School of Architecture announces final 2015 jury schedule

April 9th, 2015 Comments Off on School of Architecture announces final 2015 jury schedule

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All reviews will occur in the Giles Gallery or Michael Fazio Jury Room in Giles Hall, Starkville.

Fri., April 24, 9-6 p.m. (with possible evening session)
First-Year Studio
Coordinator: Assistant Professor Andrew Tripp
The first-year studio will be presenting final proposals for a stargazer’s retreat.  The content of the studio is focused on the fundamental topics of orientation, order, proportion and the elemental language of architectural form.

Mon., April 27, 9-6 p.m. (with possible evening session)
Second-Year Studio
Coordinator: Assistant Professor Justin Taylor
The second-year studio will be presenting their Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge research station. The studio is focused on interventions into the landscape, utilizing pre-existing site structures.

Tues., April 28, 9-6 p.m. (with possible evening session)
Third-Year: Collaborative Studio
Coordinator: Assistant Professor Tom Leathem
The third-year spring Collaborative Studio is a partnership between the School of Architecture and the Building Construction Science Program. The students are combined into teams of three to four students with at least one student from each department in each team. The student teams are designing a new fire station in Starkville for the Starkville Fire Department. The students have been working with their faculty, professional architects and professional constructors to develop the project.

Wed., April 29, 9-6 p.m. (with possible evening session)
Fourth-Year Studio
Coordinator: Associate Professor Hans Herrmann
The fourth-year design studio is developing proposals for a New Library in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. This studio is the demonstration point for Integrative/Comprehensive Design. Students will present projects inclusive of Visioning, Programming, Site Design, Structural, Active and Passive Systems with a special focus on Water Ecology. The libraries will be approx. 12,000 sq.ft. in size with an additional exterior theater space accommodating up to 200 viewers. Click here to see the full description of the project.

Thurs., April 30, 10-6 p.m. (with possible evening session)
Fri., May 1, 9-6 p.m. (with possible evening session)
Fifth-Year Studio
Coordinator: Jackson Center Director Jassen Callender
Independent thesis projects

NOTE: All times are subject to a bit of change (due to the nature of the review process) along with breaks for lunch. Please contact the school to confirm the final schedule as it relates to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

MSU School of Architecture alumnus honored with ‘Future Project Award’

April 9th, 2015 Comments Off on MSU School of Architecture alumnus honored with ‘Future Project Award’

Courtesy of Perkins+Will / Illustration:MIR

Courtesy of Perkins+Will / Illustration:MIR

(Via Perkins+Will)

Scott Allen, a New York-based project/ lead designer with the global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will and a 2010 graduate of the Mississippi State University School of Architecture, recently traveled to Cannes, France, to accept an Architectural Review / MIPIM Future Project Award for one of his latest projects.

Allen was one of around 28,000 in attendance of the global real-estate event along with 200 architects and industry elite from across the globe who came together for the 14th annual awards celebration.

Perkins+Will was honored with the award in the Tall Buildings category for conceptual plans of its East 37th Street Residential Tower in New York City, slated to begin construction in early 2017 with a late 2018 completion date. The 700-foot-tall Manhattan tower boasts a “shimmering, angled curtain wall” organized around five clusters of shared amenity space and open-air gardens. See all of the winners here.

“The idea is to create a new kind of communal ecosystem of social relationships within a thin tower design,” said Allen. “Rather than giving residents small, almost unusable balconies as seen in many towers, they will enjoy big community terraces that are the kind of social and interactive spaces in high demand today. It’s about re-imagining a new type of architectural ecosystem in residential high-rise design (or even commercial high-rise design) to help evolve the way we understand vertical city life.”

Read more about the Midtown Manhattan tower concept here.

The Future Project Awards celebrates excellence in unbuilt projects worldwide that are examples of fine architecture but have also responded to the client’s development brief while considering the way in which they will impact and contribute to the community around them. All entries were assessed by an international jury chaired by Paul Finch, editorial director, The Architectural Review & The Architects’ Journal. See the 2015 judges here.

Scott’s work has garnered considerable attention for his idealistic yet practically rooted creative solutions that steer clear of conventional architectural responses. His process profiles architecture’s fundamental relationships and each project’s creative response to global commerce, sustainability, location and economy in design. His projects are currently taking shape from Manhattan to Kuwait, Riyadh to Washington, D.C., and coming soon to Istanbul. As a major part of the New York practice, Scott has secured a series of new projects over the past year including two future major New York City Skyscrapers, a future net-zero office development in Greenburgh, a Global Consumer Goods North American Headquarters, and two 1 million+ square foot mixed-used developments in New York and Istanbul.

Scott’s portfolio encompasses over thirty million square feet of work throughout a broad range of building types, ranging from residential and office skyscrapers, hospitals, master plans, corporate headquarters and large-scale universities. He is currently involved in a number of projects across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia where his work has been seen in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Record, Fortune, Fast Company, Bloomberg Business, CNN, USA Today, World Landscape Architecture, Arch Daily, Architizer, Design Boom numerous other publications and events, and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and abroad.

