Local architecture firm Modus Studio will soon move its design offices and studio workshop into a new home inside a building undergoing renovations at 15 N. Church Avenue in downtown Fayetteville.
The Fayetteville architects currently occupy office space inside the E.J. Ball Building just off the downtown square. The firm’s workshop is located in a warehouse off South Garland Avenue in south Fayetteville.
“Finally, modus studio + modus shop will be under one roof and we are excited about fulfilling the direct connection between design and construction as a research process,” states a recent Modus blog post.
Courtesy, Modus blog
The new space will also house the offices of Specialized Real Estate Group, a development company focusing on multifamily housing that’s currently based in Springdale.
Modus and SREG have partnered on several local projects, including the LEED Platinum-certfied Eco Modern Flats apartment complex and two upcoming student housing projects – the Sterling Frisco complex under construction at Maple Street and West Avenue and West Center, a planned complex on the south side of Center Street between Duncan and Harmon avenues.
Aside from office space, the building will also include a 600-square-foot street-facing commercial rental space and a 900-square-foot upstairs condo with a rooftop deck. The company is seeking tenants for both spaces.
Modus is currently at work on several other projects including a remodel of the Arkansas Razorback men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Pat and Willard Walker Student Clinical Education Center, and a collaboration with the UA’s Fay Jones School of Architecture design build studio to create a new facility for the 7hills Homeless Center.
In addition, the firm was recently awarded the University of Arkansas Klipsch Amphitheatre improvements project at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.
If all goes according to plan, Modus and SREG will be up and running in the new space sometime this summer.