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AIA Arkansas Newsletter                         TOP                       May 2015 
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2015 AIA Arkansas State Convention
Member News
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Calendar of Events
Welcome New Members
Associate News
Points of Interest
Opportunity Knocks
Employment Opportunities
Industry News
Gold Ribbon Sponsors
Silver Ribbon Co-Sponsors
Blue Ribbon Partners

Gold Ribbon Sponsors

 Acme Brick Company 


 BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. 


 Curtis H. Stout, Inc. 


Evo Business Environments


Innerplan Office Interiors 


Nabholz Construction Corporation 


Sourthern Reprographics, Inc. 


 Today's Office Inc. 

Silver Ribbon



Ace Glass Construction Corp. 


Alessi-Keyes Construction Co. 


CR Crawford Consturction


Dupont Tyvek


Glen Jones & Associates


Kinco Constructors, LLC


Long Sales Agency


McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.


Porter Lighting & Controls


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Spring has officially sprung! While Arkansas is known for its somewhat bipolar weather patterns, it appears we're starting to see some of that warmer weather so many of us have been patiently (and some, not so patiently) awaiting. We hope you're enjoying the warmth of the sunshine and that it inspires you to design something magnificent!  


"We could all take a lesson from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism."  


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 Alexis Teal. The next deadline is June 30, 2015.





Call for AIA Arkansas Design Awards Entries

It's that time of year again; time to take advantage of an outstanding opportunity to showcase your designs through the AIA Arkansas Design Awards Program. Entry forms are due Friday, May 8th. Click here for more information.

Call for Chapter Award Nominations

As we approach the 2015 Annual Convention we ask our membership to submit nominations for AIA Arkansas Chapter Awards.  We have four awards that are eligible to present each year.  Three are for design professionals; the E. Fay Jones Gold Medal Award, the Dick Savage Memorial Award and the Emerging Professional Award.  Our fourth award can be for anyone that has contributed significantly to the design community. The deadline for all award nominations is May 31, 2015. Click here for more information.

Request for Presentations

Submission Deadline: May 23, 2015. AIA Arkansas is now accepting proposals from our Allied members, Blue Ribbon Partners or higher, for presentations at the 2015 AIA Arkansas State Convention in Hot Springs, AR. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.  





Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects Wins AIA/ALA Library Building Award

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects and the Central Arkansas Library System have been honored with Library Architecture's highest and most prestigious achievement: A 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Award. 


Of all libraries submitted, the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards honor only six separate projects.  

Read more.

First use of Electrochromic Glass in Arkansas    

The new Mercy Orthopedic Hospital in Fort Smith is the first facility in Arkansas utilizing electronically tint-able SageGlass®, a product of Saint-Gobain, to tame the sun for comfort and efficiency and to make an architectural statement about the organization's healthcare mission. Views from the building were critical to the architectural design of the new expansion. The hospital faces west to address the intersection and vehicular circulation. And the exterior landscape features lush, gorgeous gardens to provide patients with serene views of the outdoors. Architect Michelle Teague at Polk Stanley Wilcox in Little Rock and Mercy chose SageGlass because it solves the glare challenge while preserving the outdoor views. SageGlass is electronically tintable glass for windows, skylights and curtain walls. It tints automatically or on demand to control sunlight, without blinds or shades, maintaining a connection to the outdoors and reducing energy consumption. Dynamic glazing also addressed Mercy's daylighting, energy efficiency and green building objectives. For more information contact Ed Chitty at Featured Systems,, 479-855-6422, or visit

Hello from Big Ass Fans!

Two projects that use our fans were recently featured in an article in Architectural Digest. These two amazing tuberculosis treatment centers in Haiti by MASS Design Group use Big Ass Fans to help disinfect the air: "...industrial fans from Kentucky-based company Big Ass Fans are used to pull air into the upper volume of the room, where it is decontaminated with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) lights." You can check out the full article here.  


Do you have any current projects that I can assist you with?  


Justin Burhoop
Big Ass Solutions
T: (859) 629-6200 

Arkansas River Resource Center Home of the Little Rock Port Authority Earns LEED® Silver Certification

With the assistance of Viridian, the Arkansas River Resource Center was recently awarded Silver level of certification through the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program.


"When the Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors decided to build the new office building, it was important to raise the bar and set a precedent for our future. Sustainability is very important to this organization and it made sense to pursue a LEED rated building. We are excited and very proud of this accomplishment", noted Chris Mathews, Little Rock Port Authority Board Chairman. Read more.  





