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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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Supervisors open bids — again — for new jail

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors will open bids for a new 750-bed county jail tomorrow. The Sun Herald reports the bids are expected to be in the range of $30 million including fixtures and some furnishings. The structure will include room for 60 additional beds. Last summer, the county threw out all the bids it received on ...

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DESIGNING WINNERS — American Institute of Architects-Mississippi celebrates excellence

On Oct. 17, the American Institute of Architects-Mississippi held its Mississippi Celebrates Architecture, which included this year’s Design Excellence Awards presentation. Perhaps the event itself was as important as the winners. For the first time in recent memory, the program, which was held in Jackson, included the presentation of the Design Excellence Awards and Community and Membership Awards as well ...

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John Christopher Morrow named to board of architecture

John Christopher Morrow has been named to the Mississippi State Board of Architecture by Gov. Phil Bryant. Morrow is with Pryor & Morrow Architects and Engineers in Columbus. The five-member board oversees regulation of professionals licensed in the architecture, landscape architecture and interior design businesses in Mississippi.

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MISSCO Contract Sales has hired Jonathan Chappell and Autumn Marie Stallings

  MISSCO Contract Sales has added new employees. Jonathan Chappell has been hired as a sales representative for mobile furniture for the commercial and healthcare markets. Chappell is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He has previously worked for Sherwin-Williams, Associated Office Systems and Interior Elements Storage Division. Also, Autumn Marie Stallings has been hired to manage interior ...

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Supervisors reject architect's bill for new jail design work

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has denied a claim by the jail architects they fired last week. Both the board attorney and the president of the board said yesterday the company, The Goldberg Group, billed the county for services that hadn’t been completed. The Sun Herald reports instead of paying a $68,000 bill the group submitted for ...

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