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Controversy over plans puts auditorium renovations on hold

VICKSBURG — Interior renovations to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center auditorium are on hold while the architect and state historians seek common ground on the project’s plans. Center executive director Annette Kirklin said officials with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History object to some of architect David Clement’s plans for the $196,000 project. She said the conflict is between ...

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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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Architect's concerns stop police station construction

WAVELAND — Construction has been stopped on the Waveland’s new police station. Mayor David Garcia tells the Sea Coast Echo the work stoppage is only temporary. City attorney David Yarborough says the architect for the project raised a couple of concerns about some of the construction and recommended the work stoppage. “The architect and contractor are trying to straighten out ...

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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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Baptist Town revitalization project to be honored

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi State University Carl Small Town Center’s efforts to help revitalize one of the oldest and most historic African American neighborhoods in Greenwood is being recognized by the American Planning Association. During the APA’s National Planning Conference April 12 in Boston, CSTC director John Poros and assistant director Leah Kemp will accept the group’s Outstanding Student Project ...

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Dedication ceremony held for renovated Giles Hall

STARKVILLE — During a Jan. 28 ceremony, Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Design dedicated the newly renovated Giles Hall auditorium in honor of longtime supporters Robert and Freda Harrison. The Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium is named for the Madison couple, who have shared a 30-year relationship with Mississippi State and the architecture school. The auditorium, which ...

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Eley Guild Hardy wins military lab contract

BILOXI — Eley Guild Hardy Architects, teamed with Anderson Drace Joint Venture, have been awarded the design and construction of the Fort Benning Maneuver Battle Lab located at Fort Benning, Ga. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The scope of the project is the design and construction of a single-story, 88,000-square-foot Maneuver Battle Lab facility for conducting live, virtual ...

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Firm wins AIA award for Beauvoir restoration

HATTIESBURG — Albert & Associates Architects, P.A., was awarded the 2010 AIA Gulf States Region Honor Award in Miami at the National AIA Convention. The firm was honored for its restoration of Beauvoir in Biloxi, the last home of Confederate president Jeff Davis that was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The jury commented: “History is complicated — only ...

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Dale and Associates honored for lighthouse restoration

BILOXI — Dale and Associates Architects, P.A. (DAA) has been honored with the Outstanding Preservation Project Award by the City of Biloxi for the recently completed Lighthouse Renovation. According to the city, the award is “for untiring efforts and dedication in helping preserve and promote the history of our community.” The historic landmark sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Katrina in ...

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