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University of Arkansas Memorial Hall

Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Completion Date:
March 2011
Architect: Allison Architects

This project consists of the installation of a central “mini-heating” plant in the Memorial Hall Building, including steam piping, hot water piping, chilled water piping, heat exchanger, pumps, controls, domestic hot water heater and electrical work for all. The plant will be providing heat to Peabody Hall, Memorial Hall, the ROTC building and the Graduate Education Building.

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Farmington High School Phase I

Location: Farmington, AR
Completion Date:
Architect: Hight-Jackson Associates, P.A.

In November 2013, East Harding was the lowest qualified bidder and was awarded the Farmington High School Phase I project — construction of a new 74,819 sf competitive gymnasium and fine arts center.

  • an 800-seat auditorium
  • an 1,800-seat basketball arena
  • locker facilities for both JV and Varsity boys and girls teams
  • weight training facility
  • performing arts department (band, choral, drama, with changing areas and stage set design construction area and storage)
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Lyon College Edwards Commons Student Center

Location: Batesville, Arkansas
Completion Date: July 2012
Architect: RPPY Architects

Following a fire that destroyed the Student Center, funds were raised, plans drawn, and a new Student Center was built. The 44,000 sf, 2-story facility that houses the new kitchen and student dining hall, game room, student life center, bookstore, meeting rooms, and more. Construction began in November 2011 and was complete for the 2012-13 school year.


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UALR Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Completion Date: May 2012
Architect: WER Architects

East Harding is very proud to be a part of the team that built the new Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

This was a three-phase project to construct the five floor, 50,000 sf, steel frame laboratory and research building. Phase I was the sitework and central utility plant upgrade, completed in November 2011. Phase II was the foundation, core and shell and rooftop garden, completion May 2012. Phase III was the building interiors, including research labs, support spaces, teaching labs, classrooms, and a 100-seat auditorium, completion May 2012.

The building is LEED Gold certified, fully commissioned and implemented Governor Beebe’s Mentor-Protege Program to increase Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) participation in the project.

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UALR Nursing & Health Sciences Building

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Completion Date: January 2013
Architect: Taggart Foster Currence Gray / Architects

The Administration South Building (3-story, 34,000 sf) was renovated to house the Nursing and Health Sciences Program. All three floors received an extensive renovation, adding research labs, support spaces, teaching labs, classrooms, administrative and office space — all with state-of-the-art technology. The building is LEED Gold Certified, fully commissioned and implemented Governor Beebe’s Mentor-Protégé Program to increase Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) participation in the project.

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Watson Chapel Edgewood Elementary

Completion Date: December 2014
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Nelson Architectural Group

In May 2013, Watson Chapel School District voters approved a millage increase to build the new $8.5 million K-1 Elementary School, replacing the 56-year old Edgewood Elementary.  50,000 sf with classrooms, computer labs, library and media center, fine arts, kitchen, cafeteria with performance stage, administration, nurse’s station, counseling, special education, teacher resource room, teacher lounge — a learning facility at its best!

East-Harding prepared the budget and worked closely with school officials to ensure the success of the campaign.  The groundbreaking was held October 22, 2013; completion in December 2014.

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Hendrix College Young-Wise Stadium

Completion Date:  2013
Location: Conway, AR
Fennell Purifoy Architects
Hendrix College of Conway is now competing in the new NCAA Division III with the new Young-Wise Stadium, a 1,500 seat stadium providing a venue for men’s football, men/women’s lacrosse, men/women’s track and field, along with intramurals.  Included in the complex is a new field house with weight rooms, locker rooms and training facilities, a new indoor tennis facility, and a new synthetic turf field for women’s field hockey.
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UA Yocum Hall Phases I, II, III

Completion Date: 8/2014
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Architect: Cromwell Architects|Engineers

In 1963, two massive 10-story dormitories – Yocum Hall and Humphreys Hall – were built atop McIlroy Hill and have stood tall above campus since.  Over the years, the residence halls have been home to thousands of Razorback men and women.Almost 50 years later, the iconic structures were in need of renovation.  In 2010, the funds were allocated to begin updating and modernizing both Halls.  In 2011, East-Harding was selected as construction manager to renovate Yocum Hall and to construct a new utility tunnel to provide new steam water piping to Humphreys Hall.

Due to the University’s growth in enrollment, Yocum Hall could not be vacated, even partially, during the traditional school year.  So, East-Harding was challenged to renovate Yocum Hall during the summer months only and over a period of up to five years.

Phase I, involving both residence halls, was completed on schedule and within budget during Summer 2012. Phase I Yocum Hall was the $2.8 million installation of new make-up fresh air units and upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) infrastructure for the 527 bed residence hall.  The project included electrical upgrades, new fire sprinkler pump, new vertical “standpipe” risers in stairwells.  Phase I readied the Hall for Phase II for Summer 2013. Phase II involved primarily the renovation of restrooms on certain floors, and the installation of an emergency generator for the building. Phase III is the completion of the renovation, updating the remaining restrooms in the dorm.

The end result of the multiple phase, multiple year project will be a completely renovated building with a new heating and air conditioning system, a new fresh air system, new electrical, new data/IT, new windows, new restrooms and finishes, new finishes for the residence rooms, and new public space finishes.

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