The beautiful new University of Arkansas (UA) Windgate Studio and Design Center anchors the UA Arts District and represents the expansive growth of UA’s School of Art. The 149,923 sq. ft. UA Windgate Studio and Design Center includes ceramics, graphic design, printmaking, photography, painting, and drawing departments, bringing together students and faculty from across seven different campus locations. In addition, the state-of-the-art building triples the size of the UA School of Art’s current classrooms and work areas.
Also included in the UA Windgate Studio and Design Center are art studios, research studios, classrooms, seminar and critique spaces, offices, shared spaces, exhibition spaces, and maker spaces. The project involved complete new site development, including an outdoor courtyard and amphitheater with outdoor seating.
The UA Windgate Studio and Design Center is a milestone achievement for art education and the Arkansas community and contributes to the ongoing development of the surrounding South Fayetteville neighborhood.