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Sue Walk Burnett Journalism & Student Media Center

Located at one of the most active pedestrian zones on campus, this small addition places the student-run UATV on display. Its prominent site at the threshold of the historic campus elevates the Department of Journalism’s identity. The design conveys simplicity and restraint, emphasizing a new, welcoming pedestrian experience at the intersection.

An angled glass aperture breaks the broadcast’s “fourth wall,” allowing visitors to observe activities within while framing camera views of the historic campus. Entry to the original building was hidden by planters. These were removed and replaced with a cascading stair leading to an upper terrace providing a place for students to connect with a sibling open space across the intersection. The addition’s form is intentionally spare, contrasting with its historic neighbors, but with a nod to their slate roof shingles. It's charcoal terracotta skin is taut, revealing only two interior spaces – the studio itself, and master control.

Award Name

Architecture Small: Merit


University of Arkansas


Fayetteville, AR

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