School of Architecture holds annual Recognition Day honoring the class of 2019

May 3rd, 2019 Comments Off on School of Architecture holds annual Recognition Day honoring the class of 2019

Recognition Day for the School of Architecture was held on May 2, 2019, in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall.

Dean and Professor of the College of Architecture, Art and Design Angi Elsea Bourgeois welcomed everyone on behalf of the college.

Director and F.L. Crane Professor Michael Berk presented the School of Architecture welcome and thanked parents, spouses, partners, siblings, grandparents and other guests for supporting the graduates before introducing MSU Vice President of Campus Services Amy Tuck, who welcomed everyone to campus on behalf of the university.

Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, presented the 29th Annual Dr. William and Jean P. Giles Memorial Lecture.

The School of Architecture faculty members were recognized before announcing the awards.

2018-2019 School of Architecture awards:

Director’s Award
Recipient: Nada Abdel-Aziz
This special award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the built environment and beyond.

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Annual Allen & Hoshall Faculty Award
Recipient: Dr. Fred Esenwein
The architectural firm of Allen & Hoshall of Jackson, Mississippi, has established a $500 annual award to a faculty member “who has demonstrated excellence in teaching.” The award winners are selected by the fifth-year graduating class.

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Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society (TSD)
Chapter President: Tony Coleman
Faculty Advisors: Professors Jacob Gines and Hans Herrmann
Tau Sigma Delta is the architectural (and allied programs) honor society open to top academic students in design disciplines. Induction does not occur until the student consistently demonstrates high academic standards and is in the third-year.

TSD Initiates: Alex Dean, Mariah Green, Avery Harmon, Sarah Hoing,
Madison Holbrook, Charlyn King, Danielle LeClercq, Bre Richeson

TSD Fifth-Year Graduates: Jake Gartman, Mitchell Hubbell, Matthew Lewis, Karly Morgan, Emily Turner, Lara Lynn Waddell, Leah Ballard Welborn

TSD Faculty/Staff Book Award
Recipient: Judy Hammett
The TSD Faculty/Staff Book Award is presented by the third- and fourth-year
members to the faculty/staff member who has inspired them to excellence.

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National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)
Chapter President: Damion Hardy
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Christopher S. Hunter, Professor Silvina Lopez Barrera
National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) is the student arm of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Students participating seek to enhance the educational experience of its members by fostering diversity within the School of Architecture and the community at-large.

The 2019 NOMAS Diversity Award
Recipient: Damion Hardy
Chosen by the NOMAS membership, the NOMAS Diversity Award is given to a student who has shown outstanding initiative and leadership in promoting diversity within the School and the larger community.

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Alpha Rho Chi (APX)
Chapter President: Rory Fitzpatrick
Faculty Advisor: Professor Jacob Gines
Alpha Rho Chi is the only national co-ed professional/social fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. MSU’s Hippodamus chapter includes members representing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering. Their mission is academic excellence, and the group focuses on leadership, mentoring and professionalism.

Alpha Rho Chi Student Book Award
Recipient: Patrick Greene
The Alpha Rho Chi student book award is given to a graduating fifth-year
architecture student who is an active member of Alpha Rho Chi who has
furthered the mission of the fraternity through service.

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American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
Chapter President: Baron Necaise
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Fred Esenwein
American Institute of Architecture Students is the student counterpart of the American Institute of Architects. The chapter works closely with professional architects in the state through the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

AIAS Member of the Year Award
Recipient: Ashley Casteel
The recipient of the AIAS Award is chosen by the AIAS membership. The qualifications for this award are:  “…that the student goes above and beyond what has been asked of him/her; has shown initiative and leadership qualities; has been an AIAS leader within his/her year level; and does well academically.”

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First-Year Faculty Book Award
Studio Coordinator: Professor Silvina Lopez Barrera
Recipient: Jacob Pritchard
This award is a book selected by the first-year faculty and is presented to a first-year student selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.

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Second-Year Faculty Book Award
Studio Coordinator: Dr. Fred Esenwein
Recipients: Nada Abdel-Aziz, John Spraberry
This award is a book selected by the second-year faculty and is presented to a second-year student selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.

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Third-Year Faculty Book Award
Studio Coordinator: Professor John Poros
Recipients: Sarah Hoing, Madison Holbrook, Suzanne Drue Smith
This award is a book selected by the third-year faculty and is presented to a third-year student/s selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.

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Fourth-Year Faculty Book Award
Studio Coordinator: Professor Jacob Gines
Recipients: Eric Hughes, Meredith Hutto
This award is a book selected by the fourth-year faculty and is presented to a fourth- 
year student/s selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.

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Mississippi Forestry Association Mass Timber Award
First Place: Meredith Hutto
Second Place: Tony Coleman
Third Place: Maria Ory
The Mississippi Forestry Association Mass Timber Awards are selected by MFA Executive Board Members to recognize exceptional and innovative uses of mass timber within the 4th-year capstone studio.

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ARCC King Award
Presented by: Professor John Poros
Recipient: Emily Turner
Selection for this award is made by the entire faculty.  Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), this award is presented to one student per ARCC-member school. Selection of the recipient is based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.

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Fifth-Year Jurists’ Awards
Presented by: Associate Director Jassen Callender
Recipients: Prem Patel, Daniel Smith
The Jurists’ Award, a book award, is conferred by the fifth-year design faculty upon the student(s) who has achieved the greatest personal growth as a designer and whose work has contributed to the overall success of the fifth-year Design Studio.

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Academic Achievement Award
Recipient: Lara Lynn Waddell
The Academic Achievement Award is a book award presented to the graduating fifth-year student who has the highest cumulative MSU grade point average. 

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CDFL Capstone Studio Travel Award
First Place: Diondria Bingham
Second Place: Matthew Lewis
Funds from Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects + Engineers (CDFL)’s $5,000 fifth-year, capstone studio sponsorship were used to support the studio in areas of need and provided support for prominent external project reviewers as well as two cash awards for student travel.

