21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Bentonville, AR
100,000 square feet (hotel and museum)
110,000 square feet (parking structure)
Type: Hotels
After completing two 21c Museum Hotels in historic structures we were delighted to design a completely new building for the one in Bentonville, Arkansas. Articulated brick volumes house the public programs of the hotel and form the building’s front; we called this design strategy ‘toys in the yard’. The volumes create an active and human-scaled experience along the street.
On the interior, natural light is introduced through a variety of architectural devices, including saw-tooth monitors, clerestory windows, and angled windows. This gives each space a unique character based on its use.
The four-story guest-room building is discretely set back from the street for privacy and quiet. The hotel is a block off the town square and anchors one end of the woodland trails connecting to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Trails.


Key People

Deborah Berke

Stephen Brockman

Project Lead

Terrence Schroeder
Project Manager

Gabriel Ce
Project Designer


Deborah Berke Partners
Design Architect, Interior Design

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Executive Architect

SCA Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer

HP Engineering
MEP Engineer

Illumination Works
Lighting Design

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220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.