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.”