Architects are problem solvers and artists, creators and scientists. From individual buildings and sites to large building complexes and city and regional planning, they create structures and environments that enhance the way we live and work. Becoming an architect involves a sensitivity to beauty in forms and materials and an understanding of the relationship between people and their surroundings. To work as an architect, you need an undergraduate or graduate degree, followed by work experience and a professional examination.
The School of Art combines the best of both worlds: the resources and faculty of a large liberal arts institution and a close-knit community of students and faculty within the school. As the largest art department in Louisiana, and the fourth largest major offered at LSU, the School of Art brings together more than 35 full-time faculty members and 500 students to explore and embrace stylistic freedom. But concentrations in specific areas of interest and small studio courses make the school feel like a much more intimate environment.
The School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University believes that the rich cultural heritage and physical setting of Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Delta region provide an invaluable resource for the study of landscape architecture. Our location on the Gulf of Mexico places us centrally in a region encompassing the Southern United States, Central and South America and the Caribbean. This geographical orientation informs our perspective and we believe that the investigation of this shifting and fluid context will result in the construction of frameworks useful for the study of landscape architectural issues that can have both local and global import.