School of Architecture
May 16, 2014 Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium Giles Hall
College of Architecture, Art, and Design
Mississippi State Universityâ„˘
The 24th Annual Dr. William L. and Jean P. Giles Memorial Lecturer
James P. Cramer Jim Cramer is the founding editor and publisher of DesignIntelligence as well as the founder and CEO of the Greenway Group. He researches, consults, and gives seminars for leading professional firms around the world. Jim is the author of several hundred articles and several books, including the critically acclaimed Design Plus Enterprise: Seeking a New Reality in Architecture. He is coauthor of How Firms Succeed: A Field Guide to Management Solutions, and the editor of the Almanac of Architecture and Design. Cramer is the former chief executive of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. (1988-94), the recipient of more than 80 awards and honors, a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the AIA, and a Fellow of the International Leadership Forum in La Jolla, Calif. He is currently the president of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank, the Design Futures Council. An educator, futurist, and business adviser, he is often leading strategic retreats and facilitating sessions about â€œfutures inventionâ€? and value migration changes in the design professions.
2014 Recognition Day Opening Remarks Jim West, Dean College of Architecture, Art, and Design Welcome Dr. Julia Hodges Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Introduction of Guest Speaker Michael Berk, Director, F.L. Crane Professor School of Architecture
The Annual Dr. William L. & Jean P. Giles Memorial Lecture James P. Cramer The Recognition Day ceremony is dedicated to the memory of Dr. William L. and Mrs. Jean P. Giles.
Introduction of S|ARC Faculty and Staff Professor Michael Berk Presentation of Awards School of Architecture Faculty Presentation of Stoles to the Class of 2014 Jim West Michael Berk Dr. Julia Hodges James P. Cramer
Reception Please join us for a reception in the Giles Hall Gallery Foyer. Also, please be sure to view the student work on display in the gallery. The Recognition Day ceremony is sponsored by the MSU School of Architecture Directorâ€™s Office. Special Thanks to: Jane Lewis, Phyllis Davis-Webber, Pandora Prater, and Christie McNeal
2013-2014 Awards Allen & Hoshall Faculty Award Recipient: Assistant Professor Hans Herrmann
The architectural firm of Allen & Hoshall of Jackson, Mississippi, 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 Honor Society (TSD) Chapter President: David Lewis Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professors Hans Herrmann, Jacob Gines
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-year.
TSD Initiates: West Pierce, Joseph Rose, Mary Sanders, Cody Smith, Casey Walker, Hannah Waycaster, Taylor Yates
TSD Fifth-Year Graduates: Tyler Baumann, Mack Braden, Kristen Brown, Danielle Glass, Taylor Keefer, Michael McKinnon, Brennan Plunkett, Chance Stokes, Michael Varhalla
TSD First-Year Design Award Recipient: Ben Webster
The Tau Sigma Delta First-Year Design Award is presented to the first-year design student who has exhibited excellence in design. This is a book award.
TSD Bronze Medal (Fifth-Year Award) Recipient: Jordan Gill The Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal is presented by the third and fourth-year student membership of the society to a graduating fifth-year student who in his/her thesis project has expanded the students’ insight and awareness of architecture.
TSD Faculty Book Award Recipient: Assistant Professor Alexis Gregory
The Tau Sigma Delta Faculty Book Award is presented by the third and fourth-year student members to the faculty member who has inspired them to excellence.
TSD Charles Calvo Digital Media Award Recipient: Robert Ledet
In fall 2000, Tau Sigma Delta established this book award in memory of a School of Architecture faculty member, Charles Calvo, and his contribution in the field of digital media in architecture. This 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 library in memory of Charles Calvo.
_________________________________________________________ National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) Chapter President: Anthony Penny Faculty Advisors: Professor Rachel McCann Assistant Professor Emily McGlohn
National Organization 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.
The 2014 NOMAS Diversity Award Recipient: Colton Jackson Stephens
Chosen by the NOMAS membership, the NOMAS Diversity 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 Chapter Vice President: West Pierce Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Alexis Gregory
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is the student counterpart of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The chapter works closely with professional architects in the state through the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The AIAS Member of the Year Award Recipient: Joseph Rose
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.”
