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.

MSU interior design students continue to dominate regional ASID competition

April 15th, 2018 Comments Off on MSU interior design students continue to dominate regional ASID competition

(photos via Hayden Hunt)

Mississippi State interior design students again received more than half of the awards with six schools in attendance at this year’s American Society of Interior Designers Student Competition.

The event – held at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., from April 6-7 – drew representatives from higher education institutions throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.

“We were excited about the number of awards that the MSU interior design program received,” said Professor Beth Miller, MSU Interior Design Program director.

“Only 15 students were able to travel to the University of Arkansas for the event. Eleven students submitted work in the competition, and 85% of the students who won awards were in their second year in the program. The Interior Design faculty are doing a great job educating our students at MSU.”

(Click here to view the gold award winners).

The 2018 MSU winners and their categories include (by hometown):

    • MACON, Georgia–Sophomore Hayden Hunt, gold in hand rendering
    • BIG SANDY, Texas–Junior Natalie Allen, gold in hand rendering
    • BRANDON–Junior Bailey Cummins, gold in hand rendering and computer-generated rendering; silver in product design and hospitality
    • GULFPORT–Sophomore Natalie Wilson, gold in new student spotlight – commercial
    • CORDOVA, Tennessee–Junior Regan Sanders, gold in workplace design; silver in product design and hospitality
    • NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana–Junior Emily Frischhertz, silver in hand rendering and hospitality; bronze in product design
    • BRANDON–Sophomore Haley Lawrence, bronze in hand rendering and new student spotlight-commercial
    • ARLINGTON, Tennessee–Sophomore Kennedy Martin, bronze in institutional
    • MADISON, Alabama–Junior Kaitlynn Harness, bronze and silver in hospitality

The group was able to stop during the trip over in Little Rock to visit Hefiner International, a platinum-rated LEED green building system.  

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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