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Reese Cameron Rowland

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Principal and Project Designer

Local Address: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Employment History

  • Design Principal
    Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
  • Partner
    Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
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Media Releases - Public Relations, 1 May 2009 [cached]
Arts Center Announces that local Architect Reese Rowland presents Art of Architecture lecture Media Releases - Public Relations
Arts Center Announces that local Architect Reese Rowland presents Art of Architecture lecture Halfway There: Creating Place through an Architecture of Meaning
(LITTLE ROCK, AR) - Reese Rowland will present the Art of Architecture lecture Halfway There: Creating Place through an Architecture of Meaning, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. The event will be held at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at 6 p.m.
University of Arkansas School of Architecture Alum Reese Rowland will discuss his design philosophy and the importance of finding meaning in each new project. Rowland will speak about his design approach of allowing natural light to enliven spaces, while reducing dependence on generated energy. This lecture will explore bringing an organization's vision to fruition through architectural design.
Rowland, a native of Paris, Ark., is a Design Principal with Polk Stanley Architects, LTD. in Little Rock. He has designed some of Little Rock's most recognizable buildings, most notably Heifer International's World Headquarters.
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19. Reese Rowland Reese Rowland, a partner in Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects Ltd., led the design of several of the most recognizable structures built in downtown Little Rock in the past decade, including the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce building and the headquarters of Acxiom Corp. and Heifer International.
Rowland's innovative work incorporates many curves, adding a sleek and modern look to the area. Rowland told Arkansas Business in 2003 that the curve of the Acxiom building allows it to maximize the use of natural light.
Powerful Men 2012 - AY Magazine - July 2012 - Arkansas, 1 July 2012 [cached]
Reese Cameron Rowland, AIA, Architect / Principal at Polk Stanley Wilcox ARCHITECTURE
Reese Cameron Rowland, AIA
Architect / Principal, Polk Stanley Wilcox
Reese Rowland is a principal for Design at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock, Arkansas. His work has been rewarded with more than 40 national, regional and state design awards in the last ten years. His Heifer International World Headquarters design received the nation's highest honor for architecture, the 2008 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Institute Honor Award, one of only 13 awarded, honoring what is considered to be the best work around the world by an American architect. Rowland was just the second Arkansas-based designer after Fay Jones to receive this recognition at the time of the award.
Rowland was reared in Paris, Arkansas. He has spent his entire career in the Natural State, which heavily influences his designs. He and wife Kami live in Little Rock with their two young sons, whom Rowland considers "his greatest designs."
Wasteland Transformed Into Model for Sustainability - Community Service, Sustainability, Sitework, Leed, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Design, Water Conservation, Green Design, Renewable Energy, Hvac, Recycling, Green Standards, Solar Heating, Landsc, 13 May 2009 [cached]
"We believe sustainable design steps backward and forward," says Reese Rowland, AIA, project designer and a partner at Polk Stanley.
"We intentionally blurred borders," Rowland explains.
"Heifer builds for function and simplicity," Rowland says. "We tried to express these qualities with beauty, honesty and basic materials."
For example, Rowland selected a standard water tower, a familiar icon for towns throughout the U.S., wrapped it with a cantilevered stair and enclosed it in glass to create a focal point for the campus and punctuate the importance of this precious resource.
"We made it an event to use the stairs because this is healthy," Rowland says.
Rowland says the best measure for success arrived shortly after Heifer's employees moved into their new offices.
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Reese Rowland, project architect and a principal at Polk Stanley, said the four-story, 95,000-square foot headquarters building was conceived as a series of concentric rings that expand outward from a central commons that represents the "impact point" of the gift."Like a drop of water that generates ripples flowing outward from the impact point, the gift of an animal creates concentric rings of influence radiating through a village," Rowland explained."This allows sustainable methods taught to the original recipient to be passed on to others as the animal's offspring are gifted."
In formulating the structural concept, Polk Stanley - which received the 2008 AIA Institute Honor Award for its work on the project - studied the lines of Heifer-inspired buildings around the world."The beauty of these structures," said Rowland, "is in the simple elegance of constructing just what is needed.
Corrugated aluminum was chosen because the material requires little maintenance over the long haul, according to Rowland, while projecting a look similar to other Heifer-inspired structures around the world.
The horizontal panels evoke memories of the slick 1950s era rail passenger cars that once moved gracefully through the area."While brick would have been a logical choice as well," Rowland said, "the metal skin gives the building a very distinctive look when combined with the sun protective devices and heavy timber roof deck overhangs."Rowland pointed to metal's design flexibility, allowing unique detailing at joints, as well as its recyclability and low life-cycle maintenance costs as contributing factors in the decision to specify a metal system.
Built on site of former switching yardThe site of the new headquarters building was once a railroad switching yard whose tracks bisected the property.Masonry structures that once stood on the site were crushed into gravel and used in constructing the new headquarters building.Bricks were also reclaimed for paving.In all, 97% of the reclaimed materials, including steel, were recycled.The savings in reclaimed material paid for the entire site demolition, according to Rowland."Our goal," he said, "was to use locally sourced materials, exceeding LEED requirements for distance to site and recycled content.
"The Heifer building steps back a bit, somewhat like a shy, humble friend, allowing all to use the park's amenities, Rowland said."It's symbolic of what Heifer International stands for.
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