Tonight's June Freeman lecture series at the Arkansas Arts Center features Steve Luoni of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, who'll talk about recovery plans for Vilonia and Mayflower, towns devastated by tornadoes in 2014.
ARCHITECT magazine has named Marlon Blackwell Architects of Fayetteville the top firm in the design category of its national 2016 Architect 50 awards. The magazine, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, said this about the firm's designs:
The award-winning University of Arkansas Community Design Center has claimed two more prestigious prizes, these from the American Architecture Awards Program of the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art and Design.
Dr. Winfred E. Newman, who goes by Elysse, will give a talk titled “New (Old) Directions in Architecture" Tuesday at the Arkansas Arts Center. There will be a reception for Newman, the new head of the University of Arkansas's Fay Jones School of Architecture, at 5:30 p.m.; the talk follows at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Alex Gilliam, the founder of Philadelphia's Public Workshop, which gets youth involved in design of public spaces, will give a talk at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Arkansas Arts Center. Gilliam, recently named by Philadelphia magazine as one of the city's Smartest People, calls himself the "cheerleader of possibility."
Not scandal at the state Capitol, scagliola. That's the method of creating a marble look on plaster that the builders of the Capitol used in place of real marble columns. In this video released by the Secretary of State's office, Capitol historian David Ware talks about the restoration project.
The panel discussion “THEN AND NOW: the Central High School Neighborhood," at the Arkansas Arts Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, will feature Arkansas Historic Preservation historian Rachel Silva, architect Kwendeche, Central principal Nancy Rousseau and Central High Neighborhood Association president Vanessa McKuin, who is also the head of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.
Steve Weisenthal, senior vice president for facilities and university architect with the University of Chicago, will give a talk, "Architectural Heritage and Innovation," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Arkansas Arts Center.
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled today that he had no choice based on a past Arkansas Supreme Court decision but to dismiss a lawsuit by Death Row inmates seeking to challenge the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.But the judge did so unhappily with sharp criticism of the Arkansas Supreme Court for failing to address critical points raised in the lawsuit.