November 18th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU Interior Design program heavily involved with national educators’ council
November 17th, 2016 Comments Off on Local furniture manufacturer rewards design competition winner with prototype
(Photos by William Riehm)Students in Assistant Professor William Riem’s furniture design class were recently presented with a challenge that came with not-your-typical trophy. Students were tasked with designing a piece of furniture that would be appropriate for use in a one- to four-star hotel. The winner would get the chance to have his/her design prototyped by a local furniture manufacturer, Eaton Custom Seating (ECS). Riehm said the goal of the project was for students to learn the various ranges of that market. “What’s trend and what’s style,” he said, “And for them to learn how to make the appropriate drawings so that their design can actually be made.” Students submitted digital drawings, 3D model renderings and a miniature 3D print of their designs. Riehm then reviewed the work with Susan Sublette with Maharam, who also donated the upholstery fabric to help make the project a reality. Maharam is a leading creator of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. Top designs were submitted to ECS, and the company selected the winner with the most appropriate design for the market place, which was created by senior interior design student Bobbie Rogers of New Albany. Rogers’s chair has since been fabricated and sits in the interior design building in Etheredge Hall.
November 14th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU interior design majors receive national hospitality industry scholarships
November 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Interior Design students travel, network
“She is such a great role model for our students and our alumni,” said Riehm.
(photos via Amy Crumpton and students)
Junior interior design students traveled to Chicago with Associate Professor Amy Crumpton and Assistant Professor Lyndsey Miller.
On the trip, students enjoyed a walking tour and architecture boat tour of the city. They toured Merchandise Mart and visited firms - Workspring, Gensler and Perkins and Will. The final day, they were treated to a tour of Shedd Aquarium before traveling back to Starkville.
Seniors visited New York with Director Beth Miller and Visiting Assistant Professor Jeff Fulton.
The trip was jam-packed with activities, including:
- A walking tour – Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, Time’s Square
- MAD 46 Roosevelt Rooftop
- St. Patrick’s
- St. Andrew’s church service
- Plaza, FAO Schwartz, lunch in Central Park and a tour
- Zoo (feed the penguins)
- Metropolitan Museum
- Harbor Lights Cruise Pier 81
- New York Design Center
- D & D Building
- Ted Moudis Associates, Michael Sinkew, Senior Design Director
- New York Library, Highline & Chelsea
- Tour: Trinity Church, Financial District, Ground Zero, 911 Museum, Winter Gardens, & Battery Park
- Jed Johnson Associates, Arthur Dunnam, Design Director
- Guggenheim Museum
November 4th, 2016 Comments Off on Olivia Alison gives lecture to Interior Design students
November 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Lighting Course now part of Interior Design curriculum
- Students were challenged to analyze and document the lighting qualities of an existing space both functionally and aesthetically. They measured the footcandles in the space and evaluated their findings as well as documented the interaction between light and space.
- They explored the different lamps and lamp positions and the relation to a variety of different textures and materials.
- Students also studied a variety of filters and translucent materials and analyzed how filters and translucent material types change the lighting conditions of a space.
October 26th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU Interior Design Program again offers dual enrollment course with Jackson Prep
October 21st, 2016 Comments Off on CAAD professors part of 3D printing panel discussion
September 19th, 2016 Comments Off on Interior Design Program holds convocation, senior presentations
(Photos by Kelsey Brownlee)August 2016 interior design graduates came back to campus on Fri., Sept. 9 to present their summer internships at the program’s annual fall convocation:
- First Place: Annah Pennebaker, Catherine Conner, Katie Hughes
- Third Place: Tori Reynolds, Ana Miller
- Sherry Wingo Memorial Scholarship Kennedy Martin, freshman Kelsey Valeri, freshman
- Cindy Simpson Loyalty Scholarship Hayden Hunt, freshman
- Linda M. Clark Memorial Scholarship Katie Hughes, senior, $1,000 Caitlyn Fleming, senior, $650 Caroline Smith, senior, $650 Katie Coit, junior, $500
July 25th, 2016 Comments Off on Interior design alumna named 2016 Rising Star of Design by national magazine
MSU interior design alumna Courtney O’Bryan Harris Whatley (2001) was recently featured with her sister Ashely Waddell in Traditional Home magazine as a 2016 Rising Star of Design.
According to its mission statement, the national magazine "inspires 4.8 million design lovers to reinterpret classic elegance in a thoroughly modern, personal way. From home, garden and green living to fashion, beauty, entertaining and travel, Traditional Home is a celebration of quality, craftsmanship, authenticity and family—a trusted resource that respects the past, lives in the present and embraces products designed for the future."
Check out the layout online.