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Persian Gulf War Memorial Design Unveiled
Howorth & Associates Architects' design for Mississippi's Persian Gulf War Memorial was unveiled at a presentation in the State Capitol rotunda on Wednesday, July 28. The Memorial will commemorate native Mississippians and soldiers attached to Mississippi military units killed in conflicts in the Persian Gulf beginning in 1990.
The Memorial will be constructed on highway 80 between Newton and Hickory, Mississippi, immediately adjacent to the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, also designed by Howorth & Associates Architects.
Construction of both the Persian Gulf War Memorial and the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery is expected to be complete in the late spring or early summer of 2011.
Four Projects by Howorth & Associates Architects Honored by the Mississippi Heritage Trust
Four of the thirteen historic preservation projects recognized by the Mississippi Heritage Trust as 2010 Heritage Award winners were designed by Howorth & Associates Architects. The Restorations of the L.Q.C. Lamar House and of the Lafayette County Courthouse both earned Heritage Awards of Excellence. The Thompson House Renovation won a Heritage Award of Merit. The Burns Church Stabilization won an Award of Excellence in African American Preservation. All four of the buildings are located in Oxford, Mississippi.
The Burns Church Stabilization was Phase One of a multi-phase restoration program. Phase Two is scheduled to be completed in 2011. Both the Burns Church project and the Restoration of the L.Q.C. Lamar House were initiated by the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation as owners. The Foundation subsequently donated the L.Q.C. Lamar House to the City of Oxford.
The Thompson House Renovation was precipitated by a partial structural failure of the building and included the reconstruction of the heavily damaged portion of the building and the annex immediately to the north of the original 1870s building.
UM Breaks Ground on New Facility to Encourage Innovation Ideas, Economic Growth
June, 9, 2010 - The project is a joint venture of Howorth & Associates Architects and CDFL, Ltd., with responsibility for converting the existing site from a garden operation to a fully functioning campus having a reconfigured and upgraded network of roads, utilities and building sites. An initial building will be constructed as part of the project with sites created for two additional buildings to be added as funding becomes available. View Article

Oxford Architecture Firm Selected to Design New State Veterans Cemetery
Oxford, MS – September 13, 2007 – Howorth and Associates Architects has been selected to provide professional services for the $7.7 million dollar State Veterans Cemetery proposed in Newton, Mississippi. The firm was notified of its selection in a memorandum received today from the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration.

The project will include master planning of an approximately 76 acre site and planning through construction of the initial buildings and infrastructure. The project will include entrance elements, an avenue of flags, an assembly area, burial areas, a committal service shelter, memorial walk, administration building, maintenance building and related roadways, landscaping, parking areas and infrastructure.

The site is located approximately half way between Newton and Hickory on land donated to the State Veteran’s Board by Mississippi State University. The property faces Interstate 10 and will be entered from Highway 80. The new cemetery will be for state veterans and their dependents. The state of Mississippi currently has veterans cemeteries in Biloxi, Natchez and Corinth.

Howorth and Associates Architects will be working in association with Williford, Gearhart & Knight, Inc., Engineers and Surveyors based in Canton, MS and Lewis · Scully · Gionet Inc. Landscape Architects, based in Vienna, VA.

Lewis · Scully · Gionet, Inc. (LSG), are landscape architects with an extensive portfolio of veterans cemetery projects throughout the United States, including design of expansions at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida and Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Illinois. LSG is known for thoughtful planning concepts and engaging designs that yield compelling first impressions and enduring project value.

Williford Gearhart & Knight, Inc. is an accomplished civil engineering and surveying firm with a strong record in surveying, drainage, and roadway design. They accustomed to working with complex interrelated agencies with overlapping needs and requirements.

Howorth & Associates Architects is an award-winning firm with a portfolio of projects throughout Mississippi. Their practice focuses on public architecture, private residences and historic preservation. They are based in Oxford, MS.
Howorth & Associates Architects will provide architectural services for Oxford School District Capital Improvement Projects

On September 28, 2004, Oxford voters passed a bond referendum to allow for eight separate improvement projects at Oxford City Schools.  Voters were overwhelmingly supportive: 84% of the votes were in favor of the referendum.  With this approval, Howorth & Associates Architects is poised to begin work and has already participated in meetings to gather input from the Oxford community.

