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The Cardinal / Modus Studio

  • 14:00 - 4 March, 2015
The Cardinal / Modus Studio
The Cardinal  / Modus Studio, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley + 24

  • Project Manager

    David McElyea, Associate AIA
  • Architectural Team

    Aaron Speaks, Graham Patterson, Allison Vandever, Associate AIA
  • Landscape Architect

    Ecological Design Group, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer

    Structural Consultants Associates, Inc.
  • MEP/FP Engineer

    SSOE, Inc.
  • Civil Engineer

    Jorgensen & Associates
  • LEED Consultant

    Viridian
  • General Contractor

    Thompson Thrift Construction
  • Construction Cost

    $24,358,652
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© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

Text description provided by the architects. Completed in August of 2014, The Cardinal at West Center is a collegiate multifamily infill project located on a two-acre site adjacent to the University of Arkansas. This exceptionally walk able site forms the northern edge of an aging residential neighborhood, which gives the Cardinal a unique opportunity to be a catalyst for growth in Fayetteville’s urban core.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

Inspired by the dense and varied housing surrounding the site, the Cardinal’s design makes use of layered scheme to engage the context in a sustainable and modern format. A simple palette is sculpted to address views, orientation and properly position its amenities. As density makes projects viable, articulation drives the site massing. Balconies are alternately carved and projected from the conceptual mass to create variations in the façade that are playful and purposeful.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

The interior spaces reflect the clean lines and form of the exterior in an array of durable and healthy materials. Accessibility to natural light, views, and fresh air are at the root of each unit’s design. Numerous amenity spaces, including roof decks, study areas and courtyards, are designed to draw together the diverse student community. To reinforce active design and support a healthy community, the main club lounge and entry are connected to residential levels above by an active staircase.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

An exterior stair at the northwest corner of the site provides a visual connection to pedestrian movement, particularly the student commute to the heart of the university’s business campus nearby. By design, the parking structure is hidden from the urban edge in an effort to remove the casual car commute from the daily life of a resident—a strong shift from the predominantly suburban habits of most southern students.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

The sustainable culture of the Cardinal draws a new and distinctive demographic - a generation seeking something better than the multifamily status quo of concrete walls and windows, an aesthetic beyond traditional norms. This project embraces the fresh tendencies of modern design to provide a lively and engaging environment for those who will ultimately inhabit the complex.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

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Cite: "The Cardinal / Modus Studio" 04 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/603356/the-cardinal-modus-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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