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Mississippi Landscape Architect Transitions to International Organization’s Past President and Chair of Committee that Oversees Elections Process

Christopher Hoffman, founder of Christopher B. Hoffman Landscape Architects, a Clinton-based firm, has transitioned to Past President and Chair of the Committee on Nominations for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) after recently concluding his one-year term as President of the organization. He will serve in these roles through Sept. 30. Hoffman has previously held many leadership positions ...

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Bryant Joins Barrett Design Studio

Katrina Bryant, Allied ASID, has joined Barrett Design Studio as a staff designer. Bryant has over 20 years of experience as a designer. Prior to joining Barrett Design Studio, she was a Corporate Facilities Designer with BBT Corporation of North Carolina. She was previously with Barbara Barry Galleries in retail space design. Bryant also worked with Hayden Design Associates as ...

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Architectural firm announces licensure

David Ford, AIA, of Dale Partners Architects P.A., recently passed his architectural registration exams and became a licensed architect in the state of Mississippi. Ford has over 24 years of experience, and has been with Dale Partners for nine years. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University in 1993. While at Dale Partners, Ford has been heavily ...

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MSU’s Carl Small Town Center gains new director, community planner

Mississippi State’s Carl Small Town Center has selected its new leader and another member to the team. Leah F. Kemp was promoted to CSTC director in July, while Thomas R. Gregory III is the community planner. Prior to assuming the center’s directorship, Kemp served for six years as assistant director and one year as interim director. At MSU, she also ...

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Haupt assumes new leadership role in MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design

Jeffrey Haupt, who previously served as the painting concentration coordinator in the Department of Art, was recently named associate dean for Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. The move allows Associate Dean Greg Hall to concentrate his work as interim director of the college’s Building Construction Science program. Haupt received his Master of Fine Arts from Indiana ...

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Mitchell Appointed to Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

William C. “Bill” Mitchell of Brown, Mitchell and Alexander Inc., has been appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Mitchell is a Registered Professional Engineer, Land Surveyor and Certified Construction Manager. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University. ...

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Dishili Young to lead Neel-Schaffer Louisiana Transportation/Civil Design Group

Dishili Young, PE, has joined Neel-Schaffer, Inc., and will manage the company’s Louisiana transportation and civil design group. Young has more than 15 years of experience. She will be based in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, which she will help manage while also providing transportation and civil design services to clients in Louisiana and throughout Neel-Schaffer’s nine-state footprint. In addition ...

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Biloxi firm Machado Patano to revive Katrina eyesore for its new headquarters

By JULIA MILLER Biloxi Mayor Andrew “Fo Fo” Gillich’s vision of a revitalized downtown has taken another step foward with the announcement of Machado Patano and M | P Design Group’s plans to renovate a 21,000 square-foot warehouse across from MGM Park. Jamie Barhanovich, Machado Patano’s business manager, said current plans are to relocate both the engineering firm Machado Patano, ...

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Millsaps chapel project has ‘special place in our heart’ for contractor

By BECKY GILLETTE W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company is not only the general contractor for a project to totally transform the interior of the Millsaps Christian Center in Jackson, but has also donated $2.2 million toward turning the historic building into a modern facility that will include at its center an inspiring light-filled cruciform chapel that will welcome people ...

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