OUR Clients ARE OUR most important resource
Big Oak Studio is founded on the premise that our Clients are the most important resource for any project. Truly understanding our Client’s vision through continuous involvement in the design process results in successful design solutions for our clients and their communities. With this client-based focus, Big Oak Studio has grown from three root values: RELATIONSHIP DRIVEN, CONSERVATION FOCUSED and COMMITMENT BASED.
PEOPLE MATTER: At Big Oak Studio we believe that all relationships are important. Each project requires a committed team of designers and other partners to bring key insights to project solutions. Big Oak Studio is committed to providing unique designs for each client through a robust process which “discovers” shared solutions instead of dictating generic outcomes.
RESOURCES ARE FINITE: Conservation is key to every successful project, from understanding a Client’s budget is limited and their time valuable, to knowing this planet has limited resources and so our projects must be sustainable and resilient for the future . Big Oak Studio is focused on being a good steward of all resources associated with our Client’s design solutions.
SUCCESS IS LONG TERM: Every project is a commitment for the Client, society, and the environment. A project that is difficult to maintain, expensive to use, or does not improve lives is not a design solution. Big Oak Studio is committed to evaluating the operations, maintenance, and overall impact of every design solution, both now and for future generations.
We Serve All of Arkansas and Beyond
OWNER / ARCHITECT
Our founder Clint Whitley has received the following prestigious certifications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)
Accredited Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE)
Design professionals holding the CxA+BE accreditation, in addition to the BECxP certification, are recognized by their peers as being the foremost experts in the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of building enclosures. BIG OAK STUDIO is committed to helping our clients navigate the entire commissioning process; we apply our comprehensive knowledge of the latest building sciences during design phase, followed by inspection and testing oversight during construction, to insure the best enclosure outcomes for every project.
BIG OAK STUDIO is proud to have been selected as the Building Enclosure Commissioning Agent for Reimagine the Arkansas Arts Center, a $128 million renovation of the MacArthur Park facility. We are excited to help improve Arkansans’ access to art, education and culture.
On September 19, our founder Clint Whitley received the JR Anderson Volunteer Leadership Award from the Arkansas Chapter of the US Green Building Council. It was given at the chapter’s Green Tie Dinner in Little Rock. BIG OAK STUDIO loves doing sustainable work in the community.