AIA Mississippi
509 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS  39201
P: (601) 460-9586

Amber Lombardo, Executive Director

AIA Mississippi is based in the Mississippi State University School of Architecture 5th Year building in Jackson, Mississippi. If you would like to visit our office, please schedule an appointment with our executive director, Amber Lombardo at or (601) 460-9586.


We are so proud of our space and are grateful to the Mississippi State University School of Architecture for hosting us. 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.”


For booking information, contact the School of Architecture administrative office at (601) 354.6480.