Category: Firm News
WBA MEET THE TEAM: COURTNEY BLAKE
Courtney has always been fascinated by the creation of large structures. While studying finance at Mississippi State, he quickly realized that fascination was a purpose and pivoted the rest of his internships to be in construction and real estate. Over the years, he has gained great experience that he now gets to put to work […]
WBA is proud to announce the promotion of Julie Markle to Partner for her exceptional service to our clients, our projects and to the development of our internal team. In her 8 years with the firm, she has emerged as a highly regarded project manager, whose clients continue to seek her out for her dedication […]
Nashville office is moving to Germantown
WBA Architecture’s Nashville office is relocating to Germantown, and just in time for Oktoberfest. Founding Partners Jamie Wier, Michael Boerner, and Jack Allin closed on the property at 506 Monroe Street the first week of August, with plans to grow the Nashville team and build on the success of the firm’s second office. The Jackson, […]
WBA Meet the Team: Katelyn Courtney
Katelyn graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Minor in Architecture. She knew from a young age, sketching floor plans of her bedroom and making plans to rearrange it, that this field was for her. With a strong skill set in conceptual design, she enjoys working where […]
WBA Meet the Team: Danny Tovar
Danny Tovar Meet the Team Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Danny was inspired by the diversity in culture, architecture, and art in and around his neighborhood. All influenced his curiosity in design and fueled his desire to put a meaningful stamp on the built environment. After graduating high school, he decided to the […]
WBA Meet the Team: David Ford
Despite the fact that his high school aptitude test said he should be a band teacher, David Ford has enjoyed a successful career in architecture at both large and small firms in Mississippi. His career highlights have consisted of a project in Japan, a New York house with Sambo Mockbee, and many in between. David […]
PARK PLACE’S DREAM OF ATHLETIC FACILITY BECOMES REALITY WITH GROUNDBREAKING OF 23 ACRE COMPLEX – BY ROBERT WILSON
Park Place Christian Academy held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase Two of its Athletic Fields on the southern part of its campus in Pearl. Pictured left to right: PPCA School Board Trustees Terry Sensing, Jessica Weems, School Board Vice-Chairperson Renee Holm, School Board Chairman Dr. Darren Scoggin, Jason Stewart of Stewart Project Management, former PPCA […]
WBA Meet the Team: Kerry Kirk
After graduating from Mississippi State University with an architecture degree, Kerry was drawnto WBA and is thrilled to be working with a firm that does so much for its community and for herbeloved Starkville. When out of the office, Kerry enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, lake days or curling up to a good movie with a […]
WBA Meet the Team: Tyler Malouf
Tyler Malouf joined the WBA team in December 2020 as a Project Manager in our Jackson office. Malouf joined the firm after six years at firms in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Alabama native and graduate of Auburn University’s School of Architecture. When/How did you become interested in Architecture?I fully credit my art teacher during my […]
Bringing Back the Block in Fondren
By Wilson Stribling | 5/20/2021 JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – A small strip of businesses anchored by a one-screen movie theater has sat at the heart of Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood since the late 1930s. The theater has been closed for years, and there have been many attempts to bring it and its surroundings back to life, but nothing […]
Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian hosts ribbon cutting ahead of grand opening
By WJTV | 3/25/21 The Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location on 22nd Avenue on Thursday. The grand opening of the museum will be on Saturday, March 27. “When we set out on this journey six years ago, we had big dreams, but I think it’s safe to say […]
WBA Meet the Team: Dennis Daniels
Dennis Daniels joined the WBA team back in September as a Project Manager and Architect in our Nashville office. He was already familiar with the WBA family because he was an intern at WBA from 2011-2012. Dennis is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture earned a master’s in architecture from Virginia Polytechnic […]
Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian opening March 27
By The Associated Press | 3/14/21 MERIDIAN, Miss. — The Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian will open later this month, culminating years of planning and construction. “I’m excited and anxious for the community to see how all of their hard work and commitment and support has made this magical space a reality,” Liz Wilson, the museum’s executive director, […]
Downtown Meridian is experiencing a transformation
By Nicholas Brooks | 3/5/2021 MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – Phase 1 of a project designed to make the gateway to the Queen City more attractive will begin this summer. Drivers and pedestrians using Sela Ward Parkway will be able to enjoy a newly paved road, new sidewalks, and new street lights when the multi-million dollar enhancement […]
New children’s museum to feature exhibits inspired by Meridian
By Anne Snabes | 2/27/2021 The Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian is preparing to open this spring. The museum’s executive director, Liz Wilson, said in late January that contractors were installing exhibits in the museum. Additionally, they were finishing the museum’s exterior facade and the punch list for the inside of the building. They were also working […]
