In association with Tim deNoble Architect

This quick design study for the City of Fayetteville was conducted to determine viability of converting an abandoned food-processing facility into a municipal building. The design challenge was to develop a civic expression for this sprawling, non-descript structure. A vocabulary of known architectural types related to porch, landmark tower, signature room, entry court, and atrium are combined to create a frontage along Huntsville and Happy Hollow Roads. New program and courtyards are strategically carved from the existing building footprint, maximizing architectural impact with a few elements. Rainwater gardens for treatment of stormwater runoff link parking lots with entry courts.


City of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Existing conditions.

AuthorMatthew Petty