Garland Center

Garland Center

Awards Won

Merit Award 2011


Fayetteville, AR


Amirmoez Foster Hailey Johnson

Project Team

Associate Architect for Design:
HLKB Architecture
Des Moines, IA

Project Team:
AFHJ: Jim Foster, AIA
Bill Browner
John Krug, AIA
Phil Hadfield, AIA

Kirk V. Blunck
Khalid Khan
Brent Jackson
Kerry Weig
Mark Schmidt

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Walker Parking Consultants, Houston, TX
Henderson Engineers Inc, Kansas City, KS
Martin Roberts Design
Baldwin & Shell Construction Company

Photo Credit

Timothy Hursley

Project Overview

Garland Center_altDesign Garland Center, a mixed-use gateway to the University of Arkansas consistent with UA planning guidance for this campus sector.  Include a 1500-car, 6-level parking garage along with retail tenant space and the University Bookstore.  The garage is required to be efficient, intuitive in use and enticing for the patron.  Retail lease space along Garland Avenue should add shopping convenience and visual interest at pedestrian level.  A two-level Bookstore plus coffee shop and store-within-a-store brands must add “wow” factor to be successful.


Consistent with University goals, Garland Center should be designed and built to sustainable criteria equivalent to LEED Silver.  Budget and challenging schedule requirements had to be met.