UNDERWAY: CONSTRUCTION STARTED ON $13 MILLION DEVELOPMENT IN FONDREN
By Nell Luter Floyd | 01/27/2021 Construction fencing surrounds the front of what was once the Capri Theatre, Seabrook Paint Company and James Patterson Photography in Jackson’s Fondren Business District. Signage still adorns the front window of the gallery, a poster advertising paint hangs in the front window of what was the Seabrook store and the marquee […]
Mississippi Children’s Museum of Meridian slated to open this spring
By WTOK | 1/26/2021 Work continues on the Mississippi Children’s Museum Meridian on 22nd Avenue. Fabricators have been on sight since January installing all of the exhibits in a state of the art museum designed especially for children. “Our community has invested so generously in this resource and the dream is now coming to fruition,” said Liz Wilson, […]
CHS STARTS ON NEW STADIUM
By Columbian Progress | 1/6/2021 As cranes worked in the background, Columbia High School broke ground Monday morning on its new football stadium that is sure to be a crown jewel in Marion County. Columbia Superintendent Jason Harris likened the day to a “new birth,” comparing the groundbreaking to the student athletes who will get their start on […]
Construction on Fondren movie theater, bowling alley underway
By Anthony Warren | 12/14/2020 Construction is underway on a new development that promises to bring a bowling alley and movie theater to Fondren. Crews on Monday were putting up a construction fence behind the historic Capri Theater, as contractors prepare to transform a portion of the Fondren Strip into a major entertainment destination. The first phase […]
MEET THE TEAM: AMY DANIELS
Since joining the WBA team back in September, Amy Daniels has been an integral part of our Nashville office. Amy’s passion for art early in life eventually inspired her to pursue a career in architecture. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture and the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned […]
New Mississippi Trade Mart opens
By Madison County Journal on 10/6/2020 JACKSON — The new Mississippi Trade Mart officially opened to the public with a building dedication and ceremonial ribbon cutting. “This is an historic day for the state of Mississippi,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “I am proud to unveil the new Mississippi Trade Mart and […]
DEDICATION OF NEW MISSISSIPPI TRADE MART SCHEDULED
by Northside Sun on 09/29/2020 Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson will officially cut the ribbon at the new Mississippi Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds on Thursday, October 1. A building dedication will take place at 8:30 a.m. in Exhibit Hall A. Following the dedication, there will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting at […]
Commissioner Gipson hosts Grand Opening of new Mississippi Trade Mart
By Sarah Ulmer – October 1, 2020 Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson officially cut the ribbon at the new Mississippi Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds today. At the ribbon cutting, Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer opened the building dedication program with a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by musical performances and remarks by local […]
MEET THE TEAM: Nico Forlenza
With over five years of experience at firms in Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas, Nico Forlenza officially joined the WBA team in May. He was initially drawn to WBA’s unique portfolio of architecture and interior design projects as well as the team of talented individuals he would soon be working alongside. When did you become interested in architecture/interior design? I honestly more or less stumbled into architecture. […]
Exclusive look inside the construction of Mississippi Children’s Museum
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – Newscenter 11 got an exclusive look inside the construction of Meridian Children’s Museum. Construction crews were on-site this weekend making way for the 20,000 square foot building. The museum Executive Director Liz Wilson gave us a tour of the facility. You can see that the building has some walls, windows, and […]
$30 million Mississippi Trade Mart building nears completion
By David Kenney| September 18, 2020 JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – The state of Mississippi is preparing to open their new event space. The work is nearing completion on the new Mississippi Trade Mart. The state says they’re just a couple of weeks from opening the $30 million dollar facility to the public. Finishing touches are being made […]
WBA Architecture hires 2 new team members
Posted by: Ledger WIER BOERNER ALLIN Architecture has added Amy Daniels, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, and Dennis Daniels, AIA, NCARB, as project managers in its Nashville office. Amy Daniels joins the firm from Newman Architects, PC in New Haven, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C., where she led a firmwide project management group responsible for project staffing, performance […]
WBA Architecture announces new team members
Posted by: MBJ Newswires | September 15, 2020 WIER BOERNER ALLIN Architecture has announced the addition of Amy Daniels, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C and Dennis Daniels, AIA, NCARB as Project Managers in their Nashville office. Amy joins the firm from Newman Architects, PC in New Haven, Connecticut and Washington, DC, where she led a firm-wide project […]
City of Richland breaks ground for new recreation center
