Standing at ten stories tall, the Hunt Tower is an impressive 235,000 square feet, Class A office building, housing multiple tenants. Concentrating the building program vertically allows for breathtaking panoramic views of the Rogers area. The design consists of two large vertical volumes, one cladded in blue metal panels and the other in green. The colored panels, symbolizing the sky and earth, offer reflections and abstractions of the surrounding environment. Tenants occupying this high-rise building will enjoy 11,450 square feet of garden terrace, multiple outdoor patio spaces, and a fitness center. Hunt Tower is currently under construction and seeking LEED certification.
Approximately 13,000 square feet, Pinnacle Springs One is a split-level, mixed-use building that houses multiple offices and a patio that functions as a tap room for a local brewery. The two-story building is built into a hillside, which allows each floor to be at ground level. The design consists of two large rectangular volumes, one clad in cypress wood siding and the other in lapped metal siding. The two intersect in a simple perpendicular fashion. The two solid volumes comprise the second floor, which are elevated above and cantilever from, an almost entirely glass first floor. The metal volume cantilevers 24 feet above the downhill slope of the site and looks southwest toward a spring-fed pond and the I-49 corridor beyond. The subtle nature of the materials and simple geometry allow the building to seamlessly integrate into the site, while providing elevated views of the busy streetscape below. Every effort was made to preserve the natural beauty of the hillside, while meeting the programmatic requirements. Some of the trees that had to be removed were shipped to a local sawmill where they were milled into tongue and groove siding, which now enclose the lobby on the first floor. Other sustainable measures including: improved energy performance, recycled building materials and habitat protection, are allowing the project to seek LEED certification.
The Kimberly-Clark Corporation desired a new openwork concept for their Northwest Arkansas Walmart and Sam's Club teams. They chose to lease a 25,000 square-foot space in a new 60,000 square-foot Hunt Ventures property known as PH Office One. The location offered an open-floor plate with floor-to-ceiling glass on three of the four sides in space. The layout took into consideration the sprawling views and natural light. The employee cafe was placed on the east side of the building to allow views of the Walmart AMP. A patio was added outside of the café for Kimberly-Clark employees to enjoy. The interior color scheme involved a way finding plan based on the different teams within the office. This goal was achieved by using accent carpet tiles as a border along with accent walls of the same colors. The design also needed to incorporate a modular room for product display adjacent to a large dividable conference space. Between the modular room and conference room, an automated sky-fold partition wall was installed to allow for dramatic product reveals.
Pinnacle Springs Two, currently occupied by Collective Bias and Lentz Company, is one of two mutually complimentary buildings located in the Pinnacle Springs development in Rogers, Arkansas. The building consists of three levels and is approximately 15,600 square feet. The material pallet and architecture of the building closely relate to building one, creating a consistent aesthetic. Both buildings blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings while subtly expressing modern form.
Promenade Point One is a 40,000 square-foot building, wrapped in curtain wall glazing. The two-story building is designed with three interjecting masonry towers, each designating a void in the building footprint for outdoor courtyard space. The main entry tower includes a balcony space, providing views of the neighboring retention pond and a covered area for the drop-off drive. Promenade Point One will be seeking LEED certification when constructed.
The Pinnacle Center Four is a 100,000 square-foot, mixed-use building housing restaurant and office spaces. The Class A office space has areas of floor-to-ceiling glass, a three-story entry vestibule and several outdoor patio spaces. The project was certified LEED CS Silver by the US Green Building Council.
This Prototype Dealership was the result of the newly revitalized city of Joplin after the 2011 tornado destroyed the original building. This building is on the fast track to help its owners rebuild their lives after the tragedy.
Rogers, Arkansas (with Henry Architecture)
The 1800 South 52nd Street office building, which is now referred to as the "Coca-Cola Building" is a 75,000 square-foot, mixed-use building located in Rogers. It houses restaurant, retail and office space. Dusty Graham and John Langham provided the schematic design and site planning for this project, which overlooks much of the west Rogers area.
Bob Kelly, of Core Architects, completed this full exterior restoration and complete interior renovation project in Fayetteville, prior to the formation of Core Architects. He succeeded in getting the building on the National Register of Historic Places, 101 years after it was built. This project received the Excellence in Restoration Award from the Washington County Historical Foundation.