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Member Highlight: Heather Davis, AIA

Member Highlight: Heather Davis, AIA

            Member Highlight: Heather Davis, AIA, AMR Architects On Community Engagement and Tactical Urbanism Heather Davis talked by phone with Katherine Lashley, AIAAR Board representative, in November 2020 to explore her experience with community engagement. Your interest in community development seems to be a driving influence. I am curious how this kick started for you. Was there one specific moment? HD: Joe Stanley originally brought me along with him to a studioMAIN meeting and encouraged me to get involved, where I met James Meyer, Chris East, Jennifer Herron, Jonathan Opitz, and several others who quickly […]

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Member Highlight: Amanda Sturgell, AIA

Member Highlight: Amanda Sturgell, AIA

Member Highlight: Amanda Sturgell, AIA Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects On Education Outreach  Amanda Sturgell talked by phone with Lisa Skiles, AIAAR board member, about why she finds educational outreach important to our profession I was drawn to your story about how your grandfather left such an impression on you. How has this influenced your current passion for educational outreach?  AS: I didn’t know an architect growing up or know anyone who knew one. We are unicorns in that way, especially in low income or rural areas. As a young person, perhaps it is thought of as a big city thing […]

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ADAM DAY WINS EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD FROM AIA ARKANSAS

ADAM DAY WINS EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD FROM AIA ARKANSAS

  ADAM DAY WINS EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD FROM AIA ARKANSAS Little Rock, Ark.- Adam Day, AIA with AMR Architects was awarded the Emerging Professional Award during this year’s AIA Arkansas Design Awards held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  This award recognizes a new professional who has expanded the role of the architect through civic participation and professional mentorship, thereby representing the goals of AIA to a larger audience. Day is a Partner at AMR Architects and holds a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Arkansas. Adam’s career has taken him from Fayetteville, to Fort Smith, to Chicago and he now […]

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RANDY PALCULICT WINS DICK SAVAGE MEMORIAL AWARD FROM AIA ARKANSAS

RANDY PALCULICT WINS DICK SAVAGE MEMORIAL AWARD FROM AIA ARKANSAS

RANDY PALCULICT WINS DICK SAVAGE MEMORIAL AWARD FROM AIA ARKANSAS Little Rock, Ark.- Randy Palculict with Jackson Brown Palculict Architects received the Dick Savage Memorial Award during this year’s AIA Arkansas Design Awards held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  This award was given to recognize a member of the Arkansas Chapter who has made notable, significant contributions to AIA Arkansas and the profession. Palculict has served the AIA, and the profession at large, since entering practice nearly twenty years ago. His service to the chapter includes 10 consecutive years serving on the AIA Arkansas Board of Directors from 2009 to 2019, as […]

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CARL SMITH WINS AWARD OF MERIT FROM AIA ARKANSAS

CARL SMITH WINS AWARD OF MERIT FROM AIA ARKANSAS

CARL SMITH WINS AWARD OF MERIT FROM AIA ARKANSAS Little Rock, Ark.- Dr. Carl Smith from the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design (FJSOA+D) received the Award of Merit during the AIA Arkansas Design Awards held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020. This award is to recognize an individual, public official, member of any allied profession, public agency, or company that has contributed to the dignity and value of the architectural profession. Smith is a professor of landscape architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His work focuses on the intersection between anthropogenic […]

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