Joe Blake – Executive Director
Feel free to drop by the office during the following hours when we are open to members and the general public. Our office is located in in the newly renovated 509 Capitol Street building, 509 East Capitol Street, in downtown Jackson.
Hours: Mondays – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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to better serve you, call the office in advance to place your order and it can be ready for pick-up when you arrive. Joe Blake
, Executive Director, can assist you with your pre-payment and orders at (601) 360-0082.
AIA Mississippi shares an historic downtown facility with Mississippi State’s fifth-year program in the College of Architecture. In 2003, the facility was officially dedicated as The Stuart C. Irby Jr. Studio, named for the late Mississippi businessman and philanthropist who donated the building as a renovated university facility.
Irby, long-time head of the Jackson-based distributor of electrical goods that also bears his name, donated the $300,000 building and was instrumental in helping secure more than $2 million of combined state and private funds to undertake the nearly two-year renovation effort.
The building features three stories divided by two large gallery light wells. Bridges span the galleries at the second- and third-floor levels. In addition to classrooms and studios, the building also houses the Jackson Community Design Center–a research arm of the college–an architecture library and other university offices.
“We want to encourage architecture professionals to make use of the library and the facility,” said James West, Dean. “The gallery space will be open for public use for a very nominal fee because we want this building to be an important link to the community.”
Come and see us, y’all!