A conversation with Caity Malloy

Caity Malloy is a fourth-year architecture student who has spent the spring 2016 semester studying in Rome.

Caity Malloy is a fourth-year architecture student who has spent the spring 2016 semester studying in Rome. This photo was taken in front of the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

By Lauren Randall

Caity Malloy is a fourth-year architecture student with a minor in planning and marketing. She has spent her spring semester abroad at the University of Arkansas Rome Center studying the Foro Italico. She said that the most rewarding part of being an architecture student for her is “physically producing something that originated as an internal thought.”

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Hospitality design project creates temporary installations

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By Natali Ashigova

For a few hours on an afternoon in mid-February, hospitality installations filled the second floor gallery in Vol Walker Hall. The projects in this temporary display were created by 17 interior design students in the Fay Jones School, who were presenting their works as part of a hospitality design project conducted by Jennifer Webb, an associate professor of interior design.

Students were inspired by everyday events in hotel settings, and each student explored the activities, feelings and senses evoked by these activities, Webb said.

“Whether it is a bad night sleep on a bed that is too hard; it’s a hug from someone you have been waiting to see for years; it’s packing a suitcase that won’t close or that springs open when you want to zip it; it’s dancing at a special occasion,” Webb said. “We have students that wanted to explore affairs, physical intimacy between partners, aspects of falling in love.”

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Hnedak Bobo Group competition: Carla Chang and Juan Alvarez

Carla Chang, shown here, and Juan Alvarez won an Award of Excellence for a design they created in the Mexico City studio.

Carla Chang, shown here, and Juan Alvarez won an Award of Excellence for a design they created in the Mexico City studio. (Photo by Mattie Bailey)

By Mattie Bailey

Five University of Arkansas students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design were recognized earlier this semester for their design work through the eighth annual Hnedak Bobo Group International Design Competition. This is the second of three installments that explore their design projects and their study abroad experiences in Rome and Mexico.

Russell Rudzinski, director of the Latin American Urban Studio, said this was the program’s second year of looking at larger scale questions about the historic center of Mexico City. Their studio focused on the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana, which is a private university located in a former convent. The convent was founded in 1585 by joining two private residences, and it has undergone many changes over the years. The university was founded in 1979, and took over the site. Continue reading

Hnedak Bobo Group competition: Laura Cochran

Laura Cochran won an Award of Excellence for a design she created during her study abroad semester at the University of Arkansas Rome Center.

Laura Cochran won an Award of Excellence for a design she created during her study abroad semester at the University of Arkansas Rome Center.

By Mattie Bailey

Five University of Arkansas students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design were recognized earlier this semester for their design work through the eighth annual Hnedak Bobo Group International Design Competition. This is the first of three installments that explore their design projects and their study abroad experiences in Rome and Mexico.

Laura Cochran, a fifth-year architecture student from Kansas City, Missouri, was among the students who studied at the University of Arkansas Rome Center last year. During both the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters, the theme for the Rome Center studio was the Aurelian Wall, as students focused on urban analysis, interpretation, documentation, synthesis and intervention. The Aurelian Wall was a defensive wall of imperial Rome, with its construction begun in third century A.D. It was about 12.5 miles long, 13 feet thick and 24 feet high. In fifth century A.D., the height was raised to 35 feet, and 380 towers were added. Continue reading

Hnedak Bobo Group competition: Greg Scherer and Edmundo Gonzalez

Greg Scherer, shown here, and Edmundo Gonzalez won an Award of Merit for a design they created in the Mexico City studio.

Greg Scherer, shown here, and Edmundo Gonzalez won an Award of Merit for a design they created in the Mexico City studio. (Photo by Mattie Bailey)

By Mattie Bailey

Five University of Arkansas students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design were recognized earlier this semester for their design work through the eighth annual Hnedak Bobo Group International Design Competition. This is the third of three installments that explore their design projects and their study abroad experiences in Rome and Mexico.

