2018 Interior Design Highlights

September 17th, 2018 Comments Off on 2018 Interior Design Highlights

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Abby Richardson, class of 2018, joins team at Dean & Dean/Associates Architects

July 16th, 2018 Comments Off on Abby Richardson, class of 2018, joins team at Dean & Dean/Associates Architects

Abby Richardson, photo submitted

Abby Richardson, a 2018 Mississippi State University interior design graduate, recently joined the team at Dean and Dean/Associates Architects in Jackson as an interior designer. 

“Richardson will provide innovative design solutions that efficiently address the needs of the client,” said Angie Brewer, director of marketing and business development at the firm. “She has a keen ability to integrate interior ambiance with exterior aesthetics and offers her clients unique ways to use finish materials and color to inspire creativity.”

Richardson believes “Design is not only about making things look pretty, but also it’s a way of thinking, of determining people’s true underlying needs and making them more functional.”

She said she looks forward to delivering products and services that enhances the user experience as an interior designer at Dean and Dean.

Winning design of spring furniture competition to be on display in NYC

June 18th, 2018 Comments Off on Winning design of spring furniture competition to be on display in NYC

This spring, Mississippi State University interior design students in Anna Chaney’s furniture design class competed in a design competition.

For the project, students had to research and develop a complete understanding of the design, development and manufacturing process of a piece of furniture.

Students began with the conceptual development and working drawings, which were then put into Rhino to produce 3D models of the work. They also developed project boards, which they presented with their models to jurors from Flexsteel, who selected the winning design and finalists.

Funding for the awards was provided by Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Judy Bonner.

Winners included:

First Place, Sam Graham

Second Place, AK Russell

Third Place, Kaitlynn Harness

Fourth Place, Bailey Cummins

Fifth Place, Mary Campbell Gray

A full-scale model of Graham’s winning chair design will be on display in Flexsteel’s booth at Boutique Design New York (BDNY) in the fall.

The Mississippi State University Interior Design Program and Flexsteel plan to continue this partnership.

Read about the fall 2017 furniture design winner, Elizabeth Shapley.

Interior Design class of 2018 summer internships in full swing

June 14th, 2018 Comments Off on Interior Design class of 2018 summer internships in full swing

Hannah Monroe, left, is interning at Gensler in Houston, Texas, this summer. Here, she takes in a view of the city from a project site on the 38th floor of an office building on Main Street.

Monroe, second from right, enjoys a company event at a lake with three fellow interns. So far in her internship, she has been on two project site visits and is working on the material presentation boards and renderings for a confidential project.

As a component of the curriculum, interior design students complete a three-month internship. The internship occurs in the summer following their third or fourth-year in the program.

These internship experiences immerse students into the profession of interior design, offering them opportunities to participate and contribute to projects including national and international.

This project participation and mentoring by design professionals prepares students to easily transition into permanent employment, resulting in MSU interior design graduates consistently being 100% employed.

Mississippi State University Interior Design 2018 internships:

Lauren Bean
Caroline Brantley
Katie Coit
Alison Cowart
Austin DeLoach
Katie Fratesi
Hannah Gentry
Annie Kesler
Felicia Martin
Hannah Monroe
Jessica Moore
Cody Moore
Shelby Newton
Brooke Pogue
Abby Richardson
Regan Sanders
Elizabeth Shapley
Sydney Sharp
Christine Smith
Elizabeth Sosebee
Hannah Stricklen
Natalie Watson
Ansley Zimmerman
Feltus Hawkins Design | Nashville, TN
Live Design Group | Birmingham, AL
KPS |  Birmingham, AL
Crump Firm | Memphis, TN
RD Jones | Washington, DC
Guest House Design Group | Charleston, SC
GMK | Columbia, SC
Eley Guild Hardy Architects | Gulfport, MS
Wyndham | Orlando, FL
Gensler | Houston, TX
Little | Orlando, FL
HBA | Atlanta, GA
Ai Corporate Interiors | Birmingham, AL
Looney Associates | Dallas, TX
Dean & Dean | Jackson, MS
Studio 11 | Dallas, TX
Williams Blackstock | Birmingham, AL
CallisonRTKL | Dallas, TX
Spaces Group | Memphis, TN
Interiors Studio/Foley Designs | Atlanta, GA
HBG | Memphis, TN
Gensler | Dallas, TX
Keaton | Dallas, TX

 

Interior design students present 2018 senior show

May 16th, 2018 Comments Off on Interior design students present 2018 senior show

Twenty-five graduating Mississippi State interior design majors from Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee presented their work in a special exhibition during the university’s Super Bulldog Weekend.

