two modus projects receive AIA awards

Nov 01, 2017

We are very pleased to announce modus received two of the five design awards from this year's AIA Arkansas Design Excellence program. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved, including el dorado inc, Nabholz, University of Arkansas School of Art, and East Harding Construction.


2017 AIA Arkansas Honor Award - UA Art + Design District: Sculpture Studio


Jury Comments:

"This is a great building, this is how metal buildings should be treated. With class and respect.”


“What I come back to at the end of the day is how thoughtful this building is. This could have been a throw-away project in a remote area of campus. Instead it is the best damn metal building renovation you’ve ever seen.”


Owner Comment:

"Chris, Jason, and Jody worked closely with us through the design and construction phases to create a modular space that could accommodate future use. We are grateful to have had a team that listened attentively to our needs, prioritizing function as requested while still achieving an aesthetic vision that is stunning in its simplicity. We congratulate modus on this well-deserved honor! “


2017 AIA Arkansas Merit Award - Office 1011


Jury Comment - “I love all the small moves, the little gestures. These things that only lovers of buildings would notice, but add up to create a building that is somehow both modest and robust.”


Owner Comment - “Chris and his team bring a lot of creativity and ideas to the table, we're happy with the outcome of the building and feel that it’s a nice addition to A Street.”