Brightwater in Bentonville, AR wins a Construction and Developers 2017 Appreciation Award.

Brightwater Culinary School is the academic division of the Northwest Arkansas Community College. Hufft’s Northwest Arkansas office, located near downtown Bentonville, designed the project to be more than a typical cooking school. Dubbed, A Center for the Study of Food, the space provides training for multiple professions in the world of food. Over 28,000 square feet, it is located within the 8th Street Market food hub revitalization project. Hufft design features to note are the plate ceiling installation at the entrance to the school – over 750 white dinner plates attached to the ceiling eliciting light and shadow patterns – and the custom wayfinding system which celebrates modern abstractions of culinary elements.