National interior design association honors MSU student chapter

May 17th, 2016 Comments Off on National interior design association honors MSU student chapter

ASID leaders at 2015 convocation

ASID leaders at 2015 convocation

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State student group is being recognized by the nation’s leading professional organization for interior designers.

Chosen from a group of 25 chapters around the country, the 55-member student chapter of American Society of Interior Designers is receiving an honorable mention award as part of a chapter-of-the-year competition. Formal presentation takes place July 16 during ASID’s annual leadership conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mississippi’s largest, interior design is an academic program of the university’s College of Architecture, Art and Design.

2015-16 officers for MSU’s ASID student chapter include (by hometown):

BILOXI—Vanessa L. Holden, resource chair.

BRANDON—Kayla M. Thompson, fundraising chair.

CORINTH—Blake Marlar, treasurer.

FRANKLIN, Tennessee—Anna L. Strohm, president.

GREENWOOD—Terry E. “Liz” Grantham, photography co-chair.

MEADOWS PLACE, Texas—Joy C. Bottom, junior representative.

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee—Haley F. Austin, vice president.

NASSAU, Bahamas—Daniella R. Bower, secretary.

PICAYUNE—Austin R. DeLoach, sophomore representative.

RIDGELAND—Victoria M. Owchar, community service co-chair.

SOUTHAVEN—Carley M. Jones, community service co-chair.

STARKVILLE—Alexandra S. “Ali” Carter, photography co-chair.

YAZOO CITY—Jennifer L. “Jenn” Potter, senior representative.

“The quality of this year’s entries has been exceptional, with student leaders and educators who went above and beyond to connect students to the impact of design,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser in announcing the winners. “We are thrilled to honor their achievements.”

Competition judges included Michael Bent of IA Interior Architects’ New York office, associate professor Tamie Glass of the University of Texas at Austin and Beth Harmon-Vaughan of the Gensler international design and architecture firm.

With a focus on education, advocacy, community building and outreach, ASID professional, faculty and student members work to advance the profession by demonstrating the power of design to positively enhance life. For more, visit www.asid.org.

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 program director Beth Miller at 662-325-7689 or BMiller@caad.msstate.edu.

See the story at WTVA.com.

Interior design student selected as 2016 orientation leader

May 13th, 2016 Comments Off on Interior design student selected as 2016 orientation leader

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Twenty-three top Mississippi State students are leaders of the university’s 2016-17 orientation programs.

Working with the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, MSU Orientation Leaders provide assistance and share their knowledge of the 138-year-old land-grant institution with incoming freshman and transfer students—and their parents—during each school year’s various registration and information sessions.

Ranging from sophomores to seniors, members are selected through a rigorous screening process. This year, 75 students were considered.

The 2016-17 group includes (by hometown):

BROWNSVILLE, Tennessee—Senior Molly M. McAdams, an animal and dairy science major and 2013 Haywood High School graduate. She is the daughter of Jim and Jan McAdams.

CLEVELAND—Sophomore Elaine Vyles, a human sciences/human development and family studies major and 2014 Cleveland High School graduate. She is the daughter of Benny Williams and Amanda McMillan.

COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee—Junior Taylor Darnell, a human sciences/human development and family studies major and 2014 Memphis Home Educator Association graduate. She is the daughter of Ben and Shawn Darnell.

COLUMBUS—Sophomore Austin Fitch, a communication/broadcasting and public relations major and 2014 Heritage Academy graduate. He is the son of Terry and Karen Fitch.

CORINTH—Sophomore Hayden W. Park, a pre-accounting major and 2014 Corinth High School graduate. He is the son of the late Thomas Park and Brenda Park.

FLOWOOD—Sophomore Tyler B. McMurray, an animal and dairy science major and 2014 Northwest Rankin High School graduate. She is the daughter of Dr. Robert McMurray and Dr. Miriam Shatley.

GULFPORT—Junior Kristian R. Hefley, a communication/journalism major, 2013 Harrison Central High School graduate and the daughter of Chad and Paula Hefley; and sophomore Savannah M. Metz, an aerospace engineering/astronautics major, 2014 Gulfport High School graduate and the daughter of Allan and Lisa Metz.

