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Pulaski County Criminal Justice Building

Completion Date: 2007
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Architect: Fennell Purifoy Hammock Architects

USGBC LEED Certified Green Building Project

Construction Management for the renovation of the existing Hardin & Grace Building (21,000 sf) and an addition of 9,000 sf for additional offices and support areas.

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Better Community Development EmPowerment Center

Completion Date: September 2012
Location: Little Rock, AR
Architect: RPPY Architects

USGBC LEED Silver Certified Building Project

Better Community Development, Inc.’s EmPowerment Center, a new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified, residential substance abuse treatment facility, was completed September 2012. The 19,500-square-foot, sustainable complex includes men’s and women’s residential facilities, including 30 rooms for special needs individuals, and 24 treatment beds for individuals enrolled in substance addiction treatment. The EmPowerment Center also contains office, conference, and classroom space, and will provide life skills training, career, and technology training, community programs, and other empowerment services.

This project is a key component of the 12th Street Revitalization master plan.


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CALS Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center

Completion Date: March 2013
Location: Little Rock, AR
Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

USGBC LEED Certified Gold Building Project

Besides 21,000 books, CDs and DVDs, the new Central Arkansas Library System’s Children’s Library and Learning Center offers a computer lab, a teaching kitchen, group study room, a theatre, and community room, and it doesn’t stop there. The 6.5 acres has a greenhouse and teaching garden, walking paths, bridges and an amphitheater. Originally intended to seek LEED Silver certification, the Learning Center received Gold certification.

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University of Arkansas-Fayetteville | Peabody Hall

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

AWARD WINNER–‘2011 Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation Award’-by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas

East Harding Construction was the construction manager for the renovation/restoration of the historic Peabody Hall on the UA Fayetteville campus. Peabody Hall, built in 1913, houses the College of Education and Administration. Construction began in the Spring of 2010 with completion in August 2011.

Project work included the restoration of the exterior of the building, including the removal of several layers of paint on the original masonry surfaces and new windows and doors that replicate the original appearance of the building. The interior was renovated to provide modern academic and office space to accommodate the current and future needs including 6 general purpose classrooms, a computer lab, a technology education lab, and a seminar room; 43 faculty offices and departmental administrative offices; and a café for use by building occupants and the general campus. The previously dirt-floored basement was converted to a lobby and loading/unloading area. Building systems, such as HVAC, AV/IT, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection were also updated to modern standards. A new elevator makes the building completely accessible.

  • Awarded the “Excellence in Preservation Through Rehabilitation” for 2011 by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.
  • Awarded the “Best Preservation Practices” award from the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Historic District Commission.

National Register of Historic Places

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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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5 Main Place

Location: Little Rock, AR
Completion Date:
November 2012
Architect: WD&D Architects

“National Register of Historic Places”
Received USGBC Green Certification

Built in 1921 in the Classical Revival style of architecture, the 5 floors, mezzanine and basement, a total of 45,750 square feet, received a thorough renovation.

The building has undergone a complete interior demolition down to exterior walls and floor slabs.  A new building core was constructed to include 2 new stairs, a new passenger elevator, a new freight elevator, and new bathrooms.  The first floor features a conference room for 100 people, plus offices and amenities.  The mezzanine to 5th floors are programmed for professional and executive offices and support spaces.  Every window was replaced to historic standard.  A 4-story adjacent building was demolished for parking.




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Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church Phase I, II, III

Completion Date: 8/12/14
Location: Little Rock, AR
Cromwell Architects/Engineers

USGBC LEED Certified Green Building Project

PHUMC brought East-Harding in for Phase III of their church campus renovation/expansion.  First on the agenda is the central Gathering Hall — a “front door” and reception area to the church.  A Sky Bridge will be added to provide easter access from the main building to other building.  Finally, an elevator is being added, again to improve access to the main building.

Completion Date: 2006 – 2007
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Architect: Cromwell Architect Engineers

Phase I included a new 3-level, 66,000 sf renovation and addition, providing 27 new classrooms; an indoor playroom; multi-purpose assembly hall with electronic audio-visual capabilities; 2-level parking deck with a sky-bridge connecting the buildings.

Phase II was the remodel of the main building’s first floor; renovation of the Children’s Building; and an addition to the Administration Building. An additional sky-bridge was added to connect the buildings.

Project Manager: Greg Fluger, Sr. Vice President

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