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Walter Sillers State Office Building

Jackson, MS

The Walter Sillers State Office Building was the first structure completed as a new addition to the Mississippi Capitol Complex with emphasis was on providing a simple design which would not compete visually with the Capitol Building and on establishing a versatile modular system with could be changed periodically to meet the changing demands of state government. The 248,000 s. f. structure was designed with total flexibility in mind, around a five-foot module. This resulted in the design of a precast load-bearing exterior wall erected on a concrete structural grid. The resultant interior space was column-free and successfully achieved the special flexibility for which it was designed.

The Walter Sillers State Office Building received the Jones Woodward Award for Outstanding Architectural Use of Pre-Cast Concrete from the Mississippi Chapter of AIA, and has been published in The Architecture of the United States: The South and Midwest, by G.E. Kidder Smith. The Walter Sillers Office Building is the only modern building from Mississippi in the publication.

* Services for this project provided in a joint venture

Size: 248,000 Square Feet
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