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AIA Arkansas Newsletter                         TOP            March 2013
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Membership Directory Updates
Member News
Welcome New Members
Associate News
Points of Interest
Employment Opportunities
AIA Contract Documents
AIA National News
Calendar of Events
Gold Ribbon Sponsors
Silver Ribbon Co-Sponsors
Blue Ribbon Partners

Gold Ribbon Sponsors

Acme Brick Company


BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.


Curtis H. Stout, Inc.


DES, Inc.


Innerplan Office Interiors


Jay S. Stanley & Associates


Nabholz Construction Corporation


Sourthern Reprographics, Inc.


Today's Office Inc.

Silver Ribbon



Alessi-Keyes Construction Co. 


CR Crawford Consturction


Dupont Tyvek


Glen Jones & Associates


Kinco Constructors, LLC


Long Sales Agency


McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.


Workplace Resource

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The Ides of March are almost upon us; and the first quarter of 2013 will be gone before we know it.  Are you ready for Spring?  We certainly are looking forward to warm sunshiny days! 


"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." ~Anne Bradstreet




As always, use the links on the left or simply scroll down the page to see what has been and what will be going on with AIA Arkansas. If you have news you would like to share that meets the submission guidelines, please submit it to Joie Ketcham.  The next deadline is April 15th.

Off to a Good Start

A Message from the President


I hope your New Year is going well; completing on-going projects, new projects started, more on the horizon and a positive attitude in your workplace. I like to think things have finally turned the corner. Let's just hope our political leadership can find a way to keep things moving in the right direction. 

Your AIA Board of Directors met in January at the annual planning retreat where we welcomed new members, inducted new officers and had a good discussion on what our organization has accomplished in the past year and how to better serve the membership going forward.

One of the issues discussed was how the ABA wants to address the compensation to those of you that do work for the state and how civil engineering services (fees) might be part of the Architects' compensation. There is a committee currently participating in that discussion.

Section leaders had an opportunity to describe their goals for the coming year. The Central Section, with the birth of studioMAIN and the ongoing relationship with the Arkansas Arts Center and other design collaborations is setting a high standard for awareness of the role architects can play in creating better communities. Other section listed many opportunities for professional advancement as well as fellowship and fun. Please take advantage of their efforts to organize these events.

The convention this year in Northwest Arkansas promises to be a fantastic opportunity for those of you in other parts of the state to catch up on all the growth in NWA.  Speakers are currently being contacted and will no doubt provide us all with a fresh perspective on current architectural trends. Between the featured speakers, allied seminars, trade show, art exhibition, and architecture tours this year's convention promises to be a real winner. And with the proximity to the Fay Jones School of Architecture, expect more student involvement.

Later this month some of us will be off to Washington, D.C. for the Grassroots conference. This event will provide us with an opportunity to meet with our Arkansas Delegation of Congressmen and Senators. We will do our best to communicate to them the issues that affect our profession. Most of those issues can be boiled down into how they can support small business as well as economic support for growth in our communities. One issue that I personally will put forward has to do with climate change and what energy policies they support.

I look forward to updating everyone about AIA National's initiatives and what our legislators had to say in the next newsletter. 

Stay tuned,

David McKee, AIA
2013 AIA AR President 




We are in the process of preparing the 2013-2014 AIA Arkansas Membership Directory. Please be sure to log in to your record at and verify that your information is correct. Please make any necessary changes. Be on the look-out for a post card reminder with instructions on how to log in and update your information. Please complete any updates by March 31st. Better yet, log in now while you are thinking about it! All you need is your AIA member number.


Update Now!





AIA AR to Receive Excellence Award at Grassroots Conference

AIA Arkansas is slated to be recognized at the upcoming AIA Grassroots Leadership & Legislative Conference as a recipient in the Membership: Outstanding Single Program category. We are being recognized for our Milestone Presentation to newly licensed architects as they meet a milestone in their architectural career. See below, an excerpt from the congratulatory letter we received.


"The jury was impressed with the chapter's focused effort to reach out one-on-one to newly licensed architects within the state. The program excites interest in the profession and connection to the AIA. The primary goal of the program is noted as membership recruitment and retention and is cited as being a contributor to the high retention rate of AIA architects. The program's accomplishments, including an average of 16 newly licensed architects being recognized annually, of which 12% are not members currently and 88% are currently members of AIA, with a 95% overall membership retention is admirable."


