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Contemporary Arkansas Architectural Projects, chronological:

November 27, 2023
Ozarks Education Center, OEC, Bull Shoals Field Station (BSFS) for Missouri State University, Cedarcreek, Arkansas
Architects: BNIM
Ozarks Education Center Arkansas USA
photo : Kelly Callewaert
Ozarks Education Center, Arkansas, USA

May 12 + Apr 21, 2023
Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, 501 East Ninth Street, Little Rock
Architects: Studio Gang
Little Rock Art Museum Arkansas USA
photo © Iwan Baan
Little Rock Art Museum, Arkansas, USA
The design for the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts unifies existing spaces with a new central addition, transforming the museum facilities and visitor experience. The museum, which was founded in 1937, has been closed to the public since 2019 while it underwent its major expansion and renovation.

May 20, 2022
Home Building at Thaden School, Bentonville
Architects: EskewDumezRipple
Thaden School Home Building Arkansas
photo : Dero Stanford
Home Building at Thaden School
The Home Building is the central hub at Thaden School, a new high school in Bentonville, Arkansas, where students learn by doing. The building’s design, much like the school’s 26-acre campus, strives to establish an innovative vision for the future while reflecting the rich, pastoral heritage of the surrounding landscape.

Sep 20, 2021
Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA), Little Rock
Architect: Studio Gang

Opening Autumn 2022

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA) Little Rock building design
image courtesy of architects practice

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA) is a 133,000-square-foot museum, designed by Studio Gang architects and landscape architect SCAPE, located within Little Rock’s historic MacArthur Park. It offers exhibitions (both drawn from its collection and temporary shows), classes of all levels at its Windgate Art School, and performances in its flexible theatre spaces.

The project combines new construction and the renewal of existing structures built between 1937 and 2000, and includes nearly 13 acres of public landscape. Earlier this year, AMFA completed its new innovative roof—a flowing, folded plate concrete structure, blossoming out to the north and south.

Spanning the length of the building, the roofline connects new construction and renovated spaces and establishes AMFA’s new architectural identity. The distinctive design of the roof also contributes to the Museum’s sustainability, as stormwater runoff will be conveyed into a series of lush rain gardens designed by SCAPE, which will attract pollinators and migratory birds to natural depressions throughout the site.

Feb 17, 2021
The Momentary, Bentonville
Design: Wheeler Kearns Architects
The Momentary Museum Bentonville
photograph : Tom Harris Architectural Photography
The Momentary in Bentonville
The Momentary is a new contemporary art space envisaged as a satellite to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Led by Chicago-based Wheeler Kearns Architects, the adaptive reuse project saw the 63,000-square-foot decommissioned cheese factory into a multidisciplinary space for visual, performing, and culinary artists. The firm was
tasked with envisioning the Momentary’s aim of creating a space offering a unique experience unlike a traditional museum.

June 30, 2020
CO-OP Ramen Restaurant, 8th Street Market, Bentonville
Design: Marlon Blackwell Architects
Co-Op Ramen Restaurant Bentonville Ar
photo : Timothy Hursley
CO-OP Ramen Restaurant in Bentonville
MBA is the designer behind the new 2,000 square foot fast casual restaurant in the 8th Street Market.

Mar 11, 2019
Mood Ring House, Fayetteville
Architects: SILO AR+D
Mood Ring House in Fayetteville Arkansas
photo : Timothy Hursley
House in Fayetteville
An architect led design-build project, low-cost ($80/sf) single family live-work house in an eclectic neighborhood in walking distance from the city center, the design is born out of a mix of site limitations and opportunities, economic constraints, and programmatic requirements.

Aug 26, 2017
Harvey Clinic, Rogers
Design: Marlon Blackwell Architects
Harvey Clinic, Rogers, Arkansas Building
photograph : Timothy Hursley
Clinic Building in Rogers
Situated in a fast-developing area of Rogers, Arkansas, the Harvey Clinic will be the new home of a thriving pediatric clinic.

Dec 30, 2016
15 Degrees House, Bella Vista
Design: Matthias J Pearson Architect
15 Degrees House in Arkansas
photograph : Timothy Hursley
Bella Vista Residence
The house consists of two 20’ x 84’ bars set perpendicular to each other and rotated an additional 15 degrees in response to site attributes and to create a dynamic interrelationship.

Arkansas Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Arkansas Buildings, USA. Our focus at e-architect is on contemporary Arkansas buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Major Arkansas Buildings + Projects, alphabetical:

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, north west Arkansas
Architect: Safdie Architects
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas
picture : Timothy Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Bentonville, Arkansas

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – Store, Bentonville
Design: Marlon Blackwell Architect
Store at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
photograph : Timothy Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Located in the heart of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Moshe Safdie, 2011), the museum store is an insertion by Marlon Blackwell Architect into an existing 3,040 sqft curved concrete space. A local competition was held to find an architect that could contribute to the overall museum experience and provide the museum with a functional and tactile museum store.

Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Springdale
Marlon Blackwell Architect
Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church Springdale
photograph : Timothy Hursley
Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
This building is the result of a transformation of an existing metal shop building into a sanctuary and fellowship hall in anticipation of a larger adjacent sanctuary on the same site. The simple original structure is enveloped by a new skin, obscuring and refining the original gabled form.

Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Northwest Arkansas
Date built: 1980
Design: E. Fay Jones, Architect

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Louisiana Hurricane House
Design: Margot Krasojević Architects
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E.J. Ourso College of Business Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Design: ikon.5, architects
E.J. Ourso College of Business Baton Rouge building
photograph © Brad Feinknopf

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