People

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Jeff Seabold

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP HOMES
Jeff Seabold launched Seabold Architectural Studio in early 2009 with the intent to provide superior architectural services in the Jackson metro area, the state of Mississippi, and the Southeast region. His experience includes over 200 projects ranging from new residential construction and remodeling to historic preservation and light commercial design. He serves as the President Elect of the Jackson Historic Preservation Commission and recently received the City of Jackson’s Historic Preservation award for Commercial Restoration in 2016. Jeff is a founding board member and the two time past Chair of the Mississippi Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and served as the state’s LEED for Homes Advocate for 5 years. During that time, he saw the largest concentration of LEED silver or higher homes in the world be constructed in one neighborhood. He served as the Chair Elect for the Southeast Regional Council of the USGBC and on the national USGBC Chapter Steering Committee in charge of strategic visioning and other working groups. He was the first architect in Mississippi to be designated a LEED AP Homes, and currently has 5 registered LEED for Homes projects seeking Gold or Platinum certification. He has also been involved with the American Solar Energy Society and Metro-Jackson Rebuilding Together. A graduate of both Millsaps College and Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture, Jeff earned the prestigious New York AIA Douglas Haskell Award for his theoretical writing. In 2012 he was voted the Best Architect in Jackson by the Jackson Free Press, the only year it was offered, and in that same year received the designation by the Mississippi Business Journal of being a Top 40 under 40. Jeff believes in dedicating at least 10% of his firm’s time to the community, research, and to causes that support the mission of his firm. He has made the Fondren neighborhood in Jackson his home with his son, Windsor. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys running ultra-marathons, mountain biking, working on small construction projects around his home, cooking, and playing with his son.

 


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Carolyn Hudson

REGISTERED ARCHITECT
Carolyn Hudson is an award-winning registered architect. She has experience in a wide variety of projects including schools & universities, governmental agency buildings, hospitals & clinics, churches, office & retail, and residential. Carolyn has also been a team member on award-winning historic renovation projects throughout the state of Mississippi.

She graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture, where she was the recipient of the prestigious Fred Carl Award for Excellence throughout her entire college career, was awarded the Tau Sigma Delta Thesis Award for her outstanding Thesis project, and was a recipient of the American Architectural Foundation scholarship.

Carolyn has made Madison her home where she and her husband raise three children. Carolyn is an experienced quilter and fabric artist and is honored to be a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. She enjoys cooking gourmet dinners for her family & friends, she dabbles in gardening, and enjoys woodworking and building furniture.

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Whitney Grant

Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate
Whitney Grant is a Project Manager and has practiced architectural design, real estate and community development, and volunteer coordination in Jackson since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University, and studied at Virginia Tech in Washington DC and Bahcesehir University in Istnabul. She received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership and the MSU Student Research Award. Whitney’s past positions include: Research Associate / Manager at MSU’s Jackson Community Design Center, receiving the Staff Research Award in 2010, Design Manager for the Farish Street project in Jackson, MS, an organic farmer in Tuscania, Italy, and Midtown Partners’ Director of Creative Economy and Community Development from 2013-2015. At MP she acted as the Owner’s representative and/or manager of The Hatch and The Hangar, NEA Ourtown Grant, the West Millsaps Housing Project, Safe Routes to Schools Masterplan, and Midtown Public Charter School. Whitney volunteered as producer of FIGMENT Project Inc., a participatory arts event, from 2011-2013, served on the FIGMENT Governance Council as a Global Representative in 2014, and assisted with FIGMENT in Australia. Additionally, she served as Board Member of the Business Association of Midtown, MDA’s Bureau of Creative Economy Advisory Panel, and Co-Founder of the Jackson Bike Advocates. During her free time, she and her partner are developing Craft Cargo, LLC and renovating a 1984 Charter Bus into a micro business. They live with their pug in Belhaven Heights.