College of Architecture, Art and Design names 2017 faculty, staff award recipients

September 20th, 2017 Comments Off on College of Architecture, Art and Design names 2017 faculty, staff award recipients

By Kelsey Brownlee | Mississippi State University

The College of Architecture, Art and Design annually honors faculty and staff with monetary awards recognizing excellence in teaching, service and dedication. The recipients are selected by an awards committee, which includes the dean, associate dean, department heads and a faculty member from each unit.

Faculty are chosen for the award based on demonstrated excellence in teaching as evaluated by a statement of personal pedagogy or philosophy, student work, a self-critique of their own work and teaching evaluations.

The 2017 CAAD Tenured Faculty Teaching Excellence Award went to Professor Soon Ee Ngoh in the Department of Art.

Assistant Professor Lyndsey Miller in the Interior Design Program received the Tenure-Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

The 2017 CAAD Staff Award went to Darlene Gardner, business manager for the college, and Amy Massey, administrative assistant for Interior Design.

The staff award honors a staff member in the college who exemplifies professionalism and dedication by performing above and beyond the job description; takes initiative on tasks; relates to others on the staff or faculty; and has demonstrated innovation or creativity in his/her job.

Interior Design professor teaches stepping stone course for LEED certification

February 4th, 2013 Comments Off on Interior Design professor teaches stepping stone course for LEED certification

Professor Amy Crumpton is getting her students used to working together and has divided the class into groups with both architecture and interior design students. On. Jan. 29, Emily Houston (interior design, right) and Zachary Carnegie (architecture, left) presented on the need for integrated practice in creating successful LEED projects.

Interior design professor Amy Crumpton, LEED AP, ID +C, believes that – especially in today’s economy – it’s important for students and other professionals to set themselves apart from their peers.

One way for design and architecture students and professionals to get an edge is to get their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Associate certification.

“Green design is not just being demanded by employers but is expected,” said Crumpton. “Getting certified shows a future employer you are committed to it. You are willing to pay for it with your own money and time before you even get there.”

The first step toward becoming LEED certified is to pass the Green Associate Test; however, in order to sit for the test, one must have completed a class in green design or worked on a LEED project.

Therefore, the Interior Design Program decided to start offering a course open to students and professionals that, when completed, would allow them to sit for the certification exam.

ID 4611: Principles of LEED, taught by Crumpton each spring, meets from 4-4:50 on Tuesday. In the past, several members from the design community have taken the class. This semester, there are 28 students – half out of the School of Architecture and half out of the Interior Design Program. All plan to sit for the exam.

“That’s 28 more LEED professionals in Mississippi than we had six months ago,” said Crumpton, who said the major focus of LEED is integrated practice.

“You can’t maximize green design one person at a time – it has to be the system,” she said. “All design professionals have to work together.”

For more information or to sign up for the class, contact Amy Crumpton at acrumpton@caad.msstate.edu.

CAAD students awarded national and regional home furnishings scholarships

December 12th, 2012 Comments Off on CAAD students awarded national and regional home furnishings scholarships

Left to right: Bill Martin, director of the Franklin Furniture Institute; Beth Miller, director of the Interior Design Program; Cristen Richard, Marguerite Johnson, Emily Hardin, Professor Robert Long and Sarah Kilpatrick (Photo by Megan Bean | University Relations)

(By Karen Brasher | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Four students enrolled in the College of Architecture, Art and Design have received scholarships from home furnishings industries.

The American Home Furnishings Alliance awarded three scholarships in the amount of $11,155 each to students with a promising career in home furnishings.  Emily Hardin and Cristen Richard are both sophomores in the interior design program.  Sarah Kilpatrick is a junior majoring in sculpture.

The American Home Furnishings Alliance is the world’s largest and most influential trade organization serving the home furnishings industry.

The Southeastern Home Furnishings Association awarded the $2,000 Michael Gilchrist Memorial Scholarship to sophomore interior design student Marguerite Johnson.

