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2020 ALLIED PRESENTATION PROPOSALS FOR STATE CONVENTION BEING ACCEPTED

2020 AIA Arkansas State Convention October 21-23, 2020 AIA Arkansas is now accepting proposals from our Allied members at the Blue level or higher, for presentations at the 2020 AIA Arkansas State Convention in Hot Springs, AR. Only current AIA Arkansas Allied Members at the levels of Blue, Silver or Gold are eligible to submit presentations. Companies that are not current members or at the Basic level will not be reviewed by the convention committee. Please complete the form below to submit your presentation for review by the Convention Committee. Selections will be made and notification of acceptance or denial will be […]

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Congratulations Marlon Blackwell for being awarded the AIA 2020 Gold Medal

Congratulations Marlon Blackwell for being awarded the AIA 2020 Gold Medal

AIA Arkansas is excited to announce one of our members has received the 2020 AIA Gold Medal. Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, was selected for this honor due to his commitment to the profession of architecture through design and education. Marlon is the second AIA Arkansas member to receive the AIA Gold Medal after E. Fay Jones, who it was awarded to in 1990. Click Here to read more about Marlon Blackwell Architects and this prestigious award.

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John Allison Receives 2019 Fay Jones Gold Medal

John Allison Receives 2019 Fay Jones Gold Medal

At the State Convention, AIA Arkansas presented its Fay Jones Gold Medal Award to John Allison, AIA Emeritus.  A native of Morrilton, John enrolled at the University of Arkansas in 1966 where he received Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1971. He married Mary Wilson in 1969, and they have two children, Amy and Wilson, who both now reside in Arkansas. In the early 1980s, he cofounded Allison Moses Redden (now AMR), a multidiscipline firm that helped develop the River Market district. Early in his career he became involved in AIA, and in 1987 was awarded the […]

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The Invisible Insulator by Jon Murphy, Thermal Windows, Inc.

The Invisible Insulator by Jon Murphy, Thermal Windows, Inc.

If you do any research on windows or talk to anyone in the window business, you’ll hear about argon gas. Here’s what it is, what it does, and why it is an important part of energy-efficient windows and doors. Discovered in 1894, argon is a chemically inert element that is colorless, odorless and non-toxic. It is not found in any compounds, but it does make up about 1.25% of Earth’s atmosphere. Argon is produced through liquid air fractionation. In this process, air is passed though a supercooled tube where oxygen condenses out, leaving argon to be isolated and extracted. World […]

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Landmark CPAs Q&A

Landmark CPAs Q&A

Start Your Business with the End in Mind – Why Succession Planning is Important Katie Lejong, CPA, Landmark CPAs A comprehensive strategy to get your business up and running should include planning for your own exit. As one of the founders, your departure will have a significant impact on the enterprise itself, your fellow business partners, your customers and your future. So, as counterintuitive as it may seem, how you plan to exit your organization is an important decision to make, even at your business’s onset. Take the time to work with a trusted professional to outline your succession plan so […]

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