The past couple of months I have been working with a non-profit group to create a design center on South Main that is focused on promoting good design in Arkansas. We are starting off by creating a collaboration between U of A Fay Jones School of Architecture and the Construction Management and Applied Design Departments at UALR. to create opportunities for their students to work together on the Design-Build House Program in the SoMa District of Little Rock.
A group of us have been slowly transforming a storefront in SoMa for the studio space. All the work was volunteer and all the materials were donations. Here is the link to the studio MAIN blog. Its just getting started but if you go back through the posts it shows our progress.
Check it out and come down to our opening next Friday during the Friday Night Art Walk. There will be a trolley taking people to the different venues around town, including ours. Come see some student design and visions for downtown!