New Construction

Magnolia Speech School Breaks Ground on New Facility

The Magnolia Speech School in Jackson, Miss., held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Oct. 22, for a new facility. According to a press release, the 30,000-square-foot facility will be designed to accommodate the needs of children with hearing loss and communication disorders. Advanced technology will be installed throughout the building.

The facility will integrate construction materials and educational and therapeutic technology. Facilities will include the expansion of the outpatient services clinic. The project will also move the school about 15 miles north from its current location in Jackson, Miss., to Madison, Miss.

Magnolia Speech School groundbreaking
Photo courtesy of The Tell Agency

“We are thrilled to establish the new school in Madison,” said Valerie Linn, Executive Director of the Magnolia Speech School. “This location makes us more accessible to families and makes our work more visible in the community. The new school allows us to offer updated resources and technology to students and families who need our specialized and unique instruction.”

The school launched the public phase of its “Building Hope” campaign at the beginning of October, and it has been fundraising toward an 80% funding goal during the last two years. The project’s general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie, held a golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 25, to benefit the project.

“Brasfield & Gorrie believes in building strong communities, and we are thrilled to build this facility that will serve local families and those who relocate from around the country to attend this specialized school,” said Ryan Springer, Vice President and Division Manager at Brasfield & Gorrie.

The school board partnered with Dean and Dean/Associates Architects and Mackey Mitchell Architects for the project’s design.

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