Etheredge Hall [ map ]
The Interior Design Program currently occupies a suite of space on the first floor of Etheredge Hall. This space contains the 7500 square foot year studios, with individually assigned desks, as well as a 'hot desk' studio of 24 drafting tables for first-year students to share. Students who do not have a personally assigned desk are also offered access to a locker for the semester to store personal items and tools.
The first floor also contains five faculty offices, a resource room, a kitchen area, a conference room, a project storage room, and an audio visually equipped classroom seating 35 where most of the lecture classes are taught. There are two unique spaces that were developed to enhance students' educational experiences. These include a lighting lab (the only one of it's kind in Mississippi) and open space slated to become a technology classroom. It currently houses a laser cutter and 3D printer, both accessible by students to enhance presentations and for increased understanding of space and form.
The Resource Room houses a wide range of samples, supports, catalogs and printers, and plotters accessible to students from their laptops via the MSU wireless network. Materials include residential and commercial finishes such as carpet, wallcovering, paint, resilient and non-resilient flooring, fabrics, laminates, solid surface materials, and wood samples.