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John W. Tyson Center of Excellence for Poultry Science

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1994, Witsell Evans Rasco and Foster
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Ralph Wilcox, photographer)

This laboratory building is devoted to the science of poultry production and poultry food products. The lively building has two four-story red brick wings, with concrete trim, that angle out from a cylindrical central concrete section. The shorter south-facing wing houses faculty and administration offices, and the longer, west-facing wing houses the four floors of research laboratories. The central concrete cylinder provides efficient circulation between floors and wings. The Science Center is also perhaps the most pleasantly sited building on campus. Its outstretched wings embrace a large wooded park, punctuated by shaded gathering places as a curved sidewalk finds its way to a brook, part of the campus’s natural drainage pattern, the banks of which have been enhanced by careful placement of large boulders and flowering plants.

Writing Credits

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, "John W. Tyson Center of Excellence for Poultry Science", [Fayetteville, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 61-61.

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