The Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented honor awards to five designs by Arkansas architects for structures both in and out of Arkansas and announced four other awards. The honorees: The Evans Tree House at Garvan Woodland Gardens was designed by Modus Studio of Fayetteville for Garvan Gardens, the botanical garden of the University of Arkansas. The treehouse is constructed of 113 ribs of Southern yellow pine from Arkansas and is the first of three planned for the garden. …The Library Annex was designed by Miller Boskus Lack of Fayetteville to provide a cost-effective expansion of the University of Arkansas library and features cross-laminated timber panels for roofs, walls and floors.
Justin Trudeau says his government is concerned with plans by a pulp mill in northern Nova Scotia to dump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait, but the prime minister says there are no plans for a federal environmental assessment because Nova Scotia has that responsibility. […]