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Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas by MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS

Monday, March 12th, 2018


The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas is a striking hybrid of a beautifully restored and renovated historical building, Vol Walker Hall (65,000 SF), and a contemporary insertion and addition, the Steven L. Anderson Design Center (37,000 SF). The coupling of old and new invigorates the historical center of the campus and revitalizes the educational environment of Vol Walker Hall, the campus’s original library and home to the School of Architecture since 1968. The expanded facility unites all three departments – architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design – under one roof for the first time, reinforcing the School’s identity and creating a cross-disciplinary, collaborative learning environment.

North Elevation, Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Project: Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects


Second Ugliest House on the Mountain in Fayetteville, Arkansas by modus studio

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Article source: modus studio

When investing in your own future, and that of your family, you are investing in a place. If you are an architect, particularly absurd and obsessive questions about where you shall call home become paramount. So, it is a daunting state of affairs when you decide to reside in the second ugliest house on the mountain. It is with great reluctance that my wife (a fellow architect) and I purchased a 90+ year old home in a well-established neighborhood on top of Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Let me stop you right there…if you are thinking classic old historic home with incredible detailing and grandeur just beneath the surface waiting to be revived into its former grandeur…this is not one of those stories.

Image Courtesy © Rett Peek

  • Architects: modus studio
  • Project: Second Ugliest House on the Mountain
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • Photography: Rett Peek
  • Software used: Autodesk, Revit
  • Area: 3,199 sf


Mood Ring House in Arkansas by SILO AR+D

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: SILO AR+D 

An architect led design-build project, MOOD RING HOUSE is a low-cost ($80/sf) single family live-work house.

Located in an eclectic neighborhood in walking distance from the city center of Fayetteville, Arkansas, the design is born out of a mix of site limitations and opportunities, economic constraints, and programmatic requirements. With a skewed alignment to the lot lines, the siting preserves two established monumental Catalpa trees, orienting the house to take advantage of north light from a clerestory, and south and west facing views of the immediate forest and the distant mountains, all while fronting the main intersection near the property. Work functions are consolidated at grade, with a majority of living spaces above. The small base minimizes the built footprint to preserve existing trees and reduce foundation costs, which are at a premium in the unstable Arkansas soil. The cantilevers, in concert with the dramatically sloping site, give unique views of the natural landscape to each living space, creating a private enclave amidst the tree canopy. Beneath overhangs are a carport on the west-facing front and an outdoor room on the east-facing rear.  The shed roof, when coupled with an inverted truss profile, floods the interior volume with natural light.

Image Courtesy © SILO AR+D

Image Courtesy © SILO AR+D

  • Architects: SILO AR+D 
  • Project: Mood Ring House
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • Structural Engineer: Don Johnston PE
  • Design Team: Marc Manack and Frank Jacobus, Principals; Joseph Weishaar, Project Designer; Esteban Ayala; Thomas Geeslin; Ethan Werkmeister
  • Construction Cost: $154,000
  • Building Area: 1920 gsf / 1584 nsf
  • Cost per Square Foot: $80 gsf / $96 nsf
  • Date of Completion: December 2014


Srygley Pool House in Springdale, Arkansas by Marlon Blackwell Architects

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: Marlon Blackwell Architects 

The Srygley Pool House is located within a suburban neighborhood that offers little variation from the typical single-family house model.  The simple form of the building strikes a bold pose within this landscape.  The pool house is wrapped in subdued cedar siding, allowing the seemingly foreign form to coexist with the surrounding brick and cedar residences.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architects
  • Project: Srygley Pool House
  • Location: Springdale, Arkansas, USA
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit
  • Owner: Bob Srygley
  • Personnel in architect’s firm: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Meryati Johari Blackwell, AIA, NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP BD+D, William Burks, Assoc. AIA, Bradford Payne, Assoc. AIA, Stephen Kesel
  • Structural Engineer: Myers-Beatty Engineering, PLLC
  • General contractor: Blessings Construction
  • Completion Date: July, 2013
  • Gross square footage: 945 SF
  • Total construction cost: $178,000


Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School in Arkansas by Marlon Blackwell Architect

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Article source: Marlon Blackwell Architect

The Montessori Elementary School sits in the small triangular remainder of a site prone to flooding and houses classrooms, a conference room, and a new commercial kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Project: Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, US 
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, 3ds MAX, Maxwell
  • Team: Meryati Johari Blackwell, Assoc. AIA, NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP BD+D Bradford Payne, Assoc. AIA, Michael Pope Jonathan Boelkins, AIA Justin Hershberger, Assoc. AIA Stephen Reyenga, Assoc. AIA William Burks, Assoc. AIA
  • Engineer(s):
    • MEP: HP Engineering Inc.
    • Civil: Bates & Associates, Inc.
  • Structural: Myers-Beatty Engineering, PLLC
  • Landscape: Appian Inc.
  • General contractor: Nabholz Construction Corporation
  • Metal Panel: T 10-A Metal Wall Panel


CALS Children’s Library in Little Rock, Arkansas by Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Article source: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Referred to as a “community-embedded, supportive learning center,” this library offers not only books, but also a performance space, a teaching kitchen, a greenhouse and vegetable garden, and an arboretum.

