Heifer International Murphy Keller Education Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
The gateway to the Heifer International headquarters’ global village, the education center is an interactive learning center and exhibit space where the public learns about the root causes of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation and the sustainable solutions Heifer provides to millions of families worldwide. The facility is a 16,026 SF mixed-use education center and meeting facility where up to 250 people can gather for seminars, conferences, special events and international celebrations.
The center attained a rating of three out of a possible four Green Globes for new construction by using the environment and rating assessment system administered by the Green Building Initiative. It is one of a handful of buildings in the United States to earn the three Green Globes rating. To achieve this rating, the center was built to use less energy and water than traditionally constructed buildings, and environmentally friendly materials were used in construction, interior design, landscaping, and paving.