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Marlon Blackwell Architect

Architect’s renditions of the proposed Quapaw-run casino for Pine Bluff, tentatively named Saracen Casino Resort, after a historic Quapaw Tribe chief.
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Quapaw Return to Arkansas Bearing a CasinoLock Icon

Pine Bluff gets ready to host the commercial return of Arkansas' "namesake" tribe. read more >
Mood Ring House

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

A live-work space, Mood Ring House consolidates work functions on the ground, with a majority of living spaces above. read more >
All Saints’ Episcopal Church

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

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. read more >
A rendering of Main Street's Creative Corridor by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell Architect.
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Little Rock’s Main Street ‘Creative Corridor’ Plan Wins National Award

A plan to transform four neglected blocks of Main Street in downtown Little Rock into an arts district has earned a national design award for the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Marlon Blackwell Architect of Fayetteville read more >
Marlon Blackwell Architect • Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School

AIA Honor Award: Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School

The Montessori Elementary School sits in the small triangular remainder of a site prone to flooding and houses classrooms, a conference room and a new commercial kitchen. read more >
Marlon Blackwell FAIA • Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center

AIA Merit Award: Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center

The Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center urgently needed a new home to house their medical and dental clinics, one that brings dignity to the underserved. read more >
University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) & Marlon Blackwell Architect (MBA) • The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock

AIA Citation Award: The Creative Corridor – A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock

The Creative Corridor retrofits a four-block segment of Little Rock’s endangered downtown Main Street through economic development catalyzed by the cultural arts. read more >
A rendering of Main Street's Creative Corridor by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell Architect.
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Dreaming Big: Little Rock Unveils Plans for Main Street Creative Corridor

The City of Little Rock and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership publicly unveiled a big-picture vision for the Main Street corridor on Wednesday. read more >
Marlon Blackwell ArchitectCrystal Bridges Museum of Art, Museum Store • Bentonville

AIA Honor Award: Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Museum Store

The Museum Store is an insertion to an existing 3,040-square-foot curved concrete space that provides a retail destination for art patrons and acts as an extension of the Crystal Bridges Museum experience. read more >
MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTRuth Lilly Visitors Pavilion • Indianapolis

AIA Honor Award: Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion

The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion is the result of a studied relationship between building, land and art, and serves as both a threshold and a destination within the 100 Acres Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. read more >
MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTGreen River Community Center • Green River, Utah

AIA Citation Award: Green River Community Center

The Green River Community Center addresses the social and economic needs for an impoverished community of 900 people and serves a large rural area as well. As a catalyst to revitalize the city, it is both the community’s gathering place and a welcome center for numerous tourists, who visit the nearby Arches National Park. read more >
MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTWedington Cigar Shop • Fayetteville

AIA Finalist: Wedington Cigar Shop

The Wedington Cigar Shop elevates the experience of patrons by immersing them in the rich aroma and tradition of cigars. Rather than being relegated to a small, secondary humidor, the entire space functions as a lounge with cigars on open display. Spanish Cedar, the traditional material of cigar boxes, forms a sensuous wrapper lining the floor, rear wall and ceiling giving the sense of being inside an exquisite cigar box. read more >
Chris M. Baribeau, Modus Studio

AIA Emerging Professional Award: Chris M. Baribeau of Modus Studio

This year’s Emerging Professional Award recipient is Chris M. Baribeau, AIA, the principal architect of Fayetteville-based Modus Studio, which he co-founded in 2008. read more >