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Call for Chapter Award Nominations – 2017

Call for Chapter Award Nominations – 2017

As we approach the 2017 Annual Convention we ask our membership to submit nominations for AIA Arkansas Chapter Awards.  We have four awards that are eligible to present each year.  Three are for design professionals; the  E. Fay Jones Gold Medal Award, the Dick Savage Memorial Award and the Emerging Professional Award.  Our fourth award can be for anyone that has contributed significantly to the design community.  Nominees will be voted on by the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and the Past Presidents of our Chapter. Click the links at the bottom of this post to access the the purpose, […]

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Firm Profile Updates

We are in the process of updating our membership database and firm profiles.  If you would like to you have your firm profile on record with AIA Arkansas please complete the form by Friday, April 7th.  You will be able to type directly on the form below and then click submit. We will not be pulling information from any previous firm listings we have. ALL FIRMS THAT WISH TO BE INCLUDED MUST FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW. This information will be listed in the 2017 AIA Arkansas Membership Directory.  Please note that only paid members of AIA Arkansas may be listed.  That […]

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The American Institute of Architects Elevates Blake Dunn to the College of Fellows

The American Institute of Architects Elevates Blake Dunn to the College of Fellows

The 2016 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated Blake Dunn to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Blake Dunn will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia. The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture […]

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WER ARCHITECTS/PLANNERS ANNOUNCES NEW PRINCIPAL

Little Rock, Arkansas (September 14, 2015) – WER Architects/Planners is pleased to announce that Associate Russell Fason, AIA, LEED AP, has been made a principal and vice president with the firm. “Russ brings such a unique talent and perspective to our team and clients,” said David Sargent, AIA, WER Architects/Planners CEO. “We are very excited to welcome him as a principal in the firm. We know he will continue to bring his energy and passion to all of our firm’s projects. This is a very exciting day at WER.” WER was founded as Witsell Evans Architects in 1978 by Charles […]

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NEA Our Town Grant to Fund Design Development of Texarkana Art Park

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will enable the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell Architects to assist the city of Texarkana, Texas, to develop a downtown art park. “We are very pleased to be a part of the city’s effort to revitalize what is an incredible downtown,” said Steve Luoni, director of the Community Design Center. “Though surrounded by prosperous suburban growth, Texarkana’s sleepy historic core contains outsized architectural treasures for a city of its size – a 1,400-seat, 1920s performance hall, a long-standing regional arts center, stately federal […]

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