Heifer International Murphy Keller Education Center

Polk Stanley Wilcox's design of the Heifer International Murphy Keller Education Center has been awarded a prestigious American Architecture Award for 2011 by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design & Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Springdale, designed by Marlon Blackwell Architect in Fayetteville, also received the award. To see a full list of winners click here

The American Architecture Awards celebrate outstanding new architecture designed and built in the United States by leading American and International architects. In all, 46 projects were deemed worthy of the award out of roughly 1,000 considered from around the world.

According to project designer/principal Reese Rowland, "Heifer's Education Center tells the story of urban land reclamation as an example of sustainability, which is a key in educating the public in ways to solve world hunger. It was an honor to craft our client's story into a physical narrative for a difficult, yet meaningful subject. Hopefully the building and its exhibits will be a call to action. This recognition is proof that good design matters, and can contribute to getting an organization like Heifer's message out into the public eye, which is critical for their humanitarian efforts. We are also excited to bring more national exposure to downtown Little Rock as well."

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