The Village at Hendrix is a development of Hendrix College constructed on 100 acres of college-owned undeveloped land adjacent to the campus. The Board of Trustees approved the project in May 2006 and the first residential and commercial tenants moved into The Village in 2009.
The Village blends commercial and residential space in the New Urbanist style, creating a compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhood. The Village includes the Hendrix Creek Preserve, a reclamation project that transformed a drainage ditch into a natural area with walking trails and educational space.
The Village at Hendrix is managed by College staff and a Village Board.
W. Ellis Arnold III, CEO of the Village at Hendrix
Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Dean of Advancement, Hendrix College
Tom Siebenmorgen, Treasurer of the Village at Hendrix
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hendrix College
Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Since its founding in 1980, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company has completed designs for more than 300 new and existing communities. This work has exerted a major influence on the practice and direction of urban planning in the United States.
DPZ's projects have received numerous awards, including two National AIA Awards and two Governor's Urban Design Awards for Excellence. The firm's early project of Seaside, Florida, was the first authentic new town to be built successfully in the United States in over fifty years. In 1989, Time Magazine selected Seaside as one of the 10 "Best of the Decade" achievements in the field of design. The firm has been featured in other national media such as NBC News and ABC News, as well as Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the New Yorker.
The firm's method of integrating master plans with project-specific design codes and regulations is currently being applied to sites ranging from 10 to 10,000 acres throughout the United States. Abroad, DPZ projects are underway in Canada, Germany, Belgium, Australia, the Philippines, Mexico, and Turkey. Urban redevelopment plans for existing communities include: Baton Rouge, Louisiana; West Palm Beach, Naples, Stewart, Sarasota, and Fort Myers, Florida; and Providence, Rhode Island.