Chris Hartsfield, AIA
Because of his strong organizational skills, Chris has been selected to be project architect on some of the firm’s most complex projects including Hillside Auditorium at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the New Residential Halls & Dining Facility at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. His diverse architectural skills and knowledge make him perfect for overseeing coordination with structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers as well as conducting job site inspections for compliance with construction drawings.
Chris has been at Allison + Partners since 2001. He has performed a range of services from project architect to construction administration. Originally appointed as team leader for construction documentation, he now supervises the documentation department in addition to training new interns. Chris’s architectural experiences consist of higher education, government, and parks & recreational facilities.
•Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arkansas, 1997
•Member, American Institute of Architects
•Fay Jones School of Architecture+Design Dean's Circle (2016-Current)
•Arkansas Preservation Awards Judge (2007)
•Volunteer for Junior Deputy of Little Rock, Baseball League (2006-Current)
•Volunteer for Little Rock Futbol Club (2006-Current)
•Volunteer for Little Rock School District (2004-Current)
Read more about Chris in his interview on our blog.
Katie Bruhl, AIA, LEED AP
Katie is dedicated to continuing education, and in turn, mentoring other firm members on emerging technological skills. Specifically, she provides experience in BIM (Building Information Modeling), utilizing software programs such as SketchUp and Revit Architecture. Through her previous experiences, including a summer internship in Boston, Massachusetts, Katie has worked on a range of project types and has developed special interests in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable building.
As a LEED Accredited Professional, Katie helps incorporate sustainable design strategies early in the design process. She then assists with documentation required for LEED Certification throughout the project until certified. Katie has provided LEED documentation for various projects, including Oley E. Rooker Library in Little Rock, the Residence Halls and Dining Facility at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, and the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
•Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arkansas, 2007
•Member, American Institute of Architects
•Member, USGBC Arkansas Chapter
Read more about Katie in her interview on our blog.
John Allison, AIA, LEED AP
John has almost 40 years of professional experience as a licensed architect in Arkansas and neighboring states. After 14 years with the multi-discipline firm that he co-founded, John formed Allison Architects, Inc. at the end of 1995 to concentrate on providing responsive and personalized Architectural, Planning and Interior Design services. In 2016, the firm was renamed Allison + Partners to reflect one of its most valuable characteristics: the spirit of partnership with clients. Since the inception of the firm, Allison + Partners has been recognized for its thoughtful and responsive design and received multiple design awards from the American Institute of Architects and other professional associations.
•Continuing Education, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2004
•Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arkansas, 1971
•Bachelor of Arts, University of Arkansas, 1971
•Member, USGBC Green Schools Advocacy Committee
•Arkansas Representative for the National Continuing Education System for the American Institute of Architects
•Member, Board of Directors of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
•Member, National Council of Architectural Registration Board
•Member, American Institute of Architects since 1971
•Chair, Professional Advisory Board for the University of Arkansas School of Architecture in 1987.
•President of the Arkansas Chapter - American Institute of Architects, 1997
•Member, Professional Advisory Board for the School of Architecture, University of Arkansas, 1998-2001
Read more about John in his interview on our blog.
Sarah Goss, ASID
Director of Interiors
As director of Allison + Partners' interior design department since March 2006, Sarah provides dedication to excellence and responsive service. In addition to space planning and tenant finish out, her capabilities include early coordination with architectural design and materials, furniture selection, and installation observation. She is accomplished in a range of project types including hospitality, institutional, and educational.
Sarah has completed Interior Design for Chicot Elementary School, Wakefield Elementary School, Rector High School Recreation Building, William F. Laman Public Library Addition, Duncan Avenue Apartments, and Willard J. Walker Hall at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
•Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Central Arkansas, 2006, Summa Cum Laude Graduate
•Member, American Society of Interior Designers
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