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.

Interior Design holds convocation 2017, internship presentations

September 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Interior Design holds convocation 2017, internship presentations


(images by Hannah Monroe)

August 2017 interior design graduates came back to campus on Fri., Sept. 15 to present their summer internships at the program’s annual fall convocation:

  • Haley Austin, KaTO |Richmond, VA
  • Joy Bottom, Corgan | Houston, TX
  • Catherine Conner, James Michael Howard, Inc. | Jacksonville, FL
  • Anastasia Dorsey, Macgregor Associates | Atlanta, GA
  • Caitlyn Fleming, AK Design Studio | Memphis, TN
  • Sarah Galbreath, Fleming & Associates | Memphis | TN
  • Amber Henry, Goodwyn Mills & Cawood | Birmingham, AL
  • Hannah Higgins, Corgan | Dallas, TX
  • Katie Hughes, Crump Firm | Memphis, TN
  • Rylee Laborde, Rozas Ward Architects | New Orleans, LA
  • Ana Miller, Goodwyn Mills & Cawood | Birmingham, AL
  • Annah Pennebaker, LIVE Design Group | Birmingham, AL
  • Victoria Reynolds, Corgan | Dallas, TX
  • Bobbie Rogers, Worlds Away | Memphis, TN
  • Caroline Smith, AMR Architects | Little Rock, AK
  • Martina Walker, BLITZ | San Francisco, CA
 Several student accomplishments were also announced as well as introductions of the 2016-2017 ASID officers.

Three students received WithIt Foundation Scholarships: Juniors Mary Campbell Gray and Samantha Sullivan senior Natalie Watson. Read the full story here.

The interior design students who were part of the winning teams for the 2017 Brasfield & Gorrie Interdisciplinary Student Design Competition were:

  • First Place: Brooke Pogue, Christine Smith and Ansley Zimmerman
  • Second Place: Hannah Stricklen and Abby Richardson
  • Third Place: Hannah Hebinck, Katie Coit, Felicia Martin, Hannah Gentry

2017-2018 Interior Design Scholarships:

  • Linda M. Clark Memorial Scholarship
    Natalie Watson, $800
    Brooke Pogue, $800
    Allison Cowart, $500
    Ansley Zimmerman, $500
    Mary Campbell Gray, $500

2017-2018 ASID Officers:
Natalie Watson- President 
Sydney White-President Elect
Brooke Pogue- Secretary
Sydney Sharp- Treasurer 
Austin Deloach- Fundraising Chair
Natalie Allen- Fundraising Co-Chair
Ansley Zimmerman- Volunteer Chair
Gabby Jones- Volunteer Co-Chair
Hannah Monroe- Photography Chair
Olivia Duhe- Co-Photography Chair
Regan Sanders—Resource Chair
Samantha Sullivan- Chair of Professional Development 
Lauren Bean- Senior Representative
Nancy Strube- Junior Representative 
Kennedy Martin- Sophomores representative
Katelyn Jenkins- Freshmen Representative

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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MSU students dominate in regional interior design competition

July 7th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU students dominate in regional interior design competition

Mississippi State interior design majors received nearly 60 awards at the recent American Society of Interior Designers’ South Central Career Day in Ruston, Louisiana. Most notably, the nearly 30-member university group took first place in eight categories during competition drawing challengers from throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Mississippi State interior design majors received nearly 60 awards at the recent American Society of Interior Designers’ South Central Career Day in Ruston, Louisiana. Most notably, the nearly 30-member university group took first place in eight categories during competition drawing challengers from throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.

(photos submitted by Haley Austin and Victoria Owchar)

Interior design majors at Mississippi State now own more than half the possible competition awards of the 2016 American Society of Interior Designers’ South Central Career Day.

Nearly 30 university juniors and seniors from Mississippi, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and the Bahamas recently brought back to the Starkville campus 56 of 102 total honors—including first place in eight categories.

Professor Beth Miller, interior design program director, credits their successes to involvements in a wide range of MSU academic programs, including furniture design, computer renderings, hand renderings and a new lighting course.

“For the past few years, the MSU interior design program has dominated the competition and we hope to continue the tradition,” she said.

“I think it is evident that student work from MSU is high quality and competitive,” Miller added.

Held this year at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, the ASID student competition drew representatives from higher education institutions throughout the Bayou and Magnolia states, as well as Arkansas.

The 2016 MSU winners and their categories include (by hometown):

BARTLETT, Tenn.—Senior Caitlyn R. Fleming, second place in retail and third in product design.

