Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

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 […] [...]

Dale Partners forges ahead amid tragedy, recession

Architecture firms have taken a hit with the building decline that followed the recent recession. One way some architectural firms have responded is with mergers and acquisitions that create economies of scale and bring in specialties that are in demand. One such merger was between Barranco Architecture and Dale and Associates Architects, P.A. in January […] [...]

Interns pass exam

Three JH&H Architects Planners Interiors, P.A., interns recently passed the Mississippi Architect Registration Exam and will become registered Mississippi architects. Erin Zieren, AIA, LEED AP, is a native of Flowood and a 2006 graduate of Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture. Zieren is one of eight JH&H staff members that are LEED Accredited Professionals. Brad […] [...]

Controversy over plans puts auditorium renovations on hold

VICKSBURG — Interior renovations to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center auditorium are on hold while the architect and state historians seek common ground on the project’s plans. Center executive director Annette Kirklin said officials with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History object to some of architect David Clement’s plans for the $196,000 project. She […] [...]

Seabold: “Great feats come from bold ideas and visionary leadership”

Very early in my career I was asked by some friends for some help to remodel their kitchen. I was working for a firm that specialized in commercial work at the time, and they didn’t want to touch it. So I took on my first moonlighting job. Everything was going well, and I thought the […] [...]

Texas firm chosen to design new Marine Education Center

OCEAN SPRINGS — The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has selected Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, to design the new Marine Education Center (MEC), built to replace the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium lost during Hurricane Katrina. Lake|Flato and its local partner, Unabridged Architecture of Bay St. Louis, […] [...]

Architect’s concerns stop police station construction

WAVELAND — Construction has been stopped on the Waveland’s new police station. Mayor David Garcia tells the Sea Coast Echo the work stoppage is only temporary. City attorney David Yarborough says the architect for the project raised a couple of concerns about some of the construction and recommended the work stoppage. “The architect and contractor […] [...]

Officials looking at plans to rebuild tornado-damaged town

STARKVILLE and SMITHVILLE — Smithville officials are in Starkville today to see recovery ideas developed by Mississippi State University students for the town, which was devastated by a tornado in April. Professor John Poros says the 27 architecture students worked up 11 plans for a municipal complex — some with one building, some with as […] [...]

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