Alumni Design Awards

2018 Fay Jones Alumni Design Awards

Note: Our Fay Jones Alumni Design Awards ceremony has moved to a fall event.

Any architecture, landscape architecture or interior design graduate of the University of Arkansas may submit projects for the 2018 Fay Jones Alumni Design Awards. An awards ceremony will be held this fall on the U of A campus in Fayetteville. 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 in 2013 or later.

Design categories:

  • architecture
  • interior design
  • landscape architecture
  • regional and urban design
  • historic preservation
  • unbuilt projects
  • visual studies (photography/drawing)
  • product/furniture design
  • virtual constructions

Submission criteria:

For each entry, you'll need to prepare a PowerPoint presentation completed according to our guidelines (download the 2018 submission PowerPoint template with guidelines). Next, upload your project PowerPoint files online at: Please note that the project identification slide is to be saved as a separate PowerPoint file, and it will not be seen by the judges. 

Pay the fee of $50 per entry on the U of A's eCommerce site at:

The deadline has been extended!  Entries must be submitted online no later than Aug. 22, 2018.


Michelle Parks
Director of Communications

Elizabeth Tetley
Special Events Manager/Public Programs Coordinator

2017 Fay Jones Alumni Design Award Winners

Designs for residential, educational, outdoor, commercial, medical, office, historic, exhibition, recreational and public urban spaces were among 32 projects vying for recognition in this year’s alumni design awards competition. Entries came from Fay Jones School alumni practicing in cities around the state of Arkansas, as well as in Missouri, California, Florida, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, North Carolina and Peru. A six-member jury chose five projects for accolades – resulting in one Honor Award for Architecture, two Merit Awards for Architecture, and Honorable Mentions for Architecture and Exhibition Design.

The alumni design awards were announced and presented Oct. 26, 2017, during the school’s Alumni Dinner and Recognition Ceremony, held at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House on the University of Arkansas campus.

Reese Rowland, Cindy Pruitt, David Porter and Josh Newton won an Honor Award for Architecture for Riggs CAT Headquarters, located in Little Rock. Rowland (B.Arch. ’90), Pruitt (B.Arch. ’95), Porter (B.Arch. ’82) and Newton (B.Arch. ’02) are all with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock. 

Chris Baribeau, Suzana Annable, Michael Pope and Philip Rusk won a Merit Award for Architecture for the Dogwoodtrot House in Fayetteville. Baribeau (B.Arch. ’03), Annable (B.Arch. ’12), Pope (B.Arch. ’10) and Rusk (B.Arch. ’03) are all with Modus Studio in Fayetteville.

Chris Baribeau, Josh Siebert, Jason Wright, Jody Verser and Suzana Annable won a Merit Award for Architecture for the University of Arkansas Art + Design District: Sculpture Studio in Fayetteville. Baribeau (B.Arch. ’03), Siebert (B.Arch. ’02), Wright (B.Arch. ’04), Verser (B.Arch. ’10) and Annable (B.Arch. ’12) are all with Modus Studio in Fayetteville.

Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos won an Honorable Mention for Architecture for House H in Lima, Peru. Zevallos (B.Arch. ’03) is with Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos in Peru.

Jonathan Boelkins and Laura Cochran won an Honorable Mention for Exhibition Design for The Iconic and the Everyday, in Washington, D.C. Boelkins (B.Arch. ’04) and Cochran (B.Arch. ’16) are with Jonathan Boelkins Architect of Fayetteville.

Marsha Maytum, founding principal of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects in San Francisco, served as jury chair for the design awards competition. Fellow jury members included two faculty members of the Fay Jones School, Carl Matthews, department head and professor of interior design; and Phoebe Lickwar, associate professor of landscape architecture. Additional jury members were Bo Ebbrecht, program manager and project architect at Harrison French and Associates in Bentonville; Trinity Simons, executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in Washington, D.C.; and Martin Smith, principal of Ecological Design Group in Little Rock.

(Read more about these projects on Newswire.)