MSU School of Architecture to host TIMBR exhibit, student design award reception

December 5th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU School of Architecture to host TIMBR exhibit, student design award reception

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By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Mississippi State’s School of Architecture is hosting a Timber Innovations for Mississippi Buildings Reimagined (TIMBR) exhibit and student design award reception Wednesday [Dec. 7] on the Starkville campus.

Free to all, the 6-7 p.m. reception will be held in the Architecture Gallery at Giles Hall, home to the university’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. Light refreshments will be served.

Undergraduate students from MSU Assistant Professor of Architecture Jacob A. “Jake” Gines’ fourth-year architecture wood-based design studio will showcase design proposals for a new mass-timber mid-rise commercial building in Jackson.

Designed for the Mississippi Forestry Association, the proposals incorporate innovative mass-timber technologies, such as Cross-Laminated Timber. For more, visit http://tinyurl.com/MSUArchTIMBRstudio.

Support for the TIMBR studio was provided by internationally recognized nonprofit Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc., the Mississippi Forestry Foundation, and Weyerhaeuser, among other industry partners.

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

David Perkes presents final fall 2015 Harrison Lecture

November 3rd, 2015 Comments Off on David Perkes presents final fall 2015 Harrison Lecture

David Perkes, founding director for Mississippi State University’s Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Biloxi, presented the final Harrison Lecture for the fall on Fri., Oct. 30, in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall.

Perkes discussed the work of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio and how the research center got its start.

He then used seven social-ecological principals to talk about resilience: maintain diversity/redundancy, manage connectivity, manage slow variables, complex adaptive systems, encourage learning, broaden participation, and promote polycentric governance.

“The work of our time is to figure out how to make resilient communities,” said Perkes, who challenged students to figure out what that means to them and their future work as architects.

Joining School of Architecture students, faculty, staff and friends were MSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw and and Associate Vice President for Research J.A. “Drew” Hamilton Jr.

A reception was held after the lecture in the Giles Gallery, which is currently showcasing work from both of the College of Architecture, Art and Design research centers – the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio and the Carl Small Town Center – as well as undergraduate research.

Design studio director to present next Harrison lecture

October 27th, 2015 Comments Off on Design studio director to present next Harrison lecture

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By Zach Plair | Mississippi State University

David Perkes is looking beyond rebuilding and focusing more on resilience.

As founding director for Mississippi State University’s Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Biloxi, he plans to promote the studio’s forward-thinking design philosophy when he visits the Starkville campus Friday [Oct. 30] as part of the MSU School of Architecture’s Robert and Freda Harrison Endowed Visiting Lecture Series. He will speak at 4 p.m. in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium at Giles Hall.

MSU established the design studio in Biloxi as an outreach program of the College of Architecture, Art and Design in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Its staff of professional designers has worked with communities, non-profit organizations and residents to rebuild or repair hundreds of homes, as well as reclaim landscape along the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast. Through a thoughtful, design initiative that closely involves stakeholders, Perkes said, the center aims to promote community sustainability.

The studio has earned numerous regional and national awards, and has been named a National Resilience Design Studio by the American Institute of Architects and Rockefeller foundations.

“The focus isn’t just on rebuilding after Katrina,” Perkes said. “It’s about making strong, resilient coastal communities.”

Started in 2009 with a gift from the Harrisons, the visiting lecture series invites architects, academics, artists, makers and theoreticians from the U.S. and around the world to the MSU campus to present their work and interact with students, said Michael Berk, School of Architecture director and F.L. Crane Professor. The series typically hosts about 10 lecturers annually, he added.

“The intention of the visiting series is to bring cutting-edge ideas from around the world and the academy to our students and faculty in Starkville,” Berk said. “These inspiring presentations have an amazing impact on our students — it opens their eyes to the possibilities beyond the horizon. These visitors also get a glimpse of the amazing work our students and faculty are doing, helping to enhance our external reputations.”

A former director for the Jackson Community Design Center, where he taught fifth-year architecture students, Perkes won the Latrobe Prize in 2011 and served as Loeb Fellow in 2003-04.

Perkes said he hopes his lecture gives students at MSU’s Starkville campus a better understanding of the design studio’s work and inspires them to become involved.

Check out the recent video featuring Perkes and the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio.

Reception held for TSD’s ‘Italy Abroad’ exhibition

September 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Reception held for TSD’s ‘Italy Abroad’ exhibition

A reception was held for Tau Sigma Delta’s “Italy Abroad” exhibition on Wed., Sept. 9 at 5:15 in the Giles Architecture Gallery.

Students within the College of Architecture, Art and Design are encouraged to broaden their horizons by participating in the college’s signature study abroad program in Rome. This past summer, students traveled abroad to Italy to study and experience classical art and architecture. Taught by architecture Assistant Professor Andrew Tripp, students engaged the incredible experience of Roman Italy through cultivating visual responses and stimulating discussion.

