The Professional Design Competition will invite design professionals to presentmixed-income and attainable housing solutions that embrace the local challenges, culture, values, and vision of Northwest Arkansas. Entries will be uploaded to the website at the end of the competition.

FEB. 3 – MAY 4, 2018


Nationally and internationally acclaimed design professionals will be invited to submit designs for a mixed-use attainable housing plan that includes live-work units on sites in Bentonville, Arkansas. The five-member competition jury will include Housing Northwest Arkansas Initiative Professor Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Fay Jones School faculty members and other national and regional housing experts. Competition awards totaling $50,000 will be made, and competition results will be published online and in print, and exhibited for public viewing. The ambition of the Professional Design Competition is to advance selected entries into design development and construction.


Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Marlon Blackwell Architects
Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Fougeron Architecture
Jeanne Gang, FAIA, Studio Gang
Brenda Anderson, Northwest Arkansas Downtown Revitalization Fund
5th Juror TBA


Design entries will be published online.