Alumni Design Awards

2019 Fay Jones Alumni Design Awards

The entry deadline has been extended to Aug. 19!

Any architecture, landscape architecture or interior design graduate of the University of Arkansas may submit projects for the 2019 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 2014 or later.

Potential types of entries:

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

Submission criteria:

Projects to be considered in the competition must have been designed or built by 2014 or later.

Each project submitted must include:

  • Project entry file (PDF)
  • Information file (PDF)
  • Media image of project for publicity (maximum 2 MB JPG)

For each entry, you'll need to complete and prepare two PDF files. Download both the 2019 project entry form template and project info form template. Please note that addtional PDF pages showing images will need to be added to the project entry file, providing a portfolio of the project.

Label entries in the following format: PROJECT NAME_ENTRY / PROJECT NAME_INFO

Next, upload your PDF files (two per project) and your media image online at:

Please note that the project info form must be saved separately, and it will not be seen by the jury members. 

Pay the fee of $50 per entry on the U of A's eCommerce site at: Make sure to include the identifying project name when you pay the entry fee. Each project submitted will be paid for separately through the payment portal. 


The deadline has been extended!  Entries must besubmitted online no later than Aug. 19, 2019.


Michelle Parks
Director of Communications

Elizabeth Miller
Special Events Manager/Public Programs Coordinator

2018 Fay Jones Alumni Design Award Winners

Designs for residential, interior, educational, artwork, outdoor, commercial, medical, office, lighting, historic, religious, culinary, city planning, spa, recreational and public urban spaces were among 52 projects vying for recognition in this year's Fay Jones 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, Washington, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Bolivia. A six-member jury chose 11 projects for accolades – resulting in one Honor Award for Architecture, one Honor Award for Landscape Architecture and one Honor Award for Interior Design; two Merit Awards for Architecture and one Merit Award for Landscape Architecture; and three Honorable Mentions for Architecture and three Honorable Mentions for Interior Design. One project won two awards.

The alumni design awards were announced and presented Oct. 4, 2018, during the school’s Alumni Dinner and Recognition Ceremony, held at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House on the University of Arkansas campus.

Tony Patterson won both an Honor Award for Architecture and an Honor Award for Interior Design for the renovation of Ellis Hall on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield, Missouri. Patterson (B.Arch. ’00) is with Patterhn Ives, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Jason Radcliff won an Honor Award for Landscape Architecture for the Fareground in Austin, Texas. Radcliff (B.L.A. ’98) is with the firm dwg. in Austin.

Jason Jackson won a Merit Award for Architecture for the Center of Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Jackson (B.Arch. ’06) is with brg3s architects in Memphis.

Tim Maddox, Seth Spradlin, Julie Chambers, Josh Danish and Ben Cruce won a Merit Award for Architecture for Paschal Heat, Air and Geothermal in Tontitown. Maddox (B.Arch. ’02), Spradlin (B.Arch. ’15), Chambers (B.Arch. ’99), Danish (B.Arch. ’02) and Cruce (B.Arch. ’11) are with DEMX Architecture in Fayetteville.

Coy Talley won a Merit Award for Landscape Architecture for the Preston Hollow Residence in Dallas, Texas. Talley (B.L.A. ’84) is with Talley Associates in Dallas.

Tim Maddox, Seth Spradlin and Josh Danish won an Honorable Mention for Architecture for the Sutcliffe House in Eureka Springs. Maddox (B.Arch. ’02), Spradlin (B.Arch. ’15) and Danish (B.Arch. ’02) are also with DEMX Architecture in Fayetteville.

Wendell Kinzler, Reese Rowland, David Porter and David Rogers received an Honorable Mention for Architecture for Rayonier Corporate Headquarters in Wildlight, Florida. Kinzler (B.Arch. ’05), Rowland (B.Arch. ’90), Porter (B.Arch. ’82) and Rogers (B.Arch. ’91) are with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock.

Eldon Bock received an Honorable Mention for Architecture for the Windgate Art and Design Building on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus. Bock (B.Arch. ’83) is with WER Architects/Planners in Little Rock.

Chad Young, Caleb Tyson, Jay Clark, Earnest Duckery, Gordon Duckworth and Roy St. Clair won an Honorable Mention for Interior Design for the Little Rock Technology Park. Young (B.Arch. ’95), Tyson (B.Arch. ’14), Clark (B.Arch. ’91), Duckery (B.Arch. ’95), Duckworth (B.Arch. ’76) and St. Clair (B.Arch. ’78) are with Wittenberg, Delony & Davidson, Inc. Architects in Little Rock.

Harrison French, Lori Filbeck, Brian Wells and Alicia Wilgus received an Honorable Mention for Interior Design for the Farmers Exchange Renovation in Bentonville. French (B.Arch. ’86), Filbeck (B.Arch. ’05), Wells (B.Arch. ’02) and Wilgus (B.I.D. ’02) are with Harrison French & Associates in Bentonville.

Mark Rukamathu received an Honorable Mention for Interior Design for Sushi Kappo in Boston, Massachusetts. Rukamathu (B.Arch. ’03) is with rukamathu.smith LLC in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Roy Decker, principal and co-founder of Duvall Decker Architects in Jackson, Mississippi, served as external jury member. Kimberley Furlong, assistant professor in interior design in the Fay Jones School, served as jury chair for the design awards competition. Fellow jury members included two other school faculty, Jessica Colangelo, assistant professor in architecture; and Windy Gay, instructor in interior design. Additional jury members were Victor Mirontschuk, president and founder of EDI International and a Fay Jones School alumnus; and Patty Opitz, senior associate at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects and a Fay Jones School alumna. 

(Read more about these projects on Newswire.)