The Stadium Drive Residence Halls, a 202,027-square-foot, 708-bed facility at the University of Arkansas, is the nation’s first large-scale mass timber residence hall project and living learning setting. A design collaborative led by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Modus Studio, Mackey Mitchell Architects, and OLIN, created the project, now under construction. Configured to create a dynamic environment that fosters student collaboration and interactive learning focused on architecture, design, and the arts, the project is shaped by the concept of “a cabin in the woods” nestled in a densely planted buffer zone that provides a new university gateway. A showcase of Northwest Arkansas’s native ecology, the project’s landscape design provides a direct extension of the interior program, expanding available space and creating a greater range of landscape experiences for the students. A ground-level passage winds through the site, moving through courtyards and under the facility. OLIN's landscape design is being led by Partner Skip Graffam and Associate Will Belcher.
OLIN is proud to announce that the J. Paul Getty Center has been awarded the prestigious Landmark Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Each year, the Landmark Award recognizes a single project which has retained its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm of the community in which it is located. The Getty Center was selected from among 465 entries to this year's ASLA awards program, which recognizes the best of landscape architecture in the general design, analysis and planning, communications, research, and residential design categories from the United States and around the world.
The awards ceremony will take place at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles on Monday, October 23rd, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To learn more, please visit ASLA's 2017 Professional Awards page.
The Museum of the American Revolution is now open in Philadelphia. OLIN collaborated with museum designer Robert A.M. Stern Architects, leading the design of the museum’s entry plaza, streetscape, and café terrace. The grand opening coincided with the 242nd anniversary of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” which marked the start of the Revolutionary War. Click here for more information on the museum’s landscape design.
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