Here is what is happening in Arkansas.

The Hillside Auditorium taking shape in Fayetteville is adding some new twists to green construction in Arkansas. Budgeted at $14.6 million, the project on the campus of the University of Arkansas features a three-tiered roof design that will support trees, shrubbery, ornamental grasses and other plantings. The configuration reflects a design vision that melds topography with structure in a form tied together by man-manipulated greenery. The 35,150-SF building will house two auditoriums (auditoria in collegiate Latin parlance) with fixed seating for 455 and 296. The Hillside Auditorium will be crowned with an event pavilion supported by a catering kitchen and enclosed on three sides by high- efficiency glazing that opens to a 6,800-SF green rooftop highlighted by a stand of Athena elms. The hardy shade tree is noted for its thick, rounded foliage. This lacebark hybrid spor...

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