spending on construction projects across the country could rise by 4 percent this year over 2017, which is welcome news for Arkansas architects and engineers. read more >
Kyle Cook
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Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region’s Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas. read more >
Architect Moshe Safdie discusses his vision of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with its founder, Alice Walton. | (Screenshot courtesy of the Crystal Bridges YouTube channel.)

Crystal Bridges Architect Moshe Safdie Awarded 2015 AIA Gold Medal

Getting lost in the holiday shuffle was the news that the American Institute of Architects had awarded architect Moshe Safdie its 2015 AIA Gold Medal, regarded as the profession’s highest honor. read more >
Reese Rowland
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Reese Rowland Named Fellow of American Institute of Architects

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. read more >
Architect Marlon Blackwell discusses some of the challenges he faced when converting an old metal shop building into St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church , an award winning structure.
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Architecture, Like Religion, Has Transforming Power for Springdale Church

What was once a metal shop building has been reborn as an award-winning structure designed by renowned Fayetteville architect Marlon Blackwell. read more >
Michael LejongAIA, LEED AP BD+C2012 AIA Arkansas Chapter President

Letter From AIA Arkansas President Michael Lejong

It is my pleasure to present the 2012 Design Awards publication, which illustrates the outstanding design talent within 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 exceptional projects AIA Arkansas architects have produced. read more >
Frank A. BarksdalePresident, AIA Arkansas

Letter From AIA Arkansas President Frank A. Barksdale

AIA Arkansas’ Design Awards program showcases excellence in architecture and urban design in our state. Recognizing achievement in a broad range of architectural work, the program serves to inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice. read more >
Charles Witsell Jr., FAIAFounding Partner and Senior, Witsell, Evans & Rasco, Architects/Planners

AIA Fay Jones Gold Medal Award: Charles Witsell Jr., FAIA of Witsell Evans Rasco

Over his career as an architect, Charles Witsell, Jr., FAIA, has pursued his interest in historic preservation with a passion, giving freely of his time and talents to various professional, community and religious organizations. read more >