Collaborative Studio, Third-Year

ARC 3546: Studio 3B and BCS 3126: Studio 4
Third-year, Spring Semester

Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design is paving the way nationally when it comes to collaboration between the fields of construction and architecture.

In the fall, CAAD’s second-year architecture and building construction science studios come together to form a joint collaborative studio, where students are challenged to bring knowledge from their two disciplines together. Each year, students in this studio are challenged to work together to design and construct a full-scale product from start to finish for a real client.

View work from the Second-Year Stewart Collaborative Studio.

Third-year architecture and building construction science studios join in the spring for more collaborative work.


Spring 2020 Collaborative Studio

Professors: 

Architecture

  • Associate Professor Alexis Gregory
  • Professor John Poros
  • Ryan Ashford, studio assistant

Building Construction Science

  • Briar Jones, lecturer
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Cindy Walls

The Spring 2020 Collaborative Studio developed a master plan for the McCarthy Wellness Center for Mississippi State University Student Affairs. 

View the McCarthy Wellness Center Final Projects


Spring 2019 Collaborative Studio

Professors: 

Architecture

  • Assistant Christopher Hunter, Ph.D.
  • Professor John Poros
  • Ryan Ashford, studio assistant

Building Construction Science

  • Visiting Associate Professor George Martin
  • Briar Jones, lecturer

The Spring 2019 Collaborative Studio developed a new master plan for the College of Architecture, Art and Design that included a new building for the Building Construction Science Program. 

View the studio portfolio.


Spring 2018 Collaborative Studio

Professors: 

Architecture

  • Assistant Professor Fred Esenwein, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor Alexis Gregory
  • Professor John Poros

Building Construction Science

  • Visiting Associate Professor George Martin
  • Briar Jones, lecturer

The Spring 2018 Collaborative Studio worked on a revitalization plan for the Meridan Police Station.

View the studio portfolio.


Spring 2017 Collaborative Studio

Professors:

Emily McGlohn (assistant professor, architecture)
John Poros (associate professor, architecture)
David Beatty (lecturer, building construction science)
 

The spring 2017 Collaborative Studio worked on a renovation design project for the Starkville Armory.

Students talking about their work to a crowd of people


Spring 2016 Collaborative Studio

Professors:

Alexis Gregory (assistant professor, architecture)
Tom Leathem (assistant professor, building construction science)
Emily McGlohn (assistant professor, architecture)

The spring 2016 Collaborative Studio worked on a project for the A.B. McKay Enology Lab.

Students discussing work


Spring 2015 Collaborative Studio

Professors:

Alexis Gregory (architecture)
Tom Leathem (building construction science)
Emily McGlohn​ (architecture)

The 2015 Spring Collaborative Studio, which included third-year architecture and building construction science students and professors from both units, presented their final reviews on April 28, 2015 in Giles Hall.

For the project, the student teams designed a new fire station for the Starkville Fire Department. The students worked with their faculty, professional architects and professional constructors to develop the project.

Students discussing designs


Spring 2014 Collaborative Studio

Professors:

Alexis Gregory (architecture)
Tom Leathem (building construction science)
Emily McGlohn​ (architecture)

The Spring 2014 Collaborative Studio student teams designed a new fire station in Caledonia for the Lowndes County Volunteer Fire Department. The students worked with their faculty and a collection of volunteer firefighters, professional architects and professional constructors to develop the project.

Students' work being critiqued