Fayetteville High School

Fayetteville, Arkansas


Fayetteville Public Schools


534,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design team
Hight Jackson Associates, DLR Group and Marlon Blackwell Architects

To maintain its competitive advantage in academics and attract the state’s brightest students, Fayetteville Public Schools tasked the design team of Hight Jackson Associates, DLR Group and Marlon Blackwell Architects to restructure its high school educational program into a Small Learning Community (SLC) model to serve 3,000 students in grades 9 to 12. The new SLCs are designed with core learning studios that feature discovery, project-based learning, and digital and applied learning labs to foster collaboration and prepare students for careers or college in a field of interest.
Distributed administration, resource centers and dining space enable students to spend a majority of their day within their SLC. Abundant glass creates a collegiate campus feel, reflective of the school’s ties to the University of Arkansas.
The scope for this project is a modernization and addition totaling 534,000 square feet through a 36-month phased approach. This enabled the school to stay operating during construction. Sustainable elements include integrated shades for temperature and glare control, daylighted spaces, water-efficient landscaping, energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems and recycled materials. The building received LEED Gold certification.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

DLR Group, Marlon Blackwell Architects



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2016 Architectural Portfolio



Product suppliers specified

Cabinets by Stevens Industries
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by Irwin Seating
Drinking Fountains by Acorn Aqua
Hand-Drying Equipment by Bradley Corporation
Washroom Accessories by Bradley Corporation
Washroom Fixtures by Bradley Corporation
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Bobrick
Athletic Equipment by Performance Sports Systems (PSS)
Bleachers/Grandstands by Irwin Seating
ADA/Compliance Equipment by HID
Draperies/Blinds by MechoShade
Lockers by List Industries
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Carpet by Bigelow
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Physical-Education Flooring by Aacer Flooring
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by American Olean
Doors by Marshfield Door Systems
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Insulation by Owens Corning
Movable Partitions/Walls by Modernfold
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by American Standard
Roofing by Carlisle SynTec
Windows by Kawneer
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Honeywell
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