School of Architecture Kudos!

August 18th, 2011 Comments Off on School of Architecture Kudos!

Recent Faculty and Staff Accomplishments:

J. Callender:
-official IHL Approval for promotion to Associate Professor with tenure
-Publication of “mid-” 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.

M. Lasala:
-partner (Anne-Sophie Demare) won the $10,000 Art Prize in the International Ideas on Edge design competition (Parramatta, Australia)

J. Poros:
-ACSA Fall 2011 Conference. Paper accepted: The Shift of Le Corbusier (part of on-going Breuer research)
-Invited juror for NEA “our Town Grant proposals”

H. Herrmann:
-MSU Schillig Grant award $1800 for promoting Classroom Excellence
-ACSA Collaborative Practice Award – 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

Jenny Kivett:
-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 “Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity”

J. Greenwood:
-Awarded Fulbright Award ‘Extension’ for Fall 2011 – Armenia (teaching + research)

D. Perkes:
-$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 “Champion of Change”. Invited to White House on July 19 to receive honor.

R. McCann:
-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.

J. Taylor:
-Responsible for receiving a grant from Nat’l Audubon to Strawberry Plains MS Audubon to construct the Bird-viewing porches and walkway system at the Environmental Ctr. in Holly Springs ($30k)

A. Gregory:
-Fall 2011 Southeastern College Art Conference. paper accepted: “ Master Builder: Haptic Learning in Architecture”
-Appointed Editorial Board member, JAE (Journal of Architectural Education)

G. Watson:
-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)

Post-Abstraction: Contingent Terrain

August 15th, 2011 Comments Off on Post-Abstraction: Contingent Terrain

Post-Abstraction: Contingent Terrain, an exhibition of Clarence Morgan’s recent work, will be on display at the 5th Year Architecture Building in Jackson from September 1 to October 14, 2011.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday September 1, from 5 to 8pm.

Gallery hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – noon

Architecture Faculty Member wins $10,000 Art Prize in International “Parramatta“ Design Competition

August 9th, 2011 Comments Off on Architecture Faculty Member wins $10,000 Art Prize in International “Parramatta“ Design Competition

In early June, it was announced that the Team of Miguel Lasala, Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture Mississippi State University, and Anne-Sophie Demare, Architect, Paris, France, won the artistic prize ($10,000) for the their submission to the international design competition entitled: “Ideas on Edge in Parramatta, Australia”. The Ideas on Edge competition received more than 150 entries from countries, including designs from the United Arab Emirates, China, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom and America. More than 40 per cent of submissions were international. The Ideas on Edge competition charged participants with envisioning a bold new direction for a 2.2-hectare piece of riverfront property in Parramatta’s dining district. It is connected to transport, shopping facilities and Parramatta’s thriving dining precinct, ‘Eat Street’. Parramatta City Council will now take on board all of the ideas submitted when creating a functional brief for the site. Council will also consider the long-term master planning of the whole site. An Expression of Interest will be issued later this year. The jury panel consisted of: Janice Reed, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Western Sydney; Elizabeth Farrelly, author and columnist; Ken Maher, Sydney based architect; and Roman Dechnicz, member of Parramatta Chamber of Commerce.

Miguel Lasala + Anne-Sophie Demare: Starkville, Mississippi. USA

Click here for more information about the competition.

View the MSU Press Release.


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