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Alpha Rho Chi Medal
Presented by: Director Michael Berk
Recipient: Leah Ballard Welborn
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded to the graduating fifth-year student who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for the school, and gives promise of professional merit through attitude and personality. The medal is offered each year to every NAAB fully accredited school of architecture. The recipient is chosen by the entire faculty of the school.

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AIA Henry Adams Medal
Presented by: Director Michael Berk
Medal Recipient: Lara Lynn Waddell
Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Henry Adams Medal is considered to be the most important award given to graduating students. It is awarded for “general excellence in architecture” throughout the course of study. The medal is awarded to the most qualified student, and selection is made by the entire faculty.

Students also recognized retiring faculty and staff, Director and F.L. Crane Professor Michael Berk and Library Associate Judy Hammett.

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Other Notable Student Awards, 2018-2019

Aydelott Travel Award
Sarah Hoing
A $2.4 million endowment – established by the late Alfred Lewis Aydelott, FAIA, and his wife, Hope Galloway Aydelott – provides a $20,000 award each year to four architecture students currently enrolled in the professional architecture degree programs at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Auburn University; Mississippi State University; and the University of Tennessee. Sarah’s itinerary includes studies of architect Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain; Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy; and Norman Foster’s City Hall in London, England. Her research will focus on communication through natural light and rawness of structure in twenty-first century architecture. She will work next semester with her faculty mentor, Associate Professor Hans Herrmann.

Trussel Travel Award 
Kaitlyn Breland
The Trussel Travel Award (funded by alumnus Ted T. Porter) is awarded to the second-place recipient of the Aydelott Travel Award. The award provides $5,000 for student travel. Kaitlyn’s proposal which focused on the nature of wood as a sustainable building material. She plans to visit some of the oldest and newest wood structures on the planet, including architect the Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum in Kochi, Japan; Heddal Stave Church in Heddal, Norway; and Limnologen in Vaxjo, Sweden.

National Concrete Masonry Association Unit Design Competition
“The Pulse” Team: Madison Holbrook, McKenzie Johnson, Baron Necaise
A team of three Mississippi State architecture students made the top three finalist for the 2018 NCMA competition. Baron Necaise presented on behalf of the group at the annual NCMA Conference in Chicago, where the project was selected for first place. Work was completed in the spring 2018 ARC 2723 Materials course under the guidance of Assistant Professor Jacob Gines.

Method Studio Undergraduate Research Fellows
Fall 2018: Eric Hughes; Spring 2019: Avery Harmon
Method Studio Research Fellows receive a stipend award and work on research during the semester for the Method Studio under the guidance of Assistant Professor Jacob Gines.

Association for Retired Faculty (ARF) William L. Giles Award
for Excellence in Architecture
Abby Jackson
This $500 award was established in 1997 in honor and memory of William Lincoln Giles, a charter member of ARF. It is given each year to a student selected by the School of Architecture on the basis of academic excellence and overall leadership within the school. Funding for the award comes from a contribution by Ms. Hazel Presson, aunt of Ginger Giles Jones, Dr. Giles’ daughter.

Burris Wagnon Study Abroad Travel Award
Elizabeth Bueche, Mitchell Hubbell, Nate Johnson,
Taylor McKinney, Emily Turner
Bill Burris and Stan Wagnon, principals of Burris/Wagon Architects, P.A., established the Burris Wagnon Study Abroad Travel Award to fulfill a desire to assist students traveling abroad to experience architecture. Candidates for the $500 award were fifth-year architecture students in good standing who demonstrated an interest in architectural history and theory coursework.

Paper Accepted: Southeast Society of Architectural Historians Conference
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith’s paper, “Suturing a Site: A Semperian Interpretation of the Berlin Gedächtniskirche,” was accepted to the 2018 SESAH Conference, which was held in Manhattan, Kansas, from October 3-6, 2018. The paper was written under the guidance of Assistant Professor Dr. Fred Esenwein.

Mississippi State University Co-Op Student of the Year
Nathan Miley
Nathan Miley was named 2018 Co-Op Student of the Year by the MSU Career Center. Nathan  completed his co-op with Williams Blackstock Architects and was mentored and nominated by Associate Professor Hans Herrmann.

Photographs Accepted into International Juried Art Exhibitions
Heather Gilich and Anthony Adamsky
Heather Gilich’s digital image, “Guided By The Moon,” was accepted into Fictional Narrative, an international juried exhibition. Her work was on display at the PHOTOPLACE Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont, from December 6, 2018 – January 5, 2019. Anthony Adamsky had two photos, “Television” and “Underneath,” accepted into an international gallery show via the Surreal international photography competition. The competition and exhibition was hosted by the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Jct, Vermont, where the work was on display December 20, 2018 – January 27, 2019. Heather and Anthony were under the guidance of Professor and Photography Concentration Coordinator Marita Gootee.

Herrington Architects Student Design Capstone Award
Recipients: Meredith Hutto, Daniel Ruff, Satchel Starling, Duncan Thomas
This $2,000 ($500 each) award is selected by an outside Jury Committee, including Bruce Herrington and Tim Nichols, to recognize exceptional design work among 4th-year students.

Mississippi State University Office of Research and Economic Development CAAD Undergrad Student Researcher of the Year
Tyler Scott
Tyler Scott was named 2018-2019 Mississippi State University Office of Research and Economic Development Undergraduate Student Researcher of the Year for the College of Architecture, Art and Design. Tyler received the award for research on how mass timber could be used to assist natural disaster victims. Tyler presented this research at the Mississippi State University Gulf Coast Community Design Studio’s Friday Morning Cereal and the 2018 annual Southern Timber Innovations Conference in New Orleans. He was under the guidance of Assistant Professor Jacob Gines.

