LTL's Helen R. Walton Children's Enrichment Center / Early Childhood Initiatives Center, a collaboration with SCAPE Landscape Architecture, is a recipient of the 65th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards Citation. This important project for the community is currently under construction, and part of the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.
LTL Architects and SCAPE Landscape Architecture have been selected to design the new facility for the Helen R. Walton Children's Enrichment Center (HWCEC) and Early Childhood Initiatives Center (ECIC) in Bentonville, AR. LTL was chosen from a pool of 36 pre-selected firms in the inaugural round of the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program. LTL and SCAPE will work alongside local architects Hight Jackson, engineers Harrison French, and contractors East Harding to complete the Center. HWCEC directly serves over 240 children aged months-old to pre-K, and ECIC provides training facilities for professionals from nearly 500 early childhood programs throughout Northwest Arkansas. Designed from the ground up, this new project will be a model for the integration of architecture and landscape in a community-based educational facility for young children.