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Polk Stanley Wilcox

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Polk Stanley Wilcox

2222 Cottondale Ln Ste 100

Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

United States

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Award-winning, Arkansas-based architect firm focused on energy conservation and sustainability and committed to service, quality and innovation. ... more

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Reese Rowland, FAIA

Principal Little Rock • 501-367-2242 • rrowland@polkstanleywilcox.com
Reese Rowland's dedication to crafting meaningful spaces through innovative, sustainable design has been rewarded with more than 25 national, regional and state awards in the past nine years. His Heifer International World Headquarters design received the nation's highest honor for architecture, the 2008 AIA National Institute Honor Award. In 2009, Arkansas Business named Reese to its prestigious list of "25 Entrepreneurs & Innovators of the Last 25 years.


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Reese Rowland

Each year, the World Services for the Blind Foundation selects a distinguished Arkansan with a personal commitment to community service to receive the prestigious Vision Award. This year, the WSB Foundation will honor Reese Rowland, a principal architect with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects.
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About Mr. Rowland: Reese Rowland is a Principal for Design at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock, Arkansas. His dedication to crafting meaningful spaces through innovative, sustainable architecture has been rewarded with over 40 national, regional and state design awards in the last 10 years. His Heifer International World Headquarters design received the nation's highest honor for architecture, the 2008 AIA National Institute Honor Award, one of 13 awarded, honoring what is considered to be the best work around the world by an American architect. The building was also named at National AIA/COTE Top 10 Green Building in 2007. Recently, his Arkansas Studies Institute received a National AIA/ALA (American Library Association) Award of Excellence, one of only five awarded in the biennial competition, honoring the best in library architecture worldwide. Other winning projects were located from Boston to Saudi Arabia.
In 2009, Arkansas Business named Reese to its prestigious list of "25 Entrepreneurs & Innovators of the last 25 years. His work in Arkansas has been published in more than 20 architecture journals, as well as 10 books. In 2012, AY magazine named Reese to its list of "12 Powerful Men in Arkansas," and in 2013, the Arkansas Times named him one of "50 Influential Arkansans," highlighting his contributions to the built environment. Arkansas Life magazine selected Reese as one of 10 "Style Setters" shaping the state. He has designed some of Little Rock's most recognized buildings, including Acxiom's River Market Tower Headquarters, The Bank of the Ozarks Headquarters, Heifer's new Education Center and Little Rock's new Children's Library. Most importantly, his reputation among clients is that of a strong collaborator and a partner in distilling their vision into physical, yet personal narratives.
Reese is a native Arkansan, raised in Paris, Arkansas. He has spent his entire career in Arkansas, and his fierce love of his home state influences every design. He and his wife Kami live in Little Rock with their two young sons, whom Reese considers his greatest designs.


Powerful Men 2012 - AY Magazine - July 2012 - Arkansas

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Reese Cameron Rowland, AIA, Architect / Principal at Polk Stanley Wilcox ARCHITECTURE

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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.
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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

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"We believe sustainable design steps backward and forward," says Reese Rowland, AIA, project designer and a partner at Polk Stanley.

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"We intentionally blurred borders," Rowland explains.
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"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.
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"We made it an event to use the stairs because this is healthy," Rowland says.
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Rowland says the best measure for success arrived shortly after Heifer's employees moved into their new offices.


Media Releases - Public Relations

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Arts Center Announces that local Architect Reese Rowland presents Art of Architecture lecture Media Releases - Public Relations

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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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