Architect, PBHS alumnus to deliver lecture

Architecture and Design Network will present ‘THREADS: Ennead Architects’ Recent Works’ a lecture by Kevin McClurkan, on April 16 at the Arkansas Arts Center lecture hall.

A founding partner and management principal of Ennead Architects, New York-based architect Kevin McClurkan has Arkansas roots and continuing connections. An alumnus of Pine Bluff High School, McClurkan earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where, in 1983, he received the Edward Durell Stone Award for Excellence in Design.

McClurkan has continued to earn awards — a prestigious national American Institute of Architects Honor Awards among them. His commitment to design excellence, supported by technical innovation, is the hallmark of his work. Little Rock’s William J. Clinton Presidential Center; the Newseum/Freedom Forum Foundation World Headquarters, Washington D.C.; New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law are among the firm’s recent award-winning projects.

Ennead is the name of the firm formerly known as Polshek Partnership Architects.

Currently working with Little Rock’s Polk Stanley WIlcox on the redesign of the city’s Robinson Auditorium, McClurkan is a member of the the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture’s Professional Advisory Board.

McClurkan’s April talk is free and open to the public. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture at 6 p.m.

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