Spring 2021 Collaborative Studio

May 26, 2021

Location

Online Gallery

Final Project: PCI Foundation Studio

ARC 3546: Architectural Design III-B
BCS 3126: Building Construction Studio IV

Professors:

Architecture

  • Associate Professor Alexis Gregory
  • Associate Professor Hans Herrmann
  • Ryan Ashford, Studio Assistant

Building Construction Science

  • Assistant Professor Mohsen Garshasby, Ph.D.
  • Briar Jones, lecturer

Background

In 2020, Mississippi State University School of Architecture Associate Professor Alexis Gregory was awarded a $100,000 grant over the next four years from the PCI Foundation.

Gregory is using the grant funds to incorporate precast and prestressed concrete projects into architecture courses at MSU including Assemblages, Structures II and the Spring 2021 Collaborative Studio.

Read more about the grant and PCI.

See two of the projects that utilized grant funds this year in the Spring 2021 Collaborative Studio:

Cylinder Casting Project

Concrete Disk Project


Final Assignment

This project was the collaborative development of the architectural and construction aspects of using precast concrete for the design of a building addition to the Cadence Building in downtown Starkville, Mississippi. The addition was a parking garage with street-level retail spaces to enhance the walkability and retail options in downtown Starkville. Materials presented were the architectural design aspects of the precast structural system, the architecture precast cladding system, and how they integrate into the existing historic building. The construction aspects presented were the creation and installation of the custom architectural precast cladding system, the project budget, and scheduling. The MSU students teams were composed of 2-3 architecture students and 1-2 building construction science students, creating teams with a total of 4-5 students.


Winner: Team 1

Students present their final project in the Charlotte and Richard McNeel Architecture Gallery

View the work: Hunter Allen, Travis Bryan, Jane Kent, Hamner McCrory


Winner: Team 11

Students present their final project in the Fazio Jury Room

View the work: Will Russell, Cody Sanford, Emerson Shinn, Ruthie Southall 


Honorable Mention: Team 02

Students present their final project in the Charlotte and Richard McNeel Architecture Gallery

View the work: Bo Allison, Ashlen Davis, Gizem Karsi, Jake Lindley, Jack Ogletree 


Honorable Mention: Team 16  

Students present their final project in the Fazio Jury Room

View the work: C.J. Childers, Conner Griffin, Noah Helflin, Luke Murray