archFaculty, students and alumni of the Fay Jones School of Architecture were recognized with awards recently handed out by the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Design awards and other awards were given during the annual AIA Arkansas State Convention, held Oct. 10-12 in Rogers. Fay Jones School faculty, students and alumni won all eight design awards given – three honor awards, four merit awards and one citation award.

The Porch House Prefabrication, the design/build home done by the Fay Jones School’s design/build program during the 2009-10 school year, won a Merit Award. The project addresses issues of sustainable design and affordability in the context of urban, inner-city America. Influenced by vernacular traditions and a specific cultural landscape, the project seeks to create delight out of a small-scale design opportunity. The school partnered with the Downtown Little Rock Community Development Corp. for this project. Read More