March 6th, 2014 Comments Off
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 email@example.com
More on Charles Renfro (Bio)
See the lecture poster.
March 4th, 2014 Comments Off
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.
More more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
February 17th, 2014 Comments Off
The 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 email@example.com. For more information about the CSTC, visit carlsmalltowncenter.org.
Get the registration form here.
Read the story on MSU’s website.
February 12th, 2014 Comments Off
Due to a flight cancellation, this lecture has been canceled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 29th, 2014 Comments Off
The Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art, and Design will hold a career fair on Feb. 19 and 2 in Giles Hall.
The fair is open to all companies interested in speaking to students in the college’s four disciplines: architecture, art, interior design and building construction science. This event will be a great opportunity for firms to get exposure to students and have a presence on MSU’s campus for future recruiting needs.
To register, visit the MSU Career Center website, and click “Employer Registration” under “Architecture, Art & Design Fair” listed at the bottom of the “events” page. A username and password will be emailed to you after you fill out the information form.
If you have any questions about registration, contact Angie Chrestman at email@example.com or 662-325-3823 or Jan Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 19
3:30 – 5:00: Panel Discussion (optional)
5:00 – 6:30: Career Fair Giles (refreshments provided)
Thursday, February 20
We have rooms available if you want to stay over and interview candidates that you met at the fair. Listed below are the times available for interviewing:
8:30 – 11:30: Interviews (Montgomery Hall – Career Center)
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 4:30 : Interviews Resume
January 23rd, 2014 Comments Off
The School of Architecture and Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society (TSD) are excited to feature the work of Belinda Stewart Architects.
“Preserve Nation: An Exhibit on Historical Preservation and Vernacular Design,” will be on display in the Giles Hall Gallery through Jan. 31. A reception will be held on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.
Student curator for the event was Jake Johnson, and the faculty curator for the TSD exhibits is Professor Jacob Gines.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Click here to see the full 2013-2014 TSD Exhibit Schedule.
December 13th, 2013 Comments Off
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Please contact Alexis Gregory at email@example.com for questions.
The School of Architecture is partnering with the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to conduct a design charette, or short design project, with professional architects and students from the first through fourth-year studios.
The project will be for the design of a mixed-use building in downtown Starkville.
The event will be held from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Giles Hall on Fri., Feb. 7, 2014.
Join us! The early registration deadline has been extended to Jan. 17. Normal registration has been moved to Jan. 24.
Click here to download the registration form.
Contact Associate Professor Alexis Gregory, AIA, at 662-325-0722 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Regular registration extended to Fri., Jan. 31. Registration and fee must be received by that time. Late registration will apply after that date.
- Associates registration added! $100 for each associate by Fri., Jan. 31. Registration and fee must be received by that time. Late registration will apply after that date.
November 15th, 2013 Comments Off
(In Giles Hall – Starkville:)
First-Year Studio (Foundation Design)
Monday, Nov. 25
Noon – 6 p.m. (and probably later . . . w/ evening session)
Second-Year Studio (Tectonic Studio I)
Monday, Dec. 02
9 a.m. – noon
* A ribbon-cutting will be held at 2 p.m. for the Collaborative Studio’s bus shelter design/build installation on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Lands. Call the main office – 662-325-2202 – for more information.
Third-Year Studio (Urban Housing)
Tuesday, Nov. 26
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (and probably later . . . w/ evening session)
Fourth-Year Studio (Topical Studios: Gulf Coast)
Tuesday, Dec. 03
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (and probably later . . . w/ evening session)
(Stuart C. Irby Jr. Studios, Jackson)
Fifth-Year Studio (Urban+ Conceptual Projects)
Thursday, Dec. 05
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 06
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
“The fifth-year fall studio considers some of the myriad ways in which architecture animates human experience. To this end, students are asked to focus on projects of three distinct scales – a light fixture and its relation to an interior space, a significant interior space and its relation to the building and a building and its relation to the surrounding urban fabric. It is intended that larger concerns that emerge as we make linkages between these scales will serve as beginning points for the students’ independent projects in the spring semester.” – Jassen S. Callender, fifth-year program director and studio coordinator
Please call the main office – 662-325-2202 – to confirm if you will be attending any of the reviews.
November 5th, 2013 Comments Off
The event will be held at the historic Cotesworth Culture and Heritage Center.
Anyone interested in attending the year-end gathering of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Southeast Chapter, should RSVP to email@example.com. Click to view the PDF.
Find info. about the Mississippi Chapter of the ICAA on Facebook.