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AMR Architects, Inc. was founded in 1982 with a central purpose in mind: To create buildings that enhance environment and work for owners and occupants, while providing joy in their everyday use.


The Heritage Center West 

In 1985 AMR won the Award of Merit for the Heritage Center Renovation on East Markham. The renovation of this building marks the beginning the long history of revitalization of what is now known as the "River Market District."

MERIT AWARD PURPOSE:     To recognize an individual, public official, member of any allied profession, public agency or company that through interest, activity and concern with the profession of architecture, shall have advanced the cause of good planning and design and/or contributed to the dignity and value of the
architectural profession.     - AIA Arkansas Website



The Heritage Center East Before
After Renovation


Frank Barksdale becomes partner in the firm.

AMR Early Work

'85 - '95

Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas
Bowman Curve
Lakewood Village in North Little Rock


The River Market, once an abandoned, desolate neighborhood, has been a catalyst for development of the now flourishing district which includes museums, restaurants, hotels, housing and commercial businesses.


Ross Pendergraft Library at Arkansas Tech University

The Pendergraft began a long relationship with ATU in which AMR helped create a master plan for the campus and execute it including buildings such as the Chambers Cafeteria, Baswell Techionery, Rothwell Hall, Brown Hall Administration Building, Norman Art Building, Indoor Multi-Sport Complex, M Street Dorm and Baswell Residence Hall.

Tuf Nut Lofts 

We designed Tuf Nut Lofts which used to be a warehouse space, and later came back and renovated the first floor for retail.

AMR partners with Moses Tucker to build first condo living units in downtown Little Rock.


Standing seven stories high, this downtown mixed-use building consists of condos, office space and restaurant.


AMR partnered with Moses Tucker to build luxury condos in downtown Little Rock


AMR partnered with Moses Tucker to build luxury condos in downtown Little Rock


AMR completed the remodel of their original design for the museum

Founder Rick Redden passes. 


Kate East becomes a partner in the firm with Frank Barksdale


Revitalization of Main Street. 

Mann on Main Building, Main Street Little Rock
Mann Lofts and Bruno's Little Italy 


Jonathan Opitz becomes partner in the firm.
AMR relocates to the Arcade Building on River Market Ave.
MacArthur Commons was built and became the first new construction rental property in 30 years in downtown Little Rock


Adam Day becomes partner in the firm.

AMR Continues to work in pedestrian focused environments from the River Market District to University Campuses.


Arkansas Tech University's Brown Hall


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AMR relocates to the 1424 Soma on South Main Street
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