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Southwestern Bell Little Rock Building Project Profile

Rapidly changing technology in the telecommunications business necessitated the Southwestern Bell building in Little Rock, Arkansas, meet modern standards for design aesthetic, energy conservation and office-space versatility. Every detail, from the building's shape and four-story interior atrium to its cavity shaft wall enclosures and movable wall partitions, reveals its high efficiency and unique design.

Builders brought in multiple high-performance USG products, including SHEETROCK® Brand Gypsum Panels FIRECODE® C Core to enclose the featured atrium, which opens the space around the elevator shafts to allow natural light to relieve some of the dreary atmosphere associated with typical office buildings. The panels work together seamlessly to reduce drywall imperfections, resulting in a flawless finish.

Other products, including USG® Cavity Shaft Wall and THERMAFIBER Safing Insulation allowed builders to take advantage of the latest in building technology to maximize flexibility and efficiency in the design of this unique space. 

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People Involved

Cromwell, Neyland, Truemper, Levy & Gatchell Architect

Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., Engineering Dept. General Contractors

Pickens-Bond Construction Co. General Contractors

Henderson Painting Co. Painting Contractors

Reimer-Oaks Inc. Drywall & Partitions Contractors

Project Scope


Special Factors

Four-story atrium within building. Contemporary design features.