______________________________________________________ First-Year Faculty Book Award Studio Coordinator: Assistant Professor Andrew R. Tripp Recipient: Diondria Bingham
This award is a book selected by the first-year faculty and is presented to a first-year student selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.
______________________________________________________ Second-Year Faculty Book Award Studio Coordinator: Assistant Professor Justin Taylor Recipients: Ryan Fierro and Brad Trevino
This award is a book selected by the second-year faculty and is presented to a second-year student selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.
______________________________________________________ Third-Year Faculty Book Award Studio Coordinator: Assistant Professor Alexis Gregory Recipients: West Pierce and Scott Polley
This award is a book selected by the third-year faculty and is presented to a third-year student/s selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’. 5
The Brick Industry Association Student Design Competition Winning team members, $800 each: Carter Brown, Patrick Brown, Casey Walker (Architecture); Bryan Marks (Building Construction Science) Honorable Mention team members: Ryan Mura, Mary Sanders, Hannah Waycaster (Architecture); Allie Salas (Building Construction Science)
The Third Annual Brick Industry Association Student Design Competition was held this spring 2014 semester. For the competition, student teams composed of third-year students from the School of Architecture and the Building Construction Science Program were tasked with designing a new fire station for the Lowndes County Volunteer Fire Department in Caledonia. The students worked with faculty and a collection of volunteer firefighters, professional architects, and professional constructors to develop their projects.
______________________________________________________ Fourth-Year Faculty Book Award Studio Coordinator: Assistant Professor Hans Herrmann Recipients: Will Commarato and Brooke Dorman
This award is a book selected by the fourth-year faculty and is presented to a fourthyear student/s selected on the basis of ‘design excellence’.
Mississippi Maritime Museum Capstone Awards (Fourth-Year)* Winners ($500 each): Landon Kennedy and John Taylor Schaffhauser Honorable Mention (book award): Jonathan Greer
The Capstone Awards are in recognition of exceptional comprehensive design as demonstrated by a fourth-year student. This year, the students worked on a project to design schematic proposals and scenarios for a proposed “Mississippi Maritime Museum” to honor the legendary history of shipbuilding in Pascagoula and the various maritime interests on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The students and faculty worked closely with the museum’s Board of Directors. It is a real project with potential to influence the future programming and design of the actual museum. Results of the students’ work (this semester) will be used to market the project and become an instrumental component of their fundraising strategy. The site is located on an island in the Pascagoula Riverway. *This year, the studio funding and awards are sponsored by the Mississippi Maritime Museum Board of Directors in Pascagoula, MS.
ARCC King Award Presented by: Professor John Poros, CSTC Director Recipient: Taylor Keefer Selection for this award is made by the entire faculty. Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder 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.
Brief description Taylor’s work: “King Cotton: Mapping Mississippi’s Post-Industrial Landscape” During the summer of 2013, Taylor Keefer was awarded the inaugural Belinda Stewart Fellowship in the school’s Carl Small Town Center, providing her the opportunity to conduct adaptive-reuse and preservation research appertaining to Mississippi’s industrial cotton past. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Jake Gines, Keefer identified over 250 cotton mills, gins, compresses, and other significant cotton-related facilities throughout the state, as well as conducting precedent studies that sought after procedural devices for the developmental best practices of these industrial/historically significant structures.
______________________________________________________ Fifth-Year Jurists’ Award Presented by: Professor Jassen Callender, Jackson Center Director Recipients: Michael McKinnon, Chelsea Pierce, and Chance Stokes The Jurists’ Award, a book award, is conferred by the fifth-year design faculty upon the student(s) who has achieved the greatest personal growth as a designer, and whose work has contributed to the overall success of the fifth-year Design Studio.
______________________________________________________ Academic Achievement Award Recipient: Danielle Glass
The Academic Achievement Award is a book award presented to the graduating fifth-year student who has the highest cumulative MSU grade point average.
