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Monument to Survival: Blytheville Museum to Tell Cold War’s Story

Blytheville Air Force Base was a key Cold War nuclear launch facility for more than 30 years. The city will soon be home to the National Cold War Center, a $40 million project which could open as soon as 2027. read more >

Q&A: David Porter

The Polk Stanley Wilcox principal and CEO gives predictions for upcoming architecture trends. read more >
Wesley Walls, principal at Polk Stanley Wilcox in Little Rock, is the lead architect for the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine, a 154,000-SF medical school planned for a 14-acre site near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.
Construction / Health Care

Developers Craft a Healing Habitat for Walton’s Medical SchoolLock Icon

Founder Alice Walton’s dream is to remake health care by training prospective doctors to treat patients’ through a “whole health” concept. The marching orders for the medical school’s architecture and landscaping were to complement and emphasize that concept. read more >
An aerial photo illustration showing changes to Interstate 30 in downtown Little Rock. The area in green will become a park.
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Big Ideas for Downtown (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas’ most expensive highway construction project presents a valuable opportunity to showcase the capital city in an exciting way. But it will be up to local business and political leaders to seize the moment. read more >
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Media & Marketing

Arkansas AIA Announces Chapter, Design Award Winners

The Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently announced the recipients of its annual chapter and design awards. read more >
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Tech Park Hears From Firms Competing to Design Phase 2

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board hears from three architectural firms vying to design the second phase of the $100 million, six-phase project. read more >
Plans could be in the works for a revamp of the property at the northeast corner of Bishop and Third streets in Little Rock.
Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate

Architecture Firms Have Designs on Capitol Project

The idea of a multi-agency building northwest of the Capitol at the northeast corner of Bishop and West Third streets has attracted the attention of state and private interests. read more >
The design of the planned U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith is intended to evoke the image of a marshal’s badge stuck in the ground, inspired by the ending of “High Noon.”
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US Marshals Museum Announces CDI Contractors as Consultant

The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced it has named CDI Contractors of Little Rock as the construction consultant for its 50,000-SF facility and is working to complete the building's schematic architectural design. read more >
An artist rendering from Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Little Rock shows the new Murphy Oil Corp. headquarters will feature the company’s logo on the lightwell tower. | (Rendering provided by Polk Stanley Wilcox)
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$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy. read more >
The $68.6 million project to renovate Robinson Center Music Hall wil increase the building's size to 138,000 SF from 133,500 SF.
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Stakes are High in $68M Renovation of Robinson Center

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. read more >
Maverick USA Inc. founder Steve Williams, left, and Gov. Mike Beebe.
Construction / Transportation

Maverick Transportation Opens $4M Driving Training Center

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was on hand as Maverick Transportation LLC of North Little Rock opened its $4 million driver training center on Thursday. read more >