BILOXI—Senior Vanessa L. Holden, second in the portfolio, large-scale commercial and hospitality–restaurant.

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.—Senior Alexandra S. “Ali” Carter, second in computer rendering, hospitality–hotel and sustainable design.

CLINTON—Senior Martina R. Walker, first in new student spotlight-healthcare, second in small-scale commercial and third in product design.

COLUMBUS—Senior Hannah E. Higgins, second in large-scale commercial and third in both product design and hospitality–restaurant.

CORDOVA, Tenn.—Junior Sarah A. Galbreath, third in product design and retail, and senior Regan Sanders, second in both small-scale commercial and new student spotlight–residential.

CORINTH—Blake Marlar, second in healthcare, and Anastasia F. “Ana” Miller, first in hospitality–restaurant and second in retail. Both are seniors.

CUMMING, Ga.—Senior Anastasia D. “Staci” Dorsey, second in retail.

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Senior Anna L. Strohm, first in healthcare and second in large-scale commercial.

GREENWOOD—Senior Terry E. “Liz” Grantham, first in large-scale commercial and second in both hospitality–hotel and healthcare.

JACKSON, Tenn.—Junior Sydney E. Sharp, first in new student spotlight–residential.

KINGWOOD, Texas—Senior Victoria C. “Tori” Reynolds, first in retail.

LELAND—Senior Katherine F. “Katie” Fratesi, second in new student spotlight–non-interior and third in small-scale residential.

LONGVIEW, Texas—Senior Caroline E. Smith, second in both hand rendering and hospitality–restaurant.

MADISON—Annah K. Pennebaker, second in both hand rendering and hospitality–restaurant and third in retail; and Elizabeth Sosebee, second in new student spotlight–non-interior. Both are seniors.

MEADOWS PLACE, Texas—Senior Joy C. Bottom, second in both product design and hospitality–restaurant and third in hand rendering.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—Senior Haley F. Austin, third in retail.

NASSAU, Bahamas—Senior Daniella R. Bower, second in healthcare and third in product design.

NEW ALBANY—Senior Bobbie O. Rogers, first in hand rendering.

OLIVE BRANCH—Junior Natalie E. Watson, first in new student spotlight–residential.

PICAYUNE—Junior Austin R. Deloach, second in new student spotlight–non-interior and third in mid-scale residential.

RIDGELAND—Senior Victoria M. Owchar, first in both large-scale commercial and healthcare. See Victoria’s winning project here.

SENATOBIA—Senior Kalyn S. Johnson, second in hospitality–hotel.

SOUTHAVEN—Mary Katherine “Katie” Hughes, second in hospitality–restaurant and third in educational; and Carley M. Jones, first in hospitality–hotel and third in large-scale commercial. Both are seniors.

TERRY—Senior Amber C. Henry, second in both small-scale residential and healthcare.

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.

For more, contact Beth Miller at 662-325-7689 or BMiller@caad.msstate.edu. Additional information also is found at www.caad.msstate.edu, facebook.com/CAADatMSU, twitter.com/CAADatMSU and http://tinyurl.com/CAADatMSUYouTube.

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

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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.

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Interior Design holds convocation and senior internship presentations

September 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Interior Design holds convocation and senior internship presentations

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August 2015 interior design graduates came back to campus on Fri., Sept. 11 to present their summer internships at the program’s annual fall convocation:

Sidney Ashmore                     Interior Architects| Raleigh, N.C.
Kindyl Black                           Earl Swensson Associates | Nashville, Tenn.
Erin Bristol                             JH&H Architects Planners Interiors, P.A. | Jackson
Ebbony Evans                         Hillsman Inc. | Atlanta, Ga.
Mary Whitney Evins              Goodwyn Mills & Cawood | Birmingham, Ala.
Emily Hardin                          Gensler | Dallas, Texas
Chelsea Harrell                       LS3P | Charlotte, N.C.
Lauren Henson                       APG Office Furnishings | Memphis, Tenn.
Marguerite Johnson              Pursley Dixon Architecture | Charlotte, N.C.
Jessica Kent                            Cohen, Carnaggio, Reynolds | Birmingham, Ala.
Caitlyn McDade                     Design Studio | Ridgeland
Krystal Mitchell                     Studio 11 Design | Dallas, Texas
Mackenzie Pettit                    RD Jones & Associates | Chevy Chase, Md.
Brooke Ratliff                         Army Corps of Engineers | Huntsville, Ala.
Cristen Richard                      LIVE Design Group | Birmingham, Ala.
Caroline Riley                         Gensler | Atlanta, Ga.
Emily Robinson                      Hnedak Bobo Group | Memphis, Tenn.
Taylor Tillman                        GFF, Inc. | Dallas, Texas
Anabel Wilson                        Sunbelt Lighting, LLC | Flowood

Several student accomplishments were also announced as well as introductions of the 2015-2016 ASID officers.

