Monthly Lunch

January 21, 2021 : : 11:30am-1pm

Public Engagement Strategies

Leah Kemp, AIA
Director, Small Town Center

Our current professional climate is shifting to accommodate more creative ways of reaching our clients and communities. Learn about alternative engagement strategies to incorporate into your work.

Upon completion, guests will:

  • Learn new technology applications for community engagement.
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of engagement.
  • Explore new technology the STC is using in its communities.
  • Demonstration of new software application for all participants.

Leah Kemp is the Director of the Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center, a community design center at Mississippi State University, that advocates for meaningful design for small towns. She is a registered architect who collaborates with MSU School of Architecture faculty, staff and students to help small towns in many different capacities. She also teaches within the School of Architecture. Kemp earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Virginia Tech and a Master of Architecture from Tulane University. Leah has practiced in Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, New Orleans, LA, and across her home state of Mississippi.


11:30 am Doors open, lunch begins | 12-1 pm Programming
$20 Members and Guests | $10 AIA Emerging Professionals (discount limited to first 10) | $10 MSU SARC Students
1 LU pending 

Location: To be announced.
Menu: To be announced.

Please email Amber if you have special dietary restrictions.



Our venue for 2020 is Hal & Mal’s, a Jackson icon. Meet us in the Red Room (inside and to the left) for good eats and great conversation!