Alumni Design Awards

2022 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards

Any architecture, landscape architecture or interior design graduate of the University of Arkansas may submit projects for the 2022 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards. Awards for winning designs will be presented via an awards celebration in December. These projects will be featured in our alumni magazine, on this website and through social media. Submissions must be anonymous

All design work is eligible for the alumni design awards competition — architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, historic preservation/adaptive reuse, industrial design, furniture and product design, set design, etc. Work must have been designed or built in 2017 or later.

In 2020, we introduced a new design award category: Public Good in the Cause of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Details are below and on the competition entry forms. We also introduced the Award for Excellence in Outreach and Service in the Cause of Diversity and Inclusion, which recognizes an individual or organization for work done in the community. Nominations for this award, including self-nominations, may be made directly to Dean Peter MacKeith at mackeith@uark.edu. Send a nomination letter and a one-page description of the nominee's activity and impact. Also, please provide names and contact information of two references. 

Potential types of entries for alumni design awards:

  • architecture
  • interior design
  • landscape architecture
  • regional/urban design
  • preservation design/adaptive reuse
  • public good in the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion *
  • visual studies (photography/drawing)
  • product/furniture design
  • virtual constructions
  • exhibition design 
  • unbuilt projects

* Newest category:  As both the University of Arkansas and the Fay Jones School continue to make increased diversity, equity and inclusion a focus and priority, the school also wants to reflect that resolve in the annual Alumni Design Awards program. In 2020, we introduced a new design category: Public Good in the Cause of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This award aims to celebrate and encourage projects that engage with minoritized and/or low-income communities through the design and building of architecture, interiors and/or landscapes that mitigate deficits and inequalities in housing, education, culture, health, other public services, public and/or community spaces, landscapes and/or infrastructure. These projects may be private, public, NGO or community driven projects. These projects also should have had a community-engaged, participatory design/planning component in addition to measurable indicators of their impact. Also included in this category are pro-bono projects with a social impact. (And, projects entered in this category may be entered in other categories in the awards program.)

Submission criteria:

The submission criteria for the 2022 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards will be announced soon.

Deadline:

The deadline for the 2022 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards will be announced soon.


Contacts

Michelle Parks
Director of Communications
479/575-4704
mparks17@uark.edu

Byron McCuan
Special Events Manager/Public Programs Coordinator
479/575-4945
bmccuan@uark.edu

Kol Rinah SynagogueHBCU Outreach CenterCane Hill Presbyterian ChurchOsage ParkOsage Park Pavilion

Kol Rinah Synagogue

Kol Rinah Synagogue received an Honor Award in the 2021 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards program. Photo by Sam Fentress.

HBCU Outreach Center

HBCU Outreach Center received a Merit Award and was recognized as a design for Public Good in the Cause of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the 2021 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards program. Photo by Documodern.

Cane Hill Presbyterian Church

Cane Hill Presbyterian Church received a Merit Award in the 2021 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards program. Photo by Rett Peek.

Osage Park

Osage Park received a Merit Award in the 2021 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards program. Photo by Timothy Hursley.

Osage Park Pavilion

Osage Park Pavilion received a Merit Award in the 2021 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards program. Photo by Timothy Hursley.

Adohi HallBlackstone Visitors CenterThe MomentaryOlivewood Gardens, Greenbuild Legacy ProjecteSTEM East Village

Adohi Hall

Adohi Hall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville won an Honor Award in the Architecture category and a Merit Award in the Landscape Architecture category during the Fay Jones School’s 2020 Alumni Design Awards Competition.

Blackstone Visitors Center

The Blackstone Visitors Center in Worcester, Massachusetts won an Honor Award in the Architecture category and an Honorable Mention in the Regional/Urban Design category during the Fay Jones School’s 2020 Alumni Design Awards Competition.

The Momentary

The Momentary in Bentonville won an Honor Award in the Architecture category during the Fay Jones School’s 2020 Alumni Design Awards Competition.

Olivewood Gardens, Greenbuild Legacy Project

Olivewood Gardens, Greenbuild Legacy Project in National City, California, won an Honor Award in the Unbuilt category during the Fay Jones School’s 2020 Alumni Design Awards Competition.

eSTEM East Village

The eSTEM East Village in Little Rock won an Honor Award in the Interior Design category during the Fay Jones School’s 2020 Alumni Design Awards Competition.

2021 Fay Jones Alumni Design Award Winners

Designs for educational, medical, historic, community, cultural, residential, religious, athletic, recreational, hospitality, industrial, corporate and municipal spaces, as well as urban planning, parks and landscape design, were among 55 projects vying for recognition in the 2021 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards competition. Entries came from Fay Jones School alumni practicing in cities around the state of Arkansas, as well as in Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, California, Michigan, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai, China. An eight-member jury chose 12 projects for accolades — resulting in one Honor Award, four Merit Awards and seven Honorable Mentions.

