School of Architecture morns loss of 2010 alumna Chelsea Clark Lanier

January 11th, 2018 Comments Off on School of Architecture morns loss of 2010 alumna Chelsea Clark Lanier

(Full obituary at http://www.sheltonfuneralhome.net.)

The family of Chelsea Clark Lanier, age 30, of Decatur, will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m. at Beltline Church of Christ with Steve Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends for two hours prior to service.  Shelton Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Chelsea, who died January 7, 2018, after a brief battle with breast cancer, was born February 12, 1987, in Decatur, to Doug and Tammy Clark.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Matthew Clark, and grandparents, Jo Clark, and Kenneth and Freda Wilhite.

Chelsea accepted Christ as her Savior in 1997, and was a faithful member of Beltline Church of Christ.

She was a 2005 graduate of West Morgan High School where she was Salutatorian.  She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University in 2010, followed by a Master in Design Build from Auburn University in 2011.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude in May, 2017, with a degree in Graphic Design from Calhoun Community College.

Chelsea was a graphic designer for Creative Design Circle of Huntsville.  She was a talented artist who loved to draw, paint, and make jewelry.  She touch so many with her talents.

She is survived by her husband of five years, Daniel Lanier; her parents; one brother, Mitchell Clark; one sister, Courtney Clark; grandmother, Barbara Clark; nephews, Gage Roberts and Leelan Neville; mother-in-law, Nena Lanier; sisters-in-law, Lori Neville (Mike), Kristel Moser (Ryan), and Rachel Lanier.

The family offers their special thanks to Dr. Johnny Nacilla of Cullman Oncology, and to Asera Care Hospice and staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in her memory to the Beltline Church of Christ Building Fund.

 

Mississippi State architecture educator releases latest book, ‘Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy’

December 21st, 2017 Comments Off on Mississippi State architecture educator releases latest book, ‘Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy’

Theodore “Ted” G. Ammon’s recent book, “Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy: Experience Required,” was released on December 12.

Ammon, an associate professor of philosophy at Millsaps College, also teaches the Philosophy of Architecture course at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture’s Jackson Center. He has also authored “Imagine U” and edited “Conversations with William H. Gass” and “David Bowie and Philosophy: Rebel, Rebel.

“Our fifth-year students at the School of Architecture Jackson Center in historic downtown Jackson are fortunate to have such an esteemed philosopher and author from Milsaps College teaching our Philosophy of Architecture course,” said Director and F.L. Crane Professor Michael Berk. 

Jassen Callender, associate professor and director of the Jackson Center, contributed to the chapter “Facing Up to the Realities.”

About the book – via amazon.com:
“In “Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy,” philosophers come to terms with the experience and the phenomenon of Jimi Hendrix, uncovering some surprising implications of Hendrix’s life and work. Much of this book is concerned with the restless polarities and dualities that reveal themselves through Hendrix….What did Hendrix mean when he spoke of “the realities” of conflict conveyed in “Machine Gun”? What is a “Voodoo Chile”? When does noise become music? These and other questions are addressed in “Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy”.”

Ammon was born in Vicksburg and is a 1976 Mississippi State alumnus. He received his Master of Architecture as well as his Doctor of Philosophy from Washington University. He began teaching at Millsaps College in 1985 and has taught for Mississippi State for over 10 years. In 1992, he received the “Distinguished Professor Award” from Millsaps. Ammon is proud to drive a 1956 Dodge Coronet with a V8 engine, dual exhausts and pushbutton transmission. He “still plays vinyl proudly” and believes “Jimi Hendrix rules electric guitar.”

Callender, a 1994 School of Architecture alumnus, is an associate professor of architecture and director of Mississippi State University’s Jackson Center, which houses the School of Architecture’s fifth-year program, where he teaches advanced design studios and Theory of Urban Design. He is also an occasional practitioner, painter and writer who is a member of both the Society of Architectural Historians and a regional board member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Callender’s educational background underscores this range of interests and concerns, from undergraduate training in both architecture and philosophy (1987-1994) to graduate work in painting, sculpture and art history leading to an MFA in 2001. His subsequent research interests at first seem varied in equal measure – ranging from phenomenological studies of desire, to analyses of the role of perception and meaning in sustainable urbanism, to questioning the impact of shifts from meaning to information paradigms on the evolution of architecture theory and practice. All of this research aims at deepening our understanding of how meaning is constructed and shared in and through the built environment. His first book, “Architecture History and Theory in Reverse,” was published by Routledge in July 2017.

See the news in the Maroon Memo.

archimania ranked 13th by Architect Magazine

December 12th, 2017 Comments Off on archimania ranked 13th by Architect Magazine

Archimania, a memphis architecture firm, was ranked number 13 in the 2017 Architect Magazine annual top-50 ranking.

See the main story here, and see the full list of the top-50 here.

Mississippi State University architecture alumni at archimania include:

Partner/ Principal:

  • Todd Walker, FAIA

 Staff architects:

  • Greg Price AIA
  • Will Randolph Assoc AIA
  • Kayce Williford AIA

 Designers:

  • Anthony DiNolfo
  •  J Humphries Assoc AIA
  • Patrick Brown
  • Patrick Green (current fourth-year student)

 

Architecture students present fall 2017 Final Reviews

December 11th, 2017 Comments Off on Architecture students present fall 2017 Final Reviews

Thurs., Nov. 16 and Fri. Nov. 17 – Fifth-Year Reviews
Jackson Urban projects

Mon., Nov. 20 – First-Year Reviews
Foundational intervention (3 media: wood; metal; casting)

Mon., Nov. 27 – Second-Year Reviews
Collaborative Studio w/ BCS   ‘Quaker Meeting House’

