Benton County Fairgrounds Phase 1

  Broadleaf Architecture was selected by Benton County to carry out Phase 1 of their master plan which entailed renovating the existing Benton Arena, designing  the future Benton County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, courtyard, exterior concourse, and adjacent parking lot.  

  We worked directly with Benton County officials, the Fair Board, as well as  stakeholders and other interested parties on the design of Phase 1 of the master plan.  We improved the existing master plan by reorienting the exhibition hall from its planned location, which enabled a number of beneficial things to happen: circulation around and through the site was made easier & more direct, a dramatic increase in the amount of south facing glazing on the exhibition hall which will decrease heating bills in the cooler months, and we also oriented the main roof of the exhibition hall to face south to increase both the size and wattage of the roof mounted photovoltaic system.

  We also worked on the renovation of the existing Benton Arena, which is currently underway.  This involved developing a new exterior appearance, updating and relocating various openings in the building envelope, as well as planning for future uses on the interior.


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Bird's Eye View of Fairgrounds

Main Entry, Exhibition Hall

Floor Plan, Exhibition Hall

Benton Arena

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Site Tour

Benton Arena

Lower Exhibition Hall

Upper Exhibition Hall

Master Plan with Livestock Building
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