Madison Talley, AIA is Co-Owner of TALLstudio Architecture, PLLC. Alongside her husband Mark, the duo designs pragmatic and insightful buildings and atmospheres.
Madison is a licensed architect in the great state of Mississippi. She has an architecture degree from Mississippi State University and has worked in several award winning architecture firms and for Habitat for Humanity rebuilding homes on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Upon graduation, she knew she wanted to be more of a hands-on designer. She subsequently went to work as the Visual Artist for Anthropologie, a clothing and lifestyle brand, in Baton Rouge creating large scale art installations. Here she learned how to work in a hands-on way with a wide array of materials and honed her construction techniques. Madison enjoys experimenting with new and unique media and thus far hasn’t met a material or tool that she didn’t like. TALLstudio is her constantly evolving laboratory.
A voracious reader and life-long learner and teacher, Madison is frequently invited to be a guest critic at the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University as well as the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University. She is committed to community development and the creation of a strong network of creative young professionals along the Gulf Coast. Madison is one of the founding members of Co-Lab, a group dedicated to forming lasting relationships with like-minded individuals through the promotion of the arts. When not in the TALL studio she is attempting to cultivate an edible garden, working on the Airstream she recently purchased with Mark, and planning their next big adventure.
Mark Talley, AIA is Co-Owner of TALLstudio Architecture, PLLC. Alongside his wife Madison, the duo designs pragmatic and insightful buildings and atmospheres.
Mark is a licensed architect in the great state of Mississippi. He has an architecture degree from Mississippi State University and has worked in a multitude of award winning architecture firms around the nation. He possesses a large and diverse architectural background that is spread across America which includes high-end residential, educational, institutional, medical, retail, restaurant, agricultural, ecclesiastical, governmental, and large-scale master planning design. His strengths reside in the relationship between the big idea, his favorite aspect of design, and the highly detail oriented final phases of a project, the where-the-rubber-hits-the-road aspects.
Dedicated to traveling, in the physical sense and via the pages of some old books, Mark strives to share his experiences and knowledge with clients, friends, and students. He is frequently invited to be a guest critic to review student work at the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University as well as the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University. Mark is an avid promoter of social awareness and devotes a significant amount of his time to enriching the Ocean Springs community through creative endeavors and partnerships with local and regional leaders. When Mark is not focused on work he enjoys learning how to oil paint, riding his mountain bike, and working on the 1972 Airstream that he and his wife, Madison, recently purchased.