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Long Lost Long Leaf Yellow Pine
November 28, 2017
"For some reason I cannot explain, I have a fascination with “what came before” over and above any innate desire to contemplate the future and “what is possible”. Some might say that is completely backwards for an architect..."
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Project Proflie: Faulkner Performing
August 31, 2017
"Since opening in the fall of 2015, the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, housed in a 1930’s WPA-constructed shell and a contributing structure to the University of Arkansas National Historic District..."
Project Proflie: Restoration of the
Johnny Cash Boyhood Home
February 24, 2015
"Dates on the calendar serve to remind us of important events of the past, present and future—and then if we allow them to, they also stir us to further contemplate the passage of time itself, the pace of which seems to quicken as we get older..."
Getting to Know: Katie Bruhl
December 10, 2015
"Ready for another round of Q&A with Allison Architects? Today, we share a brief interview with Architect Katie Bruhl. Katie began working at the firm as an intern in 2008, and we celebrated with her as she passed her Architectural..."
BRTC Health Science Complex
November 13, 2015
"November 2nd was a really good day. We attended the opening of the recently completed Health Science Complex at Black River Technical College (BRTC) in Pocahontas, Arkansas. The two story, 40,000 s.f. building is a significant addition..."
Project Profile: Camden Public Library
October 7, 2015
"During the early morning hours of July 3, 2011, the existing Camden Public Library tragically caught fire, and the building, along with much of the library’s collection, was lost. Relocated to a temporary space, the library hired the team of..."
Getting to Know: Aaron Ruby
June 19, 2015
"Continuing our “Getting to Know Allison Architects” series, today we share an interview with Aaron Ruby. Aaron has been at Allison Architects since July of 2014, when he merged the firm he founded, Ruby Architects, with Allison... "
Project Profile: Hillside Auditorium
June 4, 2015
"Recently we announced that during the 2015 National Conference of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), we received a 2015 AIA Gulf States Region Merit Award for Hillside Auditorium on the University of Arkansas campus..."
Construction Documents 101
May 20, 2015
"Clear and conscientious construction documentation is a critical aspect in the practice of Architecture for several reasons. First, this will set the tone for the contractor that will resonate from issuing the bid documents and the..."
Getting to Know: Chris Hartsfield
May 5, 2015
"Continuing our employee Q&A posts, today we share a brief interview with vice president of Allison Architects, Chris Hartsfield. Chris has been at Allison Architects since 2001, and has served as project architect on many of the firm's projects..."
Five Often Overlooked Sustainable Features
April 20, 2015
"Wednesday marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and while it is a day dedicated to environmental protection, as architects, we consider this subject almost daily. We are now more aware than ever of the negative effects that the buildings...
Getting to Know: John Allison
April 3, 2015
“Over the next few months, we will be including a series of Q&A posts for you to get to know us better. We begin with a brief interview of the founder and president of Allison Architects, John Allison...
CA: Architect as Client's Ambassador
March 19, 2015
“The architect’s construction phase services are an important part of the construction process, during which time the building design becomes a physical reality.” -James B. Atkins, FAIA, KIA
As a “full service” architecture firm, we are involved in...
OFS Factory Tour
March 4, 2015
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Evansville, Indiana for a furniture factory tour. It was interesting to learn about how the company operates and how they have been successful over the years. OFS Brands is a family owned...
Daylighting in the Library
February 17, 2015
“Light and airy” is a desire we often hear from our clients, whatever type of building project they have undertaken. This has become a familiar slogan with libraries as well. They understand intuitively that spaces are more comfortable, usable...
Steamroller or Road?
February 2, 2015
Stewart Brand, author of the wonderful book How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built (Viking Press/1994), which we recommend highly, by the way, is credited with the blunt and fairly awful warning: “Once a new technology rolls...
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