ROGERS, AR—City officials have selected an architecture firm for the redesign of Frisco Park in Downtown Rogers. After interviewing candidates from across the country, Ross Barney Architects of Chicago, IL, was selected as the design firm for the project. Community Development Director John McCurdy said Ross Barney’s unique methods set them apart from the field of other candidates.
“Ross Barney Architects is internationally renowned for using innovative urban design and extensive community engagement to transform public spaces. The firm’s experience and collaborative spirit will result in Frisco Park becoming a connected, accessible, and inclusive space that leverages existing assets while catalyzing future investment,” McCurdy said.
“We cannot wait to reimagine this park for the people of Rogers,” Parks and Recreation Director Jim White said. “This design will help Frisco Park lay the ground work for continued revitalization and anchor the downtown for years to come,” White added.
The redesign of Frisco Park was made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation’s Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program. The program seeks to elevate the quality of design in Northwest Arkansas by providing financial support to public and nonprofit entities to develop public buildings and spaces that preserve a sense of place and promote the region. Rogers was awarded the grant in late 2017.
Community engagement will take place in the coming months as Ross Barney Architects and city staff begin the redesign process.