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College Hosts First Annual Scholarship Reception & Presentation

The LSU College of Art & Design’s first annual scholarship reception and presentation was held September 4, 2014, in the LSU Design Building. The event served as an opportunity to honor this year’s recipients…

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Guy Nordenson Named Fall 2014 Nadine Carter Russell Chair

Guy Nordenson, structural engineer and professor at Princeton University, has been named one of two 2014–15 Nadine Carter Russell Chairs, a rotating residency shared among the four disciplines within the LSU College of Art…

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LSU Team Places Second in National Peterson Prize Competition for HABS Documentation of Fort Pike

A student team led by A. Hays Town Professor Ursula Emery McClure placed second in the 2014 Peterson Prize student competition for their HABS documentation of Fort Pike. The project was undertaken in spring…

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A Solid Foundation

Thinking, learning, research, and design centered on the collaborative act of making . . .

LSU School of Architecture students develop a solid foundation of traditional design, hand building, and drawing skills and learn to use computer and technological resources. The architecture program at LSU provides a balance between broadening educational experiences and discipline-focused coursework. In addition to learning how to make buildings, students develop a sense of professionalism and leadership in shaping the world by learning how to see, think, and act creatively.

15:1 Student to faculty class-size ratio after third year of study
Oldest public school of architecture in Louisiana
$40,000+ in scholarships & awards granted to students each year

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Architecture students have access to studio spaces 24 hours a day.
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First-year final reviews in Atkinson Hall
lsu architecture students at AIAS tailgate
The LSU chapter of the American Institute of Architect Students hosts a tailgate before a football game.
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Architecture students volunteer as mentors for 8th-12th 8th-12th grade students during Project Pipeline summer camp.
lsu students build solar pavilion
Students build a solar pavilion as part of a service-learning project.
lsu students build solar pavilion
Students build a solar pavilion as part of a service-learning project.
lsu architecture student Habitat for Humanity
Members of architecture student organizations volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
LSU college of art and design pizza party
The College of Art & Design welcomes incoming students by hosting a pizza party each fall.
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Architecture students have 24-hour access to studios.
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Students discuss projects with faculty and peers in the studio learning environment.
lsu architecture oj baker awards
Each spring students attend the OJ Baker Awards crawfish boil.
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Councilwoman Tara Wicker confers with students on a Mid City Studio project.
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Students visit residents in Mid City Baton Rouge to collect community opinion for a project.
Students built chalkboard panels to solicit feedback from the community for a Mid City Studio project
Fourth-year students built chalkboard panels to solicit feedback from the community for a Mid City Studio project.
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Rekindle Mid City Studio project with Mayor Kip Holden
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Students display chairs made for Edges: Analog + Digital Fabrication exhibition at Middleton Library.
LSU ARCH 4041 Issues in Sustainability
Lindsay Boley, Jamie Joyner, and Xueru Lan work on their installation of bicycle tire tubes at LSU UREC.
lsu college of art & design rome program
Students ascend the steps of the Capitoline Hill while studying in Rome.
NOMAS Habitat Restore 2013
National Organization of Minority Architect Students Habitat Restore project
lsu academic programs abroad contemporary dutch design
Students can travel to the Netherlands to study contemporary Dutch design during a summer intersession program.
LSU Tiger Twelve Johnny Johnson
Architecture student Johnny Johnson was named one of the 2014 Tiger Twelve.
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LSU architecture graduates have the highest pass rate in Louisiana when taking the Architecture Registration Exam.
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Our graduates are employed at presitigious architecture firms across the US.
lsu architecture and photography students fort proctor
Architecture and photography students at work on Fort Proctor preservation project
lsu architecture students fort proctor
Students worked on a historic preservation project for Fort Proctor.
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The architecture graduate program attracts students from across the US interested in researching coastal issues.
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lsu architecture graduate students redesign shore base
Graduate students visited Chevron facilities for a project where they redesigned an oil industry shore base.
Graduate students visit residential tower designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans
Graduate students visit residential tower designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans
lsu architecture graduate students
Students frequently take field studies trips to view and critique architectural projects.
lsu school of architecture alumni
James Catalano and Adrienne Trahan(BArch '13) started their own 3D printing business, Future Factory.
lsu architecture alumni
James Catalano and Adrienne Trahan (BArch '13) specialize in 3D-printed jewelry, custom digital modeling, and rapid prototyping.
lsu architecture alumni work
LEED certified, mixed-income housing at 428 Main Street in Baton Rouge, LA, designed by Ray Tse (BArch 2001)
lsu architecture alumni work
Ray Tse (BArch 2001) worked on this seven-building campus project at Akiba Yavneh Academy (Dallas, TX) in 2003.
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Construct, owned by architecture alumni Smith and Fess (BArch '10), has turned into a full design-build operation.
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Architecture alumni Jonathan Smith and Patrick Fess (BArch '10) are co-owners of Construct: Custom Architectural Fabrication.
lsu architecture alumni work
Center for the Arts at University of Redlands, Paul Russell Lentz (BArch 1977), Lentz Morrisey Arch.