ABOUT US

The Reed Architectural Firm, Ltd., located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has kept pace with swift moving changes through continued programs of research and development in all phases of design techniques.  In 1907, Mitchell Selligman came to Pine Bluff from Louisville, Kentucky with the firm that designed the local National Building and practiced here for the remainder of his life.  D. Ashley Reed joined the firm in 1945, James P. Willis in 1955, and Willard R. Burks, Jr., in 1967.  Willard Burks' distinguished career was early and tragically terminated by an aircraft accident on March 25, 1978.  James P. Willis continued his career until his death January 1, 1998, and D. Ashley Reed passed away January, 2004.  Frederick H. Reed, son of D. Ashley Reed, joined the firm in 1980, as a partner, and is continuing the Firm's tradition and longevity.  He is active in the A.I.A. (American Institute of Architects) and other architectural related organizations as well as Pine Bluff community organizations. 

Now in it's 103rd year of business, Reed Architectural Firm, one of the oldest firms in Arkansas, has a verifiable track record for the successful completion of multi-million dollar projects through coordinating trades, developing partnerships, and building positive rapport with clients, engineers, contractors, and local officials while maintaing cost-sensitive designs. 

One of the hallmarks of the firm has been not only it's commitment to the immediate community but also to the surrounding communities and regions.  Our designs are not only sensitive to our Client's budget, but to the context of the project as a whole.  A prime example of this philosophy in action is the recently completed Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center.  This facility is a shining example of how scattered agencies from around the community could be gathered together and housed under one roof, providing easy, centrally located access to services.  This project was a first for the Reynolds Foundation and will serve as a model for similar Community Services Centers across the nation. 

Areas of Concentration:
  • Education facilities
  • Banks or Financial Institutions
  • Commercial facilities
  • Medical facilities
  • Religious facilities

Characterisitcs of the Firm:
  • Arkansas Corporation
  • Licensed in Arkansas, Mississippi,  Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee
  • Involvement in community and civic activites by the firm's principals and staff
  • Experience in a wide range of project types
  • Expertise in Master planning and Feasibility
  • Numerous on-going repeat client projects

Areas of Expertise:
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Quality control management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Cost Estimation
  • Creative design solutions
  • Ability to meet critical path deadlines











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