26th Annual AIA AR Central Section Golf Tournament



4-Man Scramble

$340 per team


Deadline to register: 6.05.15

Register here.




Central Section - ADN Lecture Series

When: Tuesday, May 19th, 5:30-7:00pm (reception from 5:30-6

Where: Arkansas Arts Center lecture hall 

What: The Ed Cromwell Legacy - A panel discussion focusing on the late architect's career and his impact on Little Rock and its surrounds


Fort Smith Section - 2CEU4U | Meeting and Program Opportunities

5.14 @ 11:15 am - 1:45 pm 

6.16 @ 11:15 am - 1:45 pm 

7.15 @ 11:15 am - 1:45 pm 

8.13 @ 11:15 am - 1:45 pm  


2015 AIA Arkansas State Convention
October 14-17, 2015 - Hot Springs, Arkansas




Architect & Associate Members

Click the individual's name to access their contact information.


Kaleb B. Boyette, Assoc. AIA - Bentonville 

Philip M. Briggs, Assoc. AIA - Rogers 

Jason A. Clem, Assoc. AIA - Little Rock 

Joel D. Crownover, AIA - Fort Smith 

Shannon E. Hawkins, Assoc. AIA - Rogers 

Michael L. Phillips, Assoc. AIA - Lowell 

Matthew V. Sanders, Assoc. AIA - Bentonville 


Allied Members 

Click the company's name to access their contact information.


PROSOCO, Inc. - Blue Ribbon Partner

America Training Solutions - Basic Allied Member

Beckett Bros. Wood Floor Systems, LLC - Basic Allied Member




ARE Update: ARE you ready? Check out these new tools to help you prepare for ARE 4.0! Click here.




Preservation Crustaceans (Crawfish Boil)

A Preserve Arkansas Event

Thursday, May 7th


Proceeds from Preservation Crustaceans will benefit the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, which works to build stronger communities in Arkansas by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places.

Click here for more information.

News from studioMAIN

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Envision Little Rock - Otter Creek Design Competition will be on display at studioMAIN this coming Friday, May 8th, from 5 till 5:30pm during 2nd Friday art night. This will take place before The Ed Cromwell Legacy Exhibit. The winners of the 5 award categories will be identified during this time.  We hope you can be there!

Quapaw Quarter Association-  51st Spring Tour of Homes 

Little Rock, Ark. - The Quapaw Quarter Association (QQA) will host its 51st Spring Tour on Mother's Day Weekend, May 9-10, in downtown Little Rock.


The Spring Tour of Homes has been held since 1963 with the purpose of fostering appreciation of historic buildings and neighborhoods and the need for their preservation. The Tour was this year's recipient of the Grand Old Classic Special Event Award at the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's Henry Awards. The 51st Spring Tour features old, new, and sacred buildings throughout downtown that represent the rich diversity of Little Rock's Quapaw Quarter; most have never before been on the tour. Read more   

Fay Jones School of Architecture - Design Camp 2015
Design Camp offers the chance to learn about the design professions through hands-on projects, tours, presentation and discussions led by architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty of the Fay Jones School. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment while they walk with you through the design process.

The camp is open to students going into ninth through 12th grades in fall 2015.  Supplies and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register by May 22nd, click here.


Design Opportunities

These are added to the AIA Arkansas website around the

7th of each month, so please be sure to watch our blog for updates. Below are the last three editions for your reference.


March 2015  

April 2015 

May 2015 

Marvin Architects Challenge

We are excited to announce the return of the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge celebrating acclaimed design and breathtaking architecture. Submit your best work that displays architectural creativity and features Marvin windows and doors, and see how you measure up against your peers.


It's a yearly chance to show off your most award-worthy project, and get the attention you deserve. This year, we have new judging categories as well as an extended award structure, which give you even more opportunities for recognition. Submit your best by May 8th, 2015. Click here for more info.

High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program

The 36th annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program is now underway. Sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau, the unique program is open to owners, architects, engineers, interior designers, facility and property managers, contractors, manufacturer's representatives, utility employees, users, and virtually anyone else associated with a new or upgraded illumination system that provides at least some of the many benefits of what the Bureau calls High-Benefit Lighting. For consideration in the 2015 High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program, an entry must be received by the National Lighting Bureau no later than October 31, 2015. Click here for more info.   




Architect/Intern Architect

Northwest Arkansas is one of the top 5 fastest growing areas of the country.  Hight-Jackson Associates based in Rogers, AR is seeking creative and experienced professionals with a degree in Architecture.  Applicants should have 1 to 3 years experience and must be proficient in Revit/BIM and detail oriented.  Click here for more information.  

