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.

Harrison Lecture includes ‘Design Build Dual’

November 14th, 2016 Comments Off on Harrison Lecture includes ‘Design Build Dual’

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(Photos by Zachary Henry)

Speakers from two firms presented the Harrison Lecture on Nov. 11 from 3-5 p.m. in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium.

Jesus Robles and Cade Hayes of DUST Design/Build and Jeffrey Day of Min Day Architects presented “Design Build Dual: Comparative Practices for Design/Build.”

A reception was held in their honor following the presentations.

Two LU/HSW AIA Continuing Education credits were provided.

The Harrison Lecture Series is sponsored through a generous gift by Freda Wallace Harrison and Dr. Robert V.M. Harrison, FAIA, FCSI.

For more information, caad.msstate.edu/sarc/lectureseries.

MSU student selected for architectural research fellowship

November 14th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU student selected for architectural research fellowship

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By Addison Arledge | Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State senior is the latest selection for the Method Studio Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Omkar H. Prabhu, a Mumbai, India, native currently residing in Starkville, is the third architecture major at the university to be honored with the recently established recognition.

His research with Method Studio, a Utah-based architectural design firm, will be supervised by Jacob Gines, an assistant professor in MSU’s School of Architecture who also is Method Studio’s research and design vice president.

Maria Degtyareva of Starkville and Novosibirks, Russia, and Edward Holmes V of Decatur were previous MSU Method Fellows.

“This research relationship provides incredible educational and applied research experiences for our students,” said Michael Berk, F.L. Crane Professor and director of MSU’s School of Architecture. “This out-of-state connection and support is a validation and testament to the talents of our faculty and students.”

Located in Salt Lake City, Method Studio specializes in creative solutions that allow collaborations between clients and professional designers. For more about the firm, visit www.method-studio.com.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Trash transformed into fashion at MSU Trashion Show

November 10th, 2016 Comments Off on Trash transformed into fashion at MSU Trashion Show

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The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), in collaboration with MSU fashion design and merchandising students, worked together to design custom outfits made of recycled goods and modeled by MSU’s Fashion Board.

This year’s Trashion Show, held onWed., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Giles Hall, had a theme of “Diametric Parallels” and encouraged designers to discover something common between two seemingly opposite materials.

The event had a great turn out and all of the pieces shown were each unique in their own way.

Trash to be transformed into fashion at MSU Trashion Show

November 8th, 2016 Comments Off on Trash to be transformed into fashion at MSU Trashion Show

Mississippi State’s eighth annual NOMAS Trashion Show will be held Nov. 9 at Giles Hall. (Photo by Taylor Howell)

Mississippi State’s eighth annual NOMAS Trashion Show will be held Nov. 9 at Giles Hall. (Photo by Taylor Howell)

By Addison Arledge | Mississippi State University

Trash is “in” at Mississippi State University’s eighth annual Trashion Show.

Free and open to the public, the event takes place Wednesday [Nov. 9] at 7 p.m. in Giles Hall.

The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), in collaboration with MSU fashion design and merchandising students, will work to design custom outfits made of recycled goods and modeled by MSU’s Fashion Board.

The event’s theme, “Diametric Parallels,” encourages designers to discover something common between two seemingly opposite materials.

Past creations have been assembled from bottle caps, straws, soda cans, newspaper, playing cards and more.

“It’s a creative look at design elements with the incorporation of unconventional materials that promote sustainability,” said Diondria Bingham, senior architecture major from Pearl who is serving as NOMAS president.

For questions or further information about the show, contact Bingham at dmb514@msstate.edu

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

CAAD hosts elementary students from Saltillo

November 1st, 2016 Comments Off on CAAD hosts elementary students from Saltillo

The MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design hosted a field trip for Ms. Ginger Summers’s Discovery classes at Saltillo Primary School.

The class visited Professor Robert Long in the ceramics studio for a tour of the facilities, including the glazing process and kiln. The group was also treated to demonstrations, and several students were able to get their hands dirty and make pinch pots with the clay.

The students also toured the School of Architecture in Giles Hall and did several hands-on projects with current students, including making chairs out of giant blocks, construction paper houses and competing to see which group could put together a 3D puzzle house first.

The visit concluded with a trip to the Depot Art Gallery’s current exhibit, “Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints,” and lunch in The Junction.

 

Reception held for TSD’s ‘International Viewfinds’ exhibit

October 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Reception held for TSD’s ‘International Viewfinds’ exhibit

The reception for the School of Architecture’s “International Viewfinds” exhibit was held by Tau Sigma Delta and took place at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 24.