This gallery features the visual responses of top students through the form of drawing in ink/pencil, watercolor, writing and photography.

The work will be on display through the end of the month. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

View the full fall schedule.

School of Architecture, TSD hold reception for ‘Container Architecture Exhibition’

February 4th, 2015 Comments Off on School of Architecture, TSD hold reception for ‘Container Architecture Exhibition’

A reception was held on Feb. 2 for the current exhibition on display in the Giles Gallery.

The School of Architecture’s Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society (TSD) will host Jure Kotnik’s “Container Architecture Exhibition” through Feb. 25.

Jure Kotnik’s widely acclaimed exhibit explores the rising trend of shipping container architecture. The exhibit showcases the most high profile container projects from around the globe.

The exhibition features the work of Adam Kalkin (USA), AFF Architekten (Germany), DeMaria Design Associates (USA), HVDN Architecten (Netherlands), Hybrid (USA), Knock.Se (Sweden), Lot-Ek (USA), Luc Deleu (Belgium), MMW Architects (Norway), Nicholas Lacey & Partners (UK), Phooey Architects (Australia), Pierre Morency Architecten (Canada), Platoon + Graft (Germany), Shigeru Ban Architects (Japan), Spillmann-Echsle (Swiss), Spillmann-Felser (Swiss), Will Alsop Design Ltd. (UK) and Jure Kotnik (Slovenia).

TSD to host Jure Kotnik’s ‘Container Architecture Exhibition’

January 27th, 2015 Comments Off on TSD to host Jure Kotnik’s ‘Container Architecture Exhibition’

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The School of Architecture’s Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society (TSD) will host Jure Kotnik’s “Container Architecture Exhibition” from Jan. 28 through Feb. 25.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Feb. 2 at 5:15 p.m.

Jure Kotnik’s widely acclaimed exhibit that explores the rising trend of shipping container architecture. The exhibit showcases the most high profile container projects from around the globe.

The exhibition features the work of Adam Kalkin (USA), AFF Architekten (Germany), DeMaria Design Associates (USA), HVDN Architecten (Netherlands), Hybrid (USA), Knock.Se (Sweden), Lot-Ek (USA), Luc Deleu (Belgium), MMW Architects (Norway), Nicholas Lacey & Partners (UK), Phooey Architects (Australia), Pierre Morency Architecten (Canada), Platoon + Graft (Germany), Shigeru Ban Architects (Japan), Spillmann-Echsle (Swiss), Spillmann-Felser (Swiss), Will Alsop Design Ltd. (UK) and Jure Kotnik (Slovenia).

Download the poster.

MSU School of Architecture curates coast exhibit

November 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on MSU School of Architecture curates coast exhibit

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A continuation and expansion of the “Modern Mississippi” exhibit will be on display through the end of December at the Charnley-Norwood House in Ocean Springs.

The exhibit was curated and photographed by MSU School of Architecture students Landon Kennedy and David Lewis with the help of Assistant Professor Jacob Gines, faculty coordinator and photographer; student Mary Sanders, photographer; and student Casey Walker photographer.

“The Charnley-Norwood House was designed by Louis Sullivan,” said Lewis. “At the time, Frank Llyod Wright worked for Sullivan and is believed to have worked on the house. It was recently restored after being extremely damaged during Hurricane Katrina.”

The renovation/restoration project by Albert & Associates Architects P.A. recently received an Honor Award from the Mississippi AIA.

SARC Faculty Show on display in Giles Gallery through Nov. 3

October 27th, 2014 Comments Off on SARC Faculty Show on display in Giles Gallery through Nov. 3

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The “SARC Faculty Show,” featuring work by faculty in the School of Architecture, will remain on display through November 3 in the Gallery in Giles Hall.

To see the full list of TSD-sponsored exhibits this year, visit http://www.caad.msstate.edu/sarc/exhibits.php

Giles Architecture Gallery 2014-2015 exhibition schedule

October 14th, 2014 Comments Off on Giles Architecture Gallery 2014-2015 exhibition schedule

newSARC Gallery Schedule Updated

School of Architecture, TSD to hold Faculty Exhibit reception

October 13th, 2014 Comments Off on School of Architecture, TSD to hold Faculty Exhibit reception

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Tau Sigma Delta and the School of Architecture will host a reception on October 22 at 5:15 p.m. for the Faculty Exhibition, which will be on display in the Giles Gallery from October 15-November 3.

Work by the following faculty is featured in the exhibit:
Jassen Callender
John Poros
Jeff Roberson
Jacob Gines
Justin Taylor
Hans Herrmann
Michael Berk
Erik Herman

TSD member Taylor Yates is the student curator for the exhibit.

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