Cromwell opens Fayetteville office, UA graduate leading Northwest Arkansas projects

by Jeff Della Rosa (JDellaRosa@nwabj.com) 144 views 

Cromwell's new Fayetteville office will be in a building built as a service station in 1929 and best known as the Beaver Electric Building.

Cromwell Architects Engineers has opened a Fayetteville office, and it’s a homecoming in more ways than one for the Little Rock-based firm.

Cromwell architect Josh Danish, who is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, will lead the company’s Northwest Arkansas work from the 2,000-square-foot office at 208 N. Block Ave. This won’t be the company’s first Northwest Arkansas office. It closed its former Fayetteville location during the economic downturn nearly a decade ago.

Chief operating officer Dan Fowler said the company has grown its list of clients in Northwest Arkansas, and the business lends itself to face-to-face interaction. The plan is to have a smaller version of what the 131-year-old company does in Little Rock. The company offers architecture, engineering and energy services.

“We’re excited to be a part of a community that really has a drive and commitment to quality of life,” Fowler said. The culture of growth in the region is similar to that of Little Rock.

The new office will start with three employees and have room for a few more, Fowler said. Danish started working for Cromwell in December and has 14 years of experience in the field. He previously worked as design director for Ken Shireman and Associates and as a principal at deMx Architecture.

The office opened in mid-March after receiving a makeover. The building was built as a service station in 1929 and best known as the Beaver Electric Building. “The building has such an amazing history in the community, and repurposing the building for our offices embodies the values that are so important to Cromwell,” Fowler said.

Cromwell has 129 employees and also has locations in Jonesboro, Fayetteville, N.C., and Kaiserslautern, Germany. The company plans to host an open house for the Fayetteville office in April.

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