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VOTE NOW for AIA’s 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge!

VOTE NOW for AIA’s 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge!

Two Arkansas films are eligible to win the 2017 People’s Choice Award for the American Institute of Architect’s third annual I Look Up Film Challenge. The AIA invites the public to cast their vote to choose the winner and this year, two films illustrate how architects are revitalizing the community in different ways. The first film, Cultivating Context, focuses on a 10-month strategic plan set by the Lonoke citizens and architects to breathe new life into the community. The second film, Kwendeche, focuses on an architect who dedicates his time to preserving historic buildings in underserved communities. The People’s Choice […]

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Fay Jones Grad, Joseph Weishaar, Commissioned for D.C. Memorial

Members, One of our own Fay Jones graduates, Joseph Weishaar (2013 graduate) was granted the commission for the National World War I Memorial in Washington D.C. His proposal, titled “The Weight of Sacrifice,” was one of 350 proposals. We want to give a huge congratulations to him on being commissioned for such a great piece.  Do us proud, Joseph!   For the full story, please click here and here.

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Jerry Wall, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Dies at Age 75

Jerry Wall, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Dies at Age 75

May 28, 2015 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jerry Don Wall, 75, professor emeritus of architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture, passed away Sunday, May 24, at his home in Rogers. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Rollins Funeral Home, 1401 Hudson Road, in Rogers. Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery on Larue Road, also in Rogers. At the time of this retirement in 2013, Wall was the longest-serving faculty member in the Fay Jones School. He taught 40 years of both core curriculum and elective courses, and every student who went through […]

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Fay Jones School of Architecture Design Camp 2015

Fay Jones School of Architecture Design Camp 2015

Design Camp offers the chance to learn about the design professions through hands-on projects, tours, presentation and discussions led by architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty of the Fay Jones School. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment while they walk with you through the design process. The camp is open to students going into ninth through 12th grades in fall 2015.  Supplies and lunch will be provided. For more information, click here.

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AIA Small Project Awards Review

AIA Small Project Awards Review

AIA Makes a Big Splash with Small Project Awards Book Out of Scale covers the first ten years of the AIA Small Project Awards program. Enough time has passed to meaningfully revisit and showcase previous award-winning work, and to provide a record for readers to take stock of the evolution of the Small Project Awards program as a whole. Organized into four chapters—Objects and Pavilions, Houses, Details, and Adaptive Reuse/Interiors—this book reveals that small projects have properties, uses, foci, and contexts that are distinct from architecture that operates at larger scales. This book asks the question, are there unique and […]

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