Mississippi Museum of Art video features Gulf Coast Community Design Studio

September 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Mississippi Museum of Art video features Gulf Coast Community Design Studio

David Perkes, director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, was recently featured in a video by the Mississippi Museum of Art.

The Gulf Coast Community Design Studio – a research center within in the School of Architecture and College of Architecture, Art and Design – was established on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005 to work in communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina. It has since evolved from disaster recovery work to addressing long-term issues of affordable housing, healthy communities and resilient landscapes and infrastructure.

The interview is part of the “When Modern was Contemporary” exhibit.

Mississippi Museum of Art video features architecture alumni Mark and Madison Talley

September 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Mississippi Museum of Art video features architecture alumni Mark and Madison Talley

Mark (2010) and Madison Talley (2011), owners of TALLstudio Architecture PLLC in Ocean Springs, were recently featured in a video by the Mississippi Museum of Art.

The interview is part of the “When Modern was Contemporary” exhibit.

School of Architecture hosts TIMBR Symposium

September 18th, 2016 Comments Off on School of Architecture hosts TIMBR Symposium

(photos by Claire Sims and Ashtyn Bryant)

Contributed to by Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Mississippi State’s School of Architecture recently hosted a Timber Innovations for Mississippi Buildings Reimagined (TIMBR) Symposium on the Starkville campus.

Funded in part by a $10,000 Community Partnership Grant from internationally recognized nonprofit Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI), the event brought together architects, engineers, students, educators, researchers, timberland owners and forest product professionals, among others.

MSU Assistant Professor of Architecture Jacob A. “Jake” Gines said this first-of-its-kind event focused on mass-timber innovations and their potential application in the construction industry for Mississippi and the Southern region of the U.S.

“Mississippi contains approximately 19.8 million acres of forested land, which accounts for 64 percent of the state’s total area,” he said. “The value of timber harvested in Mississippi has averaged in excess of $1 billion per year over the past 20 years and accounts for over 70,000 jobs in the state.”

Gines said funding also was provided by a $12,000 grant from the Mississippi Forestry Foundation and other industry partners. This fall, the grant is enabling fourth-year undergraduate architecture students’ participation in a wood-based design studio.

Focusing on recent innovations in wood products and construction methods, the studio will culminate with a design competition in which students will craft plans for a mid-rise wood structure that could serve as a showcase for wood building design in Mississippi and an office space for the Mississippi Forestry Association. For more, visit http://tinyurl.com/MSUArchTIMBRstudio.

Annual Brasfield and Gorrie design competition wraps up

September 13th, 2016 Comments Off on Annual Brasfield and Gorrie design competition wraps up

(Photos and story by Kelsey Brownlee)

Students in the College of Architecture, Art and Design participate in the Brasfield & Gorrie Student Design Competition every year at Mississippi State University. The interdisciplinary design competition includes teams of students from each department in college (architecture, art, interior design and building construction science).

The goal is to expose students to an interdisciplinary project delivery system to facilitate the design of a structure that incorporates sustainability, innovation and LEED construction principles. It is the goal of the competition to overcome preconceived ideas of the roles traditionally assumed by the various disciplines in the college. Teams will implement into their design solutions current issues that are impacting the design and construction industry.

Student teams work on the project the first two weeks of the fall semester. This year’s presentations were held on Wed., Aug. 31.

For this year’s competition, students were challenged to design and create a renovation and construction plan for two existing buildings, as well as a means of connecting the buildings, for the tenancy of the pop-up retail space. Located on University Drive at the edge of the MSU campus, the existing buildings were constructed during the 1930s as part of the Public Works Administration and originally served as faculty housing.

Students were asked to

  1. incorporate accessory spaces such as offices, a receiving area and a catering kitchen in addition to the retail and gallery spaces;
  2. bring the buildings into compliance with current zoning and building codes;
  3. design signage and wayfinding that will direct attention to the building from University Avenue; and
  4. incorporate aspects of sustainability that would allow the project to be designated LEED certified.

