Recent Faculty and Staff Accomplishments:
-official IHL Approval for promotion to Associate Professor with tenure
-Publication of â€œmid-â€ a discourse on mid-size cities: A journal published by the JCDC that will address shared problems and opportunities of the mid size city. (print and digital copies available @ LuLu)
-along with Whitney Grant, was an invited delegate to the National Building Museum’s ‘Intelligent Cities’ Initiative in June.
-partner (Anne-Sophie Demare) won the $10,000 Art Prize in the International Ideas on Edge design competition (Parramatta, Australia)
-ACSA Fall 2011 Conference. Paper accepted: The Shift of Le Corbusier (part of on-going Breuer research)
-Invited juror for NEA â€œour Town Grant proposalsâ€
-MSU Schillig Grant award $1800 for promoting Classroom Excellence
-ACSA Collaborative Practice Award â€“ Honorable Mention. MS Band of Choctaw Indians Transportation Study and Bus Shelter
-ACSA Fall 2011 Conference. Paper accepted: Holism in Foundation Design: Avoiding Silo Effect
-Sanderson Ctr. MSU Artists Incentive Grant. Lounge Installation design-build project w/ students completed over summer; MSU reception and ribbon-cutting are Friday, September 09 at 3pm
-ACSA Summer Teachers Conference (NYC). Selected Presentation on Design/Build
-Book Chapter published in â€œBeyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignityâ€
-Awarded Fulbright Award â€˜Extensionâ€™ for Fall 2011 – Armenia (teaching + research)
-$100k AIA Latrobe Prize (The grant, named for architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, is awarded biennially by the AIA College of Fellows for research leading to significant advances in the architecture profession)
-Selected by White House as a â€œChampion of Changeâ€. Invited to White House on July 19 to receive honor.
-Awarded a sabbatical to work on 2 book publications.
-Published a chapter in the prestigious philosophical journal CHORA: Volume 6 (edited by Alberto Perez-Gomez) entitled: Perceptual Unfolding in the Palace of Minos w/ analytical graphics and diagrams by J. Taylor.
-Responsible for receiving a grant from Natâ€™l Audubon to Strawberry Plains MS Audubon to construct the Bird-viewing porches and walkway system at the Environmental Ctr. in Holly Springs ($30k)
-Fall 2011 Southeastern College Art Conference. paper accepted: â€œ Master Builder: Haptic Learning in Architectureâ€
-Appointed Editorial Board member, JAE (Journal of Architectural Education)
-exhibition invitation for recent painting and drawings: “Speculative Propositions: Heightened Acuity” and also a panelist at the related Symposium @ Acadiana Center for the Arts – Lafayette, LA.
Dean Jim West:
-Elected to be president of A+CA (Architecture + Construction Alliance)
Recent Student Accomplishments:
Scott Penman + Andrew McMahon:
-Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (Shackouls Honors College + ORED). Research w/ the Carl Small Town Center entitled: Rural Sustainability (w/ faculty advisors: J. Poros and L. Kemp)