Put the Hot back in Hot Springs! – Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

January - July 2021
In the Spring semester of 2021, the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design decided to help bring attention to a number of “at risk” structures in Hot Springs Arkansas. It was an honor to work with the Dean of Interior Design, Carl Matthews to produce this video which showcases the studio class, the many talented students and plans of how they would repurpose 5 historic buildings in Downtown. Callie Harris, Erin Wiggins Reinker, Megan Priddy, Hannah McCarley, Trinity Quillin, Sarah Clifton, Sydney Kutey.  

Buildings Mentioned

Have any stories about these buildings? Are you wanting to see them come back to life. Share your thoughts and stories in the comments!

Thank you to Rachel Silva Patton of Preserve Arkansas for being a part of this important message! Park Ave has already seen a major facelift in the newly renovated Dame Fortune’s Cottage Court by Andie Roberts. 10% off your stay when you mention Abandoned Arkansas / Abandoned Atlas.

Several other historic properties are under renovation by Rix Realty-Advantage Team Realtors’ own Chris N. Rix, who is working hard to preserve the 1930s Central Theater by bringing in new and local talent, films and events. Additionally he is restoring Bill Clinton’s boyhood home which is located down the street from the Mountainaire. The historic Perry Plaza Apartments and the 1010 Central Avenue property.

A Prairie Nation Creative, LLC Documentary. Directed By: Michael Schwarz Produced By: Ann Mayle – AFamilyTree.com

To learn more about the buildings listed, visit AbandonedAtlas.com (Abandoned Atlas Foundation)

And if you are interested in an interior design, architecture or landscape architecture career visit: FayJones.uark.edu

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