Michael Barranco Endowed Memorial International Travel Fellowship
Brandon Burton, Sarah Hoing, Caleb Shaw
The Michael Barranco Endowed Memorial International Travel Fellowship was established in memory of Michael Barranco, a 1985 graduate of the School of Architecture. Michael had a passion for the importance of travel to an architecture student’s education. The fellowship is open to students who are participating in school-sponsored travel programs with a focus on experiencing significant works of architecture.

Harrison Lecture
Maria Ory
Maria Ory was invited to present a 2019 Harrison Lecture. Ory presented her research resulting from travel funded by the 2018 Aydelott Travel Award. Her research was guided by her mentor, Associate Professor Hans Herrmann.

Article with Photography Published
Matthew Murphy and Daniel Wikoff 
An article, “Endangered Mississippi: Why Preservation Matters in Our State,” written by fourth-year architecture students Matthew Murphy and Daniel Wikoff was published in ELEVATION: The Journal of the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s spring 2019 issue. The article with photography by Tau Sigma Delta was featured on pages 61-63. The exhibition was under the guidance of Assistant Professor Jacob Gines.

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2019-2020 Scholarships

STOA Architects Annual Scholarship
($5,000) McKenzie Johnson
Established in January 2018, the STOA Architects Annual Scholarship is available to a deserving 4th or 5th-year student currently enrolled in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. Qualified students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Acme Brick Company Annual Scholarship
($2,000) Damion Hardy
Applicants must be: entering the fifth-year design studio in the School of Architecture; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0; be of good moral character; and have demonstrated leadership ability and strong overall academic performance.

Rowan Taylor Endowed Scholarship
($2,000) Gabriella Morelli
Applicants must be entering the fifth year of architectural study within the school; have maintained a minimum MSU 3.0 GPA; have demonstrated exceptional design work and ability to achieve exceptional design; and have demonstrated financial need.

Eley Guild Hardy Architecture Endowed Scholarship
($1,500) Audrey “Abby” Jackson
In May 2007, Taylor Guild III and David Hardy established this scholarship to assist talented students in their fifth-year of study in the architecture program.

Mockbee Hall & Drake Annual Scholarship
($1,350) Tony Coleman
Applicants must be: entering the fifth-year design studio in the School of Architecture; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0; be of good moral character; and have demonstrated leadership ability.

Lyndall Gail Wood Memorial Scholarship
($1,000) Breanna Richeson
This scholarship was established by the Wood family to honor Lyndall Gail’s passion as an MSU architecture student. Applicants must be full-time students entering the fourth-year design studio in the School of Architecture, be in excellent academic standing with the university, and be a student with exceptional design ability.

Matt L. Virden III and M.L. Virden IV Memorial Scholarship
($1,000) Audrey “Abby” Jackson
Students must be entering their third-year; have a 2.80+ GPA; be of good moral character; have demonstrated leadership; can show financial need; and a resident of: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington, or Yazoo Counties.

Stephanie Mihojevich Pizzetta Endowed Scholarship
($1,000 each) Rayce Belton, Hannah Strider
Candidates must be full-time students; have completed their second-year in the School of Architecture; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and can demonstrate financial need.

Stephanie Mihojevich Pizzetta Annual Scholarship
($1,000) Kaitlyn Breland
Candidates must be full-time students; have completed their second-year in the School of Architecture; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and can demonstrate financial need.

Charles H. Dean, Jr. Annual Memorial Scholarship
($1,000) Madison Holbrook
Any full-time MSU students in their third- through fifth-year of design studio may apply. Applicants must be Mississippi residents and can demonstrate financial need.

Erin Remerow Parsons Loyalty Scholarship
($1,000 each/year) Anna Criswell, Kailyn Gardner
Open to incoming freshman and transfer students majoring in the College of Architecture, Art & Design with a minimum 3.0 GPA; transfer students must have a minimum of 48 transferable community college credit hours.

Joseph L. Echols Scholars Program
($600) Markus Latimore
Candidates for the Joseph L. Echols Scholarship must: be a current undergraduate and underrepresented architecture student; show strong work ethic by maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA; present a satisfactory work portfolio; demonstrate financial need.

Pryor & Morrow Annual Scholarship
($500 each) Kaitlyn Breland, Damion Hardy,
    Madison Holbrook, Drew Maxon
Any full-time MSU students in their second- through fifth-year of design studio may apply. Students must be Mississippi residents and can demonstrate financial need.

Angelo “Pops” Primos Computer Scholarship
(software) Audria Hicks, Benjamin Hillerman,
    Jeffery Janes, Markus Latimore, Jacob Lindley, Thomas Vo,
    Savannah Wilson
Applicants must be full-time MSU students entering the second-year design studio in the School of Architecture; and can demonstrate financial need.

Johnson-McAdams Design Discovery Scholarships
($600) To Be Determined  
Applicants must be from Leflore County, or be an under-represented minority group in architecture; and high school students interested in a career in architecture and related disciplines.

Joseph L. Echols D2 Scholarships (Design Discovery)
($600) To Be Determined  
Candidate must: be a high school student who shows an interest in majoring in architecture by taking college preparatory math and science courses and demonstrating ability; show strong work ethic and satisfactory performance; be a minority student from the Marshall County area; demonstrate financial need.

Photos from the event can be viewed/downloaded here.

View/download the event program here.

‘The Unbuilt Arboretum’ exhibition showcases unrealized work by architect E. Fay Jones

April 12th, 2019 Comments Off on ‘The Unbuilt Arboretum’ exhibition showcases unrealized work by architect E. Fay Jones

The Unbuilt Crosby Arboretum Exhibition from CAADatMSU on Vimeo.

An exhibition celebrating the work of internationally renowned architect E. Fay Jones was recently on display in the Mississippi State University School of Architecture Giles Hall Gallery. The work was viewable March 29 – April 15, 2019, and was presented in conjunction with a Harrison Lecture by CEO and Executive Vice President of the National American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy, FAIA.

