The man responsible for much of the architectural look of the MUS campus, Met Crump ’60, spoke in chapel February 22 about his life and work. The Crump Firm Architects, which he founded in 1970, is responsible for the design of the Sue H. Hyde Sports and Physical Education Center, Dunavant Upper School, Campus Center, Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center, Field House, and Stokes Stadium.
During his MUS days, Crump served as editor of the student newspaper, which he named The Owl’s Hoot, and he created the original Owl logo. He also toured Europe for eight weeks with Instructor in English Bill Hatchett and fellow Owls, traveling across the Atlantic by steamer. “The tour introduced me to hundreds of important, historic buildings,” Crump said. “It galvanized my decision to become an architect.” Inspired by this life-changing journey, he announced his plan to establish an endowment that will fund study/travel for students.
After chapel Crump – a drummer and music aficionado – visited Director of Music Matt Tutor ’91 and Music Instructor Chris Carter (pictured here) in Bloodworth Studio and enjoyed lunch in the Dining Hall with Headmaster Pete Sanders.