Farmington Arkansas is a town of roughly 5,000 in Northwest Arkansas. Farmington has become a bedroom community to Fayetteville, home of the University of Arkansas, and has lost its identity and imageability relating to it’s past character as one of America’s more vibrant farming communities. Townscaping, unlike master planning, employs a serial organization of nodes to create a walkable urban environment and deemphasize the auto-dominate 5 lane arterial. Using urban agriculture and low impact development (LID) principles, townscaping looks to set up new modes of connection to the built environment and imaginative practices in growing, planting, and foraging. Farmington Townscaping looks to serve as a model for other cities and towns, developing a kit of parts for use in a sort of plug in play manor.
Client: City of Farmington
Design Team: Tyler Cukar, Nick Pierce, Caleb Lowery