 

First Place (tie):
Team Bazaar:
Annah Pennebaker, interior design
Nick Vezinaw, architecture
Omkar Prabhu, architecture
Lara Lynn Waddell, architecture
Tanner Wallace, building construction science
Sarah Prater, graphic design

Team Expo:
Catherine Conner, interior design
Katie Hughes, interior design
Cory Moxley, architecture
Claire Sims, architecture
Matt Bowen, building construction science
Morgan Donour, graphic design

Third Place:
Team Vertex:
Tori Reynolds, interior design
Ana Miller, interior design
Curtis Reed, architecture
Charles Barlow, architecture
Ben Webster, architecture
Davis Byrd, building construction science
Lauren Lewis, graphic design

Architecture student named 2016-2017 Presidential Scholar

September 4th, 2016 Comments Off on Architecture student named 2016-2017 Presidential Scholar

President Mark E. Keenum (first row, center) welcomes the newest class of MSU Presidential Scholars. From left to right, they include (first row) Joy Carino, Carley Bowers, Alicia Brown, Katelyn Provine, (second) Donielle Allen, Leah Boyd, Dajaina Martin, Krishna Desai, (third) Garhett Moseley, Samuel Lucas, Seth Lenoir, Benjamin Jones and Joseph Neyland.
(Photo by Russ Houston)

Via Alumnus

More than 700 qualified applicants, applied for the 2016-17 Mississippi State University Presidential Scholars program, which is part of MSU’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College.

With qualifications that include a minimum 30 ACT or 1330 SAT score, the prestigious annual awards cover the current cost of university tuition, fees, books, and room and board, as well as research and study-abroad expenses.

The 2016-17 Presidential Scholars class includes (by hometown):

BARTLETT, Tennessee—Freshman Benjamin K. Jones, an engineering major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship.

BRANDON—Freshmen Seth L. Lenoir, a chemical engineering major, receiving a Hal and Linda Parker Presidential Endowed Scholarship; and Katelyn S. Provine, a biological sciences/pre-medicine major, receiving an Alan Nunnelee Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

BYRAM—Freshman Dajaina M. Martin, a biochemistry major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship.

COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee—Freshman Carley E. Bowers, an economics major, receiving a Bobby and Barbara Martin Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

HATTIESBURG—Sophomore Samuel N. Lucas, a chemical engineering major, receiving a Malcolm and Olivia Portera Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Sophomore Garhett J. Moseley, a business administration/international business and Spanish double-major, receiving a Louis Hurst Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

JACKSON—Freshman Joseph N. Neyland, an aerospace engineering/astronautics major, receiving a Mickey and Babs Holliman Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

MADISON, Alabama—Freshman Leah A. Boyd, a music major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship.

MCCALLA, Alabama—Junior Donielle D. Allen, a biochemistry/pre-medicine major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship.

PETAL—Freshman Alicia D. Brown, a chemical engineering major, receiving a John and Georgia Ann McPherson Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

RIDGELAND—Freshman Krishna D. Desai, an architecture major, receiving a Charles and Pat Lee Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

STARKVILLE—Sophomore Joy Carino, an English major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship. ν

For more on the program, visit www.honors.msstate.edu/scholars.

Register now for MSU School of Architecture’s TIMBR Symposium

September 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Register now for MSU School of Architecture’s TIMBR Symposium

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Mississippi State’s School of Architecture is hosting a Timber Innovations for Mississippi Buildings Reimagined (TIMBR) Symposium Thursday-Friday [Sept. 15-16] on the Starkville campus.

Registration is free and must be completed by Sept. 10 at www.msstate.edu/timbr. American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education units will be provided.

Funded in part by a $10,000 Community Partnership Grant from internationally recognized nonprofit Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI), the daylong event will bring together architects, engineers, students, educators, researchers, timberland owners and forest product professionals, among others.

MSU Assistant Professor of Architecture Jacob A. “Jake” Gines said this first-of-its-kind event will focus on mass-timber innovations and their potential application in the construction industry for Mississippi and the Southern region of the U.S.

Sustainable forest management can provide strategic long-term benefits for the Magnolia State, Gines emphasized.

“Mississippi contains approximately 19.8 million acres of forested land, which accounts for 64 percent of the state’s total area,” he said. “The value of timber harvested in Mississippi has averaged in excess of $1 billion per year over the past 20 years and accounts for over 70,000 jobs in the state.”

Gines said funding also was provided by a $12,000 grant from the Mississippi Forestry Foundation and other industry partners. This fall, the grant is enabling fourth-year undergraduate architecture students’ participation in a wood-based design studio.

Focusing on recent innovations in wood products and construction methods, the studio will culminate with a design competition in which students will craft plans for a mid-rise wood structure that could serve as a showcase for wood building design in Mississippi and an office space for the Mississippi Forestry Association. For more, visit http://tinyurl.com/MSUArchTIMBRstudio.

For complete details on the TIMBR Symposium, visit the above-mentioned websites or contact Gines at 662-325-0094 or jgines@caad.msstate.edu.

The School of Architecture is part of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

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