School of Architecture holds Recognition Day 2013

May 15th, 2013 Comments Off

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Class of 2013

Recognition Day was held on May 10 in Giles Hall in Starkville.

The Annual Dr. William and Jean P. Giles Memorial Lecture was presented by Harriet Fulbright

Class of 2013:
Katelyn Ferry Bennett
Meagan Leigh Bowlin
Amy Elizabeth Bragg
Lora (Taylor) Coleman
John (Dennis) Daniels
Brian Lamarcus Funchess
Jonathan Lee Hooker
Nicholas “Nick” Kyle Jackson
Matthew Paul Jordan
Walter “Walt” Alvis King
Michael Kasey Klein
Nels William Long
Carolyn Lundemo
James Bradley “Brad” Mallette
Steven (Cody) Millican
Michael Thomas Moore
Scott David Penman
William “Will” Howard Randolph
Hamilton (Drew) Ridinger
Andrew Robertson
David Hobson Robertson
Matthew “Matt” Keith Robinson
Vanessa Jean Robinson
Melissa Lynne Sessum
Casey Lyn Tomecek
Joel Buckley Wasser
Caitlin Amanda Wong

sarc recognition day 2013_15Allen & Hoshall Faculty Award
Professor Jane Britt Greenwood
The architectural firm of Allen & Hoshall of Jackson 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.

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-, fourth-, or fifth-year of the program.

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TSD new third-year initiates:
Alex Reeves
Jacob Johnson
Jacqueline Brooke Dorman
John David Lewis
John Taylor Schaffhauser
Landon Kennedy
Larry Travis
Rusty McInnis

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TSD members receiving stoles:
Matt Robinson
Scott Penman
Andrew Robertson
Brad Mallet
“George” Jordan
Melissa Sessum
Michael Klein
Dennis Daniels

sarc recognition day 2013_22Tau Sigma Delta First-Year Design Award
Ryan Fierro
The award is presented to the first-year design student who has exhibited excellence in design.

sarc recognition day 2013_23Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal
Casey Tomecek
The medal is presented by the third- and fourth-year student membership of the society to a graduating fifth-year student who has expanded the students’ insight and awareness of architecture through his or her thesis project.

sarc recognition day 2013_26Tau Sigma Delta Faculty Book Award
Professor Jane Britt Greenwood
The award is presented by the third- and fourth- year student members to the faculty member who has inspired them to excellence.

Tau Sigma Delta Charles Calvo Digital Media Award
John Thomas
This award was established in the fall of 2000 and is a book award given in memory of a School of Architecture faculty member, Charles Calvo, and his contribution to the field of digital media in architecture. The award goes to a fourth-year student who, like Charles, has exemplified an incredible knowledge and skill in digital media and has continually educated other students in this field. A copy of the book given to the award winner is also given to the Bob and Kathy Luck Library in memory of Calvo.

National Society 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.

sarc recognition day 2013_35NOMAS Diversity Award
Kapish Cheema
Jake Johnson
Chosen by the NOMAS membership, the award is given to a student who has shown outstanding initiative and leadership in promoting diversity within the school and the larger community.

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Award
Salena Tew
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.”

sarc recognition day 2013_160Faculty Book Awards
First-Year: Ria Bennett and Ryan Fierro
Second-Year: Kevin Flores
Third-Year: Brooke DormanCory May and Landon Kennedy
Fourth-Year: Chance Stokes and Michael Varhalla
These awards, selected by faculty, go to students who exhibit design excellence.

sarc recognition day 2013_50The 2013 Brick Industry Association Design Competition Winners
$1,000 travel award: Samantha King
$1,000 travel award: Haley Whiteman
Honorable Mention: Robert Ledet
Honorable Mention: John Taylor Schaffhauser
The Brick Industry Association Design Competition – sponsored by the Brick Industry Association, Southeast Region – is an award given each year to two students who are the winners of a semester-long third-year studio competition. The 2013 Brick Industry Association Design Competition was for the design of a Community Arts Center in Birmingham, Ala.

sarc recognition day 2013_57Fourth-Year Capstone Awards
Honorable Mention: Tyler Bauman, Ryan Callahan, Danielle Glass and Jacob Owens
$500 winners: Mack Braden and Nick Purvis
The Capstone Awards are in recognition of exceptional comprehensive design as demonstrated by a fourth-year student. This year, the project was a Blues Museum for The Howlin’ Wolf Blues Society to honor the legendary and seminal blues musician who was born just outside West Point. It is a real project with potential to influence the future design of the actual building project. The program focused on the reuse and addition to the historical McClure Furniture building in downtown West Point along with the consideration of solar panels in a building design. The faculty and students were integrally engaged with the clients including: Richard Ramsey, the director of the Howlin’ Wolf Society; Roger Pryor, Architect w/ Pryor Morrow; the Mayor’s Office; and the West Point Arts Council. This funded studio allowed for student travel to the Delta to analyze the B.B. King Museum along with a trip to visit Sun Records and Beale Street in Memphis. The independent jurors for the selection of these awards were John Beard, AIA, Beard + Riser, Greenwood; and Kevin Moore, assistant professor at The University of Auburn School of Architecture.

ARCC King Award
Chelsea Pierce
Chelsea’s work: For urban areas, sustainability is a working concept, where goals, measurements, and outcomes have undergone extensive research and implementation. In rural areas, almost no research has been done to see how sustainability could be measured or what sustainability goals make sense. This project that Chelsea has worked on attempts to identify indicators for the triple bottom line of economy, community and the environment that relate strongly to rural conditions. The goal is to provide a mechanism for rural communities to understand the impact of the environmental decisions that they make on the socio-economic issues that they care about the most.
Chelsea was a team leader in developing the sustainability indicators for the project. She researched existing indicators, worked with primary data sources, and weighed a myriad of possible measures to develop a set of indicators that would work for small rural towns. For these reasons, Chelsea is the recipient of the 2013 ARCC King Medal.
Selection for this award is made by the entire faculty. Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, cofounder 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.

sarc recognition day 2013_64Jurists Award
Joel Wasser
Dennis Daniels
Andrew Robertson
The Jurists Award, a book award, is conferred by the fifth-year design faculty upon the students who have achieved the greatest personal growth as designers and whose work has contributed to the overall success of the fifth-year design studio.

sarc recognition day 2013_65Academic Achievement Award
Scott Penman
The Academic Achievement Award is a book award presented to the graduating fifth-year student who has the highest cumulative MSU grade point average.

sarc recognition day 2013_66Creative Windows & Doors / Marvin Windows Traveling Fellowship
Will Randolph
In September 2004 Dave Young and Eddie Rives, owners of Creative Windows & Doors, and David Morris, Marvin Windows Representative, established this $4,000 traveling fellowship for a student completing the fifth-year.

sarc recognition day 2013_68Alpha Rho Chi Medal
Carolyn Lundemo
Since 1931 Alpha Rho Chi, a national professional fraternity for architecture and the allied arts, has been awarding the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. 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.

sarc recognition day 2013_71AIA Henry Adams Certificate and Medal
Certificate: Scott Penman
Medal: Matt Robinson
Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and Medal are considered to be the most important awards given to graduating students. They are awarded for “general excellence in architecture” throughout the course of study. The medal is awarded to the most qualified student and the certificate to the runner-up.  Selection is made by the entire faculty.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

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