(Images by Kelsey Brownlee)

David Dowell present Harrison Lecture

October 24th, 2016 Comments Off on David Dowell present Harrison Lecture

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David Dowell, AIA, principal at El Dorado Inc., presented the Harrison Lecture on Fri., Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall.

Dowell has been with the firm since 1998. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989 followed by a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. 

HE is a REVIEW Studios patron and serves on the Nelson-Atkins Friends of Art Leadership Council, he supports the Kansas City Art Institute and has organized the biennial KCAI Auction to raise scholarship funds for current and future students.

The Harrison Lecture Series is sponsored through a generous gift by Freda Wallace Harrison and Dr. Robert V.M. Harrison, FAIA, FCSI.

News from the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio

October 18th, 2016 Comments Off on News from the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio

VERTICAL_WEB_maroonThe Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, a research center housed within the School of Architecture and the College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University, has had a busy few months:

  • Recently, Professor David Perkes, AIA, director of the center, was asked to serve on the AIA Affordable Housing Design Awards Jury.
  • Perkes also presented an AIA webinar on flooding along with the executive director of the Baton Rouge AIA Chapter and Russell Davidson, AIA President.
  • Perkes then traveled to Colorado for the NIST Community Resilience Panel Meeting.
  • The center was one of eight MSU programs to host a table at the university’s Infinite Impact Campaign Celebration on October 7.  The event showcased research and exciting projects happening throughout the university.
  • Perkes was invited to participate in the White House “Frontiers” Conference on October 13.

S|ARC alumnus Lance Davis named 2016 LEED Fellow

October 14th, 2016 Comments Off on S|ARC alumnus Lance Davis named 2016 LEED Fellow

Lance Davis, AIA, LEED program manager for Design Excellence Architecture+Sustainability, in front of the U.S. General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. (photo via http://plus.usgbc.org/monumental-green/)

Lance Davis, AIA, LEED program manager for Design Excellence Architecture+Sustainability, in front of the U.S. General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. (photo via http://plus.usgbc.org/monumental-green/)

Via GBCI press release

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) recently announced its 2016 class of LEED Fellows, an annual recognition of outstanding LEED professionals. This year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community.

“LEED would not have grown from an idea to a movement that spans more than 160 countries without the leadership and innovative thinking of professionals like our 2016 LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president, GBCI, and COO, U.S. Green Building Council. “This group’s work is a clear reminder of the significant progress we’ve made to create a sustainable built environment, and it is the ideas and contributions that these individuals make that will continue to advance our mission of a green building for all within this generation.”

2016 LEED Fellows:

  • Jim Chidester, senior mechanical engineer, Batson Inc.
  • Lance Davis, sustainability architect, U.S. General Services Administration (MSU S|ARC Class of 1995)
  • Aalok A. Deshmukh, general manager and head—energy efficiency, Schneider Electric India
  • Rebecca Dunn Bryant, principal, Watershed
  • Steven Guttmann, principal, Guttmann & Blaevoet
  • Anne Hicks Harney, sustainability director, Ayers Saint Gross
  • Elizabeth Heider, chief sustainability officer, Skanska USA Inc.
  • Susan Heinking, director of high performance, Pepper Construction Company
  • Julie Hendricks, vice president and director of EcoServices, Kirksey Architecture
  • R. Kirk Johnson, director of sustainable design, Corgan
  • Michael Kawecki, certification reviewer, GBCI
  • Juzer S. Kothari, managing director, Conserve Consultants Private Limited
  • Brian Lomel, principal, TLC Engineering for Architecture
  • Jorge Lopez de Obeso, chairman of the board, EA Energía y Arquitectura
  • Josée Lupien, president, Vertima—Green Building and Materials Experts
  • Tom Marseille, senior vice president and director of Sustainability, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • John Mlade, senior sustainability manager, YR&G
  • Diana Paez, green building & sustainable materials specialist, THREE Consultoria Medioambiental
  • Dana Robbins Schneider, managing director, JLL
  • David Rodriguez, firm principal, BCE
  • Megan Ritchie Saffitz, director of LEED support, GBCI
  • Susie Spivey-Tilson, senior program manager, CBRE
  • Wes Sullens, green building program manager, StopWaste
  • Shigeru Urashima, regional senior staff architect, Intel

The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to honor LEED professionals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in key mastery elements of LEED certification and significant contributions in teaching, mentoring or research with other industry professionals. LEED Fellows also have a strong history of highly impactful commitment, service and advocacy for green building and sustainability.

LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have at least 10 years experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes extensive portfolio review and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI.

The recipients were honored at the 2016 USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif. The nomination period for the 2017 LEED Fellows class will open in January 2017. For more information about the LEED Fellow program, visit usgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-fellow.

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