Architect/Intern Architect 

Kirchner Architecture is seeking a project design architect with 3 to 6 years of office experience. The position requires a soon to be registered intern architect or registered architect with Revit expertise and design experience in college/university, healthcare and office design. The position would oversee design, construction documents and construction administration on numerous projects. Resume may be emailed to


Newman Named Head of Department of Architecture for Fay Jones School

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Winifred E. Newman will be the next head of the Department of Architecture for the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, effective July 1.


Newman is an associate professor, director of advanced studies and director of the I-CAVE Lab for Applied Visualization in the College of Architecture + the Arts at Florida International University. Read more.



AIA Students (AIAS) 

The AIAS is seeking donations for the Professional Advancement Support Scholarship [PASS], which will be available to alumni of the AIAS who pass a division of the ARE within one year of graduating, and will reimburse them for the cost of that exam. Please submit donations by June 7th.

Contract Documents 

AIA National is offering an introductory course on contract documents. Course fee is $199 AIA/CES 4.0 LU.

  • June 12, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT, AIA National Office in Washington, DC
  • Register here

AIA Chat: Architecture as a Source of Reinvention

On April 1st, AIA Arkansas's own Reese Rowland, FAIA, hosted AIA National's April #AIAchat on Twitter. Rowland answered questions around architecture's role in helping libraries reinvent themselves. The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center, designed by Rowland and Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, in Little Rock is a recipient of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Award.

Rowland on his experience hosting the chat: "I was interviewed and asked to field questions from across the country and the awards were announced at the end of the chat session. It was an honor to not only be one of the six libraries selected for the awards, but also to be selected for this chat as well. The AIA is also in the process of writing a case study on the project."


View the entire April AIA Chat here.




Acme Brick CompanyAcme

10921 Maumelle Blvd.

North Little Rock, AR 72113

(501) 812-5574

Mike Anderson, Bryce Switzer, Greg Spencer


BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.Bancorp

P.O. Box 251510

Little Rock, AR 72225

(501) 664-7705

Ken Estes, Alfred L. Williams, James Clark


Curtis H. Stout, Inc.Curtis

2400 Cantrell Road #100

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 374-6694

Melissa Stickford, Andy McMahan, Becky Major


Evo Business EnvironmentsEvo

415 N. McKinley, Suite 1250

Little Rock, AR 72205

(501) 244-9696

Chris Cerrato, Zac Cerrato


Innerplan Office InteriorsInnerplan

7001 Innerplan Drive

North Little Rock, AR 72113

(501) 371-0300

Tim McMennamy, Mark Phillips, Roger McMennamy


Nabholz Construction CorporationNabholz

PO Box 2090

Conway, AR 72033

(501) 505-5800

Jake Nabholz, Brad Hegeman, Sandra Cook


Southern Reprographics, Inc.Southern

P.O. Box 1878

Little Rock, AR 72203

(501) 372-4011

Phillip McColey, Pam Brawley


Today's Office Inc.Todays

717 W. 7th

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 375-5050

Rhonda Bradley, Keeley Dorrell, Missy Holley





ACE Glass Construction Corp

405 Shall St.

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 372-0595

Courtney Little, Chris Little


Alessi Keyes Construction

10623 Maumelle Blvd.

North Little Rock, AR 72113

(501) 225-6699

Bob Butler, James Alessi


CR Crawford Construction

1102 S. Happy Hollow Road

Fayetteville, AR 72701

(479) 251-1161

Richard Johnson, Scott Stokenbury


DuPont Tyvek

PO Box 543154

Dallas, TX 75354

(501) 804-7889

Mark Edds, CSI, CDT, Brian McKay


Glen Jones & Associates

107 Cherrybark Lane

Vicksburg, MS 39180

(601) 634-0877

Glen Jones, Lou Skeen


Kinco Constructors, LLC

12600 Lawson Road

Little Rock, AR 72210

(501) 225-7606

Rob Hileman, Marc Dillard


Long Sales Agency

914 Barber

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 374-3088

Randall Long, Mandy Green


McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.

PO Box 34087 / 900 West Markham

Little Rock, AR 72203

(501) 371-0272

Dan Beranek, Karen Bonvillain


Porter Lighting & Controls

6001 Murray Street

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 570-8170

Megan Gardisser, Phillip Phelps








119 Breckenridge Ln

Maumelle, AR 72113

(800) 726-0126

Kandid Scott


PO Box 16235

Little Rock, AR 72231

(501) 372-2373

Ben Hollowell

Ace Signs of Arkansas

11935 I-30

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 562-0800

Mike Treat

All-Storage Products, Inc.

