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Lejong Elected 2020 Chair Of National Small Firm Exchange

Michael Lejong, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was unanimously elected as the 2020 chair of the AIA National Small Firm Exchange during its annual meeting held in Washington, D.C., at the AIA Headquarters Octagon on Feb. 4-6. He was appointed to the Small Firm Exchange (SFx) in 2015 by AIA Strategic Council member Rob Walker, AIA, to serve as the Gulf States regional representative. During the meeting, the SFx received updated information with focused interaction from AIA national staff and re-booted support relationships with staff team members.  With the meeting being held at AIA National, the format was quite unique and […]

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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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ENTER the 2019 AIAAR Design Awards Program

Time to take advantage of an outstanding opportunity to showcase your designs through the AIA Arkansas Design Awards Program. DEADLINE TO ENTER: Friday, April 12th. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM Information regarding presentation submission will be sent out after the April 12th deadline. The project’s will be submitted electronically through our website, you will have until Friday, May 31st to upload your project. Each project entered will be on display at the 2019 AIA Arkansas State Convention in Little Rock, AR. At which time, they will be viewed and potentially selected for the MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD by your peers in the […]

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LLW Architects, P.C. seeks Project Manager

LLW Architects, P.C. seeks Project Manager

LLW is offering an immediate and long term career opportunity for a Project Manager with 5 plus years of experience. Individual must have proven experience in all design phases and construction administration. The position responsibilities include client interaction, leadership and mentoring of junior staff, development and successful implementation of contract documents. Individual must prioritize multiple projects, multi-task across over-lapping project schedules, and problem solve. Essential Qualifications: • Minimum 5 years Architectural Experience (Hospitality and Healthcare experience is preferred) • Minimum 3 years experience in Construction Administration • Proficiency in AutoCAD required • Experience in Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Acrobat […]

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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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