HARVEST, Alabama—Sophomore Joshua F. “Josh” Daniels, a biochemistry/pre-medicine and foreign language/German double-major and 2014 Providence Classical School graduate. He is the son of John and Roxanne Daniels.

HATTIESBURG—Junior Abby K. Richardson, an interior design major and a 2013 Presbyterian Christian School graduate. She is the daughter of Brent and Robbie Richardson.

HOLLANDALE—Senior Haley L. Hobart, a biochemistry/pre-medicine major and 2013 Deer Creek School graduate. She is the daughter of Chip and Mary Hobart.

HOOVER, Alabama—Sophomore Molly C. Dance, a communication/public relations major and 2014 Hoover High School graduate. She is the daughter of Jeff and Janice Dance.

JACKSON, Tennessee—Sophomore Alice H. “Ali” Graham, a kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology major and 2014 University School of Jackson graduate. She is the daughter of Chris and Ann Graham.

MADISON—Sophomore Audrey K. Jarvis, a human sciences/fashion design and merchandising major and the daughter of Mike and Janie Jarvis; junior Katelyn E. Seago, a psychology major and the daughter of Paul and Gail Seago and Karen Seago; and sophomore Calvin D. Waddy, a finance major and the son of Calvin Waddy Jr. and Kim Waddy. Jarvis and Seago are 2014 Madison Central High School graduates; Waddy, a 2014 graduate of Germantown High School.

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee—Junior Joshua P. “Josh” Barnett, a kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology major and 2014 Seigel High School graduate. He is the son of Matt and Sheila Barnett.

OLIVE BRANCH—Sophomore Caroline G. “Gracie” Hoggard, a psychology major and 2014 Olive Branch High School graduate. She is the daughter of Steve and Melodie Hoggard.

STARKVILLE—Sophomore Jacob H. “Jake” Goodwin, a communication/public relations major, 2014 Starkville Academy graduate and the grandson of Don and Anita Goodwin; and senior Ogorchukwu Jennifer “Ogo” Johnson, a native of Nigeria majoring in psychology, 2011 Christ the Redeemer’s College graduate and the daughter of George and Iyabo Adebiyi.

TUPELO—Junior Mary Jennings Bouchillon, a kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology major, 2013 Tupelo High School graduate and the daughter of Paul and Susan Bouchillon; and sophomore William G. “Kyle” Holliman, a business administration major, 2014 THS graduate and the son of Skipper and Beth Holliman.

VICKSBURG—Junior Jerome E. Woodson, a communication/public relations major and 2013 Vicksburg High School graduate. He is the son of Jerome Woodson Sr. and Catrina Miller.

For complete orientation details, visit www.admissions.msstate.edu/admitted/orientation. Follow MSU Admissions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MSStateAdmit.

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

Steelcase Competition Award winners announced

May 5th, 2016 Comments Off on Steelcase Competition Award winners announced

Interior Design students recently presented their Steelcase Competition projects.

This year’s project was to design a 16,000 square foot corporate headquarters and training facility for the fictional company FutureSoft.  Each student was allowed to choose what kind of software their company produced to help them develop an appropriate design concept.

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 training 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 winners were selected by Emily Kimbrell, interior designer at Barefield Workplace Solutions in Jackson, and Ginger Huffman, RID, IIDA, interior designer for Office Interiors in Huntsville, Ala. Both are alumnae of the Mississippi State Interior Design Program. Additional reviewers included College of Architecture, Art and Design Dean Jim West and Associate Dean Greg Hall, Ph.D., and Director of the Interior Design Program Beth Miller.

2016 award winners:

SteelcaseComp04272016_28Best Overall Project: Katie Hughes ($500)

SteelcaseComp04272016_27Best Use of Furniture: Caitlyn Fleming ($350)

SteelcaseComp04272016_26Most Creative: Caroline Smith ($150)

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Honorable Mention: Concept Annah Pennebaker ($50)

SteelcaseComp04272016_25Honorable Mention: Martina Walker ($50)

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Honorable Mention (Professor’s Choice) Amber Henry ($50)

Steelcase Competition 2016 First Place boards (Katie Hughes) by CAADatMSU

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