Jones is the architect of the Pinecote Pavilion (one of Jones’ three AIA Design Honor Award winning projects) that stands on the grounds of the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum in Picayune. “The Unbuilt Arboretum” exhibition – showcasing a digital archive of drawings by Jones of structures that were never realized – was created by School of Architecture Associate Professor Hans C. Herrmann, AIA, with the assistance of 10 undergraduate architecture students: Nada Abdel-Aziz, Nicole Columbus, Blake Farrar, Jane Kent, Charlyn King, Danielle Leclercq,  Spurgeon Sanders, John Spraberry, Duncan Thomas and Caley Watts.

The idea for the exhibition came to fruition when Herrmann was shown a set of schematic drawings by the director of the Crosby Arboretum, Pat Drackett, during a visit in 2017.

“I was astonished to find that Jones had schematically developed an additional four buildings meant to compliment the Pinecote Pavilion and support the day-to-day activities of the Arboretum,” the professor said.

“I decided then that the design had to be shared with a larger audience, and I began thinking of ways in which I might help to shed light on this untold story of design and planning.”

Herrmann and 10 undergraduate architecture students began by studying the existing schematic drawings and filling in the gaps in information by researching Jones’s prior works. The team worked over the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019 to design and construct the exhibition with students working in teams to build the exhibition displays, generate display panels, write descriptive text, build fine basswood models, develop virtual reality three dimensional models and work on the general curation of the exhibition.

“With the financial support of the Criss Trust Award Program, an entirely new generation may be made aware of the spirit and profound nature of architecture created by the hands of E. Fay Jones,” said Herrmann, after the work was complete.

Additional supporters who made the project possible include the Mississippi State University Office of Research & Economic Development Undergraduate Research Support Program, Crown Hardware and the Mississippi State University School of Architecture.

Herrmann holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State and a Master of Architecture from Clemson University. He recently completed a written work chronicling the Crosby Arboretum’s design as well as  the work of its lead landscape architect, Edward Blake Jr. Over his ten years with Mississippi State, Herrmann has won numerous national and international awards and recently created an exhibition, which was featured in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, NY. For more information about the exhibition curator, visit: http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/hherrmann/.

For additional news about the exhibit, visit http://extension.msstate.edu/news/feature-story/2019/exhibit-showcases-famous-architect%E2%80%99s-unbuilt-work.

More Info:
http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/unbuiltarboretum/

Opening Night Photos:
(By MSU School of Architecture student Heather Gillich)

View more images from opening night along with the Harrison Lecture that coincided with the exhibition here.

Jackson architecture firm impacts Mississippi State students through studio sponsorship

January 14th, 2019 Comments Off on Jackson architecture firm impacts Mississippi State students through studio sponsorship

Photo Credit: CDFL

Caption: Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons (CDFL) Architects + Engineers recently held a nacho bar reception for Mississippi State University Architecture students at the Jackson Center.

 

Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons (CDFL) Architects + Engineers, a firm located in Jackson, is a longtime supporter and friend of the Mississippi State University School of Architecture. Most recently, the firm entered into a spring sponsorship of the school’s fifth-year, capstone studio at its Jackson Center.

Funds from CDFL’s $5,000 sponsorship are being used to support the studio in areas of need and will provide support for prominent external project reviewers as well as two cash awards for students.

“This type of funded studio is significant – both for the direct opportunities it affords and for the encouragement it conveys to students entering their final semester,” said School of Architecture Associate Director and Fifth-Year Program Director Jassen Callender. “This is also a reminder to students that the profession supports them in their academic pursuits.”

For more than five decades, CDFL has served Mississippi and the Southeast as a leading architectural and engineering firm. The team’s impressive range of skills and commitment to the architectural and engineering process allow them to provide an extensive list of in-house services with complete integration of architecture, landscape architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, interior design, master planning, and graphic design. Learn more about CDFL at www.cdfl.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CDFLPlus.

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For more information about studio sponsorships and other impact opportunities, please contact P.K. Thomas at pthomas@caad.msstate.edu or 662-325-2542.

Alumnus Todd Walker’s firm, archimania, receives numerous honors at AIA National Convention

August 20th, 2018 Comments Off on Alumnus Todd Walker’s firm, archimania, receives numerous honors at AIA National Convention

A Memphis architecture firm employing numerous Mississippi State School of Architecture students and alumni including Todd Walker, FAIA, founding partner and principal – archimania – received numerous honors at the AIA National Convention, held June 21-23 in New York.

More than 25,000 architects from around the world attended the convention, and archimania received 9 regional, national, and international design awards:

  • AIA Education Facility Design Awards (a possible first award for a Tennessee building). There were 10 winning projects out of 130 submissions around the country.  
    • Memphis Teacher Residency – archimania
    • Ballet Memphis – archimania
  • AIA Faith & Form Religious Art & Architecture Awards (another possible first award for a Tennessee building) There were 27 winning projects out of 120 submissions from around the world.  
    • Methodist University Hospital – Garden Pavilion – archimania
    • Redeemer Presbyterian Church – archimania
  • American Architecture Awards There were over 100 winners from over 300 shortlisted projects around the world.  
    • Woodard Residence – archimania
    • Redeemer Presbyterian Church – archimania
    • Memphis Teacher Residency – archimania 
  • AIA Gulf States Region Design Awards There were 14 winning projects out of 136 submissions from our Gulf States Region.  
    • Sullivan Branding – archimania
    • Ballet Memphis – archimania

Mississippi State architecture students selected as finalists in national masonry competition

July 17th, 2018 Comments Off on Mississippi State architecture students selected as finalists in national masonry competition

In preparation for the local Unit Design Competition, MSU Assistant Professor of Architecture Jacob A. Gines’s materials class traveled to Saturn Materials LLC in Columbus to see the manufacturing process firsthand and research the parameters and restraints of making a concrete masonry unit. (Photos submitted)

A team of three Mississippi State architecture students is a top three finalist for a national masonry competition.

