Area: 58,000 SF
The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (MAEEX) celebrates Mississippi’s creative spirit. The contemporary building complements Meridian’s historic brick architecture and anchors a prominent downtown corner. The volume of the museum at the street responds to the smaller buildings adjacent, while above the museum steps back and is a beacon for the visitor. A central glass Hall of Fame is the focus of the building lobby. Adjacent are educational and meeting spaces for education and social events. On the 2nd floor, the exhibit hall featuring the creativity of Mississippi’s artists and performers wraps the Hall of Fame. A full wall of glass provides views to a performance courtyard. Canizaro Cawthon Davis designed the MAEEX in association with LPK Architects.