CSTC to host Fat Tuesday Feast

February 25th, 2014 Comments Off on CSTC to host Fat Tuesday Feast

On March 4, current Enterprise Rose Fellows will visit the MSU School of Architecture to lead discussions and present their work and projects from around the United States.

Architecture students are encouraged to join in the discussions and learn about different paths to follow after graduation and what the Enterprise Rose Fellowship entails.

The presentations will start at 4 p.m. in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall. Afterward, all are invited to join the fellows for a Fat Tuesday Feast.

CAAD holds career fair

February 24th, 2014 Comments Off on CAAD holds career fair

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The CAAD Career Fair was held on Feb. 19 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Fourteen firms were represented.

A panel discussion was also held before the fair. One representative from each of the four various units of study within the college (architecture, art, interior design and building construction science) made up the panel.

The panelists included Tom Howorth of Howorth & Associates, Darren Swindaman of Creative Distillery, Matt Pringle of Broadmoor LLC, and John Moores of Gensler – Atlanta.

The discussions gave students a chance to get their questions answered regarding what firms are looking for in a potential employee as well as tips for interviewing.

The CAAD Career fair is held at Giles Hall each spring. For more information or to get involved with next year’s fair, contact Ryan Colvin, senior coordinator with the MSU Career Center, at 662-325-3344 or rcolvin@career.msstate.edu.


Vote for architecture alumnus for People and Planet Award

February 21st, 2014 Comments Off on Vote for architecture alumnus for People and Planet Award

(photo via greenamerica.org)

(photo via greenamerica.org)

Jeff Seabold, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Homes, has been named as one of 10 finalists for the People and Planet Award.

Seabold, a 2002 graduate of the School of Architecture, was nominated for the award for his residential work.

The public will have an opportunity to vote for a finalist, and three winners will be chosen.

Please support our alumnus, and vote today! (Seabold Architectural Studio; Jackson, MS)

(Voting is open through 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28).

CAAD holds Academic Insight event

February 17th, 2014 Comments Off on CAAD holds Academic Insight event

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On Saturday, Feb. 1, the College of Architecture, Art and Design held Academic Insight, an event for admitted MSU students and their guests. This is the second time the college has held the event, and 98 guests attended.

The event was meant to help students get a better understanding of the programs within the college and was a chance for students to meet other incoming students, current students and professors.

After a department fair, students and their guests had a chance to mingle with current students and faculty over breakfast before Dean Jim West presented an overview of the college.

After the presentation, the group split up into the four college units – architecture, art, interior design and building construction science – and went to those facilities for a “breakout session.”

During the sessions, parents had a chance to meet with the program directors and faculty while students worked on an activity meant to give them a glimpse into their program.

Architecture students worked with Assistant Professor Justin Taylor and current architecture student volunteers on a kit-of-parts project. The students used laser-cut cardboard shapes to design form and space.

“The students I interacted with during the session were very enthusiastic and inquisitive and had interesting solutions to the kit-of-parts project,” said Joseph Rose, a third-year architecture student who also serves on the Dean’s Council. “The students really took advantage of the opportunity to interact and seek advice from current architecture students.”

Carl Small Town Center to host design seminar for public officials

February 17th, 2014 Comments Off on Carl Small Town Center to host design seminar for public officials

cstc-red-logoThe Carl Small Town Center (CSTC), a research center housed within the School of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University, is hosting a “Design for Public Officials” seminar.

The event, which is open to all North Mississippi public officials and persons interested in improving their communities, will focus on the value of good design for towns located in the state’s Hills and Delta regions. It will be held at The Inn at Ole Miss in Oxford on Mon., March 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The seminar will provide public officials with useful and applicable knowledge, including the tools to become advocates of good design for their communities. Attendees will also learn what’s needed to be successful in planning and economic development projects for tourism, recreation and job recruitment.

Topics will include the value of good design, transportation, rural sustainability, and creative economy and tourism.

Speakers will be Bob Barber, former planner for the city of Hernando; Heather Deutsch, bicycle program specialist with the District Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.; John Poros, rural sustainability expert and director of the CSTC; and Kennedy Smith, community development and revitalization expert with the Community Land Use and Economics Group out of Arlington, Va.

Attendees will earn two Certified Municipal Official (CMO)) credits. The registration fee is $30 before March 14 or $45 after March 14.  Lunch is included in the workshop.

Public officials also are encouraged to bring ideas and information about their local projects to discuss with panelists during the project sharing session.

For more information about the seminar, contact Leah Faulk Kemp at 662-325-2304 or cstcinfo@caad.msstate.edu. For more information about the CSTC, visit carlsmalltowncenter.org.

Get the registration form here.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

Canceled: Honored architect Julie Eizenberg to speak Friday

February 12th, 2014 Comments Off on Canceled: Honored architect Julie Eizenberg to speak Friday

Julie Eizenberg HeadshotDue to a flight cancellation, this lecture has been canceled. 

Via msstate.edu.

Architect Julie Eizenberg, representing the American Institute of Architects, speaks Friday [Feb. 14] at Mississippi State.

