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September 16, 2008




(JACKSON, Mississippi)-Governor Haley Barbour has appointed Michael A. Barranco, of Jackson, to the Mississippi State Board of Architecture, which is responsible for the licensure and regulation of architects and landscape architects practicing in the state.


“Michael’s work as an architect has prepared him for service on this important regulatory board,” Governor Barbour. “He is extremely well-qualified and I look forward to his contributions to the state in this capacity.”


Barranco has worked as an architect for more than 20 years and currently serves as manager of Barranco, PLLC Architecture, Town Planning, and Interior Design, where he has worked for nine years. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, Barranco was instrumental in organizing the design charrette held to cultivate ideas for the rebuilding and renewal of coastal neighborhoods and towns.


He is a member of the Downtown Jackson Rotary Club and a board member of the Andrew Jackson Council, Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of both Leadership Jackson (1997) and Leadership Mississippi (1991), Barranco is past president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is also a past member of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40.


Agraduate of Mississippi State University, Barranco holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He has attended special design schools in Rome, Italy, and Plymouth, England. Barranco and his wife, Jené, have three children, Mia, Julia, and Michael, Jr.