Russell Rudzinski, director of the Latin American Urban Studio, said this was the program’s second year of looking at larger scale questions about the historic center of Mexico City. Their studio focused on the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana, which is a private university located in a former convent. The convent was founded in 1585 by joining two private residences, and it has undergone many changes over the years. The university was founded in 1979, and took over the site. Continue reading

An eye for architecture

In 1979, the Museum of Modern Art chose an image taken by Tim Hursley to use on the materials for an architecture exhibit, “Transformations in Modern Architecture.” The image is of the Renaissance Center in Detroit, designed by the architect John Portman.

In 1979, the Museum of Modern Art chose an image taken by Tim Hursley to use on the materials for an architecture exhibit, “Transformations in Modern Architecture.” The image is of the Renaissance Center in Detroit, designed by the architect John Portman.

By Michelle Parks

Once a newly designed building is constructed, it’s often photographed and seen worldwide in print and online publications. Some of those images were first seen through the eyes and lens of Tim Hursley, an architectural photographer based in Arkansas.

He stumbled into the profession, but, 35 years later, can’t imagine what he’d be doing otherwise.

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Designs based on the concept of a threshold

Professor Kim Furlong walks through the pink flamingo portion of Kelsey Winters and Natalie Vitek’s project. (Photo by Mattie Bailey)

Professor Kim Furlong walks through the pink flamingo portion of Kelsey Winters and Natalie Vitek’s project. (Photo by Mattie Bailey)

By Mattie Bailey

In early October, a group of interior design students designed and created several large-scale installation projects around Vol Walker Hall, home to the Fay Jones School. In a studio led by Windy Gay, the four teams of two students each created their own take on the concept of a threshold.

The teams were comprised of Jessica Phan of Fort Smith and Jasmine Jetton of Fayetteville; Nathalie Vitek of Vienna, Austria, and Kelsey Winters of Bailey, Colorado; Emma Lambeth of Carthage, Missouri, and Kayla McKean of Little Rock; and Kelsey Fenton of Fayetteville and Elisha Taldo of Springdale. Continue reading

Donghia Scholarship translates into more study abroad for Walsh

Students pose for a group shot with "Il Porcellino", the bronze statue of a boar. Walsh says that everyone loved Florence and thought it was "modern" in comparison to Rome.

Students pose for a group shot with “Il Porcellino”, the bronze statue of a boar. Kelly Walsh says that everyone loved Florence and thought it was “modern” in comparison to Rome.

By Leigha Van Sickle

Everything in Kelly Walsh’s life has led her to where she is right now – studying in Rome, thanks to a prestigious $30,000 scholarship. With the help of great professors and an inspirational European trip, Walsh, a University of Arkansas interior design student, was able to use her talents to win the Senior Student Scholarship from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.

Walsh was first introduced to the idea of design when she was 14, when her sister was studying art and design and showed her Photoshop, along with blogs and magazines. Continue reading

Road Trip: Minnesota

Jackson Meadows, a project in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, by David Salmela. (Photo by Katherine Dombek)

Jackson Meadows, a project in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, by David Salmela. (Photo by Katherine Dombek)

By Juan Martinez & Lauren Evans

At 5:30 a.m. last Wednesday (Sept. 23), our studio traveled north in two vans. Seven hours (in the most comfortable seating/sleeping arrangements ever) later we arrived at our first stop. We saw a couple projects by Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa. Four hours after that, we arrived at our hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. More importantly, though, we had arrived at the Mall of America. We ate and participated in pure, childlike fun: roller coaster riding.

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Park(ing) Day brings nature, awareness to Dickson Street

Matt Talley, an architecture student, Sarah Moll, an interior design student, and Mary Nell Patterson and Hannah Moll, both landscape architecture students in the Fay Jones School, set up their "parklet" for Park(ing) Day on Sept. 18.

Matt Talley, an architecture student, Sarah Moll, an interior design student, and Mary Nell Patterson and Hannah Moll, both landscape architecture students in the Fay Jones School, set up their “parklet” for Park(ing) Day on Dickson Street on Sept. 18. (Photos by Mattie Bailey)

By Mattie Bailey

Nature invaded a small area on Dickson Street last Friday. University of Arkansas students took a metered parking space and temporarily transformed it into a public park for community members to enjoy. They were celebrating national Park(ing) Day, which happens the third Friday in September.

“This is something new for us. We wanted to create a more livable space for people and to bring the community together,” said Hannah Moll, a landscape architecture student in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the university and president of the student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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