Contact: Sasha Steinberg
STARKVILLE, Miss.— A senior architecture major in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design recently received national recognition from the Building Technology Educators’ Society.
Zachary R. Henry of Knoxville, Tennessee, is one of only two students who were awarded scholarships by BTES during the nonprofit’s national conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
In addition to receiving a $500 travel scholarship, free conference admission and a complimentary BTES one-year membership, Henry presented his Best Undergraduate Paper award-winner “Ecological Functionalism in the Work of Glenn Murcutt: A Case Study of the Fredericks-White House” at the conference.
The BTES award jury concluded that Henry’s paper “gave a rare glimpse into a good topic of post-occupancy evaluation for a well-known architect.”
Research for the paper was conducted under the guidance of MSU Assistant Professor Emily McGlohn’s Audit Squad, an independent study course comprised of students exploring energy efficiency and the quality of construction.
Last summer, Henry traveled to Australia to conduct research and interview internationally renowned architect Glenn Murcutt. The opportunity was made possible by a $2,000 fellowship courtesy of MSU architecture alumnus Briar Jones and his wife Michelle. For more, visit https://www.msstate.edu/our-people/2016/10/zachary-r-henry.
A student in the university’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College, Henry plans to pursue a master’s degree in environmental design studies following graduation. He also expressed interest in moving to Nova Scotia and working for a highly respected firm that shares similar architectural values.
Founded in 1996, BTES is comprised of architectural educators who are passionate about teaching the technology of building design and construction. Its mission is to promote and publish the best pedagogic practices, relevant research, scholarship and other creative activity to facilitate student learning, advance innovation and enhance the status of disciplines in the profession at large. For more, visit http://btes.org.
The nationally accredited School of Architecture in MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design offers the only curriculum in the state leading to a professional degree in architecture. For more, visit www.caad.msstate.edu.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.