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Willard J. Walker Hall

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2005–2007, Machado Silvetti Architects

Walker Hall was designed as the centerpiece of the Walton College of Business, newly energized by a substantial endowment from the Walton family (of Walmart fame). A sculpted mass forming the eastern edge of the newly defined Business Quadrangle, Walker Hall’s complex program (including instructional spaces, trading rooms, meeting spaces, as well as a café space) resulted in a decentered building that, while faced in a self-effacing tone of ground-face block, nonetheless asserts itself through its subtle use of colored glass, protruding figural groupings of windows, and a huge entrance canopy (leading to a narrow, continuous stair cutting through to the lowest level of the interior).

Writing Credits

Author: 
Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors
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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Willard J. Walker Hall", [Fayetteville, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-WA26.10.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 62-62.

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