Designers of “The Pulse” custom-brick entry in the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) 2018 Unit Design Competition include juniors Madison C. Holbrook of Steens; McKenzie R. Johnson of Fayetteville, Georgia; and Baron O. Necaise of Gulfport.

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of NCMA and the first year that the MSU School of Architecture has been involved in the Unit Design Competition, so it’s exciting to be a part of that legacy,” said the team’s faculty adviser and Assistant Professor of Architecture Jacob A. Gines.

As a finalist, the team is invited—expenses paid—to NCMA’s mid-year conference in Chicago, Illinois, to present its design on August 1, along with the other two finalist teams from Ball State University and Iowa State University.

“We are beyond grateful for this opportunity and for all of the support and help from the faculty here at State,” Johnson said. “Professor Gines, Professor Justin Taylor and (Building Services Coordinator) Scott Hudspeth have encouraged and helped us through this process, and just making it to nationals is enough in itself.”

“It has been such an amazing experience working with our professors to learn how to design, make and use bricks,” Necaise said. “To apply this knowledge in real life as a part of a competition is even better.”

“I believe that this is a testament to the opportunities that CAAD presents us,” added Holbrook.

“The Pulse” was completed in Gines’s spring 2018 materials course and took first place in the local Unit Design Competition sponsored by Saturn Materials LLC of Columbus. Holbrook, Johnson and Necaise won $250 as a team, making their project eligible for the national competition.

For the project, Holbrook, Johnson and Necaise produced a set of eight concrete masonry units based on a single design, with each brick measuring 3-5/8 inches by 3-5/8 inches by 8 inches. The student team considered use of light and shadow, composition, orientation, usefulness and configuration while following a very specific digital fabrication process for the design and development of their custom brick.

“The design team of ‘The Pulse’ has worked tirelessly to design a concrete masonry unit that is beautiful, economic, durable and poetic,” Gines said.

The local competition consisted of submissions from 14 teams of three students each. The jury included Gines; Fred Dunand, president of Saturn Materials; Belinda Stewart, founding principal at Belinda Stewart Architects; and Neil Couvillion, landscape architect at Couvillion Design + Build.

The team of juniors Davis S. Beasley of Houston, Texas; Rory C. Fitzpatrick of Bossier City, Louisiana; and senior Felipe M. Olvera of Memphis, Tennessee, won second place and $150. Seniors Alexander “Alex” D. Boyd of Madison and Kaitlyn R. Breland of Wiggins and junior Mariah J. Green of Southaven placed third, receiving $100.

“Professor Gines’s students have demonstrated skills and knowledge way beyond the typical skill set of a second-year architecture student’s ability,” said School of Architecture Director and F.L. Crane Professor Michael Berk. “Our collaboration with Saturn Materials in Columbus has been invaluable. I am confident that Saturn was most integral to both the students’ understanding of the process and their ultimate success in this national competition.”

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Carl Small Town Center Director shows multi-modal interpretive trail to Martin Luther King III

May 30th, 2018 Comments Off on Carl Small Town Center Director shows multi-modal interpretive trail to Martin Luther King III

Contributed to by Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Martin Luther King III visited Marks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Marks Mule Train and his father’s Poor People’s Campaign for a week of events from May 7-13.

Mississippi State University Carl Small Town Center (CSTC) Director Leah Kemp was invited to the celebration to tour King through the multi-modal interpretive trail designed by the research center. The trail highlights the Marks Mule Train Civil Rights campaign, a vision of his father in the 1960s.

The Carl Small Town Center recently received two statewide awards for its “Marking the Mule” project, which focused on advancing citizen engagement in the Marks community – a 2017 Public Outreach Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association and an AIA Design Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

In July 2015, the CSTC was awarded a $25,000 Our Town grant by the National Endowment for the Arts to work with the community to vision a way to commemorate the historic civil rights campaign.

The yearlong public outreach campaign project engaged local residents, historians, architects and planners. The CSTC developed interpretive pedestrian and vehicle trails along with corresponding signage highlighting Civil Rights-related sites in Marks. They also designed a master plan for the designated Trailhead Park and built a welcome sign showing interactive maps for new trails.

Fred E. Carl Jr., a major Mississippi State benefactor and the Carl Small Town Center’s namesake, is a Greenwood resident who founded and served as the first president and CEO of nationally recognized Viking Range Corp. A one-time architecture major at MSU, he endowed the university’s statewide community design outreach program in 2004.

The Carl Small Town Center, a community design center at Mississippi State University within the School of Architecture, was founded in 1979 to help address issues faced by Mississippi’s small towns.

Read more about “Marking the Mule” and the Carl Small Town Center.

School of Architecture holds annual Jury Reviews

May 14th, 2018 Comments Off on School of Architecture holds annual Jury Reviews

The School of Architecture hosted Spring 2018 Jury Reviews in Giles Hall from Fri., April 20 through Fri., April 27:

First-Year: Foundational project

Second- Year: Scholar Housing – North Farm

Third-Year: Collaborative Studio w/ building construction science studio — Meridian Police Station Re-use & Renovation

Fourth-Year: Mississippi Winery – North Farm

Fifth-Year: Individual Comprehensive projects in urban Jackson

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us!

School of Architecture holds annual Recognition Day honoring the class of 2018

May 11th, 2018 Comments Off on School of Architecture holds annual Recognition Day honoring the class of 2018

Class of 2018: (left to right): Anna Barr, Charles Barlow, Ebony Batchelor, Ashtyn Bryant, Claire Sims, Abbigail Raper, Zachary Henry, Zach Busman, Caleb Fearing, Kimball Hansard, Nick Vezinaw, Bradford Trevino, Rashidat Momoh, Edward Holmes, Kirby Lockard, Omkar Prabhu, Yerix Morel, Danielle Nail, Ben Webster, Spencer Powell, Maria Vaghani, Ian Omar Smart

Recognition Day for the School of Architecture was held on May 3, 2018, in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall.Director and F.L. Crane Professor Michael Berk welcomed everyone and thanked parents, spouses, partners, siblings, grandparents and other guests for supporting the graduates before introducing MSU Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Peter Ryan, Ph.D.Ryan welcomed everyone to campus.

