ReView

Once a year, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design publishes ReView magazine, a full-color, comprehensive overview of the people and events shaping the school. Features include:

  • alumni and faculty updates 
  • design/build projects 
  • lecture series profile and calendar 
  • studios led by distinguished visitors

View  PDFs of past issues by clicking on the links below. To receive a print copy of ReView, or to submit news on your activities for the alumni pages, please contact Michelle Parks at mparks17@uark.edu

ReView 2016: In this issue, we explored a fantastic project being undertaken by one of our recent architecture graduates, along with collaborators that include a landscape architecture faculty member. At just age 25, alumnus Joe Weishaar won an international competition to design the new national World War I Memorial in Pershing Park in Washington, D.C. 

ReView 2015:  This issue featured the collaboration of our students and faculty with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on two significant, public projects. They designed and built a Welcome Pavilion for the Bachman-Wilson House, a structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that was relocated from New Jersey to the museum in Bentonville. They also researched Wright and his Usonian style of homes and created a site model with interpretive elements. 

ReView 2014:  With this issue, we welcomed and introduced our new dean, Peter MacKeith, with a feature story about his career and recent appointment.  We also highlighted a unique topiary installation and a planned treehouse project at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and described some arts-focused concepts for the evolving cultural area along Dickson Street and downtown Fayetteville.

ReView 2013:  We celebrated the completion of the renovation and addition project with a huge dedication (and rededication) of the building. Also featured here are stories on the "top brand" rankings of our school in a DesignIntelligence survey; the opening of a National Park Service program under our roof; a profile of Steve Luoni, Distinguished Professor, marking his 10 years as director of the U of A Community Design Center; the naming of the lobby to honor C. Murray Smart, former dean and University Professor emeritus; the retirement of longtime professors Jerry Wall and John Crone; the retirement as dean for Jeff Shannon, after 13 years.

ReView 2012:  This issue provided an on-site look at the construction process of the Vol Walker Hall and Steven L. Anderson Design Center addition. Other stories highlighted a $1 million gift to honor Don and Ellen Edmondson; the new StudioMain exhibit and work space in Little Rock; a study abroad summer in Peru; designs for rethinking urban living in Kigali, Rwanda; use of geospatial technology to examine the Rohwer relocation camp cemetery for HALS documentation; an alumni reunion at the AIA national convention in Washington, D.C.; and the 10-year anniversary for Garvan Woodland Gardens.

ReView 2011:  The school prepared to move out of Vol Walker for the two-year construction process. The main feature looked at the historic preservation aspect of the project, and how Vol Walker Hall would meld with the brand new Steven L. Anderson Design Center addition. This issue also included features on the “crit cube"; an interdisciplinary course on sustainable development; an exhibit of furniture designed by Edward Durell Stone; recognition by DesignIntelligence of Dean Shannon as one of “25 most admired educators"; a memorial design for fallen officers in West Memphis; and honored students, Billy Fleming and Joey Weishaar. 

ReView 2010:  We look at the way the renovation and addition to Vol Walker Hall will bring the entire school together in one space for the first time in school history. Also featured in this issue: the addition of the interior design program to the school; a design/build house completed through a collaboration in Little Rock; new headquarters for the Rome program; a HABS project at Fay Jones’ home; and a restored spa in Hot Springs, a project done by alumni. 

ReView 2009:  The big news was the renaming of the Fay Jones School of Architecture after Jones, who was among the first students, served as the first dean and was a long-time professor. This issue includes a timeline in words and photos of his life and career. Also featured, DesignIntelligence rating the school’s architecture program among the nation’s top 20; a new collaboration with the University of Arkansas Press; and a Q&A with Davide Vitali, director of the U of A Rome Center.  

ReView 2008:  This issue includes the news of a $10 million planned gift from Don and Ellen Edmondson, which sparked a building campaign for Vol Walker Hall; a story on the design/build project, an outdoor classroom for Washington Elementary School; a profile of Reese Rowland, co-winner of the 2008 Alumni Design Awards competition; and remembrances of John Williams and Herb Fowler, professors emeriti of the school. 

ReView 2007:  Join us for a tour of Professor Darell Fields’ showroom and lab -- we preview his high modern/low cost prefabricated housing and patent-pending inventions. Also featured: Q&A with Peter Eisenman, sustainable design projects led by visiting professors Randall Stout and Carl Smith and gorgeous photos of Garvan Woodland Gardens' new Anthony Chapel and Celebration Garden. 

ReView 2006:  We celebrate the school’s 60th birthday with a special 40-page issue packed with graphic history, interviews with John G. Williams and landscape architect Lee Anne Kirby, reunion photos and your memories. Plus, we introduce a snappy full-color redesign. 

ReView 2005:  Alumni Mark Weaver and James Carry brought a fresh approach to a Texas-sized and -themed resort, the 1.5 million-square-foot, $480 million Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Also featured: Fay Jones Visiting Professor Coleman Coker, visiting lecturer Peter Walker, and the community design center's Big Box studio.