Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Foil Wyatt Architects has specialties in veterinary schools, other campus buildings and health care

Foil Wyatt Architects & Planners, PLLC specializes in large institutional projects for hospitals and universities, including one $80-million building in excess of 1.5 million square feet. The firm has developed an expertise in buildings for veterinary schools having completed projects at 16 campuses, including the Large Animal Hospital at Texas A&M University, new Terry Companion […] [...]

Why termites are good for our buildings

by Published: March 15,2013

Tags: architecture, Jeff Seabold, termites

I recently spent some time back at Mississippi State’s fifth-year architecture school here in Jackson talking to some students about their work. I find these times a place where I can get inspired and find some hope and optimism back in the world from the pure and innocence of design that can be mired by […] [...]

Stewart makes more history

The 2013 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Belinda Stewart, FAIA, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. 2013 AIA Mississippi president Anne Marie Decker, AIA, said Stewart is the first female president of AIA Mississippi and […] [...]

New school still on track to open next January

OXFORD — Framework is in place and brickwork is progressing on the new Oxford High School. Tim Prewitt, who oversees the work for Eley Guild Hardy, the school district’s architecture firm for the project, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the project’s January 2014 opening target is still doable. Oxford School Board members voted yesterday […] [...]

Jared Pierce knew as a youngster that he wanted to become an architect

When he was an eighth-grade student in Louisville, Jared Pierce realized he wanted to be an architect. His pre-physics teacher asked the students to fill out an interest form and without hesitation Pierce listed architect as his future profession. That dream was realized when he graduated from the Mississippi State University School of Architecture in […] [...]

Architectural firm to conduct feasibility study for La. arena

JACKSON — A Mississippi consulting firm will conduct a study to determine the feasibility for the city of Monroe, La., to construct a new arena with the possibility of a four-star hotel near it. The News-Star reports the city council approved the $95,000 contract with Jackson-based M3A Architecture to allow the consulting firm to begin […] [...]

Port City’s downtown district makes National Register

GREENVILLE — Greenville’s downtown historic district is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission, tells the Delta Democrat Times the listing comes after more than two years of work. “It took a long time, a lot of work, a lot of […] [...]

Board asked to hire more architects for school projects

HERNANDO — DeSoto County school board members will be asked to hire architects for expansion projects at two more schools as the state’s largest system continues to grapple with growth. The Commercial Appeal reports Hernando Hills and Southaven elementary schools would be targeted if board members approve the hirings. Last month, the board unanimously approved […] [...]

Board still mulling new vo-tech school after JBHM presentation

COLUMBUS — The Lowndes County School Board continues to explore adding a vocational-technical school to the district. The next steps will involve gauging student interest and district needs, evaluating site possibilities and identifying potential funding sources. The Commercial Dispatch reports school board members and a couple of Lowndes County supervisors responded positively to a recent […] [...]

Green construction can be fiscally sound

As interest grows in building homes and commercial properties that are sensitive to the environment and that make the best use of resources, what should people consider before building? David Turner has a two-word answer to that question, “Resource management.” The owner of Sustainable Construction, a Jackson residential and commercial building company, says those words […] [...]

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