Steven L Anderson Design Center and Renovation of Vol Walker Hall

Completed as BIM Manager and Intern Architect for Marlon Blackwell Architects
Professional photographs by Tim Hursley


2016 AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence
2016 American Architecture Prize [Educational Buildings, Platinum]
2015 ASID South Central Chapter Commercial Design Project of the Year [Ovation]
2015 ASID South Central Chapter Excellence in Design Award [Gold]
2014 Gulf States Regional AIA Honor Award
2014 AZ Award: Best Commercial/Institutional Architecture > 1,000 Square Meters
2014 World Architecture Festival Finalist [Higher Education and Research]
2014 Architects Newspaper Building of the Year
2014 Lumen Award for Excellence
2014 Arkansas AIA Honor Award
2014 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
2013 Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Contractors Construction & Developers 2013 Appreciation Vision Award
2012 AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Building Information Modeling Award for Exemplary use of BIM in a Small Firm

The addition of the Steven L. Anderson Design Center to Vol Walker Hall at the University of Arkansas is a complex but resolute hybrid of a beautifully restored historical building and a modern addition and insertion. Great care has been taken in preserving the historic aspects of Vol Walker Hall, while instilling new life. The addition provides 37,000 square feet of new studio, faculty office, and seminar space as well as a 200 seat auditorium and an exhibition gallery. Articulated in Indiana limestone, architectural concrete, and fritted glass, the addition seeks to complement the original building built in the 1930’s while representing the School of Architecture’s vision for the future.