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University of Arkansas breaks ground on Vol Walker Hall expansion

12 Oct 2011 (Last Updated October 12th, 2011 18:30)

The University of Arkansas has broken ground on a $32.8m project to renovate and expand Vol Walker Hall, home to the Fay Jones School of Architecture, on its campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas, US.

The University of Arkansas has broken ground on a $32.8m project to renovate and expand Vol Walker Hall, home to the Fay Jones School of Architecture, on its campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas, US.

The project, partly funded by the Donald W Reynolds Foundation, will add a 34,320ft2 design centre to the building, which will be named after the foundation’s president Steve Anderson.

The Steven L Anderson Design Centre will enable the school to house the architecture and landscape architecture departments under one roof, along with the interior design programme.

The extension will cost $13m, while the renovation of Vol Walker Hall is estimated to cost $19.8m.

The addition is expected to be complete in time for the 2013-14 academic year.