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Somewhere Studio’s Project Selected For City of Dreams 2019 Pavilion

Somewhere Studio’s Project Selected For City of Dreams 2019 Pavilion

Charles Sharpless, a new AIA Arkansas member, shares this news. He and Jessica Colangelo are partners in the architecture firm Somewhere Studio and professors at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Their Salvage Swings project has been selected for the City of Dreams 2019 Pavilion. Salvage Swings utilizes scrap cross-laminated timber panels from an ongoing construction site to create a fun and inviting summer pavilion at Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island. The pavilion is constructed of 12 simple modules that frame a swing and the swinger’s view. The modules are organized in a triangular form, allowing for […]

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Patty Opitz Receives National AIA Young Architect Award

Patty Opitz Receives National AIA Young Architect Award

Little Rock, AR., February 15, 2019 – Patty Opitz, AIA, a senior associate and licensed architect at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, has been honored with the Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She is just one of 22 architects selected from across the country for this prestigious recognition. The annual program now in its 26th year recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. Since the program’s inception, there have only been three other architects from the state of Arkansas who have been honored with […]

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2019 Allied Presentation Proposals for State Convention being accepted

2019 AIA Arkansas State Convention October 16-19, 2019 AIA Arkansas is now accepting proposals from our Allied members at the Blue level or higher, for presentations at the 2019 AIA Arkansas State Convention in Hot Springs, AR. Please complete the form below to submit your presentation for review by the Convention Committee. Selections will be made in May and notification of acceptance or denial will be sent after that time. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2019. Submissions must be completed in full to be reviewed for selection. All presentations must be submitted using the form below. Licensed architects in Arkansas are required to […]

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Preserve Arkansas Honors Two Hot Springs Architects

Preserve Arkansas Honors Two Hot Springs Architects

Preserve Arkansas, the statewide nonprofit advocate for historic preservation, honored the recipients of the 2018 Arkansas Preservation Awards on Jan. 25 at the historic Albert Pike Memorial Temple in Little Rock. Named for Preserve Arkansas’ founding president and pioneer preservationist, the 2018 Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Hot Springs architects Anthony Taylor, AIA, and Bob Kempkes, AIA. Preserve Arkansas Chairman Rachel Patton says the honor – awarded in 2017 to Little Rock architect Tommy Jameson, AIA – was a no-brainer. “It was just a matter of time. Their accomplishments are so many that they are well-deserving […]

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FULL TIME ARCHITECT POSITION

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects (PSW) is seeking a full-time intern architect or licensed architect with 3-7 years of experience in their Fayetteville, Arkansas office. Applicants should be passionate about the design profession and qualifications include a B.Arch. degree and proficiency in Revit. Exciting opportunities for advancement in design, project management, client relationships and all facets of architectural practice. PSW is a full-service programming, architectural, planning and interior design firm with expertise in corporate/commercial, healthcare, educational, master planning and renovation/adaptive reuse projects. We seek appropriate solutions focused on quality and value for each project, and we are committed to client-service and […]

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