Professor John Poros

Professor John Poros

Title:

  • Professor

Contacts:

jporos@caad.msstate.edu
Office: (662) 325-8719
240 Giles Hall

Overview

Summary:

John Poros, Professor at Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture, is the previous director of both the Educational Design Institute and the Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center at Mississippi State.

Education:

  • Master of Architecture (MARC), Architecture, Harvard University, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Architecture, Columbia University, 1985

Research interests:

Marcel Breuer, Post-war Modernism

Biography

John Poros, Professor at Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture, is the previous director of both the Educational Design Institute and the Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center at Mississippi State.

Publications

Book

  • Close to Home: A Handbook for Transportation-Efficient Growth in Small Communities and Rural Areas . The National Academies Press. 2015
  • Smithville, MS. lulu.com. 2013
  • CREATE Common Ground: New Albany. lulu.com. 2012
  • Mississippi Bypass Guidelines. lulu.com. 2012
  • Rural Corridor: Mississippi's Highway 82. lulu.com. 2011
  • The Revitalization of the Bobby Henry Memorial Pool, Greenville, MS. lulu.com. 2008
  • Mississippi School Design Guidelines. Mississippi Deaprtment of Education. 2002
  • Architectural Design Guidelines for the Historic Downtown Conservation Overlay District in Tupelo, Mississippi. Mississippi State, MS: Mississippi State University. 1998

Book, Chapter

  • “The Ruled Geometries of Marcel Breuer”. Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future. Ed. Kim Williams & Michael Ostwald. Heidelberg, Germany: Birkhauser. 367-377. 2014

Conference Paper

  • Erasing the Product.  The Ethical Imperative – 106th ACSA Annual Meeting. 2018
  • The Movement to Service: Reflecting on the Evolution of Service in Architecture Education and Practice.   Brooklyn says "Move to Detroit" – 105th ACSA Annual Meeting. 2018

Conference Proceeding

  • "Marcel Breuer’s Starkey House: The Parts over the Whole".  American Collegiate Schools of Architecture. 2010
  • “Marcel Breuer: Modernity, Tradition and Materiality”.  American Collegiate Schools of Architecture. 1998

Trade Journal/Magazine

  • "Measuring Rural Sustainability, Measuring for the Future". Mississippi Planner. Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 1.. 2012
  • "Measuring Rural Sustainability - A Research Project". Small Town & Rural Planning Newsletter, American Planning Association. Page p.8. 2012

Presentations

Lecture

Oral Presentation

  • "“Impacts of Land Use Strategies on Travel Behavior”." Tools of the Trade Conference , Transportation Research Board, Burlington, VT. 2014
  • "Small Town Planning." American Planning Association National Planning Conference, American Planning Association, Atlanta, GA. 2014
  • "“Defining Rural Sustainability”." APA National Planning Conference, American Planning Association, Chicago, IL. 2013
  • ""Rural Sustainability, Measuring the Future"." Tennessee Chapter of American Planning Association 2012 Fall Conference, Tennessee Chapter of American Planning Association, Memphis, TN. 2012
  • ""Practicing Rural Design" ." Association for Community Design 2012 Conference, Association for Community Design , Salt Lake City, UT. 2012
  • ""Building Public Domain: Service Learning and Public Transit"." CELA 2012, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. 2012
  • "“Rural Community Collaborations”." Association for Community Design 2011 National Conference , Association for Community Design, Philadelphia, PA. 2011
  • ""Planning against Rural Sprawl: The Golden Triangle Highway Corridor Planning Project"." Towards a Just Metropolis: From Crises to Possibilities, Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), New Village Press, Planners Network (PN), Young Planners Network, Association for Community Design (ACD) and The Center for the Living City, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 2010
  • "“The Load Bearing Modern Façade: Marcel Breuer’s Investigation of Expression and Structure”." South East Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting 2009, South East Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), Jackson, MS. 2009
  • "“Structural Expression in the Work of Marcel Breuer” ." South East Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting 2007, South East Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), Nashville, TN . 2007
  • "Liturgy and Symbol: Marcel Breuer’s Abbey Church of St. John’s." Southeast Society of Architectural Historians 2005 Annual Meeting , Southeast Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), Fort Worth, Texas . 2005
  • "Building to a Higher Standard: The Mississippi School Design Guidelines." 80th Annual International Conference of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, Chicago, IL. 2003
  • "The Mississippi School Design Guidelines." Southeastern Chapter of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, Southeastern Chapter of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI), Nashville, TN. 2003
  • "The Experience and Application of ‘Studio-Based Learning." Lily Conference on College & University Teaching – North, Lily Conferences, Big Rapids, Michigan. 2002
  • "Renovating Landmark Schools." 1999 ASHRAE Annual Meeting, ASHRAE, Seattle, WA. 1999

Other

  • "“Planning Tools for Linking Rural Development and Transportation”." National Regional Transportation Conference, National Association of Development Organizations, Chattanoga, TN. 2016

Paper

  • "Erasing the Product." The Ethical Imperative – 106th ACSA Annual Meeting, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Denver, Colorado. 2018
  • ""The Shift of Le Corbusier"." Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Fall Conference, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Houston, TX. 2011
  • "“Marcel Breuer’s Starkey House: The Parts over the Whole”." 98th ACSA Annual Meeting, Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture, New Orleans, LA. 2010
  • "“The Ruled Geometries of Marcel Breuer”." Nexus 2008: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics, Seventh International Interdisciplinary Conference, Nexus, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA. 2008
  • "Marcel Breuer: Modernity, Tradition and Materiality." Reflections on Heritage and Modernity: ACSA Northeast Regional Meeting, Northeast Chapter ACSA, Newport, RI. 1997