Witsell Evans Rasco

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Witsell Evans Rasco (WER) is an architectural and planning firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The firm was founded as Witsell Evans in 1978 by Charles Witsell and Don Evans. Terry Rasco joined the company in 1982. The firm's first home was Witsell's home, the Hanger House, on Cumberland Street. The company is now located at 901 West Third Street, on the site of the former Studebaker dealership.

In 1986 the firm of Brizzolara, Bock, and Sargent was folded into Witsell Evans Rasco.

The president of WER is Charles Witsell Jr. Donald W. Evans is vice president and treasurer. H. Terry Rasco is vice president and secretary. David W. Sargent, Eldon Bock, Aristo "Jay" Brizzolara, and John Greer Jr., are vice presidents. The firm is located at 901 West Third Street.

Some of the first projects undertaken by the firm included renovating the Pulaski County Courthouse, Old State House, Terry Mansion, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and Ice House Revival.

The firm acted as coordinating architect on the building of the Clinton Library. WER project team members on the Clinton Library were Terry Rasco, Donald Evans, Charles Witsell Jr., David Sargent, Jason Hayes, Aaron Ruby, Andru Bush, Debbie Clements, Carmen Comer, George Henderson, Cindy Pruitt, Joe Roddy, and Carol Wrape. Witsell Evans Rasco is also co-designer of the five-story annex to the Richard S. Arnold Federal Courthouse on Capitol Avenue, and designer of the Episcopal Collegiate School on the Jackson T. Stephens Campus off Cantrell Road, the UALR and UA at Fayetteville campus master plans, and the Tyson Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at UAF.

WER sponsors the Ernie Jacks Distinguished Lectures at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.


  • Leroy Donald, "Architect Firm Made from Scratch in a Kitchen in '78," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, December 14, 2008.

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