Free to all, the exhibition was available for viewing 4-6 p.m. Friday [April 20] and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday [April 21] in the first-floor showroom at the university’s Franklin Furniture Institute. 

MSU’s senior interior design exhibitors included (by hometown):

  • BRANDON—Kathryn E. “Katie” Coit and Emily A. Gabell.
  • BREMEN, Alabama—Shelby E. Newton.
  • BURNSVILLE—Hannah E. Stricklen.
  • CLINTON—Cody Moore.
  • CORDOVA, Tennessee—Regan Sanders.
  • DIAMONDHEAD—Jessica H. Moore.
  • GERMANTOWN, Tennessee—Christine M. Smith.
  • GULFPORT—Annalee C. “Annie” Kesler.
  • HATTIESBURG—Abby K. Richardson.
  • HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Ansley M. Zimmerman.
  • INDIANOLA—Alison F. Cowart.
  • JACKSON, Tennessee—Sydney E. Sharp.
  • LELAND—Katherine F. “Katie” Fratesi.
  • MADISON—Elizabeth Sosebee.
  • MEADVILLE—Hannah E. Monroe.
  • NETTLETON—Hannah R. Gentry.
  • OLIVE BRANCH—Natalie E. Watson.
  • PICAYUNE—Austin R. DeLoach.
  • REDWOOD—Tanner M. Jeffers.
  • RIDGELAND—Caroline R. Brantley and Elizabeth Shapley.
  • STARKVILLE—Brooke R. Pogue.
  • TUPELO—Lauren E. Bean.
  • WIGGINS—Felicia E. Martin.

Read more about this year’s senior show.

2018 Barefield Workplace Solutions Steelcase Project winners announced

May 5th, 2018 Comments Off on 2018 Barefield Workplace Solutions Steelcase Project winners announced

Interior design students recently presented their Barefield Workplace Solutions Steelcase Projects.

This year’s competition project was a customer service center for a product or service company.  Students were asked to develop a company and product, taking into account the goals of the organization and the company culture and brand.  The project was a two-floor, 36,000 square foot office building that included offices, workstations, product displays, training rooms, work café and organizational departments for 125 employees. 

The goal of the project, sponsored by Barefield Workplace Solutions in Jackson, is to increase proficiency in planning and designing large-scale commercial interiors. This project focused on the specific issues of general office and customer service space types and on understanding systems furniture selection and specification. Students were guided through the project in Associate Professor Amy Crumpton’s third-year studio course.

Student competition and scholarship winners were selected by Ginger Huffman, RID, IIDA, interior designer for Office Interiors in Huntsville, Ala. She is an alumnus of the Mississippi State Interior Design Program. 

Samantha Graham, Sydney White, Professor Amy Crumpton, Sara Gann, Anna Kathryn Russell

Left to right: Samantha Graham, Sara Gann, Professor Amy Crumpton, Sydney White, Anna Kathryn Russell

Four winners were chosen this year to receive cash scholarships this year:

 


Gold Award, $500
Samantha Graham – QUEUE

Bronze Award, $200 
Concept –  Anna Katherine Russell – VITE

Bronze Award, $200
Space Planning – Sara Gann – ACTIVESOLE

Bronze Award, $200
Graphic Presentation – Sydney White – ATALANTA

MSU interior design student Elizabeth Shapley designs chair for Flexsteel

April 27th, 2018 Comments Off on MSU interior design student Elizabeth Shapley designs chair for Flexsteel

MSU interior design seniors take third in international competition

April 26th, 2018 Comments Off on MSU interior design seniors take third in international competition

Two Mississippi State interior design seniors are receiving international recognition from a prestigious association.

Hannah Monroe of Meadville and Brooke Pogue of Starkville placed third in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) 2017 Student Design Competition.

“This is the first time that we have entered this competition, and we are so excited to have been awarded third place from out of 800 project entries,” said program director Beth Miller. 

The winning duo’s project, “Into the Woods,” was completed in Visiting Assistant Professor Ashley Hughes’s Studio VI class. The competition challenged students to design the new marketing and sales support office at OFS Brands headquarters in Huntingburg, Indiana.

