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MAKING JACKSON A BETTER PLACE — Ann Somers enjoys her career because of variety of projects and the people she meets

While growing up in Byram, Ann Somers loved putting thing together, such as puzzles, model cars and ships and fantasy Barbie kingdoms. That interest in building things led to a career in architecture, something she learned about as an eighth-grader. “I knew that was what I wanted to do,” Somers recalls. “Up to that point I did not like school ...

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Licensing changes could streamline and shorten path to gaining an architectural degree

New rules proposed by the board that develops programs for state licensing of architects aims to streamline internship requirements by eliminating elective hours from the equation. Ultimately the action could reduce the time it takes from graduation to becoming licensed by one third without compromising the profession’s emphasis on education, experience and examination, proponents say. “We have talked about this ...

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Ole Miss makes ranking of most beautiful campuses in U.S.

OXFORD — Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the 100 most beautiful college campuses in America, and the University of Mississippi made the cut. The 100 campuses were selected based entirely on aesthetics. The author placed particular emphasis on natural features such as green spaces, bodies of water, and arboretums ...

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American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi installs officers to board of directors

The American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi has installed officers to the board of directors. Members of the 2014-2015 board include: president, Jimmy Nelson of Allen & Hoshall; president-elect, David Bowman of Neel-Schaffer Inc.; secretary/treasurer, Scott Burge of A. Garner Russell & Associates; past president, Jeff Dungan of Dungan Engineering, P.A.; national director, David Compton of Compton Engineering Inc.; and board ...

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Michael Boerner added to 1-percent sales tax commission

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson. Boerner, AIA, LEED AP, is the principal of Wier+Boerner Architecture in Jackson. He has a bachelor of architecture degree from Mississippi State University and a ...

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PK Thomas named Director of Development at MSU's College of Architecture

Perry King “P.K.” Thomas is the new director of development for Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. Thomas succeeds Nathan Moore, who recently became director of corporate and foundation relations for the MSU Foundation. A Tupelo native and Mississippi State alumnus, Thomas joined the university’s fundraising staff in 2010 as assistant director of development for the James ...

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PK Thomas named Director of Development at MSU’s College of Architecture

Perry King “P.K.” Thomas is the new director of development for Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. Thomas succeeds Nathan Moore, who recently became director of corporate and foundation relations for the MSU Foundation. A Tupelo native and Mississippi State alumnus, Thomas joined the university’s fundraising staff in 2010 as assistant director of development for the James ...

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Beard + Riser Architects hires Austin Robinson

Beard + Riser Architects, PLLC, has added a new intern architect, Austin Robinson, who will join the firm for a year-long paid internship. Robinson is on track to complete his architecture degree at Mississippi State University in Spring 2015. Robinson brings Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator skills to the firm. He comes to Beard + Riser with experience ...

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Gulf Coast's design studio teaches lessons on sustainability

Lessons learned after Hurricane Katrina are still being spread around the country, in part because of the work being done by the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, a professional service and outreach program of Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. The community design studio was created in Biloxi after the 2005 storm to provide architectural design services, ...

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Historic Round Island Lighthouse restored in Pascagoula

There’s an amazing restoration project underway in Pascagoula. It’s the reconstruction of the historic Round Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built on the south side of Round Island — a few miles off the coast of Pascagoula — in 1859 and stood as a beacon of safety for all ships headed toward the southeast Mississippi shore. Through the years the ...

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