21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, AR

After completing two 21c Museum Hotels in historic structures we were delighted to design a new building for one in Bentonville, Arkansas. Articulated brick volumes house the public programs of the hotel and form the building’s front; we called this design strategy ‘toys in the yard’. The volumes create an active and human-scaled experience along the street. On the interior, natural light is introduced through a variety of architectural devices, including saw-tooth monitors, clerestory windows, and angled windows. This gives each space a unique character based on its use.

The four-story guest-room building is discretely set back from the street for privacy and quiet. The hotel is a block off the town square and anchors one end of the woodland trails connecting to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Trails.

100,000 square feet, hotel and museum
110,000 square feet, parking structure

Completion date 2013

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Key People
Deborah Berke
Stephen Brockman, Project Lead
Terrence Schroeder, Project Manager
Gabriel Ce, Project Designer

Collaborating Firms
Deborah Berke Partners – design architect and interior design
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects – executive architect
SCA Consulting Engineers – structural engineer
HP Engineering – MEP engineer
Illumination Works – lighting design