Vice Chair, Mississippi Chapter
Green Building Council
State Activities Coordinator
Solutions from the Land
At the 2019 AIA Business meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, (pictured above) the Institute passed, with an overwhelming majority, Resolution 19-11 for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action. The new piece of business proposed that AIA prioritize and support urgent climate action to exponentially accelerate the “decarbonization” of buildings, the building sector, and the built environment. In addition to calling for revisions to AIA Public Policies and Position Statements, the resolution advocated that the Institute engage its full membership, clients, lawmakers, and communities in a multi-year education, practice, and advocacy strategy
AIA Mississippi, in its 90th year, is reaching out to members and allies to plan benchmarks leading up to our centennial anniversary. Our next 10 years will coincide with the final 10 years of AIA’s 2030 Commitment. Join us as we convene our thought leaders to develop a strategic plan that aligns with the direction and values of the Institute.
The goal of the 2030 Challenge is to transform the practice of architecture in a way that prioritizes progress towards net zero carbon by 2030. We must educate our members about this directive and then structure an AIA Mississippi strategic plan that focuses on that outcome.
Read more about the Challenge at www.aia.org/resources/202041-the-2030-commitment.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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