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AIA’s Robert Ivy issues guidance for architecture firms coping with COVID-19 fall out

AIA’s Robert Ivy issues guidance for architecture firms coping with COVID-19 fall out

            Robert Ivy, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has penned a letter to AIA members offering advice and resources for how firms and individuals can navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Ivy’s message, which touches on what firms can do, plans for rescheduling the recently cancelled AIA Conference, and other topics, is published in full below. Dear AIA community, We are living in a challenging time. As we awaken each new day of this unfolding public health emergency, our perspective changes, sometimes radically. Despite all of our professional knowledge and […]

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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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VOTE NOW for the 2019 Member Choice Award

To cast your vote for the 2019 Member Choice Award, please login to our website and click the Awards tab. Select the Vote for the Members’ Choice Award link from the drop down menu. You MUST be logged in to vote for this award. Design Award boards will still be displayed throughout the expo hall at the state convention and voting will remain open through 2:00pm on October 18th. We encourage you not only to vote for your favorite project but to also help us spread the word about the People’s Choice Award. Tell your friends, family and colleagues to vote. Share it on your social media sites. Anything you can […]

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Congratulations to nwaAIA member Fayetteville based Flintlock Architecture & Landscape

Congratulations to nwaAIA member Fayetteville based Flintlock Architecture & Landscape

Congratulations to nwaAIA member  Fayetteville based Flintlock Architecture & Landscape! Owner, Architect & Landscape architect Alli Thurmond Quinlan put together the design team for the Cultural Arts Corridor, which includes Award-winning landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW).  The extension of Fayetteville’s 1 cent sales tax, which was passed by the voters of Fayetteville on Tuesday,  includes $31.7 million for the Cultural arts corridor, which will replace the parking lot west of the Walton Arts Center with a green civic space, and build a parking deck close by to make up for the lost spaces. Also planned is a nature attraction at the Fay […]

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