Heifer International

Little Rock Arkansas

Project Details

Architect Name: Reese Rowland, AIA
New Construction: Yes
Date Built: 02/01/2006
Building Type: Commercial office, Campus
Address: 1 World Avenue
City: Little Rock
State: Arkansas
Zip: 72202
Country: USA
Square Footage: 94000

Green or Sustainable Features:

Sustainable concepts apparent in the building are extensions of Heifer's approach to ending world hunger, guided by a belief that education comes through environmental connections. Reclamation and use of damaged land, collection and reuse of water, and equality and access for all people to healthy conditions were key goals that created the intended symbiotic relationship between building and land.

A stated goal that zero water leave the site led to a process of restoring a wetland on an abandoned railroad switching yard that would collect and clean stormwater for reuse. A connection is drawn architecturally between the movement of people and the movement of harvested rainwater. The connection between people and building continues through vertical circulation design and facade fenestration, recycled materials used from on site, and carved breezeways under the building, all interrelated with building systems.

The narrow, semi-circular floor plan results in daylight and views for all 474 employees. The views focus on the adjacent riverfront park and wetland.

The building is designed to use up to 55 percent less energy than a conventional office building.


  • COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2007
Heifer International with Downtown Little Rock in Distance

Heifer International with Downtown Little Rock in Distance

Photographer: Timothy Hursley
Architect: Reese Rowland, AIA
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