Anna Strohm, a senior, received the national Celia Moh Scholarship. The scholarship ranges from $20,ooo – $30,000 and will also provide Strohm with an all-expenses-paid trip to High Point Market, “The Interior Design, Home Furnishings and Home Decor event of the year,” in High Point, N.C.

The interior design students who were part of the winning teams for the 2015 Brasfield & Gorrie Interdisciplinary Student Design Competition were:
First Place: Vanessa Holden
Second Place: Liz Grantham and Anna Strohm
Third Place: Kailyn Johnson and Cheyenne  Underwood

Winners of the portfolio competition honoring longtime faculty member Margaret Bateman were 2015 graduates Caroline Riley and Emily Hardin.

2015-2016 Interior Design Scholarships:

  • Sherry Wingo Memorial Scholarship
    Victoria Owchar, senior, $800
    Daniella Bower, senior, $800
  • Linda Clark Memorial Scholarship
    Jennifer Potter, senior, $800
    Haley Austin, junior, $650
    Caroline Smith, junior, $650

2014-2015 Knoll Furniture Design Competition Winners:
First Place: Emily Robinson, $500
Second Place: Daniella Bower
Honorable Mention: Ebony Evans

Beginning in the spring, the Knoll Furniture Design Competition, sponsored by Interior Elements, will become a $1,000 scholarship open to all seniors in the program.

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Anna Strohm- President
Haley Austin- Vice President
Daniella Bower- Secretary
Blake Marlar- Treasurer
Vanessa Holden- Resource Chair
Kayla Thompson- Fundraising Chair
Victoria Owchar and Carley Jones- Community Service Chairs
Liz Grantham and Ali Carter- Photography Chairs
Jennifer Potter- Senior Representative
Joy Bottom- Junior Representative
Austin DeLoach- Sophomore Representativesinopsis film

MSU interior design students dominate at ASID Career Day

March 16th, 2015 Comments Off on MSU interior design students dominate at ASID Career Day

Via Mississippi State University website

Mississippi State interior design students picked up 24 of 57 possible awards at the recent American Society of Interior Designers South Central Career Day at Harding University in Arkansas.

MSU participants won first place in 12 categories during the competition, which included interior design students from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. MSU swept the commercial design team, hospitality design team and retail design team categories.

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

“I think it was evident that student work from MSU is high quality,” said Miller. “In the past few years, the MSU interior design program has dominated the competition, and we expect to continue to do so.”

Winners from MSU included, by hometown:

BILOXI — Erin Bristol, a junior and daughter of Jerry and Kathy Bristol, received honorable mention in the portfolio category.

CALHOUN CITY– Emily Hardin, a junior and daughter of Tony and Susan Hardin, received third place in healthcare design. Hardin’s work was completed in studio V, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller.

CORINTH–Blake Marlar, a senior and daughter of Jason and Leslie Marlar, received first place in commercial design team and hand rendering. The winning work was done in instructor Robin Carroll’s color and lighting course and director and professor Beth Miller’s rendering course.

COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee–Taylor Tillman, a senior and daughter of Chad and Kim Tillman, received third place in hospitality design team. Her work was done in studio V, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller.

FRANKLIN, Tennessee–Anna Strohm, a senior and daughter of Chris and Susan Strohm, received first place in computer generated rendering and third place in retail design team. Strohm’s work was done in instructor Robin Carroll’s color/lighting course and studio III, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller. Also at Career Day, Strohm was announced as the new student representative and will serve on the board for the 2015-2016 year.

HERNANDO–Emily Robinson, a senior and daughter of Anthony and Susan Hardin, received honorable mention in hospitality design team. Her work was done in studio V, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller.

JACKSON –Ebbony Evans, a junior and daughter of Ruby Smith, received first place in retail design team. Evans’s work was done in studio V, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller.

Marguerite Johnson, a junior and daughter of Bill and Hope Johnson, received third place in portfolio and second place in hand rendering. Johnson’s rendering was completed in professor and program director Beth Miller’s rendering course. Kayla Thompson, a senior and daughter of Kevin and Judy Aeschliman, received first place in residential design team for her work in studio IV, taught by associate professor Amy Crumpton.

