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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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May 2018 | Health Center Opens New Addition; Women's Clinic, Wellness Celebrate New Space -

May 4 was a momentous day for Pat Walker Health Center and the University of Arkansas campus. After many months of planning and construction, the health center celebrated the opening of its new, state-of-the-art, 20,000-square-foot addition. This new space, which is now accessible to the campus community, enhances an already diverse and comprehensive health and wellness center, and increases the number of students the health center can impact. The added space also gives the health center the ability to offer students more broad and comprehensive services and programs designed to help them stay healthy and achieve academic and personal success.

The completed addition now paves the way for the final phase of the project — renovating the existing facility for mental health. Expected to be complete by September of this year, the renovated second floor will nearly double the amount of space for Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

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February 2018 | University libraries bring first cross-laminated timber panel to state -

The first cross-laminated timber panel in the state of Arkansas was installed on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the future library storage facility site off Government Avenue in Fayetteville, owned by the University of Arkansas Libraries. Cross-laminated timber panels are made of timber planks that are stacked, glued and laminated in perpendicular layers under heavy pressure. The panels are pre-fabricated and then shipped to the site, reducing construction time and waste. Cross-laminated timber is environmentally friendly, lighter and thinner than steel and concrete, but equally strong and safe.

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January 2018 | Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center wins 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture -

The Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center project, home to the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, has been honored with the highest American award in architecture and design by the American Institute of Architects, which announced its 2018 Institute Honor Awards and will be presented during the annual AIA Convention and Expo in New York City. Dedicated in September 2013, the Steven L. Anderson Design Center is a contemporary 37,000-square-foot addition to the renovated historic Vol Walker Hall. Marlon Blackwell Architects was lead architect for the project, with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects as associate architect. Baldwin and Shell was the contractor.

The expanded Fay Jones School facility unites all three departments – architecture, landscape architecture and interior design – under one roof for the first time, reinforcing the school’s identity and creating a cross-disciplinary, collaborative learning environment. The integration of old and new revitalized the educational environment of Vol Walker Hall, the campus’ original library and home to the Fay Jones School since 1968. The addition resonates with the traditional structure of Vol Walker Hall while providing an identity as a progressive design school. The Indiana limestone cladding and steel windows of Vol Walker Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, were meticulously restored, while the interior renovation established a middle ground between minimalism and classicism.

The facility achieved LEED Gold in recognition of the design’s use of sustainable and urban strategies.

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December 2016 | 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.

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