As we preserve and expand green spaces in downtowns, we must ensure housing in these city cores remains accessible to a wide variety of people. This year, the Design Excellence Program will also include a grant to the Community Development Corporation of Bentonville/Bella Vista for schematic designs for four affordable housing concepts.This is part of a Northwest Arkansas design project of the foundation. More details here.
Quality design is not defined by beautiful buildings and well-manicured landscapes that exist in isolation. Good design can create a sense of community by building accessible neighborhoods for all residents.