School of Architecture holds fall 2016 semester Final Reviews

December 8th, 2016 Comments Off on School of Architecture holds fall 2016 semester Final Reviews

Final Reviews for MSU architecture students were recently held in Starkville for first through fourth-year and in Jackson for fifth-year students.


The final project for the first-year architecture studio was to design and build a chair for listening. Over the course of the two final weeks of the semester, students worked in teams of two to create a full-size proposal for a chair made only of wood and cardboard to be sited on the Giles Hall grand stair. The final review was held on Mon., Nov. 21.
Professors: Francie Hankins, George Martin, Andrew Tripp


Second-year
architecture students in the Collaborative Studio with Building Construction Science students spent the semester building a sleeping shelter prototype for the Hood Boy Scout Reservation in Jackson. Their final project assignment was to design and model a luxury sleeping shelter for camp councilors or corporate retreats. Individuals were asked to design trusses that would accommodate a skylight, then come up with a comprehensive design around it, keeping passive notions in mind. Their final review was held on Mon., Nov. 28.
Professors: Hans Herrmann, Briar Jones, John Poros (architecture); Lee Carson, Mohammed Mawlana, Ph.D. (building construction science)


Third-year
students presented their final projects on Tues., Nov. 29. The project was to design multi-family housing in Chicago, Ill.
Professors: Fred Esenwein, Ph.D.; Alexis Gregory; Justin Taylor


The final reviews for fourth-year students were held on Wed., Nov. 30. Students in Professor Jacob Gines’s studio showcased design proposals for a new mass-timber mid-rise commercial building in Jackson. Students in Professor Emily McGlohn’s studio designed affordable houses to be placed in the master plan for Eastmoor Estates, a neighborhood near Moorehead.

Fifth-year reviews were held on Nov. 18 and 19 before students headed out for their annual field trip study abroad to Rome.

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.

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