Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Corporate Office

Completion Date:  2019
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Architect/Engineer:  Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

The recently renovated, historic Winchester Building is now home to Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects corporate office.

The 13,000 sf Winchester building was built in 1947 and represents the quintessential architectural design of the forties.

This nostalgic piece of history boasts its original glass block entrance, steel frames and brick façade.  The interior has been beautifully redesigned and renovated to show off the original steel-framed, glass windows that divide the gathering hall and reception area from the large, two-story open-air office space.

A center niche has been carved out to provide a beautiful kitchen with all the modern day amenities one would expect, including two stainless steel refrigerators, two stainless steel microwaves, a stainless steel dishwasher and a stainless steel coffee station. All of this stainless steel is beautifully wrapped in wood-grain cabinetry and accented with matching shelves lined with cups, plates, and glassware. The stone covered island and countertops turn this space into a uniquely inviting area for the Polk Stanley Wilcox staff to refresh and replenish.

The upstairs is comprised of conference/meeting rooms and open view office spaces that overlook the work stations on the main floor. One of the most unique aspects of this space is the original, functioning dumbwaiter with its wheel & sprocket crank shaft that brings back a bit of nostalgia.

The combination of old and new is this beautifully redesigned building is representative of the importance of historic preservation and the necessity of modernization. The new Polk Stanley Wilcox headquarters demonstrates the best of both and East Harding Construction is very proud and grateful to have been a part of bringing the past into the future.

Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas | ARTSpace/Art Works

Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas | ARTSpace/Art Works

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works Arts and Science Center

Completion Date: 2020
Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Architect/Engineer: AMR Architects

 

Modern finishes meet old school flooring that has been meticulously refinished in this historical renovation.

New track lighting and fresh paint are just the beginning of creating an artistic atmosphere for both Pine Bluff’s up and coming artists and its well established local talent.  This project is another wonderful addition to our Main Street Pine Bluff.

 

St. John’s Morris Hall

St. John’s Morris Hall

St. John's Morris Hall

Completion Date: 2000
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Architect: Andrew Hiegel

National Register of Historic Places

AWARD WINNER–Associated Builders and Contractors Award for “Excellence in Construction, Renovation, and Restoration of a Project Over $1 Million”

This historic building was built in the 1890’s as a seminary for the Catholic Diocese. East Harding renovated the structure into class A office space for the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock.

The renovation of the 45,000 sf building required all new heating and cooling, plumbing and electrical systems throughout. All exterior windows, including numerous leaded glass windows on the front facade, were replaced or rebuilt to make the building more energy efficient. An extensive structural renovation was required for the building to satisfy modern code requirements. 10,000 sf of new space was added to provide new vertical circulation and other support facilities. The interior finishes were completely redesigned to provide a more appropriate working atmosphere for the administrative offices of the diocese.

Union Deltic Building

Union Deltic Building

Union Deltic Building

Completion Date: March 2009
Location: El Dorado, Arkansas
Architect: Kirschner Architecture, P.A.

The historic Union-Deltic Building in Downtown El Dorado received new mechanical and electrical upgrades along with renovations on four of the seven floors. This was a carefully phased operation to avoid downtime or interruption of workflow within the offices in the structure.

The Capital Hotel

The Capital Hotel

The Capital Hotel

Completion Date: November 2007
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Architect: Cromwell Architects Engineers

National Register of Historic Places

A major multi-million dollar renovation from the ground floor up of the four-story hotel built in 1876. The renovation included new meeting rooms, five state-of-the-art kitchens, new plumbing, new HVAC, wireless internet in every room, and two more polished restaurants. All guest rooms were redone…no two rooms are alike.The guiding goal of renovating this 1872 Hotel was to retain the elegance of the 1800s but modernized for the 21st century.

 

  • Awarded Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2008 “Award of Excellence” for Renovation/Restoration Project over $10 million.
  • Awarded “Excellence in Preservation Through Restoration” by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville | Peabody Hall

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville | Peabody Hall

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

Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art

Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art

Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art

Completion Date: March 2009
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Architect: Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects

A joint project of the Central Arkansas Library System and UALR.  Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, ASI celebrated its opening on March 21, 2009. 60,000 sf, integrating 3 buildings — the Porbeck & Bowman Building (built 1882), the Geyer & Adams Building (built 1914), with the steel and glass addition (20,000 sf). Preserving Arkansas history is the focus of the joint project of the Central Arkansas Library System and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Art galleries, research rooms, meeting and classrooms, retail space and over 10,000 volumes of history are features of the Institute.

More than 100 glass art panels featuring scenes from Arkansas’ historic past are on permanent display throughout the building; the exterior includes seven fin-shaped footed glass panels, designed to resemble pages of a book, with historic images portrayed.

Awards:

Best-Overall Construction Project for 2009
by South Central Construction, a McGraw-Hill Publication
Members Choice Award for 2009
by The Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
“Excellence in Preservation Through Restoration” and
Outstanding New Construction in an Historic Setting

by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
National Award ($15 Million to $75 Million)
by American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC IDEAS)
2011 AIA/ALA National Library Building Award
by American Institute of Architects/American Library Association

 

5 Main Place

5 Main Place

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.