AIA AR Swears in New Officers


David McKee, AIA (President); Wesley Walls, AIA (Vice President); Mark Cahoon, AIA (Treasurer); Tim Maddox, AIA (Secretary) and Michael Lejong, AIA (Past President); being sworn in by George Krennerich, AIA (ASBALAID President)


Architects, Engineers See 'Positive Signs' in Private Sector, Growing College Enrollment

by Jan Cottingham

After five lean years, architectural and engineering firms are seeing business pick up, even in the once-moribund private sector.

But lessons learned during the downturn still inform their operations, said David McKee, president of the Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Read more >


ATU Approved Architecture Firm for New Facility on Campus

The Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees approved the hiring of AMR Architects, Inc., of Little Rock to serve as the architecture firm for the construction of a planned new student support and administrative facility on the Russellville campus.

Read more >


Brackett-Krennerich Transitions Leadership

Jonesboro based architectural firm Brackett-Krennerich & Associates Architects recently experienced a leadership transition. Former principal Jerry Brackett, AIA has stepped down as owner after 35 years in this position and will continue his involvement with the firm as a senior advisor. Jeff Herren, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Kyle Cook, AIA have joined George Krennerich, AIA as principals to continue leading this accomplished firm into the future.

Read More >


Billie Tsien Draws Packed House

March 6th - Little Rock. The AIA Arkansas Central Section, in collaboration with the Architecture & Design Network and the Arkansas Arts Center hosted Billie Tsien, founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. They will host several more, equally exciting lectures throughout 2013. You won't want to miss them.


Conway Replaces Architects for New Airport Terminal

by Kate Knable

The Conway City Council on Tuesday approved Rik Sowell Architects of Conway as the architect for the terminal. The city dropped Architectural Alliance of Minneapolis as project architect in favor of the local company to "expedite the design and conceptual construction plan," Mayor Tab Townsell said.



Secretary of State Martin Announces Final Capitol Arts & Grounds Commissioners

Back in January, Secretary of State Mark Martin announced the final two appointments to the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission this week. "With these two new appointments, we have filled all the vacancies on the commission," Martin said. John Lane, a member of the American Institute of Architects, is owner of Lane and Associates Architects of Fort Smith. The Arkansas Chapter of the AIA recommended Lane. Dave Roberts is Vice President of Planning for Crafton Tull in Little Rock. The State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers recommended him. "I appreciate Mr. Lane and Mr. Roberts for their willingness to serve on the commission," Martin said. "I look forward to working with both of them and utilizing their expertise on the Capitol campus." The Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission is comprised of 10 members who evaluate proposals for monuments and other art in the Capitol and surrounding grounds.




Architect & Associate Members

  • Cory A. Amos, Assoc. AIA (Fayetteville)
  • Charles Jackson Henry IV, AIA (Fayetteville)
  • Mark Horne Jr., AIA (Fayetteville)
  • James H. Little IV, AIA (Jonesboro)
  • Tanner Sutton, Assoc. AIA (Siloam Springs)
  • Micah P. Whorton, Assoc. AIA (Bentonville)


Allied Members


Integrated Solutions Group Inc.

Springdale, AR

Marcus Cloud

(479) 925-0507

Blue Ribbon Partner


Neenah Foundry

Little Rock, AR

Pat Risley

(501) 858-9329

Blue Ribbon Partner


Facility Design Marketing

North Little Rock, AR

Katie Escovedo

(501) 247-6831

Basic Allied Member 



Cloud-Based Solution Provides Access for 64-bit Computers

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is beta testing a cloud-based service that will allow customers with 64-bit Windows operating systems and Macs to access the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Practice Programs software.



Earn an Hour Towards IDP

Title: Designing Your Future: Creating Value in Your Career

Presenter: Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.

Date and Time: Tuesday April 2nd 11:30-1pm

Location: University of Arkansas Student Union (Room TBD)

This presentation will be worth 1 AIA LU that can be used as an hour towards IDP. You may also, they can watch this video created by the AIA.