College of Architecture, Art and Design Dean Jim West, AIA, presented the 28th Annual Dr. William L. and Jean P. Giles Memorial Lecture.The School of Architecture faculty members were recognized before announcing the awards.

2017-2018 School of Architecture awards:

Director’s Award
Recipient: Jim West
This special award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the built environment and beyond.

_____________________________________________________ Annual Allen & Hoshall Faculty Award
Recipient: Jassen Callender
The architectural firm of Allen & Hoshall of Jackson, Mississippi, has established a $500 annual award to a faculty member “who has demonstrated excellence in teaching.” The award winners are selected by the fifth-year graduating class.

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Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society (TSD)
Chapter President: Leah Ballard Welborn 
Faculty Advisors: Professor Jacob Gines, Professor Hans Herrmann
Tau Sigma Delta is the architectural (and allied programs) honor society open to top academic students in design disciplines. Induction does not occur until the student consistently demonstrates high academic standards and is in the third-year.

TSD Initiates:
Trey Box, Tony Coleman, Meredith Hutto, Abby Jackson, Matthew Murphy, Maria Ory, Duncan Thomas, Daniel Wikoff (Interior Design: Lauren Bean, Laura Katherine Goodman, Sam Graham, Kaitlynn Harness, Carlie Teffeteller, Natalie Watson)

TSD Fifth-Year Graduates:
Caleb Fearing, Zachary Henry, Edward Holmes, Omkar Prabhu, Bradford Treviño, Maria Vaghani, Ben Webster, (Interior Design: Lauren Bean, Natalie Watson)

TSD Faculty Book Award
Recipient: Dr. Fred Esenwein
The Tau Sigma Delta Faculty Book Award is presented by the third- and fourth-year student members to the faculty member who has inspired them to excellence.TSD Bronze Medal
Recipient: Edward Holmes V
The Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal is presented by the third- and fourth-year membership of the society to a graduating fifth-year student who in his/her thesis project has expanded the students’ insight and awareness of architecture.

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National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)
Chapter President: Damion Hardy
Faculty Advisor: Professor Francesca Hankins
National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) is the student arm of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Students participating seek to enhance the educational experience of its members by fostering diversity within the School of Architecture and the community at-large.

The 2018 NOMAS Diversity Award
Recipient: Leandra Santos
Chosen by the NOMAS membership, the NOMAS Diversity Award is given to a
student who has shown outstanding initiative and leadership in promoting diversity within the School and the larger community.

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Alpha Rho Chi (APX)
Chapter President: Asher Paxton
Faculty Advisor: Professor Justin Taylor
Alpha Rho Chi is the only national co-ed professional/social fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. MSU’s Hippodamus chapter includes members representing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering. Their mission is academic excellence, and the group focuses on leadership, mentoring and professionalism.

Alpha Rho Chi Student Book Award
Recipient: Ashtyn Belle Bryant
The Alpha Rho Chi student book award is given to a graduating fifth-year
architecture student who is an active member of Alpha Rho Chi who has
furthered the mission of the fraternity through service.

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American Institute of Architecture Students
Chapter President: Hannah Hebinck
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Fred Esenwein
American Institute of Architecture Students is the student counterpart of the American Institute of Architects. The chapter works closely with professional architects in the state through the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

AIAS Member of the Year Award
Recipient: Baron Necaise
The recipient of the AIAS Award is chosen by the AIAS membership. The qualifications for this award are:  “…that the student goes above and beyond what has been asked of him/her; has shown initiative and leadership qualities; has been an AIAS leader within his/her year level; and does well academically.”

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First-Year Faculty Book Award
Studio Coordinator: Professor Hans Herrmann
Recipients: Trent Little, Grace Sheridan, Caley Watts
This award is a book selected by the first-year faculty and is presented to a first-year student selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.

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Second-Year Faculty Book Award
Studio Coordinator: Professor Justin Taylor
Recipient: Mariah Green 
This award is a book selected by the second-year faculty and is presented to a second-year student selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.

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Third-Year Faculty Book Award
Studio Coordinator: Professor John Poros
Recipient: Trey Box
This award is a book selected by the third-year faculty and is presented to a third-year student/s selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.

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Fourth-Year Faculty Book Award
Studio Coordinator: Professor Jacob GInes
Recipient: Rayce Belton
This award is a book selected by the fourth-year faculty and is presented to a fourth- 
year student/s selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.

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Herrington Architects Student Design Capstone Award
Recipient: Tahir Khan
This $1,500 award is selected by an outside Jury Committee, including Bruce Herrington and Tim Nichols, to recognize exceptional design work among 4th-year students.

Herrington Architects Student Design Jurists’ Award
Recipient: Amanda Kotecki
This $750 award is selected by an outside Jury Committee, including Bruce Herrington and Tim Nichols, to recognize exceptional design work among fourth-year students. The recipient is runner-up to the Capstone Award.

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ARCC King Award
Presented by: Director Michael Berk
Recipient: Edward Holmes V
Selection for this award is made by the entire faculty.  Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), this award is presented to one student per ARCC-member school. Selection of the recipient is based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.


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Fifth-Year Jurists’ Awards
Presented by: Jassen Callender, Jackson Center Director
Recipients: Kirby Lockard, Rashida Momoh
The Jurists’ Award, a book award, is conferred by the fifth-year design faculty upon the student(s) who has achieved the greatest personal growth as a designer and whose work has contributed to the overall success of the fifth-year Design Studio.

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Academic Achievement Award
Recipient: Zachary Henry
The Academic Achievement Award is a book award presented to the graduating fifth-year student who has the highest cumulative MSU grade point average. 