Contact Scott at or

Project Team
Design Principal: Rob Goodwin
Project/ Lead Designer: W Scott Allen
Design Team: Jordan Hanson, Aimee Hultquist
Business Development Director: Cagri Kanver

About Perkins+Will
Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935 and founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. Each of the firm’s 24 offices focuses on local, regional and global work in a variety of practice areas. With hundreds of award-winning projects annually, Perkins+Will is highly ranked among top global design firms. Perkins+Will is recognized as one of the industry’s preeminent sustainable design firms due to its innovative research, design tools and expertise. The firm’s 1,600 professionals are thought leaders in developing 21st century solutions to inspire the creation of spaces in which clients and their communities work, heal, live and learn. Social responsibility is a fundamental aspect of Perkins+Will’s culture and every year the company donates 1% of its design services to pro bono initiatives. In 2015, Fast Company ranked Perkins+Will among “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture.” For more information, visit

About the developer – NEF
Nef is a real estate brand within Timur Holding, bringing even the smallest places to life since 2010 and aiming to design thoughtful living spaces for people who care. Nef has brought its signature to successful development projects in Turkey and six other countries, based on original market research and expert analysis of the industry-specific needs of today’s large metropolis. Nef focuses on the design needs of every target audience – from the smallest details such as ceramics and door handles to all the indoor and outdoor features of its projects – and Nef provides all key services including design concepts and development services through marketing and sales. Our goal is to bring a breath of fresh air to the real estate industry, and we collaborate with several of the best architecture firms of the world – so that we will be among the best and most respectable real estate firms in the world. For more information: Zelal Varul Er, Team Communication and Consultancy, / 0533 554 44 10.

Architecture library associate named MSU PCSW Outstanding Woman

April 8th, 2015 Comments Off on Architecture library associate named MSU PCSW Outstanding Woman

The President's Commission on the Status of Women recognized seven ladies with Outstanding Women Awards on Tuesday. From left are honorees Taylor Trippe, Tammie Tubbs and Nicole Rader; MSU Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert; and honorees Vemitra White, Leah Pylate, Judy Hammett and Michelle Lewis. Photo by: Megan Bean

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women recognized seven ladies with Outstanding Women Awards on Tuesday. From left are honorees Taylor Trippe, Tammie Tubbs and Nicole Rader; MSU Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert; and honorees Vemitra White, Leah Pylate, Judy Hammett and Michelle Lewis. Photo by: Megan Bean

(Via WCBI)



Mississippi State took time out Tuesday to honor some outstanding women for their contributions on campus and in the community.

The MSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women presented its annual Outstanding Women and Student Leadership Awards.

Each year the University selects notable women from the Student Body, Faculty, Staff, and Community.

Those recognized this year are:

Outstanding Faculty Woman – Dr. Nicole Rader, Associate Professor of Sociology.

Outstanding Professional Staff Woman – Leah Pylate, Asst. Director for Sexual Assault in the Department of Health, Education, and Wellness

Outstanding Support Staff Woman – Judy Hammett , Senior Library Associate, College of Architecture, Art, and Design (Hammett was nominated for the award by Assistant Professor Alexis Gregory with the support of Dean Jim West.)

Outstanding Graduate Woman – Vemitra White, Ph.D Candidate, Instructional Systems and Workforce Development

Student Leadership Awards – Michelle Lewis, Senior, Accounting and Taylor Trippe, Senior, Biology

Outstanding Community Woman – Tammie Tubbs, Host and Executive Producer of “Talking With Tammie” (Christian Television Network)

Read the story by Leah Barbour on MSU’s website.

MSU architecture professor to serve as site coordinator for 2015 Society for Building Science Educators’ retreat

April 7th, 2015 Comments Off on MSU architecture professor to serve as site coordinator for 2015 Society for Building Science Educators’ retreat



Emily McGlohn’s proposal to serve as site coordinator for the 2015 Society for Building Science Educators’ retreat was recently accepted.

McGlohn, assistant professor at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture, will partner with committee chair Professor Alison Kwok, Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, to coordinate this summer’s Society for Building Science Educators’ retreat.

The retreat, with a “Regions and Localities” theme, will be held June 16-19 in Highlands, N.C.

Building science educators gather for the conference each summer to discuss teaching methods and have conversations about class projects.



At the conference, McGlohn will also present on “The Audit Squad,” her year-long independent study course where students are analyzing building performance and the relationship to energy efficiency and quality of construction.

Erik Herman, visiting assistant professor, will also represent MSU as a program committee member.

CAAD to hold alumni reunion in Atlanta

April 6th, 2015 Comments Off on CAAD to hold alumni reunion in Atlanta

2015 reunion card

The Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art, and Design will host an alumni reunion and reception on May 14, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga.

Held at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis hotel and coinciding with the 2015 AIA Convention, this informal gathering will be a time for CAAD alumni, friends and family to re-connect, visit and network as well as get updates on what is currently happening within the college.

Other university receptions will be held at the same time in this location, so we expect to be able to network with many additional visitors from the AIA and other professional organizations.


Who: CAAD Alumni, friends and family; peers in the industry

What: A time to catch up with your classmates, re-connect, and network with friends.

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Atlanta Marriot Marquis
Room A703
(located on the Atrium level/accessible from the guestroom elevators as floor “AL”)
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-0000



Contact Christie McNeal at 662-325-9839 or with questions.

Click here to download the invitation.

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