The Department of Interior Architecture and Design in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University will be conducting its 3rd annual student design Charrette October 21 – 26 in collaboration with the College of Music. 132 undergraduate and first professional graduate students will take part in this team-based design event. The four-day event will focus on the design of a performance space inspired by a violin musical composition. The Charrette kick-off will be held in Dohnanyi Recital Hall starting at 6:30 on Wednesday, October 21.
The event will feature live musical performances by violin performance majors Melissa Ho, Jia-Rong Gan, Allyson Carroll, Marisa Votapek, Marianna Cutright Brickle and several others. In addition, Dr. Ben Sung, FSU College of Music, will provide a special performance of the Corigliano Caprices. Acoustics specialist Dr. Mahsan Mohsenin, FAMU School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, and speech and hearing specialist Dr. Richard Morris, FSU College of Communication and Information, will be offering lectures on architectural acoustics and the effects of spatial design on hearing for the design students to integrate into their design solutions. Sarah Gilbert, PhD. candidate FSU College of Music, will be offering lectures to accompany the musical performances and a special discussion on violin history, craft, and spatial needs for a luthier’s shop and studio. The charrette is led by Interior Design faculty members Steven Webber and Jim Dawkins, with special support from Dr. Douglass Seaton of the College of Music.