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Undergraduate Coastal Research Curriculum

The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, a trans-disciplinary program of the College of Art & Design, School of the Coast & Environment, and College of Engineering, in collaboration with the Office of Research & Economic Development, was awarded a $50,000, 10-month planning grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The grant will support planning for a [...]

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Cathy Marshall Presents Paper at CELA Annual Meeting

Cathy Marshall, associate professor at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, presented a paper at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, March 26–29, 2014. Her paper, “Teaching How to Draw Landscape Experience,” examines various traditional and nontraditional tools in the representation of landscape, expanding the repertory of [...]

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Mossop and Michaels Receive Grant to Implement Alternative Land Management Strategies in New Orleans

Professor Elizabeth Mossop and Associate Professor Wes Michaels of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture have received a $242,399 grant from the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) to research and implement ecologically and economically sustainable landscape designs on vacant land in New Orleans. NORA owns approximately 2,300 vacant lots in New Orleans, which [...]

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Datascapes Symposium and Workshop led by Bickham Chair Andrea Hansen

From Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon Haiyan to the Arab spring and Occupy Wall Street, 21st-century spatial practice has an opportunity never before seen to impact the adaptation of global cities to profound—and often sudden—change. With this subsequent increase in scale, complexity, and global significance, site context plays an increasingly important role. However, how can designers [...]

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Students Research Byzantine Churches in Istanbul with Art History Professor Matt Savage

Byzantine architectural history is Assistant Professor Matt Savage’s main field of interest, and his research in this area has created opportunities for LSU undergraduates studying art history, digital art, and architecture to collaborate in two recent research initiatives. In the spring of 2012, fourth-year art history students enrolled in ARTH 4499: Constantinople set out to [...]

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LSU Architecture Student Receives National McNair Research Scholarship

Atianna Cordova, a third-year undergraduate student enrolled in the LSU School of Architecture program, is the first LSU architecture student to be named a Ronald E. McNair Research Scholar. The Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars program is a national program funded by a federal grant from the US Department of Education TRIO programs—grants made available [...]

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