On June 23 the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas broke ground on a $23 million expansion and renovation designed by Boora Architects in conjunction with PSW. The renovation will transform the atrium and studio theater lobbies into dynamic donor reception spaces. Mayer/Reed designed building signage and donor recognition to be integral with the variety of interior and exterior materials and finishes found throughout the building. Supported by a strong donor base, the WAC has served as the cultural center for the region since 1992.
As the prime consultant, Mayer/Reed will collaborate with our international design partners and work with numerous agencies, stakeholders and the public to create an experientially-rich Riverwalk that will enable connectivity and public access to this powerful site for the first time in over a century.
With the Willamette Falls Riverwalk as the first phase of the former mill site’s redevelopment, we are honored to accept this incredible opportunity to shape the future of the site. We are continually inspired by the layers of history and are energized by our team’s rapport and shared vision. We are prepared to reveal this remarkable scenic and cultural treasure that has been buried in plain sight for decades.
“It’s no surprise that the nature based play movement, which in recent years has taken off across North America, has found fertile ground in Oregon.”
The March 2015 edition of Landscape Architecture Magazine features three Oregon nature-based play areas including Mayer/Reed’s Outdoor Adventure at the Portland Children’s Museum. Where some nature-based play areas redefine play equipment, author Katharine Logan says, “the Portland Children’s Museum challenges the need for playground equipment at all.”