Biloxi's Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum received an Honor Award, the highest level awarded by the panel of jurors, Nov. 5 at the Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects annual Design Awards in Jackson.
Lead juror for the 2015 Design Awards was Aaron Gentry, a principal at TVS Design in Atlanta. Robin Krohn David, the museum's executive director, Daria Pizzetta, the lead architect with H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, and Walter Bolton, the local architect from WTBA, accepted the awards. They included two honor awards, one merit award and one citation.
The museum at Point Cadet opened in August 2014 and replaces the museum at the historic Point Cadet U.S. Coast Guard Barracks that was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
The museum's mission is to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and South Mississippi.