Dale Partners Architects P.A. is excited to announce the arrival David Kett, a recent graduate of the Mississippi State University School Architecture. He also received an Associate of Arts from Hinds Community College.
David will provide design, modeling, and cd production services for a variety of projects Dale Partners has in production. “We are glad to have David on board,” announced Russ Blount, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Dale Partners Architects. “In reviewing his portfolio, he offers a higher-level design capability than most graduates. He will be an asset to our team.”
David is a native of Canada, and moved to Mississippi at age 10. He loves reading and expanding his understanding of the world. “I encourage an attitude of life-long learning,” commented David. “Believing one knows it all is just a sad position of stagnancy.”
David is working on a variety of projects, educational to hospitality and gaming.
Neil Polen, AIA, moved to the Biloxi office of Dale Partners Architects earlier this year, and kicked off his arrival with working on the new Starbucks at Harrah’s Gulf Coast. The new Starbuck’s opened May 22 replacing the Corner Café, and it has been very well received.
“As our workload continues to increase, Neil’s talent will be an added strength in providing best practices to our clients,” commented Leigh Jaunsen, AIA, Partner in Charge of Dale Partners Biloxi. “We are glad to welcome him to the Coast!”
Polen joined Dale Partners in 2014 and worked in the Jackson office. He has developed a diverse portfolio while working at Dale and it includes Cspire Data Center in Starkville, MS; Wind Creek Montgomery Hotel & BB King’s Blues Club, in Montgomery, AL; CAET Wine Bar in Jackson, MS, Belhaven University Housing in Jackson, MS and signage for the Jackson-Medgar Evers Airport in Jackson, MS. He is also working on a medical office building at Tradition and a historical renovation on the Coast.
Polen received his architectural license in 2016. He received his bachelor degree in architecture from Mississippi State University in 2010 and completed the Business Advantage Program at Millsaps College in 2012.
Fifth year Mississippi State University School of Architecture student, Ebony Batchelor and Tahir Khan, a fourth year Mississippi State School of Architecture student, are interning at Dale Partners Architects this summer. Both are working toward a Bachelor of Architecture degree at MSU. Ebony is working in the Jackson office and Tahir is in the Biloxi office.
Ebony, a native of Scotland, grew up in Jackson, Tennessee. “I chose this profession because I was always interested in buildings as well as art and design,” explained Ebony. “It eventually came down to either artist or architect, which my dad kind of persuaded me to lean more toward architecture.” Her dream project is to design a community that will assist in helping people get back on their feet and be self-reliant.
Tahir is a native of Gulfport, Mississippi. “I chose this profession because I always had an interest in illustration and graphic design, explained Tahir. “Coupled with my construction experience, I felt architecture would be a good combination.”
“Working in an office studio is giving Ebony and Tahir a firsthand look at their future career. It’s an opportunity for them to understand how the problem-solving methods and theories they are learning in school apply to real projects with schedules and budgets,” commented Jeff Barnes, AIA, Principal of Dale Partners Architects.” Ebony and Tahir are being mentored by our team leaders this summer, as they work on a variety of design projects until late August when they return to academic life at MSU.”
Dale Partners Architects P.A. is pleased to announce that Kacey Clark recently passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam. All NCIDQ Certified Designers have been educated, trained and examined to protect public health, safety and welfare.
Clark received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Auburn University in 2012, and joined Dale Partners in 2016. Previously she was employed by Celia Barrett Interiors. Since being employed at Dale Partners, Clark has worked for several notable projects including the Civil Rights and History Museum, Jackson, MS, Gulfport Sportsplex, Gulfport, MS.
“Kacey has been a great asset to our team,” commented Jeff Barnes, AIA, partner of Dale Partners. “With her NCIDQ, Kacey has achieved professional certification which will help her provide further expertise to our clients.”
Dale Partners Architects is chock full of talented professionals. Tyler Baumann, who joined DPA in 2014, definitely measures up. Read on to learn some fun facts about Tyler!
Hometown: Jackson, MS
College attended: Mississippi State University
Why you chose architecture: Very rewarding career that allows me to be creative and practical at the same time.
First job: Lifeguard
Favorite childhood memory: I enjoyed making model rockets and once set one off inside my house when I was a kid.
Favorite meal: BBQ
Favorite [architecture] project: Wind Creek Hotel and B.B. King's Blues Club because it involved designing so many different spaces.
What got you through architecture school: Pizza and student friends
Random fun fact about yourself: I have been to 10 different countries.
What’s on your ipod: Everything
What you like about DPA: The many diverse projects and the people.
Dream project: Designing my own home.
What you would do if you weren’t an architect: Game designer or engineer.
Hobbies: I enjoy playing the piano and Frisbee
How would you describe yourself? Goofy
What are your architectural strengths? Design modeling
What’s your new favorite tech gadget? iphone
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