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University of Arkansas, University Housing / Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

University of Arkansas, University Housing / Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

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Fayetteville, United States
  • Architect In Charge: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
  • Civil Engineering: Development Consultants
  • Structural Engineering: Engineering Consultants
  • Mechanical Engineer: BernhardTME
  • Electrical: BernhardTME
  • Plumbing: BernhardTME
  • Fire Protection: BernhardTME
  • Commissioning: Viridian
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© Timothy Hursley
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Text description provided by the architects. Due to rapid enrollment growth and the subsequent need for on-campus housing, the university planned a dedicated facility for housing administration.  Comprising approximately twenty thousand square feet, the building includes forty private offices, five open office areas, and four large meeting rooms. The design integrates numerous “touchdown” spaces throughout the building to foster an environment of social and collaborative interchange.

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© Timothy Hursley
Plan and Section
Plan and Section
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© Timothy Hursley

While the building serves an administrative function, a primary objective was for it to serve as a welcome center and front door to students and families visiting the campus. Located in the Rose Hill Neighborhood - central to residence halls and visitor parking - the site sits just outside of the Historic Core, allowing the building to adopt the more Modern sensibilities of its neighboring context. 

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

Conceived as a background building, and ultimately unable to occupy the west corner of the block, the design responds in a restrained way by subtractive manipulation of the south and east facades. Public entry porches are physically carved from the building volume, creating a unique, yet intimate entry sequence for visitors.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

The edge of this incision - realized in plan and section - is defined by a folded ribbon of zinc that runs uninterrupted from the south entry to the east facade.  A continuous ribbon of blue tinted glass repeats this concept at interior public spaces.  Though not authorized for certification, the building integrates numerous sustainable attributes and features.

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Address: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Cite: "University of Arkansas, University Housing / Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects" 25 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/909972/university-of-arkansas-university-housing-polk-stanley-wilcox-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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