Next Harrison Lecture to focus on façades

November 12th, 2012 Comments Off on Next Harrison Lecture to focus on façades

(Story by Leah Barbour | MSU University Relations)

STARKVILLE, Miss.–Whether it’s the curb appeal of a new home or the marketing value of an attractively designed storefront, building exteriors impact major decisions every day.

A specialist in building facades and the materials, design and construction needed to create a beautiful and inviting building exterior will speak during Mississippi State University’s next installment of the Harrison Lecture Series.

Marc Simmons, partner at design- and façade-consulting practice Front Inc., will offer a free presentation on Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium at Giles Hall.

The public, along with students, faculty and staff, will have a chance to learn from Simmons’ expertise at making buildings attractive from the outside in.

Simmons teaches for the Princeton University School of Architecture, and his specialties include custom curtainwall and hybrid cladding system design, along with structural glass consultation.

The Harrison Lecture Series is funded, in part, through a donation from Robert V. M. and Freda Wallace Harrison and by the Department of Art. MSU’s College of Art, Architecture and Design annually offers the series.

For more information about the lecture series, contact Alexis Gregory, assistant professor of architecture at MSU, at 662-325-2202.

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