Students get creative, design lamps for final project

December 10th, 2012 Comments Off on Students get creative, design lamps for final project

Molly Mullett’s lamp, which was inspired by the lamppost in the street of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, cost around $60 to create.

Interior Design Instructor Robin Carroll decided to allow students to get creative for their final projects, and the students definitely lived up to her expectations.

Carroll asked students to design and build a portable lamp with few limitations. She simply asked them to combine good use of design with energy-efficient lighting components. The goal for the project was to teach students more about the lighting industry and electrical systems.

Students presented their working lamps in class on Dec. 4. They explained what inspired them, the materials and process used to create the lamps and how much they cost to make.

Designs ranged from an owl made out of aluminum sheet metal, “Flashing Feathers,” to a lamp inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas, “Hoo Lumination.”

Philips Day-Brite awards scholarships for Student Lighting Design Competition

December 10th, 2012 Comments Off on Philips Day-Brite awards scholarships for Student Lighting Design Competition

Winners of the Interior Design Student Lighting Design Competition were, left to right: MacKenzie Neel (first place), Molly Mullett (second place) and Camille Holland (third place).

Interior Design students in Instructor Robin Carroll’s class recently competed for three scholarships from Philips Day-Brite/Capri/Omega in Tupelo.

For the competition, students had to create a lighting design focusing on Day-Brite/Capri/Omega products to broaden their understanding of lighting design and successful lighting applications into the architecture.

Students created presentation boards containing a lighting/reflected ceiling plan, a lighting/electrical schedule, renderings or sketches of the installation design and a narrative of design goals and objectives.

Seven judges from Phillips Day-Brite ranked the projects on creative integration of lighting design, practicality of the application, energy efficiency of design and design presentation.

Carroll announced the winners at the end of class on December 4. She said the judges were impressed overall and said that as a whole, everyone understood layers of lighting and placement. However, the judges encouraged students to pay attention to the small details, pointing out that lighting can be costly if not specified correctly.

First place and a $1,250 scholarship went to MacKenzie Neel. Molly Mullett received second place and a $500 scholarship, and third place and a $250 scholarship went to Camille Holland.

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. 

Sophomores in Interior Design Program visit New Orleans

October 26th, 2012 Comments Off on Sophomores in Interior Design Program visit New Orleans

The last stop was the Make It Right house in the Lower Ninth Ward. Make It Right builds healthy homes, buildings and communities for people in need. (Photo by Professor William Riehm)

Professor William Riehm recently teamed up with English graduate student Caroline Baker to tie literacy into design.  The two took sophomores in the Interior Design Program on a quick, overnight trip to New Orleans, La., to help with the YMCA Educational Services (YES!) adult literacy program.

The group spent a morning at the YMCA of Greater New Orleans to help with its adult literacy program, which services the lowest readers in the community. They were also able to visit the new space for the program at the New Orleans Public Library to do client interviews.

The students also took advantage of this opportunity to gain knowledge in interior design, though it was a short trip.

They had dinner at Mother’s Restaurant with recent graduate Caroline Cummins, who works for Lisambience Interior Design in Metairie, and Ellen Waguespack, a project Manager for the city.  The students were able to ask questions and get advice and encouragement.  After dinner, they toured the French Quarter, visited Café Du Mond and were even able to visit some spaces Riehm and some of his friends had designed.

The trip also included a look at some hotel lobbies to see some current trends in interior design and a tour of Eskew+Dumez+ Ripple. The sophomores were able to meet the designer for the firm’s new Interior Environments Studio, Dru Lamb, and also met with Steve Dumez, the firm’s overall director of design.

The last stop was the Make It Right house in the Lower Ninth Ward. Make It Right builds healthy homes, buildings and communities for people in need.

The trip was a success, and the students enjoyed being able to help others while gaining a valuable experience for their futures in design.

Read the story by Leah Barbour | University Relations about the final project presentations.

More photos from the trip:

The group meets with the director of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans adult literacy program, Shannan Cvitanovic. (Photo by Professor William Riehm)

Students explore The Saint Hotel in New Orleans to see what some of the current trends are in design. (Photo by Professor William Riehm)

The sophomores at Canal Place in New Orleans. (Photo by Professor William Riehm)

The students were able to visit Eskew+Dumez+ Ripple and met the designer for the firm’s new Interior Environments Studio, Dru Lamb, and Steve Dumez, the firm’s overall director of design. (Photo by Professor William Riehm)

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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