Pogue credits the success of the project to research. The pair discovered OFS Brands’ ties to forest land, which Pogue said sparked their project concept.

“A concept is usually what drives every design decision,” she said, adding that their further research on corporate office trends helped them add design elements that set their project apart – including a bleacher system in the employee break room and writable glass walls in an open office space.

“Brooke and Hannah both have high quality project work and possess a great work ethic,” said Miller. “We will miss them, but we look forward to following their careers at Looney Associates in Dallas and Gensler in Houston, Texas, where they have internships.”

Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, MSU’s interior design curriculum provides a broad background in interior elements, materials, sources and practical experiences. For more, contact Miller at 662-325-7689 or BMiller@caad.msstate.edu.

Additional information about the College of Architecture, Art and Design and its interior design program can be found at www.caad.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

 

Interior Design Advisory Board holds spring meeting

April 25th, 2018 Comments Off on Interior Design Advisory Board holds spring meeting


The Advisory Board for the Interior Design Program at Mississippi State gathered in Etheredge on Fri., April 20.

After the meeting, the board was able to mingle with students over lunch before viewing the work at the Senior Show.

2018 Interior Design Senior Show to be held at Franklin Furniture Institute Showroom

April 16th, 2018 Comments Off on 2018 Interior Design Senior Show to be held at Franklin Furniture Institute Showroom

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Twenty-five graduating Mississippi State interior design majors from Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee are presenting their work in a special exhibition during the university’s upcoming Super Bulldog Weekend.

Free to all, the exhibition is available for viewing 4-6 p.m. Friday [April 20] and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday [April 21] in the first-floor showroom at the university’s Franklin Furniture Institute. The institute is located inside the Franklin Center at 201 Locksley Way in Starkville.

Works on display showcase the practical knowledge and range of skills that the rising professional designers have acquired throughout their participation in the state’s largest interior design program, which is housed in MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design.

In addition to general education coursework, the soon-to-be MSU alumni have gained studio experience in a variety of areas, including design theory, lighting design and interior construction and furniture design, among others.

Beth Miller, professor and director of MSU’s interior design program, said this year’s exhibition features works by students in the program’s furniture design class. Flexsteel sponsored a competition in the furniture design class, and the five finalists’ 3D printed prototypes and a full-scale prototype of the competition’s first place design winner will be on display.

“This senior class is one of the largest classes that we have graduated in many years. As a class, they have won numerous national and regional awards during their time in the program,” Miller said. “The majority of the seniors have already acquired internships in prestigious firms across the United States, and many students have been offered multiple internship opportunities. They are a great class, and we look forward to their success in the interior design profession.”

MSU’s senior interior design exhibitors include (by hometown):

BRANDON—Kathryn E. “Katie” Coit and Emily A. Gabell.

BREMEN, Alabama—Shelby E. Newton.

BURNSVILLE—Hannah E. Stricklen.

CLINTON—Cody Moore.

CORDOVA, Tennessee—Regan Sanders.

DIAMONDHEAD—Jessica H. Moore.

GERMANTOWN, Tennessee—Christine M. Smith.

GULFPORT—Annalee C. “Annie” Kesler.

HATTIESBURG—Abby K. Richardson.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Ansley M. Zimmerman.

INDIANOLA—Alison F. Cowart.

JACKSON, Tennessee—Sydney E. Sharp.

LELAND—Katherine F. “Katie” Fratesi.

MADISON—Elizabeth Sosebee.

MEADVILLE—Hannah E. Monroe.

NETTLETON—Hannah R. Gentry.

OLIVE BRANCH—Natalie E. Watson.

PICAYUNE—Austin R. DeLoach.

REDWOOD—Tanner M. Jeffers.

RIDGELAND—Caroline R. Brantley and Elizabeth Shapley.

STARKVILLE—Brooke R. Pogue.

TUPELO—Lauren E. Bean.

WIGGINS—Felicia E. Martin.

Accredited by The Council for Interior Design Accreditation and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, MSU’s interior design program provides students with a broad background in interior elements, materials, sources and practical experience in the business of interior design.

For more information about the interior design program, contact Miller at 662-325-7689 or BMiller@caad.msstate.edu.

Learn more about MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design and its interior design program at www.caad.msstate.edu, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.