By Reggi Marion| September 9, 2020 RICHLAND, Miss. (WLBT) – The City of Richland is adding a new facility for families across the metro. Leaders broke ground Tuesday for a state-of-the-art recreation center on Harper Street. The nearly $5 million project will include a multi-purpose indoor basketball and volleyball courts, meeting rooms, concession stand, a mezzanine area, […]
WELLNESS COMMONS SET TO OPEN NEXT WEEK
The entrance of the Wellness Commons on University Avenue. Photo by Rob Mohr (C’21). By Madison SellersJunior Editor There has been a clear effort by the University to expand mental and physical health resources this semester to combat new stresses on campus due to the pandemic. This effort has led to the growth of new […]
Commissioner Andy Gipson Announces Renovations to the Mississippi Coliseum Completed Ahead of Schedule
By YallPolitics Staff Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson announced the completion of the multi-million dollar renovation project to the Mississippi Coliseum five months ahead of schedule. “I am excited to announce the early completion of renovations to the Coliseum on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds,” said Commerce Andy Gipson. “Initially, the renovation work was taking […]
St. Andrew’s preparing for new chapel
By Duncan Dent St. Andrews Episcopal School will begin construction on a new chapel with a 55-foot bell tower on their Ridgeland Campus. Jack Allin, a partner at Wier Boerner Allin Architecture, said that the chapel will be used for a variety of functions form worship services to musical performances. “The new chapel at the […]
Mississippi Coliseum Complete, New Stage Scholarships and Malco Reopenings
By Dustin Cardon Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson recently announced that work finished five months early on renovations to the Mississippi Coliseum at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, partially due to event cancellations from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wier Boerner Allin Architecture designed the $2.2 million renovation project, which began in October of 2019 and […]
Flourishing in Spite of a Flood
The new Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson is on schedule for completion by June 2020, Steve Hutton, executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission, told the Jackson Free Press.
WBA Architecture welcomes David Ford
The partners of WBA Architecture recently announced the addition of David Ford, AIA, as Project Manager.
Meet the Team: Matthew Lewis
Project Coordinator Matthew Lewis chose to work for WBA for a summer during architecture school because he appreciated the firm’s attention to design. He officially joined the team after graduation and is excited to be with a firm that cares about its people and its city. Tell us about yourself. I grew up just down […]
New Pharmacy Opens in District at Eastover
Metro Jackson residents have a brand-new option for personalized pharmacy care when District Drugs & Mercantile opened in The District at Eastover earlier this month.
New architecture committee now functional
Aldermen appointed the first independent consultant to the city’s new Architecture Review Committee on Tuesday. The appointee is Jamie Wier, an architect based out of Jackson.
Bower Academic Center Set to Start Construction in February
A new facility for Southern Miss Athletics to greater assist Golden Eagle student-athletes in the pursuit of their education endeavors – The Bower Academic Center – begins construction next month on the second floor of Cook Library.
Firm hired to design, oversee construction of Civil Rights Park
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has hired a Jackson architect firm to design and oversee construction of the proposed civil rights park at the Kuhn Memorial Hospital site.
MEET THE TEAM: JAKE GARTMAN
After interning at WBA during his fifth year of architecture school, Jake officially joined the team after graduating last year. He was drawn to the collaborative environment, the wide range of projects, and is excited by the work WBA contributes to his community. What made you want to be an architect? Growing up I’ve always […]
WBA Architecture Announces Promotions
The partners of WBA Architecture are pleased to announce the promotion of Molly Diffee to associate and Russ Markle to studio manager.
Foundation work underway for Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian
Foundation work is underway this week for the Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian off 22nd Avenue.
WBA Architecture announces promotions
The partners of WBA Architecture announced the promotion of Molly Diffee to Associate and Russ Markle to Studio Manager.
Initial Plans Proposed for CHS Stadium
The Columbia school board was able to see initial plans for a renovated Walter Payton Field at Gardner Stadium during a work session Wednesday.
Groundbreaking for East Mississippi’s first children’s museum to be in Meridian
Nearly two years after announcing the plan to open a second Mississippi Children’s Museum location, museum officials are breaking ground in Meridian, making it the first children’s museum in East Mississippi.
Development coming to Fondren neighborhood, Robert St. John announces
Robert St. John announced on Thursday plans for a $13 million project featuring restaurants, a bowling alley and a renovated Capri theater in Fondren.
MEET THE TEAM: JOHN TAYLOR SCHAFFHAUSER
Drawn back to his native Mississippi after living and working for firms in Texas and Maine, John Taylor Schaffhauser was looking to invest in his home state. As Project Architect at WBA, he brings fresh ideas to the table from his wide-ranging experience in projects from retail to restaurants to libraries. When did you know […]
$50 million Madison development to include shops, restaurants and homes
The 18-acre space will feature offices, shops, restaurants and single family homes. There will be 37 homes and nine townhomes.
