Reese Rowland is as much a storyteller as he is an architect. His strength is offering more, distilling a client’s vision and modus operandi into compelling, thought provoking physical narratives. Reese’s designs weave a narrative that displays proudly how the craft of architecture can link time and place, space and spirit, man and environment.
Reese’s dedication to crafting meaningful spaces through innovative, sustainable architecture has transformed Little Rock. His Heifer International World Headquarters design received the 2008 AIA National Institute Honor Award; one of 13 awarded nationally and was the South’s first LEED Platinum building. His Arkansas Studies Institute design and Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library received a National AIA/ALA Award of Excellence, one of five awarded, honoring the best in library architecture worldwide. Arkansas Business named Reese to its list of “25 Entrepreneurs & Innovators of the last 25 years. AY Magazine named Reese to its list of “12 Powerful Men in Arkansas” for having influence, making a difference, and serving others. Arkansas Times named him as one of “50 Influential Arkansans.” He has designed Little Rock’s most recognized buildings, including Acxiom’s and The Bank of the Ozarks Headquarters, Heifer’s Education Center and Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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