AIA Assoc. NCIDQ, LEED AP
Miranda spent her formative years in Austin, Texas. As a young adult, she finished her undergraduate degree in Archaeological Studies at the University of Texas excavating in East Africa and Italy during the summers. These experiences developed an interest in architecture and ultimately led to her completing a Masters degree in Architecture at the University of Kansas which included studying abroad in Siena, Italy and a design-build course known as Studio 804. After graduate school she lived and worked in cities across the US and abroad. In 2008, she was hired to teach architecture and interior design courses as a full-time faculty member at the Univ. of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. During her five years at USM, she pursued research interests in social architecture and sustainable design, participating in conferences across the US.
Today, besides owning her own design practice, Little Building Design Studio, and running The Little Building’s event space, she serves on the Hattiesburg Historic Conservation Commission, as a Board member of the Downtown Hattiesburg Association, and as a member of the Hattiesburg Sustainability Committee. She also enjoys contributing to downtown revitalization efforts in any way she can through volunteering and participating in events. She is currently completing her architectural licensing exams, is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), and is a licensed Interior Designer.