Campus Master Plan – Gulf Park

University of Southern Mississippi

Long Beach, Mississippi

Allred Architectural Group completed a new master plan and the subsequent design and construction of a new campus Library and Advanced Education Center for the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus.  This beautiful site is located in Long Beach, Mississippi, an historic community of 17,000 residents, is situated on 52 acres and fronts directly on the Mississippi Sound.  The master plan proposal takes advantage of existing conditions, such as the mature live oak trees and waterfront views, by introducing a new central campus green space, around which future buildings are to be oriented on three sides.  The south end of the green space will remain open to allow for waterfront views and Gulf breezes to penetrate into the core of the campus.  Also, by linking the new green space to an existing public walking path and relocating all vehicular traffic and parking to the perimeter of the site, the campus is both a better neighbor to the local community and also a safer campus for its faculty and students.