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Creative Windows And Doors/Marvin Windows 5th-Year Design Travel Award
($1,500) Ebony Batchelor
In September 2004, Dave Young and Eddie Rives, owners of Creative Windows & Doors; and David Morris, Marvin Windows representative, established this traveling fellowship for a student completing the fifth-year. Creative Windows & Doors established a new agreement in 2017 to continue and enhance the award.

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Alpha Rho Chi Medal
Presented by: Director Michael Berk
Recipient: Ebony Batchelor
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded to the graduating fifth-year student who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for the school, and gives promise of professional merit through attitude and personality. The medal is offered each year to every NAAB fully accredited school of architecture. The recipient is chosen by the entire faculty of the school.

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AIA Henry Adams Medal
Presented by: Director Michael Berk
Medal Recipient: Zachary Henry
Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Henry Adams Medal is considered to be the most important award given to graduating students. It is awarded for “general excellence in architecture” throughout the course of study. The medal is awarded to the most qualified student, and selection is made by the entire faculty.

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Other Notable Student Awards, 2017-2018

Honorable Mention: ACSA/AIA CRAN HERE + NOW Housing Competition
Zachary Henry
Zachary Henry received Honorable Mention in the HERE + NOW Housing Competition – sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architects Custom Residential Architects Network (AIA CRAN) – for his project, “Affordable Housing for the 21st Century: A Housing Solution for Poverty in the Neglected Mississippi Delta,” under the guidance of Assistant Professor Emily McGlohn.

2017 NELMA Sustainable Versatility Awards
First Place ($1,500): Omkar Prabhu; Second Place ($750): Curtis Reed
Omkar Prabhu received first place in the highly competitive 2017 Sustainable Versatility Awards – sponsored by NELMA (Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association) – for his project, “Exploring Avenues in Timber: A New Mass Timber Building for Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design.” His winning submission was published in the White Pine Architectural Monographs and featured at the NELMA Annual Meeting. Curtis Reed’s second place project was titled ““Mississippi State University EXO.” Both students were under the guidance of Assistant Professor Jacob Gines.

Mississippi State University Presidential Scholars
Nada A. Abdel-Aziz and Jasmine E. Topps
Nada Abdel-Aziz and Jasmine Topps were two of fourteen students selected for Mississippi State’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship. The annual award covers the current cost of university tuition, fees, books, and room and board, as well as research and study-abroad expenses. Selected from more than 500 qualified applicants, the 2017-18 group joins 39 others already participating in the program, which is part of MSU’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College.

Method Studio Undergraduate Research Fellows
Fall 2017: Christopher Kyle Murphy; Spring 2018: Jake Gartman   
Method Studio Research Fellows received a stipend award and work on research during the semester for Method Studio under the guidance of Assistant Professor Jacob Gines.

Burris Wagnon Study Abroad Travel Award
Zachary Henry, Rashida Momoh, Yerix Morel, Omkar Prabhu, Bradford Treviño
Bill Burris and Stan Wagnon, principals of Burris/Wagon Architects, P.A., established the Burris Wagnon Study Abroad Travel Award to fulfill a desire to assist students traveling abroad to experience architecture. Candidates for the award were fifth-year architecture students in good standing who demonstrated an interest in architectural history and theory coursework.

Association for Retired Faculty (ARF) William L. Giles Award for Excellence in Architecture
Leah Ballard Welborn
This $500 award was established in 1997 in honor and memory of William Lincoln Giles, a charter member of ARF. It is given each year to a student selected by the School of Architecture on the basis of academic excellence and overall leadership within the school. Funding for the award comes from a contribution by Ms. Hazel Presson, aunt of Ginger Giles Jones, Dr. Giles’ daughter.

Aydelott Travel Award
Maria Ory
A $2.4 million endowment – established by the late Alfred Lewis Aydelott, FAIA, and his wife, Hope Galloway Aydelott – provides a $20,000 award each year to four architecture students currently enrolled in the professional architecture degree programs at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Auburn University; Mississippi State University; and the University of Tennessee. As MSU’s recipient, Maria Ory will travel this summer to research buildings in Spain, Austria, Mexico, and China. She will work next semester with her faculty mentor, Assistant Professor Dr. Andrew Reed Tripp.

Trussel Travel Award 
Charles “Trey” Box III
The Trussel Travel Award (funded by alumnus Ted T. Porter) is awarded to the second-place recipient of the Aydelott Travel Award. The award provides $4,800 for student travel. Trey’s proposal included housing complexes in England, the Netherlands, and Spain.

Harrison Lecture
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith was invited to present the March 2018 Harrison Lecture. Smith presented his research resulting from travel funded by the 2017 Aydelott Travel Award. His research was guided by his mentor, Assistant Professor Dr. Fred Esenwein.

Competitive Co-Ops

  • Asher Paxton was selected from an international competition for a co-op at Olson-Kundig.
  • Clay Stocker was selected to co-op at Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS).
  • Rayce Belton was selected to co-op at Gensler Dallas.

First Place, Arts & Humanities, 2018 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium
Emily Turner
Emily’s project, “Eileen Gray and Lina Bo Bardi: Modernism and the Patriarchal Tendencies of Architecture,” was completed under the guidance of Associate Professor Alexis Gregory.

Selected for Inclusion, 2018 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • William Jordan’s project, “Working in Hand,” was co-authored by Baron Necaise, Olivia Baker, and Felipe Olivera and was completed under the guidance of Associate Professor Alexis Gregory.
  • Duncan Thomas’s poster, “Post-Occupancy Analysis – Learning From the Existing and Fixing for the Future,” was co-authored by McKenzie Johnson, Madison Holbrook, and Blake Farrar and was completed under the guidance of Associate Professor Alexis Gregory.

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2018-2019 Scholarships

Eley Guild Hardy Architecture Annual Scholarship
($1,500) Mitchell Hubbell
In May 2007, Taylor Guild III and David Hardy established this scholarship to assist talented students in their fifth-year of study in the architecture program.

