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Champions Hall

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2015, Miller Boskus Lack Architects, with SmithGroup

A dramatically styled building enlivening a rather dull edge of campus, Champions Hall was designed to offer much-needed general classroom space, along with instructional spaces for math and biological sciences. Negotiating a steep hillside, the main entrance at the high north end offers a broad, shaded stairway along its west edge, asserting a theatrical presence to what might have been a rather ordinary academic building. Outdoor spaces set with café tables encourage students to linger and enjoy the public plaza space, a seemingly generous, even lively gesture in a part of campus given over to otherwise very serious endeavors. Such moves suggest a shift in campus thinking from traditional quad-rangles to a more urban calculation of space.

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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, "Champions Hall", [Fayetteville, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-WA26.9.

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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