Members of the community joined Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman, architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang and landscape architect Kate Orff of SCAPE to witness the debut of transformational changes coming to the AAC. The plans include a striking architectural design that strengthens the connections between the visual and performing arts in an inclusive space that welcomes a diverse community. Reorganizing and ordering the current program and architectural envelope, Studio Gang designed a pleated, organic architecture that connects the new north-facing city entrance with the new glass pavilion and south-facing park entrance to create an open axis public gallery through the building, connecting the program components of the AAC.