SCAPE, in collaboration with Studio Gang Architects, is transforming the Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) to redefine how arts can bolster local communities and the regional identity of Little Rock. This local institution is a hybrid of a renowned art museum and an active center for the visual and performing arts, located in an opportune site adjacent to downtown Little Rock. SCAPE is designing 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. The AAC will be a catalytic project to physically realize the institution as a cultural beacon for Arkansas – not only as an art museum, but as a dynamic center for arts, outreach, and education.
- Arkansas Arts Center