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Gertrude C. Ford Complex

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The Gertrude C. Ford Complex houses the student center, an auditorium, and art galleries for Milsaps College in Jackson. Biggs Weir Chastain was the firm that designed the building in 1968. The building boasts a monolithic concrete structure, broken up with a rhythm of windows. The modern grid is broken at key moments worth highlighting in the form to indicate a change in function, such as the auditorium. This move in the architecture alludes to the famous modern phrase, “Form follows functions.”