March 24, 2021
The University of Arkansas selected Deborah Berke Partners and Miller Boskus Lack to restore and transform the landmark modernist Fine Art Center, originally designed by Edward Durell Stone and completed in 1951. Partners Noah Biklen and Deborah Berke will be leading DBP’s work as design architect on the project. “The historic significance, beauty and impact of our beloved Fine Arts Center cannot be overstated and selecting a team that would be able to preserve Edward Durell Stone’s vision while restoring the center properly was no easy task,” said University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz. “But in DBP and MBL, we have found a phenomenal design team that has the knowledge and skills needed for this project.” We’re honored to be able to reimagine this important International Style building for the 21st century.