______________________________________________________ Creative Windows & Doors/Marvin Windows Traveling Fellowship ($2,000).........................................................Recipient: Mack Braden
In September 2004, Dave Young and Eddie Rives, owners of Creative Windows & Doors, and David Morris, Marvin Windows representative, established this traveling fellowship for a student completing the fifth-year.
Alpha Rho Chi Medal Presented by: Dean Jim West Recipient: Mack Braden
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.
______________________________________________________ AIA Henry Adams Certificate and Medal Presented by: Professor Michael Berk Certificate Recipient: Tyler Baumann Medal Recipient: Danielle Glass
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 is awarded to the runner-up. Selection is made by the entire faculty.
Other Notable Student Awards, 2013-2014 2014 Office of Research and Economic Development Undergraduate Research Assistant Award Chelsea Pierce For her work in the Carl Small Town Center on Rural Sustainability
Association for Retired Faculty (ARF) William L. Giles Award for Excellence in Architecture John Taylor Schaffhauser This award was established in 1997 in honor and memory of William Lincoln Giles, a charter member of ARF. It is given each year to a student selected by the School of Architecture on the basis of academic excellence and overall leadership within the school. The student selected is presented with a framed certificate and a check for $500 at the annual ARF Christmas banquet. Funding for the award comes from a contribution by Ms. Hazel Presson, aunt of Ginger Giles Jones, Dr. Giles’ daughter.
First Place, Gensler Diversity Award Larry Travis The Gensler Diversity Scholarship is a juried program recognizing emerging talent among AfricanAmerican college students enrolled in an accredited architecture program. Three winners will receive an academic scholarship and are offered a Gensler internship. The judges, representing a range of design professions, selected the winners from numerous applications across the nation.
2014-2015 Scholarships Paul Grootkerk Travel Award ($4,000).......................................................Cody Smith
The Paul Grootkerk Travel Award (funded by Ted T. Porter) is available to full-time students who will have completed their second year of study. Candidates must have a minimum MSU 2.5 GPA, be hard working and can demonstrate financial need.
Burris Wagnon Architects Scholarship ($2,500)........................................................John Taylor Schaffhauser
Applicants must be a full-time student entering their fifth year of study in the School of Architecture; have demonstrated academic achievement, and maintained a minimum MSU 3.0 GPA; have demonstrated exceptional design work or the work ethic and ability to achieve exceptional design work; and have demonstrated financial need.
Acme Brick Company Scholarship ($2,000).......................................................John Taylor Schaffhauser
Applicants must be: entering the fifth-year design studio in the School of Architecture; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0; be of good moral character; and have demonstrated leadership ability and strong overall academic performance.
Duvall Decker Minority Travel Scholarship ($2,000).......................................................Yerix Morel
Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student and be a member of an under-represented minority group in the practice of architecture and also meet the following criteria: 1)self motivated learner; 2)high GPA; 3)demonstrate financial need.
Interior Elements Annual Scholarship ($2,000).......................................................Cody Smith, Aryn Phillips
Applicants must be full-time students entering the fourth-year design studio, be in excellent academic standing, and be a student with exceptional design ability.
Mockbee Hall & Drake Scholarships ($2,000)....................................................... Katherine Ernst ($1,350)......................................................... Jonathan Greer
Applicants must be: entering the fifth-year design studio in the School of Architecture; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0; be of good moral character; and have demonstrated leadership ability.
Boral Bricks, Inc. Loyalty Scholarship ($1,000*)......................................................Micah Dear
Applicants must be majoring in Building Construction Science or Architecture and have a minimum 3.0 GPA and an entering freshman. * renewable up to five years.
Columbus Brick Company Loyalty Scholarship ($1,000)........................................................Micajah Tucker
Applicants must be entering freshmen or transfer students in the School of Architecture or the Department of Art; have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Candidates should demonstrate leadership ability/potential and may be considered to receive the award for up to four years, provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA. 9
Creig B. Hoskins Architects Scholarship ($1,000)........................................................Whitney White
Applicants must be entering the first-year design studio in the School of Architecture; be a resident of one of the following Mississippi counties: Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Coahoma, Grenada, Humphreys, Leflore, Montgomery, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Washington, Yalobusha; and can demonstrate financial need.
