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Jackson State University College of Science, Engineering and Technology

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology establishes a new gateway to the western edge of Jackson State University and provides a much-needed home to the school’s engineering program. This 89,880-square foot project exemplifies the integrated design approach essential to achieving sustainability. It responds to the climatic conditions of its site and the functional and operational needs of its occupants.

The orientation and plan organization is designed to maximize passive shading and day-lighting techniques in all classrooms and labs. Generous roof overhangs protect windows from direct sun exposure, while light shelves direct glare-free natural light deep within the building. Interior materials were selected to provide a sustainable, healthy work environment for students and faculty. While the building is a serious response to function, the tower is more about expression – an iconic symbol to welcome all to the new western campus entrance.

Photography by Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

+ is a dynamic team working together

jesseJesse Browning, Electrical Engineer
Architecture / Mechanical Engineering

Associated Awards

Award of Recognition for Institutional Design

International Interior Design Association / Delta Regional Chapter

merit award

American Institute of Architects / Mississippi Chapter

silver award

American Society of Interior Designers

A focus on interior

Interior materials selected based on:

Recycled content

Low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Low maintenance finishes


A healthy, more sustainable work environment for students and faculty.