AIA National Convention Room Block Through AIA Arkansas

Discounted room reservations are available through AIA Arkansas. We have blocked a group of rooms at the Embassy Suites (connected to the convention center). The room rate begins at $219 per night. The block is limited so contact the AIA Arkansas office ASAP if you are interested in taking advantage of one of these rooms. Register Now for the 2013 AIA National Convention


Call for Entries

Gulf States Region - 2013 Honor Awards Program

Click below for the call for entry for the 2013 Awards program. The deadline for the entry form (not submittals) is March 15th. Actual submittals are due April 18th.


AIA Arkansas Sponsors in part, Bauhaus Exhibit

Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy - Photographs by Gordon Watkinson

Organized by Foto+Synthesis Incorporated

May 24 - September 22, 2013

This exhibition conveys the architectural history, design and enduring philosophies of the Bauhaus, a German expression meaning "house for building" and the name of an important German School principle of architecture and design. The exhibition offers a unique perspective on Bauhaus design philosophy as it relates to architecture and its relevance in today's society. The Bauhaus school was founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 and introduced principles that shaped the foundation of modern architecture. Conceived as a project encompassing architecture, design and photography, Bauhaus twenty-21 not only conveys the architectural history, but also illustrates the enduring philosophies of the Bauhaus. The exhibition is comprised of 77 photographs, plans and elevations and furniture that capture the essence of Bauhaus design and its influence on modern architecture and design.


The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas invites you to

Submit Nominations for Arkansas's 2013 Most Endangered Places List


Save the Date

May 1-3, 2013

Arkansas Preservation Conference

Architect - Program Coordinator,

Main Street Arkansas


The Main Street Arkansas Architect will work with property owners to provide architectural design assistance rooted in historic preservation-based best practices.

Click here for details.


Project Architect
Cromwell Architects Engineers
The position is for a detail oriented and dedicated Project Architect to work on diversified project types. Architectural registration required. Must have 8-15 years commercial building design/production experience, proficient in AutoCAD, REVIT and/or MicroStation. Experience with construction documentation a MUST. Successful candidate must have excellent people skills for one-on-one client interaction as well as practical field experience. Send resume to: Cromwell Architects Engineers, Attn: HR, 101 S. Spring Street, Little Rock, AR. Email:   EOE M/F/D/V 


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Strong Surge for the ABI in January

As the prognosis for the design and construction industry continues to improve, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is reflecting its strongest growth since November 2007.Components are encouraged to publicize the data to their local media so that AIA becomes the authoritative source of economic trends in the building industry.



Successful practice management requires knowing your business.

Comparing business practices and firm performance are keys to managing a successful practice. With the new AIA Firm Survey report, we've collected the data points you need to gain valuable insight and information on today's architecture marketplace.





12     Inside Effects: NuHeat
          studioMAIN, LR 

14     Meeks Design Center: Engineered Lumber
         UAFS Boreham Conference Center, FS

19     Siplast:  Roofs, Decks and Zonolite

         studioMAIN, LR


9       Traditional Wood Moulding

          studioMAIN, LR

9       Avallone Architectural Specialties:

         UAFS Boreham Conference Center, FS
         Fire & Smoke Curtains; Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements

11     Avallone Architectural Specialties:

         Fire & Smoke Curtains; Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements
         Whole Hog Café, Bentonville 