Tues., Nov. 28 – Third-Year Reviews
‘Urban Chicago medium density Housing’

Wed., Nov. 29 – Fourth-Year Reviews

Studio 1: Mass Timber Office Bldg in Jackson

(photo by Russ Houston / © Mississippi State University)

Studio 2: Ripley MS Master Planning w/ CSTC

 

School of Architecture announces fall 2017 Final Jury Review schedule

November 1st, 2017 Comments Off on School of Architecture announces fall 2017 Final Jury Review schedule

Fifth-Year Program  FINAL JURY SCHEDULE    (in Jackson MS)                                                                       Jury to be in the 5th-Year Jackson Center on Capitol Street. Please call first to confirm times. 601.354.6480

Thurs., Nov. 16
Fifth-Year Reviews
9-6 p.m.  (w/ possible evening session)  
Jackson Urban projects

Fri., Nov. 17
Fifth-Year Reviews
9-6 p.m.  (w/ possible evening session)  
Jackson Urban projects

Main Campus  FINAL JURY SCHEDULE    (in Starkville)                                                                                   Jury to be in either Giles Gallery or Fazio Jury Room 

Mon., Nov. 20
First-Year Reviews
9-6 p.m.  (w/ possible evening session)  
Foundational intervention (3 media: wood; metal; casting)

Mon., Nov. 27
Second-Year Reviews
9-6 p.m.  (w/ possible evening session)  
Collaborative Studio w/ BCS   ‘Quaker Meeting House’

Tues., Nov. 28
Third-Year Reviews
9-6 p.m.  (w/ possible evening session)  
‘Urban Chicago medium density Housing’

Wed., Nov. 29
Fourth-Year Reviews
9-6 p.m.  (w/ possible evening session)  
2 studios: 1) Mass Timber Office Bldg in Jackson &  2) Ripley MS Master Planning w/ CSTC

 

School of Architecture hosts Advisory Board for fall 2017 meeting

October 12th, 2017 Comments Off on School of Architecture hosts Advisory Board for fall 2017 meeting

The Mississippi State University School of Architecture Advisory Board met on Mon., Oct. 10, in the Hunter Henry Center on campus in Starkville.

After the business meeting, the group was invited to an open house event at the Carl Small Town Center to meet with the new director Leah Kemp and see exhibits of current work.

A reception was held following the open house for the current exhibition on display in the Giles Gallery, “Bridges of Touchstone,” featuring work by alumnus and board member Bradley Touchstone’s firm.

(photos by Kelsey Brownlee)

School of Architecture announces 2017-2018 Giles Gallery exhibition schedule

August 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on School of Architecture announces 2017-2018 Giles Gallery exhibition schedule

Jackson Center director’s first book available for sale

August 8th, 2017 Comments Off on Jackson Center director’s first book available for sale

 

The publisher, Routledge, describes the book as follows: “Architecture History and Theory in Reverse looks at architecture history in reverse, in order to follow chains of precedents back through time to see how ideas alter the course of civilization in general and the discipline of architecture in particular. Part I begins with present-day attitudes about architecture and traces them back to seminal ideas from the beginning of the twentieth century. Part II examines how pre-twentieth-century societies designed and understood architecture, how they strove to create communal physical languages and how their disagreements set the stage for our information age practices. The book includes 45 black-and-white images and will be useful to students of architecture and literature.”

Callender, a 1994 School of Architecture alumnus, teaches advanced design studios at the Jackson Center, which houses the School of Architecture’s fith-year program. He is also an occasional practitioner, painter and writer who is a member of both the Society of Architectural Historians and a regional board member of the US Green Building Council. Callender’s educational background underscores this range of interests and concerns, from undergraduate training in both architecture and philosophy (1987-1994) to graduate work in painting, sculpture and art history leading to an MFA in 2001. His subsequent research interests at first seem varied in equal measure – ranging from phenomenological studies of desire, to analyses of the role of perception and meaning in sustainable urbanism, to questioning the impact of shifts from meaning to information paradigms on the evolution of architecture theory and practice.

“All of this research aims at deepening our understanding of how meaning is constructed and shared in and through the built environment,” said Callender.

Architecture History and Theory in Reverse is now available for purchase online and can be found at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books a Million, among others.

Alumna Janet Marie Smith named SportsBusiness Journal’s Champion

June 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Alumna Janet Marie Smith named SportsBusiness Journal’s Champion

Via Alumnus magazine

Janet Marie Smith (MSU BARC, ’81) has been named one of SportsBusiness Journal’s Champions: Pioneers and Innovators in Sports Business for 2017. She is senior vice president of planning and development for the Los Angeles Dodgers and has been involved in ballpark projects including the original design of Camden Yards in Baltimore, converting Atlanta’s Olympic Stadium to Turner Field and renovating Boston’s Fenway Park and L.A.’s Dodger Stadium.

Mississippi State architecture alumni join CDFL firm

June 28th, 2017 Comments Off on Mississippi State architecture alumni join CDFL firm

Clockwise, from left: Joshua Johnson, Samantha King, Ashton Polk, and Jared Robinson

Clockwise, from left: Joshua Johnson, Samantha King, Ashton Polk, and Jared Robinson (Image via CDFL)

Via CDFL

CDFL is thrilled to announce the addition of several new members to their team.

Joining their architecture studio are Mississippi State University graduates Joshua Johnson, Samantha King, and Jared Robinson. Ashton Polk, another Bulldog grad, is joining their administrative team. 

“It’s always exciting to see new faces join the CDFL family,” said President Rob Farr. “We’re delighted to add their fresh perspective and enthusiasm to an already talented and committed group.”

Read more at CDFL.com

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