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Spring 2024 PCI Foundation Studio students receive recognition for final projects

Thirteen teams of Mississippi State students in the Ҵýapp’s innovative Collaborative Studio have been working this semester on a hypothetical master plan for a cultural campus including the design of a freestanding museum for the campus, which would hold the university’s collections currently housed at the Cobb Institute Museum, Dunn-Seiler Museum and Department of Art galleries. Located adjacent to The Mill Conference Center, the cultural campus would also include the new Grant Library.

Each team was comprised of one or two building construction science students serving as construction managers and architecture majors serving as project manager, project architect (two students) and project designer. Students were led by Associate Professor of Architecture and studio coordinator Alexis Gregory, Building Construction Science Instructor Briar Jones, Architecture Studio Assistant Ryan Ashford and Graduate Assistant Jacob Lindley.

The studio is funded by the PCI Foundation with projects focused on the use of precast concrete for structure and cladding for museum designs.

“This is the fourth year the Collaborative Studio has been supported by the PCI Foundation, and each year both the students and the faculty learn more about precast concrete and the importance of collaboration between architects, constructors and other industry professionals for a successful project,” said Gregory. “The students truly receive a valuable experience as they see the impact of design on the creation of precast concrete and how those design decisions affect the construction process to successfully achieve a design idea.”

Students recently presented their work before professors and hypothetical clients Derek Anderson with the Cobb Institute Museum, Amy Moe-Hoffman with the Dunn-Seiler Museum, Dixie Boswell with the Department of Art, and Cindy Gardner and Megan Bankston with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Also attending the presentations were precast industry partners Dan Eckenrode of PCI Gulf South; Matt DeVoss of Jackson Precast; and Tom Moore, Andy Westfall and Jake Weaver of Tindall Precast.


Four teams were recognized with honors by the reviewers and faculty:

Ashford, Jones – Top Project: Team 07:

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From left to right: Jake Weaver (Tindall Precast), Megan Bankston (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Cindy Gardner (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Samuel Isaac Hall (ARC), JR Hitchcock (ARC), Kasey Losik (ARC), Aaron Shankle (BCS), Mark Perry (ARC), Dan Eckenrode (PCI Gulf South), Andy Westfall (Tindall Precast), & Matt DeVoss (Jackson Precast)
From left to right: Jake Weaver (Tindall Precast), Megan Bankston (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Cindy Gardner (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Samuel Isaac Hall (ARC), JR Hitchcock (ARC), Kasey Losik (ARC), Aaron Shankle (BCS), Mark Perry (ARC), Dan Eckenrode (PCI Gulf South), Andy Westfall (Tindall Precast), & Matt DeVoss (Jackson Precast)


Ashford, Jones – Honorable Mention: Team 01:

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From left to right: Jake Weaver (Tindall Precast), Megan Bankston (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Cindy Gardner (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Rachel Sampson (ARC), Caroline Clune (ARC), Illiana Ramos (ARC), Trey Walker (BCS), Dan Eckenrode (PCI Gulf South), Andy Westfall (Tindall Precast), & Matt DeVoss (Jackson Precast), Not Pictured: Lauren Odom (ARC) and Cooper Smith (BCS)
From left to right: Jake Weaver (Tindall Precast), Megan Bankston (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Cindy Gardner (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Rachel Sampson (ARC), Caroline Clune (ARC), Illiana Ramos (ARC), Trey Walker (BCS), Dan Eckenrode (PCI Gulf South), Andy Westfall (Tindall Precast), & Matt DeVoss (Jackson Precast), Not Pictured: Lauren Odom (ARC) and Cooper Smith (BCS)


Gregory, Jones – Top Project: Team 05:

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From left to right: Jake Weaver (Tindall Precast), Megan Bankston (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Cindy Gardner (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Ella Bunch (BCS), Mackenzie Gibbs (ARC), Mary Kirk Dillard (ARC), Anna Rives Gully (ARC), Carlie Gleason (ARC), Dan Eckenrode (PCI Gulf South), Andy Westfall (Tindall Precast), & Matt DeVoss (Jackson Precast)
From left to right: Jake Weaver (Tindall Precast), Megan Bankston (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Cindy Gardner (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Ella Bunch (BCS), Mackenzie Gibbs (ARC), Mary Kirk Dillard (ARC), Anna Rives Gully (ARC), Carlie Gleason (ARC), Dan Eckenrode (PCI Gulf South), Andy Westfall (Tindall Precast), & Matt DeVoss (Jackson Precast)


Gregory, Jones – Honorable Mention: Team 12:

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From left to right: Jake Weaver (Tindall Precast), Megan Bankston (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Cindy Gardner (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), China Chandler (ARC), Elvis Scott (ARC), Faith Troutt (ARC), Ashlyn Jones (ARC), Ashton Gibson (BCS), Dan Eckenrode (PCI Gulf South), Andy Westfall (Tindall Precast), & Matt DeVoss (Jackson Precast), Not Pictured: Ben Myrick (BCS)
From left to right: Jake Weaver (Tindall Precast), Megan Bankston (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), Cindy Gardner (Mississippi Department of Archives and History), China Chandler (ARC), Elvis Scott (ARC), Faith Troutt (ARC), Ashlyn Jones (ARC), Ashton Gibson (BCS), Dan Eckenrode (PCI Gulf South), Andy Westfall (Tindall Precast), & Matt DeVoss (Jackson Precast), Not Pictured: Ben Myrick (BCS)

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