16      Kevin McClurkan: Ennead Architects

          Arkansas Arts Center, LR

14      Architectural Solutions: 

          Structural Roof Deck and Acoustical Wall Panels
          studioMAIN, LR

14      Bobby Roberts: Little Rock Children's Library

          Children's Library, LR

22     Minick Materials: Creating Natural Stabelized Aggregate Pathways

         UAFS Boreham Conference Center, FS


11     Eat & Educate: TBD

        studioMAIN, LR


20     Interlocking Concrete Pavements

         TX Land & Cattle, Rogers

9      Eat & Educate: TBD

        studioMAIN, LR

6       Acme Brick Company: Architectural Brick Detailing
         UAFS Boreham Conference Center, FS

13     Eat & Educate: TBD

         studioMAIN, LR

10     Eat & Educate: TBD

          studioMAIN, LR

19     Masonry Thermal Performance

         TX Land & Cattle, Rogers 

25     Meeks Design Center: Integral Moisture Resistant Sheathing 

         UAFS Boreham Conference Center, FS



8      Eat & Educate: TBD

         studioMAIN, LR


9      AIA Arkansas Bikitecture Tour & Golf Tournament 

        Location TBD


10-12     2013 AIA Arkansas State Convention

               Embassy Suites Spa & Convention Center, Rogers 

7       Sherwin-Williams: General Polymer Floor Coatings
         UAFS Boreham Conference Center, FS 

12     Eat & Educate: TBD

         studioMAIN, LR



10     Eat & Educate: TBD

         studioMAIN, LR




Acme Brick Companyacme

10921 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock, AR 72113

(501) 812-5574

Mike Anderson, Bryce Switzer, Paul Fleming


BancorpSouth Insurance ServicesBancorpSouth

P.O. Box 251510, Little Rock, AR 72225

(501) 664-7705

Ken Estes, Alfred Williams, Trey Scallion


Curtis H. Stout, Inc.CurtisStout

2400 Cantrell Rd. #100, Little Rock, AR 72202

 (501) 374-6694

Melissa Stickford, Andy McMahan, Becky Major



2349 W. Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR 72756

(479) 621-8889

Shaun Carver, Josh Rothman, Courtney Knieff


Innerplan Office InteriorsInnerplan

7001 Innerplan Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113

(501) 371-0300

Chris Cerrato, Roger McMennamy


Jay S Stanley & AssociatesJayStanley

5313 McClanahan Dr., Ste G5, North Little Rock, AR 72116

(501) 758-8029

Jay Stanley, Scott Stanley, Logan Campbell


Nabholz Construction CorporationNabholz

612 Garland St., Conway, AR 72032

(501) 505-5800

Jake Nabholz, Clay Gordon, Brad Hegeman


Southern Reprographics Inc.SRi

P.O. Box 1878, Little Rock, AR 72203

(501) 372-4011

Phillip McColey, Pam Brawley, Farris Lance


Today's Office Inc.TodaysOffice

717 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 375-5050

Rhonda Bradley, Keeley Claude, Missy Holley





Alessi-Keyes Construction Co.

10623 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock, AR 72113

(501) 225-6699

Bob Butler


CR Crawford Construction

5274 N Crossover Rd., Springdale, AR 72764

(479) 251-1161

Richard Johnson, Scott Stokenburry


Glen Jones & Associates

107 Cherrybark Lane, Vicksburg, MS 39180

(601) 634-0877

Glen Jones, Lou Skeen 


DuPont Tyvek

171 Mountain Valley Dr., Maumelle, AR 72113

(501) 804-7889

Mark Edds


Kinco Constructors

12600 Lawson Road, Little Rock, AR 72210

(501) 225-7606

William Fletcher, Andrew Mincks


Long Sales Agency

914 Barber, Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 374-3088

Randall Long, James Long


McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.

PO Box 34087 / 9090 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72203

(501) 371-0272

Dan Beranek


Workplace Resource of Little Rock

409 East 3rd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 244-9696

Randy King, Jenny Harper





PO Box 22266

Little Rock, AR     72221

(501) 666-8600


Antique Brick & Block

1609 E. 9th Street

Little Rock, AR     72202

(501) 375-0060


Architectural Solutions

2341 East 8th Street

North Little Rock, AR     72114

(501) 945-5522



Ash Grove Packaging

10809 Executive Center Drive Suite 321

Little Rock, AR     72211

(501) 224-3372



Avallone Architectural Specialties

815 King Place

Shreveport, LA     71115

(318) 841-1279



Baldwin & Shell Construction Company

PO Box 1750

Little Rock, AR     72203

(501) 374-8677


Beshears Construction

PO Box 6299

Fort Smith, AR     72906

(479) 646-0846


CDI Contractors

3000 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, AR     72202

(501) 666-4300


Conference Technologies

1419 Westpark Drive, Suite B

Little Rock, AR     72201

(501) 375-2800


CPI Daylighting Inc.

28662 North Ballard Drive

Lake Forest, IL     60045

(847) 816-1060


DFI Architectural Signs Inc.

