Interior Design holds Senior Exhibit

April 14th, 2014 Comments Off

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The MSU Interior Design Senior Exhibit and reception was held on April 11-12 in the Depot Gallery.

The eleven graduating seniors displayed their work created during the past four years.

Class of 2014:
Kate Berryman
Cordova, Tenn.

Alex Birkholz
Amory

Mary Clair Cardin
Clinton

Sunny Clements
Hernando

Shadow Cox
Weir

Camille Holland
Brandon

Molly Mullett
Madison

Mackenzie Neel
Memphis, Tenn.

Racheal Powell
Ocean Springs

Catherine Ross
Eupora

Claire Thompson
Flora

Interior Design Senior Exhibit to be held April 11-12

April 9th, 2014 Comments Off

Senior interior design students will have a chance to showcase their work this Friday and Saturday.

The Interior Design Senior Exhibit will be held at the Cullis Wade Depot Gallery (second floor above the clock museum) on Fri., April 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sat., April 12 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The opening reception, where students will be available to discuss their work, will be held on Friday from 2 – 6 p.m.

The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

View photos from last year’s Senior Exhibit.

Mississippi State Interior Design students take home honors at annual career day

March 28th, 2014 Comments Off

Junior Kindyl Black's hand rendering took first place at the ASID South Central Chapter Student Competition

Junior Kindyl Black’s hand rendering took first place at the ASID South Central Chapter Student Competition

Every spring, interior design students and faculty from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi attend the American Society of Interior Designers South Central Career Day.

The agenda and location varies every year, but the conference for the South Central District, which includes 16 universities, always includes a keynote speaker, various seminars, mock interviews with portfolio reviews, and a student competition.

This year’s Career Day was held on February 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center in Hattiesburg.

Beth Miller, interim associate dean for the College of Architecture, Art and Design and director of the Interior Design program, said students really enjoyed hearing from various interior designers during a panel discussion this year. Panelists represented all different areas of the profession, including the in-house designer for Newk’s Eatery and MSU Interior Design Assistant Professor Lyndsey Miller, who represented education and also works as a designer primarily for a developer.

Students’ favorite part about the day, however, is the student competition. For the competition, students are able to submit up to three projects in sixteen different team and individual categories including Hand Rendering, Creative, Corporate Design, Residential Design (team and individual), Computer Generated Renderings, Hospitality (team and individual), Institutional Design (team and individual), Beginning Studio (team and individual), Portfolio, Retail and Sustainable Design (team and individual).  Winning projects are selected by a panel of judges the day of the event.

This year, MSU Interior Design students won 22 of 41 total awards, including first place individual wins in the Creative, Computer Generated Renderings and Retail categories. MSU swept the individual Hand Rendering and Hospitality categories as well as the team Institutional Design category.

Miller credits the group’s success with the fact that they are doing things that not many other programs are involved in, such as a relatively new furniture design class, computer renderings and hand renderings.

“I think it was evident that student work from MSU is high quality,” said Miller. “In the past few years, the MSU Interior Design Program has dominated the competition, and we expect to continue to do so.”

The following Mississippi State University Interior Design students won awards at the spring 2014 ASID South Central Student Competition (alphabetically by hometown)

AMORY – Alex Birkholz, a senior and daughter of Buddy and Mary Carlise, received honorable mention in the team Sustainable Design Category. Birkholz is a graduate of Amory High School.

BILOXI – Erin Bristol, a junior and daughter of Jerry and Kathy Bristol, received first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Bristol is a graduate of Biloxi High School.

BYRAM – Mackenzie Pettit, a junior and daughter of Timmy and Shelly Pettit, won third place in the Hand Rendering Category, honorable mention in the team Hospitality Category, and first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Pettit is a graduate of Terry High School.

CALHOUN CITY – Emily Hardin, a junior and daughter of Tony and Susan Hardin, won second place in the Hand Rendering Category, second place in Corporate Design, honorable mention in the team Hospitality Category, second place in individual Hospitality, and first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Hardin is a graduate of Calhoun City High School.

