University of Mississippi Museums
The University of Mississippi Museums provides for master plan expansion and renovation, as well as the design of a new gallery and permanent exhibit devoted to the life of William Faulkner. The Nobel prize winning author lived most of his adult life in a house named Rowan Oak, located less than a quarter of a mile from the museums and visited by over 20,000 people each year. A new pedestrian bridge will connect the Faulkner Wing and the museums with Rowan Oak. The plan also encompasses two other new galleries, a gift shop, a auditorium, and staff offices in addition to a new architectural image that is consistent with the Musuems' mission.