Architecture

Louis Kahn's Legacy

Jan 14, 2020
Courtesy / University of Arkansas Press

A new book from the University of Arkansas Press, Louis I. Kahn The Nordic Latitudes, considers the work, teachings and legacy of the legendary architect. One of the authors, Per Olaf Fjeld, came to the University of Arkansas to discuss the book.

Courtesy / Waugh Thisleton Architects

Andrew Waugh, a founding director of London-based Waugh Thisleton Architects, says his profession should lead the effort against climate change. He was in Fayetteville last week for a symposium on design and excellence in timber and wood.

The historic residence of noted Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones is being brought to light through limited public tours and an interactive kiosk. The project is a collaboration between the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design and the Tesseract Center for Immersive Environments and Game Design at the University of Arkansas.

World War I Centennial Commission

Joe Weishaar, an alumnus of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, won a design contest for the national World War One monument when he was 25 years old. Next week, he will return to his native Fayetteville and alma mater to deliver a lecture that is free and open to the public. We catch up with Weishaar about what he has learned since the monument project began.

Z. Sitek / KUAF

The daughters of architect E. Fay Jones gifted their childhood home to the University of Arkansas in 2015. Since then, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design has been working to restore and preserve the house on Hillcrest Avenue in Fayetteville. Jones finished building the house in 1956 and lived there until his death in 2004.

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