University of Arkansas | Founders Hall

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University of Arkansas | Founders Hall

The new 5 & 6-Story, 78,500 SF Founders Hall Project is located at the corner of Dickson Street and McIlroy Avenue adjacent to Brough Commons, and is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

The ground floor includes common spaces for students living in the building, and expands the successful retail program at Brough Commons with the relocation of PaPa Johns Pizza, the addition of Slim Chickens and Innovation Cafe, and a common seating area with a capacity of approximately 120 seats. The second floor increases the seating capacity of Brough Commons by approximately 260 seats with a direct connection to the current dining hall. The remainder of the second floor, third floor, fourth floor, fifth floor and sixth floor includes student housing with a total capacity of 214 beds in double rooms with sinks, served by shared, private bathrooms off the main corridors.

Founders Hall received the 2014 Student Life Award from the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, which acknowledges the efforts of the recipient to create a project that will positively impact the way students live and in their pursuit of education.

Construction began in June 2012 and was completed in August 2013, in time for occupancy the Fall Semester 2013.

In addition to Founders Hall, Clark Contractors, LLC served as the General Contractor for the McIlroy Avenue Senior Walk Project, the Walton College of Business Entrance Project and the McIlroy Avenue Water Line Project that began construction after Memorial Day, and was completed August 12th, in time for the Fall 2012 Semester.

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Project Details


University of Arkansas


Fayetteville, AR


Witsell Evans Rasco / HEWV / Core

Completion Date

August, 2013

Clark Contractors

Clark Contractors provides full-service general contracting and construction management. Headquartered in Little Rock, we have a proven history of successful commercial, corporate, cultural, educational, healthcare, hospitality, mid/high-rise condominiums, industrial, and retail construction projects.