UAFS Campus Center


As the mission of Westark College transitioned to from a two year college to a university offering four-year baccalaureate degrees it found it necessary to provide students with space for activities commensurate with its new university status. With this transition came the addition of on-campus student housing and the need to provide food service for both the students living on campus and the commuter students now taking full course loads.


The new Campus Center, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, houses campus dining and catering services, the campus bookstore, ballroom, commuter lounge, student organization offices, and game rooms on the first floor. The upper level provides centralized student services for registration, advisement, and financial aid.


The building is flooded with natural light through skylights and clerestory windows. The building is designed as a meeting space and features a student art gallery, an atrium lounge with views to the campus green, a fireplace, and glass stair towers. The second floor is organized under a domed ceiling with clerestory windows.


  • Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center
  • University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
  • Fort Smith, Arkansas

Project Details

  • 79,000 Square Feet

Completion Date

  • 2002

Project Value

  • $13.5 million

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