Mockbee Hall & Drake Annual Scholarship
($1,350) Diondria Bingham, Hannah Hebinck
Applicants must be: entering the fifth-year design studio in the School of Architecture; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0; be of good moral character; and have demonstrated leadership ability.

Erin Remerow Parsons Loyalty Scholarship
($1,000/year) LaTorrance Bernard, Howard Brown, Elisa Castaneda, Jessica Kiger, Amy Kwas
Open to incoming freshman and transfer students majoring in the College of Architecture, Art & Design with a minimum 3.0 GPA; transfer students must have a minimum of 48 transferable community college credit hours.

Lyndall Gail Wood Memorial Scholarship
($1,000) Abby Jackson
This scholarship was established by the Wood family to honor Lyndall Gail’s passion as an MSU architecture student. Applicants must be full-time students entering the fourth-year design studio in the School of Architecture, be in excellent academic standing with the university, and be a student with exceptional design ability.

Stephanie Mihojevich Pizzetta Endowed Scholarship
($1,000) McKenzie Johnson
Candidates must be full-time students at Mississippi State University; have completed their second-year of design studio in the School of Architecture; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and can demonstrate financial need.

Stephanie Mihojevich Pizzetta Annual Scholarship
($850) Breanna Richeson
Candidates must be full-time students; have completed their second-year in the School of Architecture; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and can demonstrate financial need.

Charles H. Dean, Jr. Annual Memorial Scholarship
($800) Tony Coleman
Any full-time MSU students in their third- through fifth-year of design studio may apply. Applicants must be Mississippi residents and can demonstrate financial need.

Pryor & Morrow Annual Scholarship
($500) Patrick Greene, Damion Hardy, Madison Holbrook, Danielle Leclercq, Matthew Lewis, Connor Padgett, Hannah Strider, Caley Watts
Any full-time MSU students in their second- through fifth-year of design studio may apply. Students must be Mississippi residents and can demonstrate financial need.

Angelo “Pops” Primos Computer Scholarship
(software) Matthew Churchill, Spencer Cummings, Pace Dempsey, Marika Dunne, Savannah Gilham, Kayla Perez, John Sparberry, Caley Watts
Applicants must be full-time MSU students entering the second-year design studio in the School of Architecture; and can demonstrate financial need.

Johnson-McAdams Design Discovery Scholarships
($600) To Be Determined  
Applicants must be from Leflore County, or be an under-represented minority group in architecture; and high school students interested in a career in architecture and related disciplines.

Joseph L. Echols D2 Scholarships (Design Discovery)
($600) To Be Determined  
Candidate must: be a high school student who shows an interest in majoring in architecture by taking college preparatory math and science courses and demonstrating ability; show strong work ethic and satisfactory performance; be a minority student from the Marshall County area; demonstrate financial need.

Photos from the event can be downloaded until July 30, 2018 here.

Download the event program here.

CAAD dean encourages newest MSU School of Architecture grads to ‘go make a difference’

May 10th, 2018 Comments Off on CAAD dean encourages newest MSU School of Architecture grads to ‘go make a difference’

Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art and Design Dean Jim West encouraged new graduates to work hard and be kind to others during the School of Architecture’s recent Dr. William L. and Jean P. Giles Memorial Lecture. (Photo by Megan Bean)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

“Work hard. Build your craft with an attitude. Guard your words and character. Remember, how you work with and treat people matters.”

These are some of the wise words that Jim West, dean of Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, recently shared with new university graduates during the School of Architecture’s annual Dr. William L. and Jean P. Giles Memorial Lecture.

“Hard work is an indispensable component of a meaningful life. It affords dignity and is good for us and those around us. It helps us understand and develop our gifts, abilities and interests, all of which are really different, major components of our identity,” said West, CAAD’s founding dean who is resuming full-time teaching duties this summer.

One of DesignIntelligence’s 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016, West said he has learned many important lessons while working a total of 16 full-time jobs since high school. He encouraged the graduating seniors to invest their time, put forth their best effort, learn how to listen and always treat people with kindness.

“We should never make our moments of inspiration our standard. Our standard must be in the work and our attitude about the work over time,” he said. “I think it’s true in architecture and in life that the work in small things, in the midst of uncertainty, is where we all live and move and have our meaning.”

Peter Ryan, MSU associate provost for academic affairs, also commended the graduating seniors for successful completion of the state’s only curriculum leading to a professional degree in architecture.

“These students are not only brilliant, but they’re excellent because they understand the meaning of commitment and working hard,” Ryan said. “They’ve shown grit and determination. When they have failed, they’ve picked themselves up and tried again, and I really admire that.”

MSU F.L. Crane Professor and School of Architecture Director Michael A. Berk said witnessing the students’ growth through their MSU education has been “a remarkable thing to experience.”

“The seriousness demonstrated by these young architects is unwavering. Their honesty, ruggedness and inquisitive nature are relentless. Their intellect is unsurpassed,” Berk said. “I am confident these attributes and their experiences here at Mississippi State will serve them well in their careers and lives.

Learn more about MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design and its School of Architecture at www.caad.msstate.edu and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

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First-year architecture students travel to Georgia

April 9th, 2018 Comments Off on First-year architecture students travel to Georgia

First-year architecture students (ARC 1546 Studio IB) recently traveled to Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., with Associate Professor Hans Herrmann, Assistant Professor Silvina Lopez Barrera and Visiting Assistant Professor Francesca Hankins.

In Atlanta, students visiting the following:

  • High Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
  • A downtown walking tour that included:
    • Hyatt Regency
    • Marriott Marquis
    • Westin Peachtree Plaza
  • Atlanta Central Library
  • Mack Scogin + Merril Elam – office tour

In Savannah, students experienced:

  • A downtown walking tour, including:
    • City Market
    • Johnson Square
    • Wright Square
    • Oglethorpe Square
    • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist 
    • Lafayette Square
    • Madison Square
    • Jepson Center for the Arts
    • Telfair Academy
    • Owens-Thomas House
  • Graveyard(s) tour /talk

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