Interior Design students present plans for Howell Building redesign

February 24th, 2014 Comments Off on Interior Design students present plans for Howell Building redesign

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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 on Illuminating spaces: Interior lighting authority to speak at MSU

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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 on CAAD holds Academic Insight event

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

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).

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