LOVELAND, Ohio–Sidney Ashmore, a senior and daughter of Jeffrey Ashmore and Margaret King, received an honorable mention in retail design team. Ashmore’s work was done in studio IV, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller.

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee–Caroline Riley, a senior and daughter of David and Donna Riley, received second place in hospitality design team. Her work was done in studio V, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller. Riley also received second place in portfolio.

NASSAU, Bahamas–Daniella Bower, a junior and daughter of Bobby and Kay, received honorable mention in hand rendering and first place in hospitality design individual and beginning studio residential. Bower’s work was completed in director and professor Beth Miller’s rendering course and assistant professor Lyndsey Miller’s studios III and I.

RIDGELAND–Victoria Owchar, a senior and daughter of Gary and Lorna Owchar, received second place in hospitality design individual. Owchar’s work was completed in studio III, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller.

WILSON, North Carolina–Chelsea Harrell, a senior and daughter of William and Margaret Harrell, received second place in hospitality design team and first place in educational design. Her work was completed in studios IV and V, both taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller.

YAZOO CITY — Jennifer Potter, a junior and daughter of Belinda Poe, received second place in retail design team, as well as computer generated rendering. Potter’s work was done in studio III, taught by assistant professor Lyndsey Miller. She also received honorable mention in product design for her work in assistant professor William Riehm’s furniture design course.

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Mississippi State Interior Design students take home honors at annual career day

March 28th, 2014 Comments Off on Mississippi State Interior Design students take home honors at annual career day

Junior Kindyl Black's hand rendering took first place at the ASID South Central Chapter Student Competition

Junior Kindyl Black’s hand rendering took first place at the ASID South Central Chapter Student Competition

Every spring, interior design students and faculty from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi attend the American Society of Interior Designers South Central Career Day.

The agenda and location varies every year, but the conference for the South Central District, which includes 16 universities, always includes a keynote speaker, various seminars, mock interviews with portfolio reviews, and a student competition.

This year’s Career Day was held on February 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center in Hattiesburg.

Beth Miller, interim associate dean for the College of Architecture, Art and Design and director of the Interior Design program, said students really enjoyed hearing from various interior designers during a panel discussion this year. Panelists represented all different areas of the profession, including the in-house designer for Newk’s Eatery and MSU Interior Design Assistant Professor Lyndsey Miller, who represented education and also works as a designer primarily for a developer.

Students’ favorite part about the day, however, is the student competition. For the competition, students are able to submit up to three projects in sixteen different team and individual categories including Hand Rendering, Creative, Corporate Design, Residential Design (team and individual), Computer Generated Renderings, Hospitality (team and individual), Institutional Design (team and individual), Beginning Studio (team and individual), Portfolio, Retail and Sustainable Design (team and individual).  Winning projects are selected by a panel of judges the day of the event.

This year, MSU Interior Design students won 22 of 41 total awards, including first place individual wins in the Creative, Computer Generated Renderings and Retail categories. MSU swept the individual Hand Rendering and Hospitality categories as well as the team Institutional Design category.

Miller credits the group’s success with the fact that they are doing things that not many other programs are involved in, such as a relatively new furniture design class, computer renderings and hand renderings.

“I think it was evident that student work from MSU is high quality,” said Miller. “In the past few years, the MSU Interior Design Program has dominated the competition, and we expect to continue to do so.”

The following Mississippi State University Interior Design students won awards at the spring 2014 ASID South Central Student Competition (alphabetically by hometown)

AMORY – Alex Birkholz, a senior and daughter of Buddy and Mary Carlise, received honorable mention in the team Sustainable Design Category. Birkholz is a graduate of Amory High School.

BILOXI – Erin Bristol, a junior and daughter of Jerry and Kathy Bristol, received first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Bristol is a graduate of Biloxi High School.

BYRAM – Mackenzie Pettit, a junior and daughter of Timmy and Shelly Pettit, won third place in the Hand Rendering Category, honorable mention in the team Hospitality Category, and first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Pettit is a graduate of Terry High School.

CALHOUN CITY – Emily Hardin, a junior and daughter of Tony and Susan Hardin, won second place in the Hand Rendering Category, second place in Corporate Design, honorable mention in the team Hospitality Category, second place in individual Hospitality, and first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Hardin is a graduate of Calhoun City High School.

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. – Lauren Henson, a senior and daughter of Glenn and Stacy Henson, won second place in the team Institutional Design Category. Henson is a graduate of Caruthersville High School.

