Latest Blog Posts


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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

Fire Facilities Design Awards Program

The Fire Industry Education Resource Organization (FIERO) is a not-for-profit organization that serves as a resource for learning from fire service personnel about firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) and fire station design. It sponsors an annual Fire Facilities Design Awards Program. An entry intention form for the design awards program is due August 16 with the two-part submission requirements due on August 16 and August 23. See the PDF for more information. Click here to sign up for FIERO emails regarding the program and here to visit its website. FIERO Flyer 2019

Read more ›

July is Time to Renew Your State Architectural License

July is Time to Renew Your State Architectural License

              The time for your Arkansas Architectural License Renewal is quickly approaching. License renewal notices will be sent to the email address on file with the board in July. ALL Arkansas architectural licenses expire on July 31st! If you have recently changed jobs or locations, please verify with the Arkansas State Board of Architects that they have up-to-date contact information. There is the option of online renewal or renewal via mail. Online renewal will take up to 72 hours for the updated licensure status to be reflected in the board’s licensure verification system. This […]

Read more ›