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$318M Makeover of Arkansas Children’s Campuses Set to Start This MonthLock Icon

The goals of the project include improving access to the campuses and the on-campus experience at the hospitals. The project also prepares the campuses to treat the sickest children. read more >
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Working to Improve Child Care in Arkansas (Angela Duran Commentary)

Arkansas businesses have a role to play in ensuring every child reaches its full potential. read more >
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Polk Stanley Wilcox Announces 5 Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

The promotions are across the Little Rock and Fayetteville offices. read more >
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Tornado-Damaged Purple Cow Plans to Reopen Next SpringLock Icon

The original Purple Cow restaurant, at 8026 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, which was heavily damaged by the March 31 tornado, now has a goal of reopening in April 2024, says Ken Vaughan, president of the Purple Cow chain. read more >
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Simmons Breaks Ground on New Jonesboro Branch

The financial center is one the first prototypes for Simmons Bank, and it will be used to remodel existing branches and build new financial centers across the bank's six-state footprint. read more >
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Clinton Foundation Plans ‘Major Expansion’ of Presidential Center

The Clinton Foundation is planning a "major expansion" of the Clinton Presidential Center, which will include space for a new Hillary Rodham Clinton Institute. read more >
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Walker Foundation Gives $25M to Arkansas Children’s for Northwest Arkansas

Half of the foundation’s contribution will be used to expand the 233,000-SF Springdale hospital, including adding a new four-story wing. read more >
Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. The pediatric care system is launching a major project to expand and modernize the campus.
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Arkansas Children’s Plans $318M Expansion

It's the pediatric care system's largest-ever project, with plans calling for hundreds of new employees, new programs and construction of new facilities. read more >
Renderings of the new Opera in the Ozarks theater
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Opera in the Ozarks Gets $34M Grant From Waltons

The grant will fund a new 300-seat theater as well as cabins for faculty housing. read more >
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Conway Corp. HR Specialist Earns Professional Certification (Movers & Shakers)

DeAnna Smith successfully completed the training and examination necessary to earn the Professional in Human Resources certification. read more >
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New Timeline Set for Opening of Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

Executive Director Victoria Ramirez said supply chain delays have contributed to the opening being pushed back. read more >
A rendering of the wetlands at the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine
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New Name, Site Selected For Walton Medical School

The school, announced in March 2021, will be a companion to Alice Walton’s Whole Health Institute, a center for holistic wellness. read more >
Laura Hendrix of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
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Hendrix Advances at Polk Stanley Wilcox (Movers & Shakers)

Laura Hendrix has been promoted to associate principal at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock. read more >
The new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts' signature roof – a flowing, folded plate concrete structure, blossoming out to the north and south – is now complete. Pictured here, along with the second floor's "cultural living room," the roofline spans the length of the new 133,000-SF building set to open in May 2022.
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Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts On Target for May 2022 Open

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the $142 million renovation of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts remains on schedule, and the museum will open in May 2022, officials said Thursday. read more >
Greg Cockmon, Dan Fowler and Aaron Scott of Cromwell Architects Engineers in Little Rock
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Cromwell Promotes Longtime Employees (Movers & Shakers)

Greg Cockmon, Dan Fowler and Aaron Scott have been named to new positions at Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock. read more >
Laura Hendrix of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Little Rock
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Hendrix Noticed Nationally by Interior Designers (Movers & Shakers)

Laura Hendrix has been recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers in the 2020 Ones to Watch initiative. read more >
The first phase of Pine Bluff’s downtown streetscape project is expected to be completed in  October. The $5 million phase covers renovations on Main Street from Barraque Street to Fourth Avenue, including extended sidewalks for outdoor dining.
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Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing UpLock Icon

Led by the Saracen Casino Resort, which has a construction value of $215 million, Pine Bluff is seeing growth across the city unlike any in recent years. read more >
A portion of the concrete roof in the area of the south entrance glass atrium.
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Arkansas Arts Center: A Building TransformedLock Icon

The $100 million transformation of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock will result in what looks to be a stunning architectural gem. read more >
Among the artwork on the 44-acre property is “Serenity” by Simon Gudgeon, one of Britain’s foremost contemporary sculptors. Earlier castings took up residence in London’s Hyde Park in 2009 and the sculpture trail of Wyoming’s National Museum of Wildlife Art in 2012.
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Art, Nature Bring Life to Bank OZK HQLock Icon

The checklist of finishing touches has dwindled to artwork at the new Bank OZK headquarters in west Little Rock. The grandest of the yet-to-arrive artisan pieces has reserved placement outside the 248,000-SF office building clad in glass, granite and zinc. read more >
Rendering of the CARTI Cancer Center planned for Pine Bluff, as designed by Polk Stanley Wilcox architects in Little Rock.
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Amid COVID-19, CARTI Sees Its Numbers Get BetterLock Icon

While other health care providers were reporting losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars a day as patients stayed away from hospitals, the cancer treatment provider reported its best financial year. read more >