Director, Coastal Sustainability Studio
212 Design Building
BA Washington University
MCRP & MArch University of California, Berkeley
Jeff Carney is an associate professor at the LSU School of Architecture and director of the Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS). Carney’s work in Louisiana has centered on trans-disciplinary efforts to plan and design in the dynamic Gulf Coast environment. Working with a broad range of scientists, engineers, and designers, CSS offers design solutions to the most pressing and complex problems that face Gulf Coast communities. Carney received his BA from Washington University in St. Louis and master’s degrees in both architecture and city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he was a recipient of the Branner Travelling Fellowship, which allowed him to study community design in many parts of the world.
Throughout the first five years of CSS, Carney has been involved with the development of numerous projects. Recently, he directed the Mayors’ Institute on City Design’s 2013 Southern Regional Conference, held in Baton Rouge. He is currently directing a multi-year project, the Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program, sponsored through HUD and the Kresge Foundation.