The Southeastern Home Furnishings Association is affiliated with the National Home Furnishings Association, the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interest of home furnishings retailers.

Bill Martin, director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, administers the student scholarships and was instrumental in securing the scholarships.

“The institute is pleased to be able to secure scholarships for student interested in pursuing a career in the furniture and home furnishings industries,” Martin said.  “Given the importance of Mississippi’s furniture manufacturing sector, it is important to develop future leaders in one of the state’s largest employers.”

To qualify, students completed essays on how they will use their degrees to work in the furniture and home furnishings industries, Martin added.

Students also must be enrolled in one of the university institute partners, the College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Forest Resources; Bagley College of Engineering or the College of Business.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

MSU chapter of ASID visits Jackson

November 14th, 2012 Comments Off on MSU chapter of ASID visits Jackson

The Mississippi State Chapter of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) took a field trip to Jackson on Nov. 9.

The group visited JH&H Architects, Planners, Interiors, P.A.; Butler Snow; and JBHM Architects, P.A.

They were also able to tour the King Edward Hotel and had the option of stopping by Mistletoe Marketplace on their way out of town.

MSU ASID group at Butler Snow.

The group ate lunch at Parlor Market.

MSU ASID group at the King Edward Hotel

The group speaks with an alumna of the Interior Design Program at MSU, Tiffany, at JH&H. 

Juniors in Interior Design Program visit Chicago

October 10th, 2012 Comments Off on Juniors in Interior Design Program visit Chicago

Juniors in the Interior Design Program had a chance to visit Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

Eleven juniors in the Interior Design program recently went to Chicago, Ill.  The goal of the trip was for students to visit firms and industry partners and to participate in other activities meant to enhance their learning experience.  They visited the Art Institute, explored numerous interior spaces and went on an architectural boat tour that explained how Chicago’s architecture played into the city’s growth after The Great Fire.

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Interior Design holds convocation, senior internship presentations

September 10th, 2012 Comments Off on Interior Design holds convocation, senior internship presentations


Convocation for the Interior Design program was held on Sept. 7.

Associate Dean David Lewis, PhD, got things started by sharing some impressive facts with students.  Dr. Lewis said the College of Architecture, Art, and Design received 151 peer-reviewed regional and national awards, which averages to about one in five students.  Lewis said students in the Interior Design program received 26 of those awards and beat the average even for the College.

The associate dean also discussed the positive results of a national survey about student experience and encouraged students to get involved in honor societies, lectures, exhibits and study abroad.

Beth Miller, the director of the Interior Design program, then told students how excited she is about the fact that the first certified designers in the state will receive their certificates in the next few weeks – a project she said has been in the works for almost ten years.

Miller also discussed some recent achievements by students and faculty before asking Robin Carrol, a professor and chair of the scholarship committee, to announce this year’s recipients.

The event ended with presentations from seniors about their summer internships.

A few of the presentations:

Senior Interior Design Student receives national Celia Moh Scholarship

June 29th, 2012 Comments Off on Senior Interior Design Student receives national Celia Moh Scholarship

Taylor Webb, a senior MSU Interior Design student, was one of six chosen for the $30,000 scholarship.

“I was extremely excited when I found out I received the scholarship. I was made aware of it over a year and a half ago and have done everything I could to get it since then. One thing I’m really excited about is being able to attend the High Point Market in October; it will be such an awesome experience!

After I graduate I hope to find a job at a large firm and practice in corporate design for a while. Eventually, I would like to do residential design, which is what I have been doing for the past year at Something Southern in Starkville. I absolutely love every minute of it!”

Read the full story here.

MSU Interior Design student work on display at NeoCon in Chicago

June 13th, 2012 Comments Off on MSU Interior Design student work on display at NeoCon in Chicago

Lyndsey Miller, assistant professor, put together this poster that showcases student work.

Mississippi State was part of a select group of Interior Design programs asked to put student work on display at NeoCon in Chicago.

Visit http://www.neocon.com/attractions/exhibits/ to see the complete list of schools that participated.

 

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