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 you to choose this line of work?
I’ve always enjoyed art and construction and making things. To me, this was the perfect job that blended those items into one.
What has been one of the most rewarding projects you’ve worked on throughout your career?
At my old firm, I was on the job for the Mississippi State Capitol restoration and cleaning project. I learned an extensive amount about new and old construction techniques, and especially focused on how to detail a historic building with those particular materials. Currently, I’m the construction administrator for the Brandon Amphitheater and I’ve learned a great deal about construction at that scale.
What do you think is unique about the architecture found in Jackson?
Given our famous soil quality, most buildings in Jackson are of the same scale, yet they vary dramatically in style. We do have a very impressive sampling of different types of architecture for a city this size.
If you could travel to see any building on your bucket list, where would you go?
I love Peter Zumthor and my favorite building is Therme Vals in Switzerland. I’ve seen it twice and still love it.
When you aren’t making things happen on the job site, what can we find you doing?
I’m the father to three kiddos, so playing with them is my number one enjoyment. I am also a wedding and architectural photographer and love training for triathlons and playing tennis.