University of Arkansas Plans Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation

Published 4-7-2020
  • University of Arkansas - Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation
  • University of Arkansas - Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation
  • University of Arkansas - Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation
  • University of Arkansas - Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation

    Courtesy of Grafton Architects.

  • University of Arkansas - Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation

    Courtesy of Grafton Architects.

  • University of Arkansas - Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation

    Courtesy of Grafton Architects.

The University of Arkansas is planning to build the $16 million Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation in Fayetteville. Designed by Grafton Architects in collaboration with Modus Studio, the project will provide the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design with approximately 50,000 sf of applied research and education space to accelerate the creation of innovative timber and wood construction modalities. Featuring a cascading roof and extensive glazing to maximize access to natural light, the six-story facility will act as a teaching tool by displaying a variety of exposed timber materials in the building's structure and envelope. A central high-bay zone will accommodate fabrication and design-build activities, with upper floors housing labs, classrooms, studios, seminar spaces, conference areas, and faculty offices. Completion is expected in 2022.