Kansas City-based architecture firm Hufft Projects is taking its passion for quality craftsmanship and interest in collaborative roles of the designer, fabricator and builder to Bentonville, Arkansas.
The firm has opened a new studio there, located in the Market District at 403 SE 5th St, minutes from the historic downtown square.
The move is thanks to a number of cultural and hospitality projects the team is designing for the Northwest Arkansas region, including the renovation to the former Tyson Food Processing plant, which is nearing completion. The building and site are part of the 8th Street Market District, and home to the Brightwater Center for the Study of Food, an extension of Northwest Arkansas Community College, among other tenants.
"After spending significant time in Northwest Arkansas, we were completely taken by the people, culture and incredible landscape," said Jesse Hufft, co-founder and CEO of the firm. "We want to contribute to the built environment in this amazing area of the country, honoring its roots and phenomenal local culture."
Staying true to Hufft's commitment to collaboration and client interaction, its new office is another adaptive reuse project. Once a signage shop, the new studio now features custom furnishings made in the shop of the Kansas City facility.