The Director of the Library System’s challenge was to create a playground without equipment, where nature and imagination combine to create grand adventures on a six acre natural site in the heart of the capital city.

Image Courtesy © Tim Hursley

Image Courtesy © Tim Hursley

  • Architects: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
  • Project: CALS Children’s Library
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Photography: Tim Hursley
  • Client: Central Arkansas Library System
  • Building Area (sf):
    • 30,000 sf library proper
    • 8,500 sf greenhouse/shop
  • Cost per Square Foot: $260.00 / sf Building and Site, including wetland, bridges and weirs
  • Construction Cost: $9.3 million
  • Date of Completion: 2013


560 Vinson in Fayetteville, Arkansas by Modus Studio

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: Modus Studio

Empowered by their love of place and a history of previous renovations, the owners of this Mt. Sequoyah property sought a complete transformation for their modest ranch-style home. They came to us for a creative and modern approach to design that would provide natural light and views throughout the project. With deep ties to the surrounding neighborhood, there was also a desire to tastefully censor the adjacent homes without completely severing their connection to this charming community.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Modus Studio
  • Project: 560 Vinson
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Revit, 3dsMax, Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign
  • Completed: 2013
  • Owner: Mike White + Bao Bui
  • Area:
    • Existing Thermal Area: 1700 SF
    • Existing Non-Thermal Area: 1345 SF
    • Renovated Thermal Area: 1024 SF
    • Additional Thermal Area: 370 SF
    • Additional Semi-Thermal Area: 229 SF
    • Additional Non-Thermal Area: 535 SF
    • Total: 2158 SF
  • Construction Costs: $235,600.00 $125 per SF
  • Architectural Team:  Chris Baribeau, AIA Principal Architect , Graham Patterson, Assoc. AIA Project Manager, Suzana Annable, Assoc. AIA, Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA
  • General Contractor: GB Group | Jacob Tankersley


The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization in Arkansas by University of Arkansas Community Design Center + Marlon Blackwell Architect

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Article Source: University of Arkansas Community Design Center + Marlon Blackwell Architect

The Creative Corridor retrofits a four-block segment of an endangered downtown Main Street through economic development catalyzed by the cultural arts rather than Main Street’s traditional retail base. The goal is to structure an identity for the Creative Corridor rooted in a mixed-use working and living environment anchored by the arts.

Image Courtesy © University of Arkansas Community Design Center + Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: University of Arkansas Community Design Center + Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Project: The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • Client: City of Little Rock
  • Building Square Footage: This project preserves 891,000 square feet of existing space in 28 historical structures and stipulates mixed-use functions in 532,000 square feet among four proposed infill structures. Possible programs include a cinema complex, symphony and ballet offices and rehearsal space, culinary school, art galleries, and corporate offices
  • Land Area: 12.2 acres

Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario in Fayetteville, Arkansas by University of Arkansas Community Design Center

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: University of Arkansas Community Design Center

As a complement to Fayetteville’s 2030 City Plan, a 2030 Transit City Scenario Plan independently models a future based on development of a streetcar system. While city planning is generally future-oriented, scenario planning models specific futures from the insistent exploration of a particular driver through “what if” propositions.

Image Courtesy University of Arkansas Community Design Center

  • Architects: University of Arkansas Community Design Center
  • Project: Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Owner: City of Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Photography: University of Arkansas Community Design Center


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas by Safdie Architects

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Article source: Safdie Architects

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is nestled within a ravine, flanked by two hills set on one hundred and twenty acres of Ozark landscape. Upstream to the south is Crystal Springs and, beyond that, the family residence designed by the celebrated Arkansas architect Fay Jones. The hillsides, which contain a network of trails that lead to downtown Bentonville, are covered with mature growth of oaks, dogwoods and crowned by Arkansas white pine on the crest.

Crystal Bridges Aerial view of model

  • Architects: Safdie Architects
  • Project: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • Location: Bentonville, Arkansas


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