|Bell Engineering Center|
|University of Arkansas in Fayetteville|
Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter had full responsibility for the master planning, programming and design development of the main laboratory/classroom facility for the Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. PSRCP furnished the space planning design that integrated systems furniture with all power, data and teleconferencing services. The 170,000 square foot facility also provides offices for the Civil, Electrical, Chemical and industrial Engineering Departments as well as a technical reference center and graduate student cubicles.
Teaching laboratory space of approximately 90,000 square feet utilizes a modular system of lab equipment and furnishings to provide programmatic and physical flexibility. Large utility chases run vertically between laboratories affording access to all of the support systems. The majority of all utility connections are designed for quick-disconnect, further enhancing the systems' flexibility.
A four-story central atrium space connects the laboratory and office wings and established the main entry into the southern part of the campus. The new structure links two other existing buildings to form an engineering complex at the entrance to the Fayetteville campus.
This project received an Award for Design Excellence from the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.