William J. Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas
Architects: Polshek Partnership Architects
Richard M. Olcott FAIA, Design Partner
James S. Polshek FAIA, Design Partner
Joseph L. Fleischer FAIA, Partner-in-Charge
Kevin P. McClurkan AIA, Project Manager
Associate Architects: Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects, Ltd.
Landscape Architect: Hargreaves Associates
Client: William J. Clinton Foundation
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is a $200 million center is multi-functioning that serves as a library, permanent and temporary exhibits, 80 seat orientation theater, a multipurpose Great Hall, and a restaurant.
90 feet of the building cantilevers out perpendicular to the river so that the park and views that surround the building can be enjoyed by park visitors without the interruption of the 420 foot long building. The 28 acre park replaces the abandoned industrial site to create a more aesthetically pleasing aspect of the city.
Unobstructed views allow visitors to take in the magnificent view of the river while inside the building.
Case study by: Richard Beeler
ARE 320K, Fall 2010
“Clinton Presidential Center.” William J. Clinton Presidential Center. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 10 Sept. 2010. .
“William J. Clinton Presidential Center.” arcspace. N.p., 11 June 2007. Web. 9
Sept. 2010. .
Other Sources(UT Library):
Book: Susan Strauss and Sean Sawyer: Polshek Partnership Architects. New York, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.
Article: “Little Rock rocks: more than just a library is breaking ground in Little Rock” Urban land, 2003 Feb., v.62, n.2, p.92-93,98-100.
“Building Bridges” Architecture; Feb2005, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p36-39, 4p