EMCC Student Union Golden Triangle Campus


East Mississippi Community College has experienced unprecedented growth over the past several years, creating a need for more space. Along with the need came the desire to set a new standard by developing, designing and locating an anchor building that would excite the future generations of students.

This fluid multipurpose building will stand 36 feet tall, expand the campus’s floor space by approximately 35 percent and house administration, teaching, dining, collaboration and recreational spaces with endless opportunities to meet, greet, collaborate and create new relationships.

East Mississippi Community College

77,000 SF

Fall of 2016

$15 M

Jose Guadalupe Arellano, AIA, NCARB | Principal Architect

Built to Adapt

The architectural concepts and designs balance the rigid formal features of traditional architecture with segmented curved-like glass-curtain walls that merge the exterior and interior spaces, creating alluring environments through the building and its courts.


“This facility will be alive with people of all ages and backgrounds, and these 77,000 square feet will serve as a hub for students and faculty alike. Students will be able to grab lunch, tour the art gallery and get in a quick workout all before class in one building.”
-Jose Arellano | Architect