Steven L Anderson Design Center

Fayetteville, Arkansas (2013)


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.


Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Structural: Kenneth Jones & Associates
Mechanical: TME, Inc.
Civil: Development Consultants, Inc.
Landscape: Crafton Tull Sparks
Lighting: Renfro Design Group
Acoustics: Dr. Tahar Messadi
Preservation: John Milner Associates, Inc.
Geotechnical Engineer: Grubbs Hoskyn Barton & Wyatt
Contractor: Baldwin & Shell Construction Company




AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence



ASID South Central Chapter Commercial Design Project of the Year [Ovation]


ASID South Central Chapter Excellence in Design Award [Gold]



Gulf States Honor Award


AZ Award WInner

Best Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Meters


Architects Newspaper Building of the Year


Lumen Award for Excellence



Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Contractors Construction & Developers 2013 Appreciation Vision Award


2012 :

AIA TAP Building Information Model Awards Winner for Exemplary use of BIM in a Small Firm