The School of Architecture’s Giles Hall Gallery is Currently Hosting the International Exhibition Entitled “d3 Housing Tomorrow 2012”

April 4th, 2012 Comments Off on The School of Architecture’s Giles Hall Gallery is Currently Hosting the International Exhibition Entitled “d3 Housing Tomorrow 2012”

The exhibition was curated by Professor Alexis Gregory and the Tau Sigma Delta gallery committee.  Hours are 8-5 M-F.  Limited access on weekends (call for details).


d3 Housing Tomorrow 2012 Winners


d3 is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Housing Tomorrow competition. The annual competition promotes the exploration of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows that offer new housing strategies for living in the future. Sponsored by New York-based d3, the competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects.

d3 recognizes innovative strategies that challenge conventional housing typologies with emerging planning strategies, advanced technologies and alternative materials. Competition submissions for 2012 reflect forces of globalization and adaptation, as well as the changing nature of visualization in academia and professional design practice. As an annual competition, d3 Housing Tomorrow seeks to identify and celebrate emerging voices and visionary proposals that connect housing with people, context and ecologies.

All winning submissions and selected 3d projects from the 2012 d3 Housing Tomorrow competition will be exhibited at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture Giles Hall Gallery until April 20th.

The competition was co-directed by Laura Garofalo, Assistant Professor/SUNY Buffalo and winner of previous d3 Housing Tomorrow/d3 Natural Systems competitions; and Gregory Marinic, Director of Interior Architecture and Assistant Professor/University of Houston.

The 2012 jury was composed of leaders of the academic and professional architecture and design community including: Jonus Ademovic, Principal of Archipelagos; Illya Azaroff, principal of plusLAB, Assistant Professor/CUNY, Adjunct Faculty School of Visual Arts; Sandra McKee, principal of Yoshihara McKee, Adjunct Assistant Professor/Columbia University & Fordham University; Marc Manack, principal of siloARD and Lecturer/Ohio State University; Ji Young Kim; member of J-SEArC/Columbia University; and Jorg Sieweke, Assistant Professor/University of Virginia.

A publication of winning projects and selected competition submissions will be published by d3 in Spring 2012. For further information, please visit:

Haldeman Creek House on Architecture top 100 list

April 4th, 2012 Comments Off on Haldeman Creek House on Architecture top 100 list

David Corban, RA, a 1989 graduate, recently received a great honor.  The home that he designed and built for his family in 2007 has landed on the list of Top 100 buildings in Florida in the last 100 years. The event is part of the 100th anniversary of the Florida Chapter of the AIA.

The Florida AIA website states:
“Since Haldeman Creek House is built over a boat basin carved out of a water way, it is appropriate that it takes cues from old Florida fish camps found in the 10,000 islands and Pine Island Sound and from local marinas built upon the settling of Collier County. The home is built largely from old growth cypress, reclaimed from the boathouse that previously occupied the site.  With numerous operable sliders, a “shotgun” configuration and venting skylights, the home takes full advantage of the microclimate formed by cooling breezes passing over the waterway.”

Buildings around the state were nominated by chapter presidents, and from hundreds nominated, the top 100 were chosen.  Most of the list includes historical buildings with very few being finished in the last 15 years.

Other buildings on the list include Mara Lago, Fontainebleau Hotel, and The Breakers. Other architects who made the list include FLW, Richard Meier, Paul Rudolf, IM Pei, Arquitectonica, Addison Mizner, Herzog and De Meuron, and Victor Lundy and DPZ.

Vist at the Florida AIA website for more information.

The home will also be featured in an upcoming book, Dream Houses of Florida.

(Photos by Ed Chappell)

Associate Professor, John Poros, AIA, featured in March 19 edition of the Mississippi Business Journal

April 4th, 2012 Comments Off on Associate Professor, John Poros, AIA, featured in March 19 edition of the Mississippi Business Journal

John Poros, AIA,  Associate Professor and Director of the Carl Small Town Center  was just featured in the March 19 edition of the Mississippi Business Journal. It is a great article with  important references to the CSTC. . (Please see linked PDF for additional information:)

Poros article in MBJ March 2012

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