Matt L. Virden III and M.L. Virden IV Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)........................................................Aryn Phillips
Students must be entering the third-year (or higher) of design studio in the School of Architecture; have a minimum 2.80 overall grade point average; be of good moral character; have demonstrated leadership; can demonstrate financial need; and be a resident of one of the following Mississippi Delta counties: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Yazoo.
McCarty Company Loyalty Scholarship ($1,000)........................................................Mitchell Hubbell, Kaitlyn Hoover Applicants must be entering Freshman at MSU with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.
Stephanie Mihojevich Pizzetta Annual Scholarship ($1,000)........................................................Caleb Fearing
Candidates must be full-time students at Mississippi State University; have completed their second-year of design studio in the School of Architecture; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0; and can demonstrate financial need.
Pryor & Morrow Annual Scholarship ($500)...........................................................Kevin Flores, Nenyatta Smith
Any students in their second- through fifth-year of design studio may apply; are fulltime students at Mississippi State University; have completed their first-year design studio in the School of Architecture; are residents of Mississippi; and can demonstrate financial need.
Johnson-McAdams Design Discovery Scholarships ($595): Jasmine Dennis, Marcus Graves, Zahria Towns
Applicants must be from Leflore County, Mississippi, or be a member of an underrepresented minority group in the practice of architecture; be sixteen years of age or older; and be genuinely interested in a career in architecture and related disciplines. This scholarship funds students to attend this eight-day summer camp and workshop..
Angelo â€œPopsâ€? Primos Computer Scholarship (CAAD software): Diondria Bingham, Maria Degtyareva, Savannah Ingram, Gerald Wicks
Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at Mississippi State University; entering the second-year design studio in the School of Architecture; and can demonstrate financial need.
CAAD DEAN’S OFFICE
Beth Miller, ASID, IDEC Interim Associate Dean Professor
Michael A. Berk, AIA Director, School of Architecture F.L. Crane Professor
Jassen Callender 5th-Year Director Associate Professor Tim Frank, RA Assistant Professor Jacob Gines, Assoc. AIA Assistant Professor Alexis Gregory, AIA Assistant Professor Hans Herrmann, AIA Associate Professor Rachel McCann, PhD Professor Emily McGlohn, Assoc. AIA Assistant Professor David Perkes, AIA Director, GCCDS Professor John Poros, AIA Director, CSTC Associate Professor Jeffery Roberson Visiting Assistant Professor Justin Taylor, Assoc. AIA Assistant Professor Andrew Tripp Assistant Professor
Ted Ammon, Ph.D, Millsaps College Adjunct Faculty, 5th Year Leah Kemp Assistant Director, CSTC Adjunct Faculty David Mockbee, ESQ Adjunct Faculty, 5th Year Lawson Newman, AIA Adjunct Faculty, 5th Year Amelia Salmon Adjunct Faculty, 5th Year Mark Vaughan, RA Adjunct Faculty, 5th Year
Jim West, AIA Dean Professor
ADDITIONAL FACULTY Lee Carson Lecturer
Susan Hall Associate Professor, CAAD Library Finas Townsend III Studio Assistant
EMERITUS FACULTY Robert Craycroft, RA Professor Emeritus
Michael Fazio, PhD, AIA Professor Emeritus Robert M. Ford, III, FAIA Professor Emeritus Gary Shafer, AIA Professor Emeritus
Pam Berberette Library Associate, 5th Year Janine Davis Administrative Assistant, 5th Year Phyllis Davis-Webber Office Associate Darlene Gardner Business Manager Judy Hammett Senior CAAD Library Staff Scott Hudspeth Building Services Coordinator Jane Lewis Dean’s Administrative Assistant Christie McNeal Communications Specialist Nathan Moore Director of Development Emily Parsons Pennell IT Coordinator, Admissions/Advising Coordinator Pandora Prater Director’s Assistant Academic Records Assistant Tracy Quinn Office Associate, CSTC
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