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MDOT appoints Ratliff

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Brian Ratliff as District 5 Engineer. Ratliff will oversee the operations in 10 central Mississippi counties including the Jackson Metro Area and the counties along Interstate 20 eastward towards Meridian. Ratliff began working for MDOT as an Engineer in Training in 1996 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science ...

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Ziegler joins Waggoner

Jennifer Sloan Ziegler has joined Waggoner Engineering as an engineering intern in the firm’s water resources and coastal programs department. Ziegler will lend her water resources and coastal restoration research experience in the Gulf of Mexico region, combined with her environmental and public policy expertise, to serve Waggoner’s state and local agency clients on environment and infrastructure programs and projects. ...

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Award-winning landscape architect discovered passion for career early

Christian Preus, who grew up in the small Mississippi Delta town of Webb, found his professional calling when he was just a high school student in Clarksdale. “I discovered landscape architecture and felt it was a great fit for me,” he said. What appealed to Preus most was the diversity of the profession, and how “I could have opportunities to ...

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Students winning national auto competitions highlight of Marshall Molen’s MSU career

When Dr. G. Marshall Molen, P.E., Ergon distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Mississippi State University, first got involved in supervising MSU student teams to compete in the Challenge X Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, he could have little dreamed the outcome. When they first started, Molen and his colleagues—engineering Dean ...

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Waggoner adds engineer

Waggoner Engineering has added Holly Montgomery as a graduate engineer in the firm’s water resources and coastal programs department. Montgomery will focus primarily on hydraulic studies for bridge replacement projects and other drainage-related projects and studies. Montgomery previously served as a hydraulics engineer for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. She received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State ...

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GS&P promotes Battey

Randy Battey, P.E., has been named a senior associate in Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm for the built environment. Battey is a senior engineer and principal in GS&P’s Transportation market who joined the firm in 2014. He has more than 27 years of experience in pavement management and preservation, transportation research, materials testing, local ...

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Dale Partners adds partner

Jason Agostinelli, AIA, is now a partner with Dale Partners Architects P.A. Agostinelli started working for Barranco Architecture after graduating from Mississippi State University in 2010, and joined Dale Partners through the companies’ merger in 2011. He became a licensed architect in the state of Mississippi in 2014. Since being employed at Dale Partners, Agostinelli has been on many project ...

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New MSU department head

Angi Elsea Bourgeois, a longtime faculty member in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, is the new permanent leader of its art department. Since 2014, she has lead the state’s largest undergraduate studio art program on an interim basis. She joined MSU in 2002. After graduating with honors in art history from Rhodes College in Memphis, Bourgeois went ...

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2016 Construction & Architecture Award winners

Several hundred people came to the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson recently for the awarding of the MBJ’s inaugural Construction & Architecture Awards. AERC, PLLC » In 2002, Doug Thornton established Architectural & Engineering Resources for Construction. As the name suggests, the firm was established to be a primary, single-source resource for our clients’ building needs, whatever those may ...

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MSU architectural unit honored for Tanglefoot project

Mississippi State University’s Carl Small Town Center is the American Planning Association’s selection for the 2016 James A. Segedy Award for Outstanding Student Project. The award is among several bestowed by APA’s Small Town and Rural Division. Two years ago, MSU architecture majors and Carl Center professionals helped the City of Houston organize a workshop to gather local ideas for ...

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