Courtyard House

Courtyard House

Awards Won

Merit Award 2014


Little Rock, AR


Fay Jones School of Architecture Design Build Program

Project Team

Project Team:
Fay Jones School of Architecture Design Build Program
Mark D. Wise
Justin Hershberger
Adam Stevinson
Armando Rios
Ben Kueck
Bill Masino
McConnell Bobo
Brandon Ruhl
Daniel Peurifoy
Elsa Lo
Erica Blansit
Jake Newsum
Jason Clem
Joey Gamblin
Matt Poe
Michael Lyons
Ryan Campbell
Sean Paquin
Tanner Sutton

Paul Page Dwellings LLC
Baldwin and Shell Construction Company
Andy Paddock P.E. URS Corp.

Photo Credit

Timothy Hursley

Project Overview

Courtyard HouseThe Courtyard House is a pre-fabricated, single-family residence, designed and built in Fayetteville, AR, by students, and then installed in the South Main neighborhood in downtown Little Rock, AR. The house is composed of 5 sections. 4 of the sections are 14’ x 20’. These 4 modules are the main interior spaces of the house: master bedroom, living space, kitchen/dinning, and second bedroom. The 5th section, the courtyard, was built on site and is the focal point of the project. The overall dimensions of the house are 20’ x 72’. The courtyard is 16’ x 16’ and is concealed by the envelope of the building. The courtyard is in between the living space and master bedroom of the house, and the kitchen and living space are one single space. The courtyard is enclosed on three sides by floor to ceiling glass and open to the sky. From the interior, one is able to see from the kitchen, through the courtyard, and into the master bedroom. Both the living space and master bedroom open onto the courtyard allowing ample natural light deep into the spaces.