The alumni design awards were announced and presented during the school’s Winter Fest Reception and Alumni Recognition Ceremony, held Dec. 9 in Vol Walker Hall on the university campus.

Tony A. Patterson and Jason M. Ward won an Honor Award for Kol Rinah Synagogue in St. Louis, Missouri. Patterson (B.Arch. ’00) and Ward (B.Arch. ’97) are with Patterhn Ives, LLC, in St. Louis.

Tony A. Patterson also won a Merit Award for the HBCU Outreach Center in Sikeston, Missouri. Patterson (B.Arch. ’00) is with Patterhn Ives, LLC, in St. Louis.

Mason Ellis won a Merit Award for Cane Hill Presbyterian Church in Cane Hill. Ellis (B.Arch. ’06) is with WER Architects in Little Rock.

Reva Meeks, Tanner Weeks, Jon Raney, Alison Jumper, James Birke, Jenny Burbidge and Shannon Norman won a Merit Award for Osage Park in Bentonville. Meeks (B.Arch. ’08), Weeks (B.L.A. ’98), Raney (B.L.A. ’04), Jumper (B.L.A. ’98), Birke (B.L.A. ’12), Burbidge (B.L.A. ’10) and Norman (B.L.A. ’09) are with Ecological Design Group in Little Rock.

Chris Baribeau, Michael Pope and Jody Verser won a Merit Award for Osage Park Pavilion in Bentonville. Baribeau (B.Arch. ’03), Pope (B.Arch. ’10) and Verser (B.Arch. ’10) are with Modus Studio in Fayetteville. 

James Sullivan, Jonathan Opitz, Kyle Heflin and David Cowan won an Honorable Mention for ASC ARTS x3 in Pine Bluff. Sullivan (B.Arch. '07), Opitz (B.Arch. '03), Heflin (B.Arch. '15) and Cowan (B.Arch. '73) are with AMR Architects, Inc., in Little Rock.

Landon Shockey and Mark Weaver won an Honorable Mention for Astral Spa at Oaklawn Resort in Hot Springs. Shockey (B.I.D. '01) and Weaver (B.Arch. '82) are with HBG Design in Memphis, Tennessee.

Chris Baribeau, Michael Pope and Jason Wright won an Honorable Mention for Coler Mountain Bike Preserve in Bentonville. Baribeau (B.Arch. '03), Pope (B.Arch. '10) and Wright (B.Arch. '04) are with Modus Studio in Fayetteville.

Sarah Bennings, David Porter, Wesley Walls, Mandy Breckenridge, Cindy Pruitt, Mollie Alvarez and David Rogers won an Honorable Mention for Little Rock Southwest High School in Little Rock. Bennings (B.Arch. ’04), Porter (B.Arch. ’82), Walls (B.Arch. ’92), Breckenridge (B.Arch. ’04), Pruitt (B.Arch. ’95), Alvarez (B.I.D. ’17) and Rogers (B.Arch. ’91) are with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock.  

Chris Baribeau, Leanne Baribeau, Elisha Cantrell, Kiara Luers and Suzana Annable won an Honorable Mention for Ozark Natural Foods Co-Op in Fayetteville. Baribeau (B.Arch. '03), Baribeau (B.Arch. '04), Cantrell (B.I.D. '06), Luers (B.Arch. '16) and Annable (B.Arch. '12) are with Modus Studio in Fayetteville.

Matt Maranzana won an Honorable Mention for Riverfront Fort Wayne - Promenade Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Maranzana (B.L.A. '97) is with Lamar Johnson Collaborative in St. Louis.

Tim Maddox and Seth Spradlin won an Honorable Mention for Willis Residence in Fayetteville. Maddox (B.Arch. '02) and Spradlin (B.Arch. '15) are with DEMX Architecture.  

Steve Dumez, FAIA, principal of Eskew Dumez Ripple of New Orleans, served as external evaluator for the design awards competition. Jennifer Webb, associate professor in interior design, and Gabriel Díaz Montemayor, associate professor in landscape architecture, served as jury co-chairs. Fellow jury members included three school faculty members, Greg Herman, associate professor in architecture, Alyssa Kuhns, assistant professor in architecture, and Jinoh Park, assistant professor in interior design. Fay Jones School alumni Ernest Banks, associate at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, and Carla Chang Mata, associate at Marlon Blackwell Architects, also served on the jury.

(Read more about these projects on Newswire.)