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Mississippi State University

February 22, 2012

The School of Architecture (S|ARC) at Mississippi State University has the following four faculty members joining its ranks this academic year:

Amber Ellett, AIA, LEED AP, Visiting Assistant Professor, comes to S|ARC from the office of Burris/Wagnon in Jackson, MS where she has was an Intern Architect for the past 3 years and taught part-time as an adjunct studio-critic in the S|ARC  5th year program. She received her degrees at the University of Nebraska (B. Design + M. Arch) where she also taught as a Teaching Assistant for 2 years while completing her graduate studies. Professor Ellett will teach in the 2nd and 3rd year studios and in the concentrated area of Building Technology.

Alexis Gregory, AIA, Assistant Professor, joins the S|ARC faculty from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She received her degrees at Virginia Tech (B. Arch) and Clemson (M.S. Arch).  As a registered architect she worked for numerous firms in the Wash DC metropolitan area (including Perkins + Will).  Professor Gregory and will teach in upper-level studios and in the concentrated area of Building Technology.  Alexis was named a member of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) Editorial Board for 2010-2013 and since arriving was awarded a ($2,000) Mississippi State University Cross-College Research Grant for a project titled: Service Learning for Architecture Students: Designing a Habitat for Humanity Prototype; the research is being conducted in conjunction with an elective course in Spring 2012.  Professor Gregory also has an article entitled "Taking Back Territory: Adapting Architectural Education and Practice to Reclaim the Role of Master Builder" in the upcoming Spring 2012 issue of AIA Forward Journal.

Frances Hsu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, comes to Mississippi State University from Georgia Tech. Hsu teaches design studios, architectural theory, and seminars in urbanism and practice. She has also taught at the ETH-Zürich and worked in the offices of Ben van Berkel, Peter Eisenman, and Rem Koolhaas. She holds a B.S. Arch, University of Virginia; M. Arch., Harvard University; and Ph.D., ETH-Zürich.

Andrew Tripp, Assistant Professor, comes to S|ARC from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design where he taught and is finishing his PhD dissertation. He received his degrees at Cooper Union (B. Arch) and U. Penn (M.S. Arch History and Theory). As an Instructor, Professor Tripp taught at the Cooper Union for 3 years. He worked for 5 years as an architectural designer and project manager for Tsao & McKown in NYC and 1 year with Kaplan/McLaughlin/Diaz.  Professor Tripp will be teach in the foundation-level studios and in the concentrated area of History/Theory.

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