CLINTON – Mary Clair Cardin, a senior and daughter of Tommie and Susan Cardin, won third place in the Portfolio Category. Cardin is a graduate of Clinton High School.

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Taylor Tillman, a junior and daughter of Chad and Kim Tillman, won third place in the individual Hospitality Categories and in the team Institutional Design Category. Tillman is a graduate of Briarcrest Christian High School.

CORDOVA, Tenn – Kate Berryman, senior and daughter of Mitch and Laura Berryman, received second place in the Retail Category and honorable mention in the team Sustainable Design Category. Berryman is a graduate of First Assembly Christian School.

EUPORA – Catherine Ross, a senior and daughter of Henry and Anne Ross, received second place in the Computer Generated Renderings Category and honorable mention in the team Sustainable Design Category. Ross is a graduate of Eupora High School.

HERNANDO – Emily Robinson, a junior and daughter of Jim and Kim Robinson, was a second place winner in the team Institutional Design Category. Robinson is a graduate of Center Hill High School in Olive Branch. Sunny Clements, a senior and daughter of Kevin and Kim Naugle, received honorable mention in the team Sustainable Design Category. Clements is a graduate of Hernando High School.

JACKSON – Ebbony Evans, a junior and daughter of Ruby Smith, won second place in the team Institutional Design Category. Evans is a graduate of Murrah High School. Marguerite Johnson, a junior and daughter of Bill and Hope Johnson, was a third place winner in the team Institutional Design Category. Brooke Ratliff, a junior and daughter of Earl and Faye Ratliff, won second place in the team Institutional Design Category. Anabel Wilson, a junior and daughter of Joy Stewart, won first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Wilson is a graduate of Jackson Preparatory School.

LOVELAND, Ohio – Sidney Ashmore, a junior and daughter of Jeffrey Ashmore Margaret King, won third place in the team Institutional Design Category.

MADISON – Mary Whitney Evins, junior and daughter of Chip and Tammy Evins, received third place in the Corporate Design Category. Evins is a graduate of Madison Central High School. Molly Mullet, a senior and daughter of Bonita Sturgis, won second place in the Portfolio Category. Mullet is a graduate of Madison Central High School.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Mackenzie Neel, a senior and daughter of Stacey Neel, won first place in the Retail Category and second place in the Creative Category. Neel is a graduate of Evangelical Christian School.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Kindyl Black, daughter of Tony and Cheryl Black, won first place in the Hand Rendering Category, first place in the individual Hospitality Category and first place in the team Institutional Design Category. Black is a graduate of Blackman High School. Caroline Riley, a junior and daughter of David and Donna Riley, won third place in the team Institutional Design Category. Riley is a graduate of Middle Tennessee Christian School.

STAR – Cristen Richard, a junior and daughter of Clyde and Michelle Richard, won first place in the Computer Generated Renderings Category. She was also a second place winner in the team Institutional Design Category. Richard graduated from Murrah High School in Jackson.

WEIR – Shadow Cox, a senior and daughter of Johnny and Teri Cox, won first place in the Creative Category for her sculpture. Cox is a graduate of Weir Attendance Center.

YAZOO CITY – Jennifer Potter, a junior and daughter of Belinda Poe, won third place in the Residential Design Category. Potter is a graduate of Manchester Academy.

View winning projects by category.

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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).

Interior Design assistant professor receives ASID Excellence in Design Award

January 28th, 2014 Comments Off on Interior Design assistant professor receives ASID Excellence in Design Award

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Lyndsey Miller, assistant professor in the Interior Design Program, recently received a Gold Excellence in Design Award from the American Society of Interior Designers – South Central Chapter.

Miller received the award for a collaborative project, the LOFTS. Located in the Central Station Development in Starkville, the LOFTS are six individual condominium units, both two and three bedrooms. The focus of the project was to enhance the existing architectural features of the former Borden Condensed Milk Plant, originally built in 1926.

For the award, Miller submitted slides of her work and had to respond to questions relating to the development of the project, code-related and lighting issues she dealt with during the project.

“This award honors both a personal achievement in my practice as well as an academic achievement,” said Miller “The project involved a collaboration between Jeremy Tabor of Tabor Construction and Development, Cyndi Rutherford of Something Southern (Interior Designer) and myself.  The initial design development for the Lofts was incorporated in a junior-level design studio.  The students’ ideas about the space were merged to form a foundation for the final design.  The communication and ideas generated between everyone really enabled the spaces to be a success.  I appreciate the acknowledgment from ASID and the recognition within the profession of interior design.”

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