The Meteor, Hobbs State Park structures win AIA Arkansas Design Awards

Our team was honored with two design awards at this year’s AIA Arkansas State Convention. The Meteor took home an Honor Award, and the Hobbs State Park trail structures received a Merit Award.

Located in Bentonville’s Market District, The Meteor is known as a “clubhouse for roadies.” The existing metal shed was re-purposed into a space that’s park bike shop, part café. Storefront glazing and a patio addition open the shop up to the community, welcome to anyone on or off two wheels. The Meteor adds another destination to Bentonville’s fast-growing hospitality scene, celebrating the region’s love for cycling and outdoor adventure.

Hobbs State Park offers 30+ miles of trails for adventurers at every level. These architectural shells were designed as vehicles for immersion into the land, fortifying a sense of place and identity. The multiple campsite and trailhead structures are strategically set as a series of sculptural elements throughout the park. Their parabolic shape complements the landscape, blurring the lines between an architectural element, art installation and naturally-occurring form.

Thank you to the panel of jurors and AIA Arkansas for this recognition!