Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

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 […] [...]

Supervisors approve jail contract with different architect

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have approved a contract with Goldberg, Sullivan and McCrerey Architects & Planners to design the new Jackson County Adult Detention Center. The Mississippi Press reports supervisors discussed the matter in a closed session on Monday. Supervisor Mike Mangum voted against the measure, saying he would have preferred to work with […] [...]

Southern Bancorp branch earns LEED certification

HERNANDO — Shortly after the opening of the Southern Bancorp Hernando Branch in summer 2011, Southern applied for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has now awarded the Hernando Branch its LEED Certification – the first LEED Certified bank building in the State of Mississippi, according […] [...]

Downtown group approves new design guidelines

TUPELO — The board of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association approved a new set of design guidelines Tuesday that members hope will help the district maintain its historic roots. The 87-page packet provides guidelines for commercial and residential projects that cover only the exterior of buildings. They cover everything from facade paint colors to […] [...]

Supervisors terminate architect of new county jail

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have fired the architect for the new county jail. The Sun Herald reports the supervisors voted to terminate the contract with Pryor & Morrow, who has been working on the jail for more than 10 years. Board of Supervisors president John McKay said the move would free the county to […] [...]

Designing a green building rating system

Do you are in a new town that you have never visited before and you want to be a little adventurous in finding a place to eat. You are a tech-savvy person, so you whip out your smart phone. You consult various user-review sites such as Yelp, UrbanSpoon and Zagat to find the best rating […] [...]

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