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Mississippi State University
Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts
Historic Grand Opera House Renovation
Meridian, MS

I. C. Thomasson designed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for the renovation of the South's only second floor Grand Opera House. The Opera House and the adjacent Marks-Rothenberg Building together make up the Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts of Mississippi State University.

First opened in 1890, the Grand Opera House was the most beautiful theater in the state. This approximately 100,000 SF performing arts center provides arts opportunities for young people from kindergarten through college.