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. – Lauren Henson, a senior and daughter of Glenn and Stacy Henson, won second place in the team Institutional Design Category. Henson is a graduate of Caruthersville High School.

CLINTON – Mary Clair Cardin, a senior and daughter of Tommie and Susan Cardin, won third place in the Portfolio Category. Cardin is a graduate of Clinton High School.

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Taylor Tillman, a junior and daughter of Chad and Kim Tillman, won third place in the individual Hospitality Categories and in the team Institutional Design Category. Tillman is a graduate of Briarcrest Christian High School.

CORDOVA, Tenn – Kate Berryman, senior and daughter of Mitch and Laura Berryman, received second place in the Retail Category and honorable mention in the team Sustainable Design Category. Berryman is a graduate of First Assembly Christian School.

EUPORA – Catherine Ross, a senior and daughter of Henry and Anne Ross, received second place in the Computer Generated Renderings Category and honorable mention in the team Sustainable Design Category. Ross is a graduate of Eupora High School.

HERNANDO – Emily Robinson, a junior and daughter of Jim and Kim Robinson, was a second place winner in the team Institutional Design Category. Robinson is a graduate of Center Hill High School in Olive Branch. Sunny Clements, a senior and daughter of Kevin and Kim Naugle, received honorable mention in the team Sustainable Design Category. Clements is a graduate of Hernando High School.

JACKSON – Ebbony Evans, a junior and daughter of Ruby Smith, won second place in the team Institutional Design Category. Evans is a graduate of Murrah High School. Marguerite Johnson, a junior and daughter of Bill and Hope Johnson, was a third place winner in the team Institutional Design Category. Brooke Ratliff, a junior and daughter of Earl and Faye Ratliff, won second place in the team Institutional Design Category. Anabel Wilson, a junior and daughter of Joy Stewart, won first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Wilson is a graduate of Jackson Preparatory School.

LOVELAND, Ohio – Sidney Ashmore, a junior and daughter of Jeffrey Ashmore Margaret King, won third place in the team Institutional Design Category.

MADISON – Mary Whitney Evins, junior and daughter of Chip and Tammy Evins, received third place in the Corporate Design Category. Evins is a graduate of Madison Central High School. Molly Mullet, a senior and daughter of Bonita Sturgis, won second place in the Portfolio Category. Mullet is a graduate of Madison Central High School.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Mackenzie Neel, a senior and daughter of Stacey Neel, won first place in the Retail Category and second place in the Creative Category. Neel is a graduate of Evangelical Christian School.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Kindyl Black, daughter of Tony and Cheryl Black, won first place in the Hand Rendering Category, first place in the individual Hospitality Category and first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Black is a graduate of Blackman High School. Caroline Riley, a junior and daughter of David and Donna Riley, won third place in the team Institutional Design Category. Riley is a graduate of Middle Tennessee Christian School.

STAR – Cristen Richard, a junior and daughter of Clyde and Michelle Richard, won first place in the Computer Generated Renderings Category. She was also a second place winner in the team Institutional Design Category. Richard graduated from Murrah High School in Jackson.

WEIR – Shadow Cox, a senior and daughter of Johnny and Teri Cox, won first place in the Creative Category for her sculpture. Cox is a graduate of Weir Attendance Center.

YAZOO CITY – Jennifer Potter, a junior and daughter of Belinda Poe, won third place in the Residential Design Category. Potter is a graduate of Manchester Academy.

View winning projects by category.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

Lighting expert Fred Oberkircher speaks at MSU

March 3rd, 2014 Comments Off

photo by Professor William Riehm

photo by Professor William Riehm

Contributor: Leah Barbour | MSU Public Affairs

WordmarkFred Oberkircher, an internationally respected lighting engineer, visited Mississippi State University recently.

