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Steven L. Anderson Design Center Exterior exterior made of Indiana limestone, architectural concrete, and fritted glass
STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER, Fayetteville, AR (2013)
A sprawling shot of fritted glass walls and limestone along the exterior of the Design Center
STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER, Fayetteville, AR (2013)
Aerial view of students on the roof of the Steven L. Anderson Design Center
STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER, Fayetteville, AR (2013)
A profile view of the old Vol Walker building merging with the new Design Center
STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER, Fayetteville, AR (2013)
An interior shot the center made up of concrete, glass, and modern tube lighting along the ceilings
STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER, Fayetteville, AR (2013)
Historic Vol Walker hall featuring students on computers working on various architectural projects
STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER, Fayetteville, AR (2013)
The top floor concrete and glass balcony looks down on the University campus and the city of Fayetteville beyond
STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER, Fayetteville, AR (2013)
The red oculus skylight shines down to students working below in a large white room
STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER, Fayetteville, AR (2013)
Tinted red glass from the oculus looks though to a classroom of students
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Project Information:

STEVEN L. ANDERSON DESIGN CENTER
Fayetteville, Arkansas (2013)

The addition of the Steven L. Anderson Design Center to Vol Walker Hall at the University of Arkansas is a complex but resolute hybrid of a beautifully restored historical building and a modern addition and insertion.  Great care has been taken in preserving the historic aspects of Vol Walker Hall, while instilling new life.  The addition provides 37,000 square feet of new studio, faculty office, and seminar space as well as a 200 seat auditorium and an exhibition gallery.  Articulated in Indiana limestone, architectural concrete, and fritted glass, the addition seeks to complement the original building built in the 1930’s while representing the School of Architecture’s vision for the future.

Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Structural: Kenneth Jones & Associates
Mechanical: TME, Inc.
Civil: Development Consultants, Inc.
Landscape: Crafton Tull Sparks
Lighting: Renfro Design Group
Acoustics: Dr. Tahar Messadi
Preservation: John Milner Associates, Inc.
Geotechnical Engineer: Grubbs Hoskyn Barton & Wyatt
Contractor: Baldwin & Shell Construction Company

Project Awards:

2016:
+ AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence
+ American Architecture Prize [Educational Buildings, Platinum]

2015:
+ ASID South Central Chapter Commercial Design Project of the Year [Ovation]
+ ASID South Central Chapter Excellence in Design Award [Gold]

2014:
+ Gulf States Regional AIA Honor Award
+ AZ Award: Best Commercial/Institutional Architecture > 1,000 Square Meters
+ World Architecture Festival Finalist [Higher Education and Research]
+ Architects Newspaper Building of the Year
+ Lumen Award for Excellence
+ Arkansas AIA Honor Award
+ Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award

2013:
+ Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Contractors Construction & Developers 2013 Appreciation Vision Award

2012 :
+ AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Building Information Modeling Award for Exemplary use of BIM in a Small Firm

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