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Molpus Woodlands Wins Top State Award.

"Architecture at its best"
featured in The Clarion Ledger Newspaper

Communicare Building Featured in 'Design Showcase'.
"Communicare—Chemical Dependency Unit" featured in Behavioral Health Management Magazine
Howorth Client and Projects Featured:
Gazebo and award-winning Boathouse are constructed; an Observatory is on the boards.
Designer makes her mark on Mississippi landscape"
featured in The Commercial Appeal Newspaper 
Communicare - Chemical Dependency Unit
Oxford, Mississippi
May 8, 2003

     May 8, 2003 - Howorth & Associates Architects has received an American Institute of Architects, Gulf States Region, Award of Merit and an Honor Citation from the AIA Mississippi Chapter for the design of the new Communicare - Chemical Dependency Unit in Oxford.

The Chemical Dependency Unit or Haven House is a residential treatment facility for sufferers of drug and alcohol addiction. The new facility is designed to house up to forty-eight clients in double-occupancy suites. The 14,000 square foot building also includes counseling offices, a dining room, group therapy rooms, conference rooms, and lounges.

The award-winning building has enabled Communicare to increase its services significantly in its seven-county, north Mississippi service area. With the new facility, CDU supervisor Gary Reifers and the team of counselors at Communicare have begun developing new programs to treat people with alcohol and/or drug dependency combined with other problems such as depression.

"The beauty and functionality of the building combines with the quality of our treatment program" notes Dr. Michael Roberts, Communicare executive director, "to inspire patient confidence and motivation."

The jury, made up of personnel from the firm Steven Holl Architects of New York, commented: "Nice project for low budget. The outside was very well done except for one awkward corner. Nice site plan. The window pattern was nice, also. The room was too institutional."

The building design and construction was funded by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and was built by Riley Construction, Inc. of Nettleton, MS. Design consultants include N. Montgomery Dodson, P.E. - structural systems, and Robert Hawkins, Consulting Engineer - mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Photos: ©Timothy Hursley.

Of the six Gulf States Region awards given this year, Howorth & Associates is the only Mississippi firm to receive recognition in 2003.
The region includes Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Arkansas.

Cutrer House Restoration
Clarksdale, Mississippi
April 24, 2003
"Rescued Piece of History Will Help Community Build Future" featured in The Commercial Appeal Newspaper 
Contraband Camp Interpretation
Corinth, Mississippi
November 15, 2002

     Howorth & Associates Architects is designing interpretative exhibits for one of the unique historic sites associated with the Civil War. Over a period of eighteen months from late 1862 until 1864, thousands of African American slaves from Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee sought safety behind Union lines in occupied Corinth, Mississippi, and marked a milestone on the road to freedom at the Contraband Camp established there. In this square mile, they established a town with gridded streets, houses, a church, a school, a commissary, a cemetery, and hundreds of acres of cooperative farmland. Here, they worked for the Union garrison as cooks, laundresses, and laborers, also selling cotton and fresh produce. Here, missionaries from the American Missionary Association taught found students—both children and adults—eager to learn to read, cipher, and to worship as the missionaries did. Here, they experienced the first freedoms and responsibilities of citizenship, and mustered the first regiment of black American soldiers: the Alabama 1st Infantry of African Descent.

     Dismantled in two days as the Union abandoned Corinth for Memphis, the Camp was lost for more than a hundred years and almost forgotten.

     Recently, the Corinth Siege and Battle Commission located and procured twenty five acres of the site in order to establish a commemorative and interpretive landscape. Working with the Commission, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Bureau of Building, Grounds, and Real Property Management, Howorth & Associates Architects is leading a team which includes members of the National Park Service, PRD, of Fairfax, Virginia, The Landscape Studio, and several noted African American scholars and professionals.

     In time, this site is expected to become part of the Corinth Unit of the Shiloh National Battlefield.

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