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Riley Education & Performing Arts Center

Information: 108,100 sqft // Owner: Mississippi State University // Architect: Pryor & Morrow Architects, Martinez & Johnson // Type: Restoration

Location: Meridian, MS (View Map)

The rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the Opera House, originally built in 1891, and its two flanking buildings in downtown Meridian is one of the most significant recent renovation projects in the nation and perhaps one of the most challenging as well. White Construction as Construction Manager began their effort in pre-construction helping the national design team of architects and engineers and their client through some very difficult but important decisions, and then managed and coordinated a large team of builders and craftsmen through the construction process. They were excellent at anticipating and resolving challenges during a construction period lasting almost two years. The completed Riley Center complex is a superbly functioning facility and a national preservation model excellently crafted, a labor of love for all involved with it.

- Thomas E. Johnson, AIA, Martinez & Johnson Architecture

  • National ABC Eagle Award National ABC Eagle Award
  • Mississippi ABC Eagle Award Mississippi ABC Eagle Award
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