Ole Miss Announces Plans for New Track & Field/Cross Country Team Facility
Ole Miss Athletics and the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation have announced plans to build a new team facility for the Rebel track & field and cross country teams.
Early site work under way for MCM-Meridian
The ground pulsed Thursday morning as heavy equipment compacted the dirt that will form the foundation of the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Meridian.
WBA Architecture expands to Nashville and celebrates ten years
As WBA Architecture celebrates its tenth anniversary this month, the partners of the Jackson-based architecture firm announce the opening of a new office in Nashville.
Celebrating 10 Years and BIG NEWS!
As we reflect on the last decade, we’re looking forward to what’s on the horizon.
WBA Architecture welcomes Lewis and Gartman
The partners of Wier Boerner Allin Architecture announces the addition of Matthew Lewis as project coordinator and Jake Gartman as project coordinator.
Made in Mississippi S5E12
On this episode of Made in Mississippi Casey meets with Jamie, Michael, and Jack of Wier Boerner Allin Architecture. From the Brandon Amphitheater to Mississippi State’s Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, these talented partners are making a lasting impact on our state.
Etheridge: Mississippi State Preparing To Host Grand Party
When you build a stadium like the one in Starkville, it is for days like Sunday.
New $30 million Trade Mart on schedule to open next Spring
1962 meets 2020 is the way the Mississippi State Fair Commission Executive Director describes the transformation.
Meet the Team: Beth Hudspeth
Operations Coordinator Beth Hudspeth was born and raised in Jackson and recently returned to Mississippi by way of New Orleans. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Beth enjoys communicating and collaborating with employees and customers alike, which makes her a great fit with the friendly, interpersonal-focused environment at WBA. Her organizational skills and attention […]
Mississippi State’s Dudy Noble Field is The New Palace of College Baseball
Approaching from the east, visitors don’t see Dudy Noble Field until they are upon it. It rises from the Mississippi State campus like a cathedral, resplendent in its grandeur.
Brick City Drugs is Madison’s Newest, Independently-Owned Pharmacy
Brick City Drugs, a locally owned and operated, independent retail pharmacy, is open for business in Madison.
Meet the Team: Will Tonos
Will joined the WBA team straight out of college. He was drawn to the skilled and experienced architects on staff who are willing to take time out of their day to help him grow. He brings a fresh perspective to the firm and a desire to develop into a well-rounded architect. The Gulf Coast native […]
MEET THE TEAM: JULIE MARKLE
When Julie’s husband, Russ, began working at Wier Boerner Allin, she knew it was the kind of work environment she wanted to be a part of. This Project Manager and Architect brings more than a decade of experience in educational, commercial, healthcare, technological, residential, governmental and athletic architecture to WBA. When she’s not poring over […]
Meet the Team: Jeremy Wright
Project Coordinator Jeremy Wright loves to draw and feels blessed to work with good people doing something that he enjoys. He has more than a decade of experience in commercial construction. When he’s not drawing, he’s playing guitar, woodworking, and enjoying the outdoors. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jeremy graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with […]
New park on farmers’ market site will be a huge draw for locals and tourists alike.
Construction on the city’s latest park is under way and once completed will become an added attraction to downtown.
“Phoenix Opportunity:” Ag Museum Breaks Ground on Children’s Barn
A groundbreaking was held today at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum in LeFleur East for a new children’s barn, equipment barn and multi-purpose building.
Developers Propose Upscale Lodge, Conference Center for Franklin County
Public-private partnership starts planning process to transform sparsely populated rural region into economic powerhouse.
WBA Architecture Welcomes New Partners
Partners Jamie Wier, Michael Boerner, Jack Allin, and Eric Whitfield of WIER BOERNER ALLIN Architecture, announce the promotion of architects Ryan Hansen and Wade Thompson to partner. Ryan Hansen, AIA, has been part of the WBA team since 2013, where he has served as Studio Manager. He has over 15 years of experience in project […]
Mississippi Children’s Museum offers virtual tour of Meridian site
Officials are giving a virtual look inside to see what the attraction will offer and how it could transform the gateway to the Queen City.
Children’s Museum in Meridian preparing site, ideas
Just before the new year, Meridian residents saw the first signs of progress at the future site of the Mississippi Children’s Museum Meridian: demolition crews began work at the Old Sears Building on 22nd Avenue and announcements were made of asbestos abatement.
