DBA Design Review Section exists to promote quality design standards in all areas of state capital improvement projects. The Section is responsible for the review and approval of architectural and engineering plans for compliances with the DBA Minimum Standards and Criteria, as well as ensuring agencies engage the services of licensed architects and engineers. The Section is responsible for reviewing and approving permit applications for developments within an established floodplain. Once public works plans are approved for bidding, they are sent to the Construction Section.
The Design Review Section is also responsible for establishment of procedures regarding the selection of design professionals services by state agencies and ensuring an equitable opportunity is provided to all; the encouragement of timely and expedient commitment and expenditure of appropriations for construction; establishment of the standard fee schedule for design professional services and the review and approval of design professional contracts. The Section maintains a database of all current capital improvement projects.
Requests for information regarding the Design Review Section may be made by Contact DBA, by writing to or by calling to either the DBA State Architect or the DBA State Engineer at 501 Woodlane, Suite G-01, Little Rock, AR 72201 (501-682-5544/TDD 501-682-1487).