The Windgate Center for Art and Design is the newest structure on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. More than 64,000 square feet of classrooms, studios and art galleries encased in a polished exterior await students, offering the state's only metalsmithing, jewelry and furniture design programs.

Design by Numbers

64,600 total square feet
74-seat lecture hall
30+ process and support rooms
21 offices
13 studios
8 classrooms
2 art galleries

The Windgate Charitable Foundation fully funded the construction and outfitting of the Windgate Center, which, along with housing all 1,600-plus pieces of UA Little Rock’s permanent art collection, will also be the birthplace of the college's newest programs: 3-D modeling, animation and video game design.

"It is also a space that was designed to introduce students to other types of work and approaches, and allow them to integrate those into their creative practices," said Joe Lampo, the director of development and external relations for the College of Arts, Letters and Science. "The openness of the studios, the accessibility to the studios and faculty and the sharing of resources within the department … will foster this kind of learning."

And for those who believe learning doesn't stop in their early 20s, UA Little Rock allows anyone age 60 or older to audit one of these unique courses free of tuition.

For more information on the Windgate Center and academic offerings, visit