The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees selected Clark Contractors, LLC (Little Rock, AR and Bentonville, AR) as the general contractor / construction manager for the Windgate Art and Design District Buildings.
This 150,000 SF project will create studios, classrooms, offices and support spaces for ceramics, printmaking, drawing, graphic design, photography, foundations and a student gallery.
The program will include a series of two-to-four story buildings with public frontage along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Hill Avenue, and enclosed private work yards in the center of the site. The exterior spaces will be integral to the program, expanding the usable area for large-scale art projects, and creating a collaborative landscape for all disciplines within the School of Art. The buildings will have generous ceiling heights for large artworks and equipment, and studios will have abundant natural light while limiting glare, with careful consideration given to the design of windows and lighting.
Construction is scheduled to start in March 2019 with project completion in December 2020.