MSU interior design students again dominate regional ASID competition

May 5th, 2017 Comments Off on MSU interior design students again dominate regional ASID competition


(Photos via Haley Austin)

Mississippi State interior design students received 45 of 71 possible awards, including the student team building competition honor, at the American Society of Interior Designers South Central Career Day recently held on the Starkville campus.

Professor Beth Miller, MSU interior design program director, credits the group’s success to its involvement in a wide range of university programs, including furniture design, computer renderings, hand renderings and lighting courses.

“For the past few years, the MSU interior design program has dominated the competition, and we hope to continue the tradition,” Miller said. “I think it is evident that student work from MSU is high quality and competitive.”

The ASID student competition drew representatives from higher education institutions throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.

The 2017 MSU winners and their categories include (by hometown):

BIG SANDY, Texas—Sophomore Natalie R. Allen, gold in 2D design and bronze in 2D design.

BRANDON—Junior Sydney A. White, gold in hand rendering and new student spotlight-commercial, and silver in 2D design.

BREMEN, Alabama—Senior Shelby E. Newton, silver in 2D design.

CLINTON—Senior Martina R. Walker, gold in computer-generated rendering, silver in computer-generated rendering and bronze in hospitality.

COLUMBUS—Senior Hannah E. Higgins, gold in computer-generated rendering and bronze in large-scale commercial business and portfolio.

CORDOVA, Tennessee—Sarah A. Galbreath, bronze in large-scale commercial business; and S. Regan Sanders, silver in product design and bronze in hospitality. Both are seniors.

DIAMONDHEAD—Senior Jessica H. Moore, silver in midscale residential and 2D design.

GERMANTOWN, Tennessee—Sophomore Nancy E. Strube, bronze in hand rendering.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Junior Ansley M. Zimmerman, bronze in product design and 2D design.

MADISON, Alabama—Sophomore Kaitlynn B. Harness, gold in hand rendering, silver in 2D design and bronze in new student spotlight-commercial.

MADISON—Annah K. Pennebaker, bronze in retail design, large-scale commercial business and portfolio; and J. Elizabeth Sosebee, bronze in healthcare design. Both are seniors.

MEADOWS PLACE, Texas—Senior Joy C. Bottom, gold in hospitality and computer-generated rendering.

MEADVILLE—Senior Hannah E. Monroe, gold in hand rendering and silver in healthcare design and retail design.

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Senior Rylee H. Laborde, bronze in product design.

OLIVE BRANCH—Junior Natalie E. Watson, gold in computer-generated rendering and silver in healthcare design and product design.

PONCHATOULA, Louisiana—Sophomore Olivia B. Duhe, gold in 2D design.

RICHMOND, Texas—Senior Victoria C. “Tori” Reynolds, silver in hand rendering and computer-generated rendering.

SOUTHAVEN—Senior Mary Katherine “Katie” Hughes, bronze in portfolio.

STARKVILLE—Junior Brooke R. Pogue, silver and bronze in hospitality.

WEST POINT— Sophomore Mary Campbell Gray, gold in 2D design, silver in 2D design; and senior Carlie R. Teffeteller, bronze in new student spotlight-commercial.

Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, MSU’s interior design program is part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design. Its curriculum provides a broad background in interior elements, materials, sources and practical experiences. 

Miller also may be contacted at 662-325-7689 or BMiller@caad.msstate.edu.

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

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2017 Steelcase Competition winners announced

May 4th, 2017 Comments Off on 2017 Steelcase Competition winners announced


Interior design students recently presented their Steelcase Competition projects.

This year’s project was a corporate office for a packaging design 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 three-floor office building that included a training center, a corporate library and organizational departments that were made up of offices and workstations for 60 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 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. 

Two winners were chosen, and each received a $500 scholarship:

  • Cody Moore  – Project Name: Diffusion Teas

     

  • Regan Sanders – Project Name: Espress-Go
 

Franklin Co. interior design student at MSU named Celia Moh Scholar

May 1st, 2017 Comments Off on Franklin Co. interior design student at MSU named Celia Moh Scholar

Hannah Monroe (photo by Russ Houston | Mississippi State University)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State interior design major from Franklin County is one of only five U.S. undergraduates selected to receive the highly coveted Celia Moh Scholarship for the upcoming academic year.

Given by the Lexington, North Carolina-based Celia Moh Scholarship Foundation, the prestigious award will cover full tuition, room, board, books and fees for senior Hannah E. Monroe of Meadville during the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

Established in 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh in his wife’s honor, the scholarship is considered among the most prestigious honors for U.S. undergraduates planning careers in the industry. For more, see www.mohscholarship.org.

Candidates for the honor must be enrolled full time in interior design, furniture products or other approved academic programs, and have completed an extensive questionnaire and personal essay. Faculty recommendations and demonstrated superior academic achievements also are criteria for evaluation.

Monroe is a member of MSU’s Montgomery Leadership Program and the Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College, as well as Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

MSU’s Franklin Furniture Institute manages the university’s Celia Moh Scholarship awards program, including the application process. For complete information, contact institute director Bill Martin at 662-325-3348 or wmartin@cfr.msstate.edu.

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.

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