The latest guest for the School of Architecture’s 2013-14 Harrison Lecture Series, Eizenberg begins her presentation at 4 p.m. in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium of the university’s Giles Hall. The event is free and open to all.

She is founding principal of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Koning Eizenberg Architecture, a firm honored, to date, with more than 100 awards for design, sustainability and historic preservation.

Eizenberg, who leads the firm’s design and master planning efforts, was recognized in 2012 with the AIA’s Los Angeles Gold Medal for her influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

Sponsored by Robert and Freda Harrison of Jackson, the speaker series regularly brings national and international architects, as well as other designers, to share their knowledge and expertise with MSU architecture students, faculty and alumni, as well as interested members of the local community.

Robert Harrison is a retired architect, consultant and founding partner of JH&H Architects.

For more information, contact assistant professor Alexis Gregory at 662-325-0722 or agregory@caad.msstate.edu.

Fourth-year architecture students work on capstone project in Pascagoula

February 10th, 2014 Comments Off on Fourth-year architecture students work on capstone project in Pascagoula

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The fourth-year School of Architecture studios have partnered with the Mississippi Maritime Museum in Pascagoula for their 2014 capstone project.

The thirty-four architecture students are working on a conceptual vision of how Lowery Island might be developed. The students’ visions include how the Mississippi Maritime Museum might become a part of Lowery Island over the long term.

The visions were shared with the museum’s Board of Directors on Feb. 1 for future consideration along with members of the city of Pascagoula’s Planning Department.

The project is a follow-up to MSU’s earlier visit in January for the suggestions of design and functional use of the Museum’s two facilities on 611 DuPont street in Pascagoula.  The Maritime Museum acquired the old PHS Math & Science building and Band Hall in 2013, and plans are underway to convert these facilities into a Maritime Museum that will reflect the state of Mississippi’s 300 years of maritime history. Read more about this part of the project.

The Museum Board of Directors expressed their appreciation for the applications of ideas from MSU and welcomes their continued input for the future.


Tau Sigma Delta presents ‘Graphic Design’ exhibit in Giles Gallery

February 6th, 2014 Comments Off on Tau Sigma Delta presents ‘Graphic Design’ exhibit in Giles Gallery

Graphic Design Gallery Show_POSTER 2014

The “Graphic Design” gallery show will be up in the Giles Gallery from Feb. 12 – 28.  A reception will be held on Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.

The show aims to showcase a diagrammatic cross section of what composes a graphic designer and his or her career, specifically focusing on the work of Schaffhauser Design, a business whose work engages in a wide range of design possibilities but specializes in college athletics. Different methods of production will be explored alongside assorted mediums of expression in an effort to grasp both a chronological sense of individual and career development alongside a critical examination of the industry as a whole, taking into account future possibilities with the rise of new technology.

TSD Student Curator: John Taylor Schaffhauser

See the full TSD Gallery schedule.

Young Architects Forum announces Installation (5) competition

February 4th, 2014 Comments Off on Young Architects Forum announces Installation (5) competition


The competition is open to all interested students.

(via AIA MS)


Competition instructions are as follows:

Include a 24″x 36″ poster mounted on foam core
Model (if applicable)
CD with .pdf of poster and 5 max. jpegs of model

Applicant’s name should NOT be on front of
submission; name should only be on back of poster as appears on entry form.
Include name on CD.

Entry Fees:
Students (proof required) $30.00
Professionals $40.00
Group $40.00

Additional $10 added to registration fee if
received after Feb.
25, 2014.

February 1, 2014  Competition announcement + acceptance of questions.
February 24, 2014  Deadline for submitting questions & Answers to questions posted on FaceBook page
Feb. 24, 2014(11:59 pm CDT)  Early Registration Closes
February 25, 2014 (12:00am CDT) – March 3, 2014 (5:00pm CDT) Late Registration
March 3, 2014 (5:00 pm CDT)  All Materials Due + Registration Closes
March 7, 2014  Winners’ selected and notified

Physical materials to be submitted to:
Jacob Gines (240 Giles Hall)
899 Collegview St
Post Office Box AQ
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Up to 5 winners will be selected and notified.
Winners will be allowed a $200 construction
stipend to build prototype for display at the gallery show.
Receipts to be remitted to AIA\MS for

Questions? Contact:
Charlotte Martin AIA Mississippi Associate
Director at yaf.mississippi@gmail.com or

The Installation(5) Competition is sponsored by the joint efforts of AIA MS’s Young Architects Forum (YAF), the National Organization for Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) and Tau Sigma Delta (TSD). This collaboration is a first for the groups involved in an effort to bring awareness to the creative efforts of young designers and architects throughout the state. The competition selects five winners to build their design and display the final product in the Giles Gallery in the School of Architecture. The gallery will also display selected entrant posters alongside the winners, curated by Tau Sigma Delta. A reception will follow the gallery opening celebrating the gallery and the NOMAS Symposium speaker, Xena Howard of The Freelon Group. The event is hosted by the School of Architecture. Make sure to attend, and support the collaborative efforts of YAF, NOMAS and TSD!

For updates check www.facebook.com/yafms

Competition Entry Form

Competition Flyer

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