Oberkircher presented “The IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) and Disruption Affecting the Lighting Industry” at 1 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 27 to a full audience in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium.

During the visit, he also hosted Tau Sigma Delta’s Friday Forum Lecture on Fri., Feb. 28 in the Michael Fazio Jury Room in Giles Hall.

Lecture topics included identifying the key changes in IES’ search to identify light; comparing significant metrics used; analyzing the current state of evolving disruptive technology; and predicting the effects of these disruptions to the future of light.

A certified lighting practitioner, Oberkircher is a former IES president and was named an IES Fellow in 2006. He is an associate professor emeritus at Texas Christian University who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to membership in the International Association of Lighting Designers, he serves on the board of directors of the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, which supports postsecondary study of lighting and design.

Interior Design’s Philips Color and Lighting Studio (sponsored by Philips of Tupelo) made Oberkircher’s Thursday lecture possible.

Read more about Oberkircher’s visit.

Interior Design students present plans for Howell Building redesign

February 24th, 2014 Comments Off

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Interior Design students in Assistant Professor Lyndsey Miller’s class presented redesign plans for Howell Building to CAAD faculty on Feb. 19.

The juniors’ plans included studio office space for the entire Interior Design Program as well as office space and foundation course studio space for the Department of Art.

CAAD faculty will now meet to discuss the various options, and the college hopes to move forward with the plan to move these CAAD programs into Howell Building as soon as this summer.

Illuminating spaces: Interior lighting authority to speak at MSU

February 18th, 2014 Comments Off

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An internationally respected lighting engineer, experienced as an architect and an interior designer, will visit Mississippi State as part of the university’s 2014 Interior Design Lecture Series.

Fred Oberkircher will present “The IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) and Disruption Affecting the Lighting Industry” at 1 p.m. Feb. 27.

The free, public lecture will be held in the Harrison Auditorium of the Giles Architecture Building.

Philips Color and Lighting Studio of Tupelo is sponsoring the event, in conjunction with MSU’s interior design academic program — a part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design.

Professionals attending the 90-minute presentation may earn 1.5 continuing education units, or CEUs, from IES, American Institute of Architects or National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions.

Topics will include:

–Identifying the key changes in IES’ search to identify light;

–Comparing significant metrics used;

–Analyzing the current state of evolving disruptive technology; and

–Predicting the effects of these disruptions to the future of light.

A certified lighting practitioner, Oberkircher is a former IES president and was named an IES Fellow in 2006. He is an associate professor emeritus at Texas Christian University who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to membership in the International Association of Lighting Designers, he serves on the board of directors of the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, which supports postsecondary study of lighting and design.

For more information on the program, contact interior design instructor Robin Carroll at 662-325-7687 or rcarroll@caad.msstate.edu.

CAAD holds Academic Insight event

February 17th, 2014 Comments Off

Assistant Professor William Riehm walks Interior Design's Academic Insight guests through a project for the 3D printer. (Photo by Kate Berryman)

Assistant Professor William Riehm walks Interior Design’s Academic Insight guests through a project for the 3D printer. (Photo by Kate Berryman)

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the College of Architecture, Art and Design held Academic Insight, an event for admitted MSU students and their guests. This is the second time the college has held the event, and 98 guests attended.

The event was meant to help students get a better understanding of the programs within the college and was a chance for students to meet other incoming students, current students and professors.

After a department fair, students and their guests had a chance to mingle with current students and faculty over breakfast before Dean Jim West presented an overview of the college.

After the presentation, the group split up into the four college units – architecture, art, interior design and building construction science – and went to those facilities for a “breakout session.”

At this time, parents met with Beth Miller, director and interim associate dean of CAAD.  Miller walked parents through the program and showed them examples of past student work.

Students met with Professor William Riehm, where they saw a demonstration of the Interior Design Program’s new 3D printer and were able to take home a small printed Mississippi State shield medallion. The students were then introduced to 3D modeling software and worked in teams to create a small house and a piece of furniture.