PO Box 22266

Little Rock, AR 72221

(501) 666-8600

Tom Garner

Antique Brick & Block

1609 E. 9th Street

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 375-0060

Jason Garner

Archway Graphic Designs

1202 Business Park Dr.

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 224-0227

Bart Lusk

Arkansas Automatic Sprinkler & United Fire Suppression

185 Arena Road

Cabot, AR 72023

(501) 843-9392

Greg Powell

Arkansas Sun Control

5301 Warden Road, Suite H2

North Little Rock, AR 72116

(501) 753-3800

JP Stalpers


Arkansas Wall Systems, LLC

2341 East 8th Street

North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 945-5522

Jeff Hyde


Ash Grove Packaging

10809 Executive Center Drive Suite 321

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 224-3372

David May


Baldwin & Shell Construction Company

PO Box 1750

Little Rock, AR 72203

(501) 374-8677

Douglas Henson


Beshears Construction

PO Box 6299

Fort Smith, AR 72906

(479) 646-0846

Kelly Wilson


Big Ass Solutions

2348 Innovation Road

Lexington, KY 40511

(859) 967-0502

Tess Simon


CDI Contractors

3000 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 666-4300

Dwayne Wilson


CSL Materials, LLC

9410 S. Elwood Avenue, Suite 111

Jenks, OK 74037

(918) 618-2655

Mason Means


CertainTeed Corporation

2907 Sweetgrass Drive

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 400-5127

John Johnson


Clark Contractors

15825 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, AR 72222

(501) 868-3133

William Clark


Conference Technologies

1419 Westpark Drive, Suite B

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 375-2800

David Crook


DES, Inc.

2349 W. Hudson Rd

Rogers, AR 72756

(479) 621-8889

Matt Lien


DFI Architectural Signs Inc.

219 West 7th

North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 372-8881

Charles Aitkens


Duro-Last Roofing, Inc

525 Morley Drive

Saginaw, MI 48601

(800) 248-0280

David Bradke


East - Harding Construction

2230 Cottondale Lane, Suite 3

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 661-1646

Van Tilbury


Enloe Enterprise LLC

4928 Holly Street

Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 561-9229

Vickie Enloe


Facility Design Marketing

605 Sussix Loop

North Little Rock, AR 72120

(501) 247-6831

Katie Escovedo


Featured Systems

5 Clare Circle

Bella Vista, AR 72714

(479) 855-6422

Ed Chitty



184 East Fantinel Blvd.

Springdale, AR 72762

(479) 750-4565

Brent Farmer


H.E. Williams, Inc.

831 West Fairview Avenue

Carthage, MO 64836

(417) 358-4065

Kelly Hartley


HILLYER SALES Architectural Products

5007 Black Road, Suite #230

Memphis, TN 38117

(901) 452-8462

Bruce Hillyer


HP Engineering, Inc.

1800 S. Osage Springs Drive, Suite 110

Rogers, AR 72758

(479) 899-6370

Bill Hodge


HSA Engineering Consulting Services

5701 Euper Lane, Suite A

Fort Smith, AR 72903

(479) 452-8922

Trey White


Hubble-Mitchell Interiors, Inc.

8001 Assembly Court, Unit 34

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 312-2700

Chris Hubble



6 Hethwood

Little Rock, AR 72210

(501) 519-9806

Karen Williams



605 Donaghey Ave.

Conway, AR 72034

(302) 764-3100

Hayden Williams


Inside Effects, Inc.

5050 Northshore Lane

North Little Rock, AR 72118

(501) 954-8866

Dustin Pitonyak


J.D. Day & Company

6701 W 64th Street, Suite 221

Overland Park, KS 66202

(913) 722-3213

Jim Day


Jay S. Stanley & Associates, Inc.

5313 McClanahan Drive, Suite G5

North Little Rock, AR 72116

(501) 758-8029

Jay Stanley


Kalwall - Glass Erectors

PO Box 30005

Little Rock, AR 72260

(501) 455-1324

Gary Smith


Lighting & Power Solutions, Inc.

217 N. Chester

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 374-2155

Ben Floyd


Lunday & Associates

717 E Center Street

Sheridan, AR 72150

(870) 942-1463

Wade Lunday


MDC Wallcoverings

1200 Arthur Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60610

(847) 437-4000 x7464

Nikki Stelloh


Malmstrom-White, Co.

