CAAD to hold career fair February 19-20

January 29th, 2014 Comments Off on CAAD to hold career fair February 19-20

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 or 662-325-3823 or Jan Fitzgerald at

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

Architecture student work selected for SubSIPPI event

April 18th, 2013 Comments Off on Architecture student work selected for SubSIPPI event

Jordan Gill | “Corteza Viva”

Jordan Gill’s watercolor piece, “Corteza Viva,” was chosen for a pop-up art show, one of many events meant to bring awareness to SubSIPPI, a film documentary of what is supposed to be the true portrayal of Mississippi. Gill is a fourth-year student in the School of Architecture.

The show, hosted by SubSIPPI, was held in a student’s warehouse studio in Jackson on April 6 and consisted of 26 female Mississippian artists. Local bands provided entertainment.

The SubSIPPI organization has hosted many similar events for people of all backgrounds to collaborate together through art. Click here to watch the official trailer for the SubSIPPI documentary.

MSU Harrison Lecture Series teaches design

October 19th, 2012 Comments Off on MSU Harrison Lecture Series teaches design

(Photo from MSU University Relations) Acclaimed photographer Todd Hido will speak as part of the Harrison Lecture Series and the SPESC photography conference on Oct. 26.

Story by Leah Barbour | MSU University Relations

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The culture of craft influences artistic assessment, house design and furniture arrangement–it impacts quality of life.

Interested community members, amateurs and professionals can attend Mississippi State University’s Harrison Lecture Series on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in McComas Hall’s main theater to learn more about this culture.

Todd Hido, a photographer known for his nighttime images of houses, will offer a free presentation, sponsored by MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design.

“Since our theme this year is the ‘culture of craft,’ the photographer will talk about his craft and how he develops the ideas for his photos,” said Alexis Gregory, assistant professor of architecture. “Lecture presenters always answer questions at the end, and the people who ask those questions can help us all learn even more.”

“We want people to know what’s happening on our campus, so they can start to understand the resources that we have here and engage the public in what we are doing,” Gregory noted.

Hido’s lecture is part of collaboration among the college, the art department, the communication department and the Society for Photographic Education Conference. The lecture series is funded in part through a donation from Robert V. M. and Freda Wallace Harrison and funding from the department of art.

For more information, contact Gregory at 662-325-2202 or

Alpha Rho Chi donates to local Habitat for Humanity

October 8th, 2012 Comments Off on Alpha Rho Chi donates to local Habitat for Humanity

Mississippi State University’s Alpha Rho Chi fraternity donated $1,250 to Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity. From left are Daniel Torres, fraternity fundraising chairman; Freddie Rasberry, Habitat executive director; and Adam Rhoades, fraternity chapter president. Photo by Beth Newman | University Relations.

Story By Leah Barbour | MSU University Relations
(Also read the story on MSU’s website.)

STARKVILLE, Miss. — By donating more than $1,000 toward the completion of a fourth Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity home, a new Mississippi State University service fraternity is fulfilling one of its missions.

Alpha Rho Chi at MSU primarily includes College of Art, Architecture and Design majors, though service-oriented students can join. From the fraternity’s inception almost three years ago, members have focused on donating to Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity.

“We’re a service-oriented organization, so we started pushing the Maroon Edition Habitat House — we wanted to get more involved and increase community awareness,” said senior Adam Rhoades of Diamondhead, chapter president.

The fraternity organized two major Habitat fundraisers: selling “Got Sleep?” wristbands and holding a “penny wars” competition where students attending classes in Giles Hall — the location of most architecture design courses — donated whatever pocket change they had.

“We wanted to take a dominant role in Maroon Edition house and help out the community in any way we can,” added sophomore Daniel Torres of Enterprise, Ala., fundraising chair.

Freddie Rasberry, executive director for Habitat Starkville, said the donation will help pay to finish the fourth Maroon Edition project, which will also be the 50th local Habitat house.

“This money will go a long way toward finishing that house and preparing for building another one,” Rasberry said. “Each house contains one family, and our goal is for this money and other donated money to help those children grow up in their own home, so they can go to college and buy their own home. And, so the cycle goes from generation to generation.”

To learn more about Alpha Rho Chi at MSU, visit; to donate to Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity,

Heritage Museum project in Starkville Daily News

September 4th, 2012 Comments Off on Heritage Museum project in Starkville Daily News

Students in the School of Architecture, Building Construction Science and Interior Design programs worked with students  in Landscape Architecture and Landscape Contracting on the project for the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.

Read the article that was in the Starkville Daily News on Aug. 26, 2012!

Herrmann named ‘Emerging Professional’ by AIA

July 20th, 2012 Comments Off on Herrmann named ‘Emerging Professional’ by AIA

Valley Retreat, Hans C. Herrmann, Hans Herrmann Design

According to The American Institute of Architecture’s website:
The American Institute of Architects, Center for Emerging Professionals sponsors an annual exhibition of architectural work, art, and designs of emerging architectural professionals across North America. This annual exhibition promotes the compelling work of the rising generation of architects and designers and inspires professionals to continue to mentor and engage the many talented and motivated emerging professionals across the country.

The annual exhibition is presented at AIA National’s headquarters, the American Center for Architecture, in Washington, DC. The exhibition is on display from February through the annual AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.

Professor Hans Herrmann’s work was selected for 2012.

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