The interior design of the building that houses UALR’s Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) has been awarded the Silver Level Award in the category of sustainability from the South Central Chapter of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers.
The chapter encompasses interior design firms in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Cynthia J. Hawkins, principal director for interior design for Cromwell Architects Engineers, designed the interior layout of the building.
The six-story EIT building was dedicated in September 2010 and at the time was the “greenest“ building in the University of Arkansas system. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the building a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, the first building in the UA system to be so designated.