James P. Cramer to present 24th Annual Jean Giles Memorial Lecture

April 21st, 2014 Comments Off

jcramer IMAGERecognition Day for the School of Architecture will be held on Fri., May 16 at 1 p.m. in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium.

Graduating fifth-year architecture students will be honored along with students in each year level receiving scholarships and other awards.

The Annual Jean Giles Memorial Lecture will be given by James P. Cramer.

(Via DesignIntelligence) “James P. Cramer is the founding editor and publisher of DesignIntelligence as well as the founder and CEO of the Greenway Group. He researches, consults, and gives seminars for leading professional firms around the world. He is the author of several hundred articles and several books, including the critically acclaimed Design Plus Enterprise: Seeking a New Reality in Architecture. He is co-author of How Firms Succeed: A Field Guide to Management Solutions, and the editor of the Almanac of Architecture and Design. Cramer is the former chief executive of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. (1988-94), the recipient of more than 80 awards and honors, a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the AIA, and a Fellow of the International Leadership Forum in La Jolla, Calif. He is currently the president of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank the Design Futures Council. An educator, futurist, and business adviser, he is often leading strategic retreats and facilitating sessions about “futures invention” and value migration changes in the design professions.”

For more information about Recognition Day, contact the School of Architecture at 662-325-2202.

Tau Sigma Delta presents ‘Transparent Reflections’ exhibit, reception

April 15th, 2014 Comments Off

“Transparent Reflections,” an exhibit sponsored by Tau Sigma Delta (TSD), features the photography of David C. Lewis, Ph.D.

Lewis is the current interim director of the Building Construction Science Program.

The exhibit will be on display in the Giles Gallery from April 15-22, and a reception will be held at 5 p.m. on April 16.

See the full TSD Gallery schedule.

School of Architecture to host lunch reception for Harrison Lecturer

April 9th, 2014 Comments Off

The School of Architecture Lecture Committee is hosting a free lunch reception for all School of Architecture students and faculty on Fri., April 1, starting at 11:30 a.m. in honor of Bob Harris, the final speaker in the 2013-2014 Harrison Lecture Series.(Harris’ lecture, originally scheduled for Jan. 31, was postponed due to a flight cancellation.)

The reception will be coordinated and run by students from all four architecture student organizations including AIAS, Alpha Rho Chi, NOMAS and Tau Sigma Delta.

The lunch reception will be held in the Giles Hall Courtyard, where students and faculty will have the opportunity to chat with Harris.

The lecture will be held immediately following in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium at 1 p.m.

School of Architecture announces 2014 final Jury Review schedule

April 3rd, 2014 Comments Off

The Collaborative Studio's spring Mid-Term Review (Photo by Alexis Gregory)

The Collaborative Studio’s spring Mid-Term Review (Photo by Alexis Gregory)

Please call the main office at 662-325-2202 to confirm exact times and dates prior to attending.

All the following reviews will be in Giles Hall – Starkville:

First-Year Studio

Monday, April 28

Second-Year Studio

Friday, April 25

Third-Year Studio

Wednesday, April 30
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
“Collaborative Studio”
The Third-Year 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 Caledonia for the Lowndes County Volunteer Fire Department. The students have been working with their faculty and a collection of volunteer firefighters, professional architects and professional constructors to develop the project. Read more about the Collaborative Studio this semester.

Fourth-Year Studio

Tuesday, April 29
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Giles Gallery and Michael Fazio Jury Room)
The fourth-year studios will be presenting proposals for the Mississippi Maritime Museum to be located in Pascagoula. See a story about the project.

Fifth-Year Studio

Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
“Independent Projects”

School of Architecture to hold annual NOMAS Symposium

March 26th, 2014 Comments Off

The annual National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) will hold their annual symposium on Fri., April 4.

The symposium will include a panel discussion that includes various College of Architecture, Art and Design professors and students as well as featured guest Zena Howard. The panel discussions will be held in the Robert in Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles hall from 1:10 – 2:10 p.m. and from 2:20 – 3:20 p.m. The topic of the discussions will be “Design for the Body,” design in relationship to the body (based on the book, World of Perception, by Maurice Merleau-Ponty).

Howard, an associate principal architect with The Freelon Group, will also present a lecture in the auditorium beginning at 4 p.m. as part of the annual Harrison Lecture Series. Click here to view Howard’s biography.

All CAAD students are encouraged to attend the panel discussions and lecture.

For questions, contact Aryn Phillips, NOMAS secretary, at asp166@msstate.edu.

Architect Charles Renfro to speak at War Memorial in Jackson

March 6th, 2014 Comments Off

Photo by Alessio Boni

Photo by Alessio Boni

Architect Charles Renfro, AIA, will present a lecture at the War Memorial in Jackson on March 21.

Renfro, a partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an award winning, 90-person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts and architecture, is one of eight lecturers who make up the 2013-2014 Mississippi State University School of Architecture endowed Harrison Lecture Series line-up.

The annual series, sponsored by Robert and Freda Harrison of Jackson, brings in national and international architects and others in the trade to speak to School of Architecture alumni, faculty and students as well as the MSU community.

“This particular lecture affords us the opportunity to have an internationally recognized firm make a presentation in the Jackson Metro area, which focuses on the ‘practice’ of architecture,” said Michael Berk, director of the school. “The work of these firms is intended to connect more readily with the professionals and locally interested community members in the state.”

Renfro will speak at 3:30 p.m. at the War Memorial (120 North State Street, Jackson 39201), and a reception will immediately follow at the fifth-year facilities for the MSU School of Architecture, the Stuart C. Irby Jr. Studios (509 East Capitol Street, Jackson 39201). Both the lecture and reception are open to the public.

“The School of Architecture will be busing down students and faculty from Starkville to also participate and celebrate this unique event,” said Berk.

Renfro lectures frequently both in the United States and abroad. His work with DS+R has been exhibited worldwide at many museums and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum, the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Centre Pompidou. Prior to joining the firm, his independent art and architectural work had been exhibited in galleries nationwide, including the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.

For more information, contact Alexis Gregory at 662.325.0722 or agregory@caad.msstate.edu.  Lecture attendance is worth 1 AIA CES credit.

More on Charles Renfro (Bio)

See the lecture poster.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

Tickets now on sale for Beaux Arts Ball

March 4th, 2014 Comments Off

web Beaux Arts Ball Schaefer Hedgepeth Poster

The annual Beaux Arts Ball, “Black and White,” will be held on Sat., April 5, from 8 – 11 p.m. at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum Pavilion.

The event will feature a cash bar and catering by City Bagel.

Tickets are $10 now through March 10 and $15 after that and can be purchased from Caroline Cooper in Freeman 106 or from any AIAS officer.

For more information, email aias.msstate@gmail.com.

CSTC to host Fat Tuesday Feast

February 25th, 2014 Comments Off

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.

Carl Small Town Center to host design seminar for public officials

February 17th, 2014 Comments Off

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

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.

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