August 2019


August 22, 2019 : : 11:30am-1pm

Right of Way: How to Design Safer Streets for Our Communities
Salam Rida
Department of Planning & Development
Urban Designer | Long Range Planning
City of Jackson

special guest

Bob Wilson
Executive Director, Mississippi Association
of General Contractors

The past three years have been the deadliest for people walking in almost three decades. This happens in part because transportation decision-makers continue to design our communities to prioritize vehicles—not people—as quickly as possible, creating dangerous, highspeed environments. By adopting a complete street policy and redesigning our roads to prioritize people over vehicles we can begin to address this issue as well as increase economic and community development. Through small scale demonstration projects, like PARK(ing) Day, communities can learn how to test out low cost ways to create safer streets. ​

11:30 am Doors open, lunch begins | 12-1 pm Programming
$20 Members and Guests / $10 AIA Emerging Professionals | 1 LU/HSW
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Albert’s at Parlor Market | 119 W Capitol Street | Jackson, MS
Recommended Parking: Intersection of W Pearl and S Roach Streets (1 block from venue)
Menu: To be announced. Please email Amber if you have special dietary restrictions.



June 27, 2019
100 Years of Momentum: Strategically Planning for AIA Mississippi’s Next 10
with special guest Brent Bailey (Green Building Council of Mississippi)


> Read more and see photos from the event



May 23, 2019
A Conversation About the Mayors’ Institute on City Design
featuring Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Esq., Mayor, City of Jackson
and special guests 
Jennifer Hughes and Courtney Spearman (National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.) and Dr. Stuart Rockoff (Mississippi Humanities Council)

> Read more and see photos from the event



April 25, 2019
Architecture and Art : Mississippi’s Creative Economy
featuring Malcolm White, Executive Director, Mississippi Arts Commission
and special guests 
Wyatt Waters (Southern artist and tv show co-host), Mickey Howley (Water Valley Main Street), and Amy Ainsworth (Terracon) 

> Read more and see photos from the event

March 28, 2019
Overcoming Financial Barriers
in Economically Challenged Regions

featuring Bill Bynum, CEO, Hope Enterprise Corp.
and special guests 
Andrew Mattiace (Lamar Life Building Developer), Emily Pote & Rucker Culpepper (Coffee Prose), Emily Roush-Elliott, AIA (Delta Design Build Workshop, and Trey McCoy (Cherokee Brick) 

> Read more and see photos from the event

February 28, 2019
Human Scale Development & Equitable Growth in Jackson
featuring Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Director, Jackson Department of Planning & Development
and special guests 
Mike Burton (The Westin – Jackson), Craig Carter (American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi),  Thomas Gregory (Carl Small Town Center & American Planning Association MS) and David Lewis (Arts Center Manager & Team JXN)

> Read more and see photos from the event

January 24, 2019
Disaster Recovery & Good Samaritan Legislation
featuring J. Scott Eddy, AIA, 2019 AIA National Disaster Assistance Committee Chair
and special guests Rep. Cory Wilson (Mississippi House District 73, Madison), Curnis Upkins, III (Hinds County Economic Development Authority), John Cothron (Mississippi State Board of Architecture), Jordan Rae Hillman, AICP (City of Jackson, MS, Department of Planning & Development), Joel Waters (Mississippi Concrete Association)

> Read more and see photos from the event


After hosting Mississippi Celebrates Architecture at Albert’s at Parlor Market, we enjoyed the experience so much that we chose to make it the spot for our monthly luncheon. Each month we enjoy a custom menu dreamed up by their executive chef. If you have special dietary considerations, please mention it on your registration. We’re happy to accomodate you!

$20 for an entree, two sides, salad, bread, beverage & dessert
AND wonderful conversation with very smart colleagues