Winner of the CANstruction 2018 is Cromwell Architects Engineers for People’s Choice and the Structural Ingenuity Award. Thank you so much for everyone that rocked the vote for HANK. Not only did we have a great time but it was for an even greater cause, the Arkansas Foodbank.
TITLE: Hank CAN Help
DESCRIPTION: Hank is an octopus. Actually, he’s a ‘septopus:’ he lost a tentacle - along with his sense of humor - somewhere along the way. But Hank is just as competent as his eight-armed peers. An accomplished escape artist made out of salmon and tuna cans, Hank is the first to greet Dory when she finds herself in the Marine Life Institute. Not only do the cans of salmon and tuna match Hank's red-orange hue, they provide a nutritional benefit as well. Canned salmon and canned tuna are great sources of protein and minerals. Canned fish is often reasonably priced and is a reliable source of the same nutrients found in fresh fish. Though Dory would say "For a guy with three hearts, you're not very nice...", we know that's not entirely true. Hank is after one thing – to end hunger.
Just keep giving, just keep giving.
SPONSOR: Design Resource Group of Arkansas
Congratulations to ACE Glass on the completion of their new facility! The 57,000 SF facility features fabrication and warehouse space, a showroom, administrative space, and storage. With the help of Entegrity, the new facility also has a number of forward thinking, sustainable features, including being 100% solar powered. It was also designed to facilitate the expansion of their "Closing the Loop" initiative, a program that will provide full recycling services on a large array of glass types.
Our East Village neighbors, AFCO Steel, who have been in the neighborhood since 1909, gave us a tour of their facilities last week. AFCO has provided steel to many East Village projects like Heifer as well as the Clinton Presidential Library.
We had a great time volunteering at the first East Village Street Food Jam! Thanks to everyone that came out to support local business and the neighborhood.
We are so glad that the Downtown Little Rock Partnership had a chance to visit the Paint Factory this week. We have been working closely with them over the last few years to support the mission of building a better downtown for all of us. Don’t forget, their event, the first East Village Street Food Jam is tomorrow on the lawns of the Clinton Presidential Center.
Studio Main will be holding their pop-up event in Stift Station this year from June 16th to July 7th. This event will celebrate the historical aspects of the neighborhood as well as what could be possible with new development. Check out http://www.studio-main.org/ for more information.
Cromwell’s Little Rock office was invited to an event at Cathead’s Diner on 6/5. Located in the Paint Factory, the menu has some of the most unique offerings in the city. They will be serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as catering options for a group of any size. The space looks awesome and the food and service were excellent. We can’t wait to see you there!
Arkansas Urology, one of our long term clients, sponsored the bathrooms for the St. Vincent Golf Classic. This event raises money for the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, which is in the process of building an Education center that will advance their research. Rob Seay and Jeff Hough played in the tournament and wanted to make sure that the bathroom sponsor got the credit they deserved.
Cromwell recently hosted the Sterling Paint Alumni Lunch in the Mixing Room at the Paint Factory. This group is made up of former Sterling employees who meet quarterly to catch up. They got a tour of the building after lunch and it was great hearing all of their positive feedback on the renovation.
Architect John Mixon was in attendance at the official Groundbreaking Ceremony of Rotary Centennial Park in Jonesboro. It was made possible by the 3 Rotary Clubs in Jonesboro and was dedicated to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rotary International.