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Good architectural design standards for cities enhance the quality of life and the tax base

While superior architectural standards can make building more expensive, there is a pay off for everyone if the city creates an atmosphere that improves property values and attracts new residents. “Quality, attention to detail and creation of a consistency in improvements that come from strong architectural guidelines preserves the beauty of a place and contributes to protected and enhanced property ...

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Thompson Engineering is a full-service firm

Thompson Engineering was founded in 1953 in Mobile, Ala., and now has offices throughout six states in the Southeast, including Mississippi. The company offers a full range of services, including geotechnical engineering, design build construction and civil engineering. “Our specialty is problem solving,” said Don Bates, a vice president of the firm and manager of its Mississippi operations, with offices ...

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PROFILE: David Hardy's determination pays off with success

David Hardy, the new president of the Mississippi State Board of Architecture, says his determination helped him get through the architecture program at Mississippi State University. He chose architecture because he loved to draw and had always had an interest in construction. “My father was a small general contractor so it grew out of a combined interest in those two ...

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Read March 15 issue of the MBJ

HOMEBUILDING Coastal Retrofit Mississippi project helps homeowners strengthen their homes by Lisa Monti Also in this week’s paper EDUCATION USM gets first female business dean by Ted Carter MEDICINE Holly Springs plans first health care zone by Clay Chandler SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Brandon realtor wants harp renaissance in Mississippi by Stephen McDill OUR VIEW Official admission execs of big banks ...

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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, will work with a team ...

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City gearing for fight over stalled construction of new police station

WAVELAND — Waveland officials appear to be gearing up for a battle over a new $6 million police station. City officials and others involved are mostly mum about the situation. Waveland has denied a Sun Herald public information request for a report on potential issues with the police station saying those records were made in “anticipation of litigation.” The police ...

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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 many as three. Each includes ...

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JBHM Architects still ‘ready to go’

Firm preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary Next year, JBHM Architects will celebrate its 40th anniversary. The firm is still going over its celebration plans, but Richard McNeel, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, IIDA, partner with the firm, said JBHM definitely is “ready to go” 40 more years and beyond. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, and look forward to seeing ...

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JH&H brings in two interns

Brad Stubblefield has joined JH&H Ltd. Architects/Planners/Interiors as an intern architect. Stubblefield is a native of Madison and recently graduated from Mississippi State University, receiving a bachelor of architecture degree in May. He has worked with JH&H as a summer intern for the past two years. During this time, Stubblefield has worked on projects such as First Baptist Church of ...

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JH&H brings in two interns

Brad Stubblefield has joined JH&H Ltd. Architects/Planners/Interiors as an intern architect. Stubblefield is a native of Madison and recently graduated from Mississippi State University, receiving a bachelor of architecture degree in May. He has worked with JH&H as a summer intern for the past two years. During this time, Stubblefield has worked on projects such as First Baptist Church of ...

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