219 West 7th

North Little Rock, AR     72114

(501) 372-8881


Enloe Enterprise LLC

4928 Holly Street

Kansas City, MO     64112

(816) 561-9229


Featured Systems

5 Clare Circle

Bella Vista, AR     72714

(479) 855-6422


Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

PO Box 105605

Atlanta, GA     30348

(800) 225-6119


H.E. Williams, Inc.

831 West Fairview Avenue

Carthage, MO     64836

(417) 358-4065


Harrison Energy Partners

1501 Westpark Drive, Ste 9

Little Rock, AR     72204

(501) 661-0621


HILLYER SALES Architectural Products

3411 Summer Ave

Memphis, TN     38122

(901) 452-8462


HP Engineering

1800 South 52nd Street, Suite 400

Rogers, AR     72758

(479) 899-6370



HSA Engineering Consulting Services

5701 Euper Lane, Suite A

Fort Smith, AR     72903

(479) 452-8922


J.D. Day & Company

6701 W 64th Street, Suite 221

Overland Park, KS     66202

(913) 722-3213


Kalwall - Glass Erectors

PO Box 30005

Little Rock, AR     72260

(501) 455-1324


Lunday & Associates

717 E Center Street

Sheridan, AR     72150

(870) 942-1463


Malmstrom-White, Co.

11617 Kanis Rd

Little Rock, AR     72211

(501) 224-2775


Marvin Windows and Doors

P O Box 100

Warroud, MN     56763

(218) 386-1430


McGraw-Hill Construction-Dodge Division

5107 Kaplon Road

North Little Rock, AR     72118

(501) 851-1438


Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc.

401 E. Hudson Street

Fort Scott, KS     66701

(620) 223-9158



Midwest Block & Brick

1601 Electric Avenue

Springdale, AR     72764

(479) 750-7887



Milestone Construction Company

2002 South 48th Street

Springdale, AR     72762

(479) 751-3560


Minick Materials

326 N Council

Oklahoma City, OK     73127

(405) 343-7879


Missco Contract Sales

PO Box 321400

Florwood, MS     39232

(601) 987-8600


Musco Sports Lighting

100 1st Avenue W

Oskaloosa, IA     52577

(641) 673-0411


Natural Building Solutions, Inc.

109 N Arkansas Street

Rogers, AR     72756

(479) 631-7800


Neenah Foundry

16401 Chenal Valley Drive - Apt 8306

Little Rock, AR     72223

(800) 619-6756


Otis Elevator Company

1527 Bowman Rd., Ste. A

Little Rock, AR     72211

(501) 312-7600


Performance Surfaces

821 W Wilshire Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK     73116

(405) 463-0505


Pittsburgh Paints

1074 W Markham

Conway, AR     72032

(501) 327-7955


Porter Lighting & Controls

6001 Murray Street

Little Rock, AR     72209

(501) 570-8170


Schindler Elevator Corporation

400 Hardin Drive, Ste 170

Little Rock, AR     72211

(501) 375-0930



School & Office Products of Arkansas

P.O. Box 26015

Little Rock, AR     0

(501) 521-4424


Sherwin-Williams Company

15484 College Blvd.

Lenexa, KS     66219

(913) 381-8633



1000 E. Rochelle Blvd

Irving, TX     75062

(469) 995-2200


Smart Vent Flood Vents

430 Andbro Dr. Unit 1

Pitman, NJ     8071

(877) 441-8368



12251 Seaway Road

Gulfport, MS     39503

(228) 731-5659


Southwest Solutions Group

17200 Chenal Parkway, # 300

Little Rock, AR     72223

(501) 859-0675


Sport Court

700 Minton Road

Benton, AR     72019

(501) 316-2255


Sports Floors Incorporated

6651 Reese Rd

Memphis, TN     38133

(901) 452-9492


Tandus Flooring

5906 Wall Street

Benton, AR     72019

(501) 607-2044



Wilsonart International

8120 Scott Hamilton, Ste. A

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 256-9022

Amber Burley

Terracon Consultants

25809 I-30

Bryant, AR     72022

(501) 847-9292









AIAAR Red Grey

1020 W 4th Street, Suite 400

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 661-1111 Phone

(501) 372-4505 Fax