MEET THE TEAM: LUCAS POSEY
Lucas joined WBA fresh out of college and has a passion for good design that centers around people. Lucas, a Double Springs, Alabama native, gained experience as a summer intern, drafting guidelines for schools for the State of Alabama and designing architectural renderings for the University of Alabama. He spends his time outside of work […]
MEET THE TEAM: HOLLY DAVIS
Interior Designer Holly Davis came to WIER BOERNER ALLIN from Nashville, where she worked with an interior design firm that specialized in the industries of senior living, corporate design, multi-family, healthcare, and hospitality. Whether assisting in the creation of the initial design concept, engaging in construction administration or installing furniture, artwork, and accessories, Holly is […]
MEET THE TEAM: RUSS MARKLE
Associate Architect Russ Markle is drawn to work that requires critical thinking and creative solutions. At WBA, his positivity, attention to detail, and strong work ethic strengthen our firm. Tell us a little about where you come from. I’m originally from Vicksburg, MS, where my mother was a school librarian and my dad was a […]
MEET THE TEAM: AMYE BELL
Director of Financial Operations Amye Bell loves the opportunity to apply her career in finance at WBA. Amye was drawn to the firm’s focus on community involvement and passion for their profession. Here, she supports our team by managing financial aspects of projects, allowing the design team to stay focused on the creative process. She […]
MEET THE TEAM: BRIAN WIGINTON
Associate Brian Wiginton enjoys the challenge of working on a wide breadth of projects while drawing on the knowledge of architects with other skill sets. Brian’s experience working in many firms on varying project types gives him a unique perspective. Today, join us as we get to know Brian a little better. Where are you […]
MEET THE TEAM: GOLIE EBRAHIMIAN
WBA Project Coordinator Golie Ebrahimian is a Houston native who moved to Mississippi in 2016 from St. Louis, where she earned her Master of Architecture from Washington University. She went on to work for a firm in St. Louis where she specialized in healthcare design and planning. Since joining the WBA family, she has found […]
MEET THE TEAM: WADE THOMPSON
Since 2010, Associate Architect and Studio Manager Wade Thompson has been instrumental in the development of quality control procedures and intern mentoring here at WBA. He leverages his nearly 20 years of overall experience in Design and Contract Administration to help build our team and serve clients. Today, we’re diving deeper and getting to know […]
MEET THE TEAM: PARKER ANDERSON
Whether observing a construction site for a school or detailing window designs for a commercial property, Project Manager Parker Anderson enjoys the fact that no two days at WBA are the same. Today, we’re diving a little deeper with Parker to discover what drives him in work and beyond. What inspired you to become an […]
MEET THE TEAM: MOLLY FRASCOGNA
Anyone that has worked with Associate Architect Molly Frascogna in her nearly seven years at WBA knows that she’s all about the details – whether in the conceptual stages of a project or the final drawings. Today, we’re digging a little deeper and getting to know this integral member of our team. What inspired you […]
MEET THE TEAM: RYAN HANSEN
When Associate Architect & Studio Manager Ryan Hansen joined the WBA family in 2013, he quickly settled in, enjoying the juxtaposition of high-quality, focused work and a lighthearted work environment. What spurred you to pursue this line of work? As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an Architect. I’m not sure […]
Meet the Team: Holly Gomez
Three-and-a-half years ago, Holly Gomez joined the WBA team as Project Manager. She’s motivated by the work ethic of the staff that surrounds her and the commitment to problem solving on behalf of clients. When she’s not at work, you’ll find Holly spending time outdoors with her husband and three children or, if she gets […]
New Dudy Noble Field
Michael Boerner joins Rebecca Turner of Supertalk from Starkville, MS to share in the excitement and unique accolades to be found within the new ballpark.
Meet the Team: Sully Clemmer
Sully Clemmer, AIA, NCARB, is a Construction Administrator and Architect at WIER BOERNER ALLIN. After joining the firm two and a half years ago, he went to work making sure designs become a reality without complications. Sully works day-in and day-out with contractors and construction crews to implement architectural plans in real space. What inspired […]
Meet the Team: Molly Diffee
Interior Designer Molly Diffee joined WIER BOERNER ALLIN Architecture just over three years ago and since that time has poured her talents into projects such Ed’s Burger Joint in Hattiesburg, Forman Watkins, Dudy Noble Field at Mississippi State University, and the Alpha Phi Sorority house at Ole Miss, among many others. She brings a broad […]
Southern Miss AD discusses plans for new volleyball facility
Southern Miss plans to build new volleyball facility.
Step Inside This Stunning Southern Sorority House
The Alpha Phi House at the University of Mississippi is featured in SouthernLiving.com
They’re Not Our Buildings
Learn a little bit of our history and some very exciting details about the future of the firm.