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.

courtesy: Specialized Real Estate Group

The building at 15 N. Church Ave. in Fayetteville, which is home to Specialized Real Estate Group and Modus Studio, received a LEED Platinum certification this week. Platinum is the highest Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation that is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building was designed by Modus Studio and developed by Specialized Real Estate Group.


Design is at the heart of Welcome Health, Northwest Arkansas’ Free Health Clinic. The clinic in Fayetteville, designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects, is included in the new book “Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone” by John Cary and published by Island Press. The architects sought to create a space that offers respect and dignity for a public space.


Fayetteville-based architect Marlon Blackwell discusses modern residential architecture trends in Northwest Arkansas. Many of the two-story, rectangular homes with a garage in the back and a small yard are popping up in areas like downtown Fayetteville. Blackwell talks about the socio-economic changes driving the trend and the ways in which the construction could be better.

Design Matters

Nov 30, 2016
courtesy / Walton Family Foundation

The Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program connects projects in Benton and Washington counties with architects.

MUSIC: "Meow" Motohiro Nakeshima