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Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program

Promoting the highest level of design in Arkansas’ Benton and Washington counties
Using design to drive vibrant, inclusive communities in Northwest Arkansas
The Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program promotes the highest level of design in the development of public buildings and spaces in Arkansas’ Benton and Washington counties.

Over the last 25 years, the population in Northwest Arkansas has more than doubled, creating opportunities and challenges in planning and design. The program seeks to create public spaces that feel welcoming for everyone and support meaningful and shared experiences.

By identifying top design professionals, the program will fund projects that foster connections and inspire a sense of belonging.

The application period for the Design Excellence Program is now closed.
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