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Planning and Design directs a broad range of planning issues, including land use and master planning, campus development standards, landscape design, transportation planning, resource allocation oversight, and facilities assessments. This group is the source for capital and physical planning at the University of Arkansas, and ensures that all projects support the academic goals of the University and promote the highest physical potential of the Fayetteville campus. University of Arkansas

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February 2018 | University transportation + parking study -

The University of Arkansas developed an update to the Campus Transportation Plan. The process began in January of 2014, in an effort to reshape the existing transportation system to one that is more effective and efficient for both motorized and non-motorized transportation, environmentally sustainable, and financially viable. The study involved an inventory of existing plans, collection of new data, analysis of trends, stakeholder consultation and outreach, and the development of policies and management strategies. The Transportation Plan was presented to the Executive Committee in December 2016. The final Campus Transportation Plan is available for download here.

> 2015 Campus Transportation Plan

> 2015 Campus Transportation Plan - appendices

May 2012 | Peabody Hall wins preservation award from City of Fayetteville -

The restoration and rehabilitation of the University of Arkansas’ historic Peabody Hall has earned the university a Best Preservation Practices Award from the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Historic District Commission.

An awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in front of the Center for Continuing Education at 1 E. Center St. during this month’s First Thursday activities.

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January 2012 | Peabody Hall earns award for historic preservation -

The restoration of Peabody Hall on the University of Arkansas campus earned an award from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, recognizing it as a project that retains the "significant historic fabric" of the building.

Planners who worked on the restoration wanted to preserve some aspects of the original structure built in 1913. They also needed to create a modern academic facility to better serve the students and faculty and the schools that hire the education graduates.

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Spring 2011 | Campus Planning featured in Arkansas magazine, the magazine of the Arkansas Alumni Association -

Those who haven’t been to the University of Arkansas campus in a few years might be surprised at how different it looks. Yes, the towers of Old Main still rise above the trees, and students still study at the Greek Theatre. Memorial Hall and Vol Walker Hall and other familiar campus icons remain, but much of the campus has been transformed by an active decade of construction.

> full article

October 2010 | University buildings honored by Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce -

The Building Block Award honors a project which has given our set a community example for creating density of use. Laying the groundwork for Fayetteville’s future growth, this project represents the type of development and massing necessary for bigger things to come. The recipient of the Building Block Award is the University of Arkansas Garland Center.

The Community Outreach award acknowledges a project or entity which serves the greater needs of Fayetteville. Contributing to the public good through their efforts to enhance the architecture and environment that surrounds us all, the Outreach Award appreciates services and efforts made to make our city a better place to live. The recipient of the Community Outreach Award is the University of Arkansas Carver Center for Public Radio / KUAF 91.3 FM.

The Golden Rule Award honors a project that embodies notable design aesthetic on a multi-unit or high-use residential project. This project provides housing for a large number of users while positively contributing to the appearance of the community. The recipient of the Golden Rule Award is the Alpha Omicron Pi House at the University of Arkansas.

Funding Awarded for the Oak Ridge Trail - The City of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas are proud to announce the receipt of a grant in the amount of $116,543.00 through the Recreational Trails Grant Program for a 1/2 mile section of the Oak Ridge Trail.

The Oak Ridge trail will connect to Frisco Trail at Center Street and continue west along the north side of Center Street to Harmon Avenue. The trail will then follow a vacant right of way through the wooded hillside between California Blvd. and the Business School and end at Garland Ave. near Pomfret Hall on the University of Arkansas Campus. (A future phase of the trail will extend north between Stadium Dr. and Garland Ave. and connect to Razorback Stadium). The Oak Ridge Trail will provide a safe alternative transportation route from the primary north-south trail of the system to the University of Arkansas and Fayetteville High School.

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Campus Historic District placed on National Register - The University of Arkansas Campus Historic District in Fayetteville is one of eight Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties. Frances McSwain, program director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation, announced the listing Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The University of Arkansas Campus Historic District, bordered by Garland Avenue, Maple Street, Arkansas Avenue and Dickson Street, contains buildings dating to 1875. It contains 15 buildings and five landscape areas.

> full press release

University of Arkansas Projects Receive Green Globes Designations - The Green Building Initiative (GBI) recognized two University buildings for achieving official Green Globes® designations for sustainable design and construction. The Duncan Avenue Apartments and the Duncan Avenue Community Center were both recognized at an Earth Day ceremony. The design for each focuses on energy and water efficiency. The Duncan Avenue Apartments is the first apartment in the U.S. to be Green Globes certified.

> more - aia architect, volume 16
> more - sustainability.uark.edu

Chemistry Building Renovation Earns Awards - The $18 million dollar renovation of the historic Chemistry Building earned two regional awards. The renovation was named Best Education Building Project of 2007 by “McGraw Hill’s South Central Construction” magazine. The project has also been awarded an honorable mention for Excellence in Preservation Rehabilitation by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.

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Getty Foundation Awards Heritage Grant - The University of Arkansas won a Campus Heritage grant from the Getty Foundation for $170,000 to develop a heritage preservation plan for the Fayetteville campus. With Getty support, the University will create a preservation master plan that will address planning needs and improve stewardship and preservation across campus. The work funded by the grant will provide an opportunity for the University to hire preservation consultants to develop a comprehensive strategy for long range planning and management of its historic resources as it plans for future development.

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> the getty foundation - press

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