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.

Interior Design to hold 2017 Senior Show April 7-8

March 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Interior Design to hold 2017 Senior Show April 7-8

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Interior design creations by 16 graduating seniors at Mississippi State are on display Friday-Saturday [April 7-8] at the university’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the exhibit showcases 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.

In addition to general education coursework, the students have gained studio experience in a variety of interior design areas, including design theory, lighting design and interior construction and furniture design, among others.

“We are proud of our interior design students, and we are excited that they have secured summer internships with firms in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Others are seeking internships with firms in Colorado, Florida and Oregon as well,” said Beth Miller, professor and director of the university’s interior design program.

MSU’s 2017 senior interior design exhibitors include (by hometown):

BARTLETT, Tennessee—Caitlyn R. Fleming.

CLINTON—Martina R. Walker. She was chosen earlier this year as one of just five national semi-finalists in the fourth annual Steelcase NEXT Competition.

COLUMBUS—Hannah E. Higgins.

CORDOVA, Tennessee—Sarah A. Galbreath.

CORINTH—Anastasia F. Miller.

CUMMING, Georgia—Anastasia D. Dorsey.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida—Catherine H. Conner.

LONGVIEW, Texas—Caroline E. Smith.

MADISON—Annah K. Pennebaker.

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee—Haley F. Austin.

NEW ALBANY—Bobbie O. Rogers.

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Rylee H. Laborde.

RICHMOND, Texas—Victoria C. “Tori” Reynolds.

SOUTHAVEN—Mary Katherine “Katie” Hughes.

STAFFORD, Texas—Joy C. Bottom.

TERRY—Amber C. Henry.

Exhibit hours are 4-6 p.m. Friday [April 7] and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday [April 8] in MSU Welcome Center’s second-floor gallery located at 75 B.S. Hood Drive on the Starkville campus.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as by appointment.

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.

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

Interior design senior show set for Super Bulldog Weekend

April 11th, 2016 Comments Off on Interior design senior show set for Super Bulldog Weekend

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By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Interior design creations by twelve graduating seniors at Mississippi State are on display Friday-Saturday [April 15-16] at the university’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the exhibit showcases the practical knowledge and range of skills that the rising professional designers have acquired throughout their participation in the interior design program.

In addition to general education coursework, the students have gained studio experience in a variety of interior design areas, including design theory, lighting design and interior construction and furniture design, among others.

“We are proud of how far these students have come, and we are excited to say that all of them have secured summer internships with firms as far east as Dallas, Texas, and far north as Raleigh, North Carolina,” said Beth Miller, professor and director of the university’s interior design program.

The senior interior design exhibitors include (by hometown):

BILOXI—Vanessa L. Holden.

CARUTHERSVILLE, Missouri—Alexandra S. Carter.

CORINTH—Blake Marlar.

FRANKLIN, Tennessee—Anna L. Strohm.

GREENWOOD—Terry E. “Liz” Grantham.

JACKSON—Kayla M. Thompson.

NASSAU, Bahamas—Daniella R. Bower.

RIDGELAND—Victoria M. Owchar.

SENATOBIA—Kalyn S. Johnson.

SOUTHHAVEN—Carley M. Jones.

STARKVILLE—Cheyenne M. Underwood.

YAZOO CITY—Jennifer L. Potter.

Special exhibit hours are 4-6 p.m. Friday [April 15] and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday [April 16] in the gallery located on the second floor of the MSU Welcome Center.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as by appointment.

Accredited by The Council for Interior Design Accreditation and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, MSU’s interior design program is the largest of its kind in the state of Mississippi. Providing students with a broad background in interior elements, materials, sources and practical experience in the business of interior design is its primary mission.

For more information about the interior design program, contact Miller at 662-325-7689 orBMiller@caad.msstate.edu.

Interior Design Program to hold Senior Exhibit

April 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Interior Design Program to hold Senior Exhibit

INTERIOR DESIGN - SENIOR EXHIBIT -FLYERJoin us! Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery
Reception: Friday, April 17, 4-6 p.m.
Open: Friday, April 17, 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CAAD Alumni Fellow to speak, host Q&A Oct. 31

October 29th, 2014 Comments Off on CAAD Alumni Fellow to speak, host Q&A Oct. 31

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The 2014 CAAD Alumni Fellow, Melodi E. Terhune, will speak to students this Fri., Oct. 31 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Colvard Student Union Auditorium (2nd floor, across hall from the ballroom).

Terhune, a 2004 interior design alumna, will discuss her 15-year career and experiences in the architectural and interior design industry. A Q&A session will be held at the end of the presentation.

Terhune has worked on award-winning commercial spaces in the higher education, government, healthcare and corporate market sectors. She is excited to share with students her insights into the real-world aspects of the interior design process while working in a
multi‐discipline team environment.

Terhune is an associate and senior certified interior designer with Clark Nexsen Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va. She is a past president of the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and currently serves as an Interior Design Advisory Board Member for Mississippi State University and Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va.

Read more about Terhune and the 2014 Alumni Fellows.

Interior Design Senior Exhibit to be held April 11-12

April 9th, 2014 Comments Off on Interior Design Senior Exhibit to be held April 11-12

Senior interior design students will have a chance to showcase their work this Friday and Saturday.

The Interior Design Senior Exhibit will be held at the Cullis Wade Depot Gallery (second floor above the clock museum) on Fri., April 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sat., April 12 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The opening reception, where students will be available to discuss their work, will be held on Friday from 2 – 6 p.m.

The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

View photos from last year’s Senior Exhibit.

Illuminating spaces: Interior lighting authority to speak at MSU

February 18th, 2014 Comments Off on Illuminating spaces: Interior lighting authority to speak at MSU

fred oberkircher webBy Leah Barbour | MSU Public Affairs

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.

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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