Arkansas Arts Center Revealed

Feb 28, 2018

SCAPE is excited to announce the reveal of designs for the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, in collaboration with Studio Gang. The concept design will transform 127,000 square feet to include new spaces like a versatile indoor/outdoor restaurant overlooking MacArthur Park, a new north entrance reveals the original 1937 Museum of Fine Arts façade, a second floor of galleries, expanded art studios and art school gallery. The Arts Center’s transformation will also extend to MacArthur Park, bringing new outdoor amenities to the park. SCAPE’s designs for the new public plazas and gardens at the north and south entrances of the Arts Center will foster deeper connections with the park. Planted groves along the west side of the building will create a forested edge that blends into the park. A framework of new trees will, over time, merge with the existing canopy to form a park forest. Read more about the project here.

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