The November 2013 issue of Architectural Record features six noteworthy buildings set on university campuses across the country. The article titled “Object Lesson” is about the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture built by one of its own, while combining the campus’ historical elements with modern flare.
|Fay Jones School of Architecture - University of Arkansas|
|A combination of old and new|
Marlon Blackwell has been a professor at the University of Arkansas for over twenty years and serves as the current chair of the architectural department, all while owning his own private firm. His firm, Marlon Blackwell Architects, created a minimalist design for the Jones building and added a four-story 35,000-square-foot attachment to the current library.
By fusing the old structure with the new wing, the distinct architectural languages and building methods are made clear. The building has new studio, classroom, and administrative spaces, and also features a 200-seat auditorium, model shops, a gallery, and a rooftop terrace. In addition to the architecture department, the building houses the landscape and interior design departments. Completed in August 2013, the overall project was 90,955 square feet and cost $32.4 million.
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Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect
Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Engineers: Kenneth Jones & Associates; TME; Development Consultants
Consultants: Crafton Tull Sparks; Clarkson Consulting
General Contractor: Baldwin & Shell Construction Company
Roofing: Johns Manville Roofing
Green Roof: LiveRoof
Fritted Glass: Viracon
Glass Doors: Oldcastle Building Envelope