Mississippi State Interior Design Program to be well represented at IDEC Conference

February 4th, 2014 Comments Off

Lyndsey Miller won a  Gold Excellence in Design Award from the American Society of Interior Designers – South Central Chapter for her involvement in the LOFTS condos in Starkville.

Lyndsey Miller won a Gold Excellence in Design Award from the American Society of Interior Designers – South Central Chapter for her involvement in the LOFTS condos in Starkville.

The annual Interior Design Educator’s Council Conference (IDEC) will be held March 6-8 in New Orleans.

Beth R. Miller, interim associate dean for the College of Architecture, Art and Design and director of the Interior Design Program, and Lyndsey Miller, assistant professor in the Interior Design Program, will present “A Paradigm Shift in the AEC Industry and the Implications on Design Pedagogy: The Effects of IPD Processes in a Collaborative Studio Project.”

The presentation will focus on findings by Lyndsey Miller, Beth R. Miller, Alexis D. Gregory, Michele M. Herrmann, Jarrod Moss, Ph.D. from the interdisciplinary annual Brasfield and Gorrie Student Design Competition.

The presentation is part of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning category at the conference.

Lyndsey Miller will also present in the Creative Scholarship category.

She will speak on her recent ASID Gold award-winning project, “The LOFTS: Transformation of an Iconic Industrial Plant into a Lux Urban Dwelling.”

The jury selected her work because of its “aesthetic and conceptual achievement.” They also recognized the project’s “contribution as it effectively presents yet another layer that elevates the creative values celebrated within the discipline.”

A total of 179 presentations were submitted this year, and 44%, or 79, were accepted. Acceptance was limited to those presentation abstracts that earned an average review score of 23.5 or higher (out of a possible 35 points).

Purvis receives first Knoll Furniture Design Competition award

January 30th, 2014 Comments Off

chair design by Nick Purvis

chair design by Nick Purvis

Nick Purvis, a fifth-year architecture student, recently received $500 for his work in the Knoll Furniture Design Competition.

Purvis’ design was created in Professor William Riehm’s fall 2012 Furniture Design course (ID 4693). The studio, sponsored by Interior Elements, is open to upper-level students in the College of Architecture, Art and Design.

Nick Purvis

Nick Purvis

For the three-to-four-week competition project – also sponsored by Interior Elements – students were asked to interpret existing Knoll furniture and design a new piece for the Knoll line.

The winner, Purvis, was selected based on the relationship of his design to the Knoll furniture line and the design quality of his interpretation.

“I think this competition ties together creativity and industry partnership so that students can understand potential employment in a creative field,” said Riehm.

The fall 2013 furniture design students and the current spring section will be competing for the annual 2013-2014 award, which will be given out in fall 2014.

Click here to see the design board.

 

Interior Design assistant professor receives ASID Excellence in Design Award

January 28th, 2014 Comments Off

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Lyndsey Miller, assistant professor in the Interior Design Program, recently received a Gold Excellence in Design Award from the American Society of Interior Designers – South Central Chapter.

Miller received the award for a collaborative project, the LOFTS. Located in the Central Station Development in Starkville, the LOFTS are six individual condominium units, both two and three bedrooms. The focus of the project was to enhance the existing architectural features of the former Borden Condensed Milk Plant, originally built in 1926.

For the award, Miller submitted slides of her work and had to respond to questions relating to the development of the project, code-related and lighting issues she dealt with during the project.

“This award honors both a personal achievement in my practice as well as an academic achievement,” said Miller “The project involved a collaboration between Jeremy Tabor of Tabor Construction and Development, Cyndi Rutherford of Something Southern (Interior Designer) and myself.  The initial design development for the Lofts was incorporated in a junior-level design studio.  The students’ ideas about the space were merged to form a foundation for the final design.  The communication and ideas generated between everyone really enabled the spaces to be a success.  I appreciate the acknowledgment from ASID and the recognition within the profession of interior design.”