The Architect's Newspaper — "Innovation in Arkansas Shouldn’t Be Overlooked"

"A powerful combination of natural resources and local initiative is pushing one southern state to the forefront of architectural innovation in the country. In Arkansas, a place that’s far from the profession’s traditional epicenters in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, big things are happening. . . .

In Little Rock, Studio Gang and SCAPE Landscape Architecture are working together to renovate and extend the Arkansas Arts Center, a 104-year-old cultural institution attached to MacArthur Park. . . .

It’s this open-minded ambition that is pushing a distinctive architectural agenda in the state. Chris Baribeau added that there’s an undertone of respect across Arkansas for the critical thinking and people-first attitude that local architects are bringing to projects, though he acknowledged that it’s taking some work to get that same respect on a national stage. Arkansas is speaking up."

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ARCHITECT Magazine — "Making Space for Innovation"

"Reconnecting the currently incoherent sections of the center is the crown jewel of the project: a thin folded-plate concrete structure, dubbed the 'blossom.' It runs atop the center from the north to the south and reaches into MacArthur Park, offering a new axis of connectivity."

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The Architect's Newspaper — "2019 AN Best of Design Awards"

Five Studio Gang projects were selected for the 2019 AN Best of Design Awards.

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ArchDaily — "Studio Gang Breaks Ground on New Arkansas Arts Center"

"The current facility will be transformed, and the project includes a landscape design that will connect the AAC with the surrounding MacArthur Park. The project was made to embrace the Arkansas Arts Center’s history and create a contemporary space for the future."