11617 Kanis Rd

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 224-2775

Jason Roach


Marvin Windows and Doors

PO Box 100

Warroad, MN 56763

(901) 484-5403

Mark Walkenbach


Meek's Lumber & Design Center

PO Box 6160

Springdale, AR 72766

(479) 236-7780

Herb Rimel


Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc.

401 E. Hudson Street

Fort Scott, KS 66701

(620) 223-9158

Matt Deloney


Midwest Block & Brick

1601 Electric Avenue

Springdale, AR 72764

(479) 750-7887

Mike Ankrom


Milestone Construction Company

2002 South 48th Street

Springdale, AR 72762

(479) 751-3560

Kelli Gemmell


Minick Materials

326 N Council

Oklahoma City, OK 73127

(405) 343-7879

Mike Mayzak


Missco Contract Sales

PO Box 321400

Florwood, MS 39232

(601) 987-8600

Mack Skeen


Mohawk Industries (Lee's, Karastan & Bigelow)

96 Cedar Grove

Byhalia, MS 38611

(901) 246-9851

Tony Simmons


Morrison Shipley Engineers, Inc.

5704 Euper Lane

Fort Smith, AR 72903

(479) 452-1933

Greg Shipley


Musco Sports Lighting

100 1st Avenue W

Oskaloosa, IA 52577

(641) 673-0411

Jeremy Lemons


Neenah Foundry

16401 Chenal Valley Drive - Apt 8306

Little Rock, AR 72223

(800) 619-6756

Pat Risley


Office Interiors of Jonesboro

3410 E Johnson Ave

Jonesboro, AR 72401

(870) 974-1018

Cheryl Davis


Otis Elevator Company

1527 Bowman Rd., Ste. A

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 312-7600

Reed Myers



3741 Greenway Circle

Lawrence, KS 66046

(800) 255-4255

Matt Henderson


Panda Windows & Doors

3415 Bellington Road

Las Vegas, NV 89030

(702) 643-5700

Ximena Rojas


Performance Surfaces

821 W Wilshire Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

(405) 463-0505

Ryan McCaslin


Pittsburgh Paints

1074 W Markham

Conway, AR 72032

(501) 327-7955

Brent Ernst


Related Product Sales (RPS)

405 Shall Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 993-5873

Chris Little


Resource Interiors

PO Box 24808

Little Rock, AR 72221

(501) 960-7994

Tom Johnston


Roofing System Solutions

PO Box 30355

Edmond, OK 73003

(405) 650-8915

Tim Reed


Schindler Elevator Corporation

400 Hardin Drive, Ste 170

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 375-0930

Larry Hammond


School & Office Products of Arkansas

P.O. Box 26015

Little Rock, AR 0

(501) 663-5500

Terry Greene


Sherwin-Williams Company

3925 N. I-10 Service Road West, #219

Metairie, LA 70002

(504) 454-8211

Todd Hakenjos


Sika Sarnafil

2517 Fairway Park, Suite 200

Houston, TX 77092

(713) 812-0102

Michael Johnson



1000 Rochelle Boulevard

Irving, TX 75062

(469) 995-2200

Justin Hughes


Smart Vent Flood Vents

430 Andbro Dr. Unit 1

Pitman, NJ 8071

(877) 441-8368

Garrett Tirpak


Southwest Solutions Group

17200 Chenal Parkway, # 300

Little Rock, AR 72223

(501) 859-0675

Justin Story


Sport Court

700 Minton Road

Benton, AR 72019

(501) 316-2255

Patti LaFleur


Tandus Flooring

5906 Wall Street

Benton, AR 72019

(501) 607-2044

Christie Hood


Tatum-Smith Engineers, Inc.

P.O. Box 756; 1108 Poplar Place

Rogers, AR 72757

(479) 621-6128

Mark Smith P.E. S.E.


Tectum, Inc

2341 East 8th Street

North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 945-5522

Scott Cooper


Terracon Consultants

25809 I-30

Bryant, AR 72022

(501) 847-9292

Dana Lumpkin


The Cone Group, Inc.

10411 W. Markham, Suite 300

Little Rock, AR 72205

(501) 224-1058

Paul Henry



100 Gamble Road

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 227-0648

Matt Bell


Wilsonart International

321 North Plaza

Little Rock, AR 72205

(501) 256-9022

Amber Self

AIAAR Red Grey

1020 W 4th Street, Suite 400

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 661-1111 Phone

(501) 372-4505 Fax