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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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Grassroots 2019: Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure

Grassroots 2019: Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure

Grassroots 2019 – AIA leadership summit – Washington D.C. – 03.05.2019 – 03.10.2019 Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure Year after year the Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) aims to accelerate the profession by sending members to Grassroots in Washington, D.C., an AIA leadership event, where local AIA board members from all over the United States come together to become better leaders for the organization, profession, and most importantly the community. This year I was able to participate in this knowledge adventure as a representative of the Arkansas Emerging Professionals. It was an action-packed experience in […]

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