Monthly Archives: February 2015

Press Release: HFA named as the largest A/E Firm in Arkansas

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 16, 2015) – HFA has been named as the largest A&E (Architecture and Engineering) firm in the state of Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal recently released a list ranking firms by the number of employees working in Arkansas. With 150 staff members in January 2015, HFA was the largest firm on the list.

Additionally, The Arkansas Business Journal recently released their list of the largest architectural and engineering firms in the state, ranking firms by the number of licensed architects and engineers working in Arkansas.  With sixteen licensed architects and fourteen licensed engineers, HFA was named the third largest architectural firm and the ninth largest engineering firm.

“We are excited by our recent growth as we continue to follow and further develop our strategic growth plan.  We are actively seeking more talented individuals to join our team, and have added ten staff members since the time of the ranking.” said Larry Lott, president/COO.

Overall, HFA has been the largest employer of A&E staff working in the state of Arkansas over the past three years.

Press Release: HFA Awarded an Arkansas American Planning Association Award

National Design Firm, HFA, was given an award by the City of Bentonville for the work HFA did for the 2004 Downtown Bentonville Master Plan.  The City of Bentonville received an Achievement in Plan Implementation award from the Arkansas Chapter of the American Planning Association and wanted to recognize HFA’s contribution to that project.  The award was presented to HFA on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 during the Bentonville City Council meeting.

APA Award

HFA’s work in the Downtown Bentonville Master Plan project consisted of an analysis of different building types that could be used as models for future development.  Renderings were produced that the city used to promote their vision of the urban fabric and scale of downtown Bentonville.  Since the master plan was implemented, Bentonville has seen successful private development occur that is consistent with the model developed.